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Each week we will provide trends for the top teams in college football. Some trends will be team specific and others situational. Our database goes back to 2005, the trends include all games in that time frame unless otherwise mentioned.

No. 1 Alabama vs Colorado State

Bama opened as 27-point favorites at home over Colorado State. The Tide will try to extend one of the longest winning streaks in the country Saturday against the Rams.

  • Alabama has won 66 straight games against unranked teams (36-30 ATS)

No. 2 Oklahoma vs. Tulane

Baker Mayfield led Oklahoma to an upset win over Ohio State in the Horseshoe. The Sooners (-34) are expected to take care of business against Tulane but is this a letdown spot for OU?

  • Last 10 years, betting against ranked teams at home off top 10 wins: 84-67 (55.6%) ATS

No. 3 Clemson at No. 14 Louisville

The marquee matchup of Week 3 features the defending champions against the reigning Heisman winner. Lamar Jackson has looked unstoppable to start the season, will the Tigers’ defense have an answer for the dual threat quarterback?

Clemson against ranked teams, under Dabo

  • As an underdog: 13-7 ATS
  • As a favorite: 4-9 ATS

No. 4 USC vs. Texas

USC thumped Stanford in a top 25 matchup last week. The Trojans opened as two touchdown favorites over Texas (off a 56-0 win over San Jose State). Sharps quickly bet the line up to USC -17.5.

  • USC against unranked non-conference teams: 19-13 ATS

No. 5 Penn State vs. Georgia State

PSU is nearly a six-touchdown favorite over Georgia State. The Panthers lost to FCS member Tennessee State to start the season. This one could get ugly fast.

  • Power 5 teams are 6-0 SU vs Georgia State but 0-6 ATS

No. 6 Washington vs. Fresno State

It was never much of a game last week against Montana, more of the same against Fresno State Saturday. The Bulldogs will play its second top 10 team in consecutive weeks.

  • Non-Power 5 teams facing back-to-back top 10 teams: 3-12 SU but 11-4 ATS

No. 7 Michigan vs. Air Force

Last tune-up game for Michigan before Big Ten play starts. The service academies haven’t fare well against top 10 teams straight-up but have proven good bets.

  • Service academies vs top 10 teams: 1-14 SU and 11-4 ATS

No. 8 Ohio State vs. Army

Ohio State’s playoff hopes were dash with a 31-16 loss to Oklahoma. The Buckeyes aren’t out of the postseason picture just yet. The long journey back to title contention starts with a game against Army.

  • Urban Meyer after a loss: 14-4 SU and 12-6 ATS 

No. 9 Oklahoma State at Pittsburgh

Pitt struggled against Penn State last weekend and now gets another top 10 team in Week 3. The Cowboys opened as 11.5-point road favorites but are now favored by two touchdowns.

  • As a ranked team on the road under Gundy: 24-12 ATS

No. 10 Wisconsin at BYU

A road trip to Provo is the last stop before Wisconsin starts conference play. The Badgers will look to stay undefeated and bounce back against-the-spread after failing to cover against Florida Atlantic last Saturday.

  • Wisconsin is 61-46 ATS as a popular (more than 50% of spread bets) favorite

2017 NFL and College Football 

All Pro System picks are +18.26 units

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