College football picks against the unfold: Bruce Feldman’s Week 3 picks

I went 5-6 against the unfold final week, dropping me to 1 beneath .500 against the line for the season.

The good: selecting Tennessee to cowl at Pitt. The dangerous: selecting Alabama to rout Texas. The ugly: selecting A&M to thump App State.

Here are this week’s guesses.

(All level spreads come from BetMGM, click on right here for stay odds, all kickoff occasions Eastern.)

Florida State (-3) at Louisville, Friday, 7:30 pm (ESPN)

The Seminoles had an off week to re-focus after a pleasant highway win over LSU and get ready to deal with a good higher runner than Jayden Daniels in Malik Cunningham. Expect FSU to present Louisville sufficient issues with Jared Verse and Co. getting a whole lot of strain.

FSU 27, Louisville 24

Pick: Florida State -3

no 1 Georgia (-24.5) at South Carolina, Noon (ESPN)

This is a giant quantity for an SEC crew to cowl on the highway. Spencer Rattler is off to a shaky begin (2 TDs, 3 INTs). My hunch is that he’ll make a number of performs and the Gamecocks’ protection will hold it kinda shut.

Georgia 34, South Carolina 14

Pick: South Carolina +24.5

no 6 Oklahoma (-10.5) at Nebraska, Noon (Fox)

I count on the Huskers to reply effectively to the teaching change. Mickey Joseph will deliver a bit extra group, and a few of the strain round the program could have been subtle. It would not shock me if the Huskers pulled the upset outright.

Oklahoma 35, Nebraska 34

Pick: Nebraska +10.5

no 12 BYU at No. 25 Oregon (-3.5), 3:30 pm (Fox)

The Cougars regarded good against Baylor and might deal with a troublesome highway setting. I feel the Ducks are nonetheless figuring out the kinks and looking for an identification.

BYU 35, Oregon 30

Pick: BYU +3.5

no 22 Penn State (-3) at Auburn, 3:30 pm (CBS)

The Tigers have sufficient athletes who can actually run to decelerate the Nittany Lions’ spectacular secure of younger backs, however I feel defensive coordinator Manny Diaz and a superb PSU secondary will trigger a number of large errors from Auburn quarterback TJ Finley, who has one landing move and three picks thus far.

Penn State 20, Auburn 13

Pick: Penn State -3

(*3*) State (-2.5) at LSU, 6 p.m. (ESPN)

It’s uncommon to see the Tigers as a house underdog against an unranked crew, however right here we’re. I feel (*3*) State has a extra outlined identification proper now than LSU, and I count on Will Rogers to maintain the Tigers on their heels. He’s enjoying with a ton of confidence proper now.

(*3*) State 34, LSU 27

Pick: (*3*) State -2.5

Texas Tech at No. 16 NC State (-10), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

I like what I’ve seen from younger Texas Tech quarterback Donovan Smith thus far, however NC State has a top-15 move protection. I feel the Wolfpack will give him some complications in a troublesome highway spot for the younger QB.

NC State 31, Texas Tech 24

Pick: Texas Tech +10

no 11 Michigan State at Washington (-3.5), 7:30 pm (ABC)

This appears like a coming-out get together for Kalen DeBoer. He’s getting it going at Washington. Husky Stadium can get loud, and former Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr. is enjoying rather well on this system. If the Huskies can defend him effectively sufficient, I feel they win an in depth one against a really well-coached and well-balanced crew.

Washington 24, Michigan State 23

Pick: Michigan State +3.5

This week’s upset particular: SMU at Maryland (-3), 7:30 pm (FS1)

Tanner Mordecai seems good thus far, and the Terps are a bit banged up in the secondary. I feel they’re going to miss standout nook Tarheeb Still against the Mustangs rather a lot.

SMU 40, Maryland 35

Pick: SMU +3

(Photo: Stephen Brashear / USA Today)

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