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Clay Travis College Football 2023 Week 3 Picks

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Clay Travis had a challenging week previously, with a record of 5-9, bringing his overall season record to 17-15. Despite the bumps, he remains optimistic and forward-looking. This week, he’s dialing down the number of his picks, focusing on ten key games, hoping for a flawless 10-0 outcome.

Clay Travis’ Week 3 College Football Picks

  • Virginia at Maryland (pick: over 49.5)
  • LSU at Mississippi State (pick: Mississippi State +10)
  • Penn State at Illinois (pick: over 48)
  • Kansas State at Missouri (pick: Kansas State -4.5)
  • South Carolina at Georgia (pick: South Carolina +28)
  • ULM at Texas A&M (pick: Texas A&M -36.5)
  • Tennessee at Florida (pick: Florida +7.5)
  • Vanderbilt at UNLV (pick: under 56.5)
  • Wyoming at Texas (pick: Wyoming +28.5)
  • Colorado State at Colorado (pick: Colorado State +22.5)

Virginia at Maryland, the over 49.5

In this matchup between two schools that many feel should still be in the ACC, Maryland is expected to emerge victorious. However, Travis believes the total score will exceed 49.5. He bases this on Virginia’s defensive struggles, being 0-2 and their inability to halt their opponents.

LSU at Mississippi State +10

Despite LSU’s impressive scoring against Grambling, Travis remains skeptical, especially considering their performance against Florida State. He notes that Mississippi State has had varied results in the past three meetings with LSU, but often fares better in Starkville. He anticipates the Bulldogs covering the spread this Saturday.

Penn State at Illinois, the over 48

Analyzing the teams’ performances this season, Travis points out the significant points allowed by Illinois, coupled with Penn State’s potent offense. He believes Penn State will score at least 35 points, and with Illinois’ decent offense at home, the combined score will surpass 48.

Kansas State -4.5 at Missouri

Simply put, Travis believes Kansas State is a superior team to Missouri. He references Kansas State’s 23-point victory over Missouri the previous year and anticipates a similar outcome, with the Wildcats winning by at least seven points.

South Carolina +28 at Georgia

Travis acknowledges the history of Georgia dominating this rivalry, but feels this year South Carolina will put up a fight. Although he expects the Gamecocks to lose, he believes they’ll cover the 28-point spread.

ULM at Texas A&M -36.5

This pick is rooted in Travis’s belief that after a rough loss, teams like Texas A&M will take out their frustrations on weaker opponents. He predicts Texas A&M will win by a massive 50 points.

Tennessee at Florida +7.5

Travis humorously references his consistent misfortune betting on the Tennessee-Florida game. Despite Tennessee being favored, he has little faith in them based on historical outcomes. He expects Florida to cover the 7.5 spread, likely winning in a dramatic fashion.

Vanderbilt at UNLV, the under 56.5

Travis questions Vanderbilt’s scheduling choices, but expects a defensively controlled game in Las Vegas. He believes the combined score will stay under 56.5 points.

Wyoming +28.5 at Texas

After Texas’s major victory, Travis anticipates a slower start against a confident 2-0 Wyoming team. He doesn’t expect Texas to lose but believes Wyoming will cover the 28.5-point spread.

Colorado State +22.5 at Colorado

Travis is wary of betting against Colorado again but believes the point spread is too inflated for this intense rivalry. With Colorado’s schedule and Colorado State’s preparation time, he predicts Colorado will win but struggle to cover the 22.5-point spread.

Travis ends on a hopeful note, aiming for a perfect record this week and encouraging his readers to potentially reap the benefits.

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