December 3 College Football Betting Previews

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Don Shapiro
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We have all your betting previews for Saturday's December 3 games.  Note that a few of these are on "neutral fields" even those most of those are favorable for one side.

Akron vs. Buffalo

The line on this game has shifted from Buffalo -13 to -11 through the course of the week.  The Bulls come in at No. 104 on the Sagarin Ratings with a number of 62.75.  They own a 5-6 record Straight Up and 6-4-1 Against The Spread.  Buffalo takes on an Akron team that has won just two games this season. 

We get a number of 12.95 Bulls.  That places this line On the Money when it first opened and it's a 2-point Underlay now. 



We have a spread of UTSA -8.5 across the board.  There hasn't been much of a shift in this number heading into Saturday.

Utah vs. USC

The line has moved between USC -2.5 and -3 with no trending in either direction. 

Gambling911.com has detected that the Wrong Team is Favored in this matchup as the number we arrive at is Utah 1.94 for an Overlay of 4.5.  Overlays Greater Than 5 Points Overall are 2-14 for the favorite as of November 27, 2022.  We are not quite at the number 5 in this one, but close enough.

However, Overlays of 3/2.5 and below without going over the number 3 have gone 4-14 Against The Spread for the favorite. 

USC (11-1) completed its best regular season since 2008 with a 38-27 vicrory over Notre Dame on Saturday.

Utah (9-3) is playing in its fourth Pac-12 title game since 2018

The Utes have won the last two in this series.

This game will be played in Las Vegas.

Take Utah here +3


Kansas State faces a Texas Christian team that remains among the few undefeateds.  The spread is a solid TCU -2.5 across the board all week long.  Though considered a neutral field, the game will be played in Dallas, which is essentially the home of Fort Worth-based TCU.  Because of that, we have a number of 3.46, indicating an Overlay of 1 point.  These overlays in this point range have gone towards the dogs, as noted above (Utah vs. USC). 

TCU currently sits at No. 3 in the national rankings but this is a "must win" game for the Horned Frogs as not to allow Ohio State a means of slipping back into one the four remaining playoff spots.

KSU has won three of the last four in this series.

A tough pill to swallow based on what's on the line but do take the Kansas State Wildcats +2.5 here

Toledo vs. Ohio

A rollercoaster line move here as the Bobcats go from +2.5 to +1.5 to +3.

Coastal Carolina vs. Troy

Troy opened as the -11 point favorite.  The number Friday was Troy -8.5.  We get a number of 7.84, and that is currently an accurate line after opening as a 3 point Overlay.

Fresno State vs. Boise State

The number opened -3 and was at -3.5 Friday favoring the Broncos.  Our number is 5.38.  That's an Underlay of 2 to 2.5 points.  Favorites have excelled in this range when an underlay is detected (11-3).  Boise State has won four of the last five games in this series.

Do go with Boise State +3 here

UCF vs. Tulane

The line has moved from -3 to -3.5 favoring Tulane.  That number is On the Money as we are getting a 3.19.  There is a lean towards the dog, but not a significant one based on line trending in this range.

UCF though has won the last five in this series.


The Bulldogs come into this game as the -17.5 favorite and look to stay undefeated.   Keep in mind, this game will be played in Atlanta so UGA still has the home field advantage.

Georgia will most certainly be going to the College Football Playoff regardless of what happens in the Southeastern Conference championship game, and this could help LSU in their quest to at least cover as there is not a whole lot on the line for the Bulldogs.  Something to consider when betting this game.

LSU has actually won the last two meetings.

Clemson vs. UNC

Though considered to be neutral.  This one will be played in Charlotte and thus provides UNC with the home field advantage when determining a line.

Clemson comes in at -7.5.  Our number is 8.98 for a 1.5 Underlay. 

Clemson has won the last four in this series, though the last meeting was a cover when using the current spread.

Purdue vs. Michigan

This one featured a spread of Wolverines -16.5.

Michigan would be locked into a College Football Playoff bid if they defeat Big Ten West Division survivor Purdue in Indianapolis on Saturday.

The game will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis and thus provides Purdue with more of a home field advantage.

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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