College Football Week 3 Picks: UCLA Bruins vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers

Jeff Grant@@JeffGrantSportsContributor ISeptember 11, 2013

College Football Week 3 Picks: UCLA Bruins vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers

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    The Nebraska Cornhuskers have averaged 43.2 points in quarterback Taylor Martinez's 15 career starts before October, which is important to consider when making your college football Week 3 picks on Saturday as they take on the UCLA Bruins at Memorial Stadium.

    Sports bettors will find that the Cornhuskers are 4.5-point home favorites in the NCAA football odds, with the betting total sitting at 70 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this non-conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

    Gambling stats via SBR Forum

UCLA Bruins

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    The UCLA Bruins are coming off a bye week. They picked up a 58-20 season-opening victory over the Nevada Wolf Pack as 20.5-point home favorites on Aug. 31.

    College football handicappers will find that the Bruins are 7-3 against the spread as underdogs of 3.5 to 10 points over the last two-plus seasons.

Nebraska Cornhuskers

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    The Nebraska Cornhuskers improved to 17-1 at home versus non-conference opponents under head coach Bo Pelini last Saturday, picking up a 56-13 victory over Southern Miss as 28-point favorites.

    Since 2000, the Cornhuskers have won nine of 15 games against ranked opponents at Memorial Stadium.


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    I'm going to recommend that readers play the total, as the UCLA Bruins have fallen short of the number in three of their four games as road underdogs of 3.5 to seven points since 2011.

    College Football Pick: Under 70

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