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Texas and USC were perfect for bettors

Three weeks into the college football season, I’ve started learning a little bit about these teams. This week we’ll be covering more conference play. In the coming weeks, things will take shape on some of the things we still have doubts about.

One way to see which teams are or are not impressive is to look at how they are performing against the spread. By definition, a team that covers the spread is above expectations, while a team that is not covering the spread is below expectations. Throughout the three weeks, let’s see which teams are perfect for the spread and who are aiming for his first win in the ATS.

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By 2022, there will be 131 FBS schools nationwide. However, he is only 18 undefeated teams against the spread going into Week 4. Two of his teams, James Madison and his TCU, have only played his two games so far. This means that there are only 16 teams that are 3-0 against the spread.


USC is 3-0 straight and has the same record over the spread. They cover spreads with an average of 13.2 points per game. They blew Rice out and won with 52 as 32.5 point favorites. They also covered Stanford as the 9.5-point favorite (13-point win) and Fresno State as the 11.5-point favorite (28-point win). The offense is tremendous and the defense has been forced to turnover.

next: USC -6.5 @ Oregon

Lincoln Riley and USC have been perfectly prepared for the spread heading into the college football season. (Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images)


Texas comfortably beat UTSA and UL-Monroe as double-digit favorites, but their most impressive performance came against Alabama. They lost by just one point as his 21-point underdog. Without Quinn Ewers for another few weeks, they will rely on Bijan Robinson, who had three touchdowns for 202 yards from scrimmage last week. Overall, Texas leads the spread by an average of 11 points per game.

next: Texas -6.5 @ Texas Tech


Tennessee went on the road trip, outscoring Pittsburgh by 7 points in overtime and covering as the 5.5-point favorite. We also covered the large spreads against both Ball State and Akron. Hendon Hooker and the offense were great, but the quality of competition wasn’t great. With Kedon Slobis injured after the first half, it’s hard to even take much out of Pittsburgh’s game.

next: Florida @ Tennessee -10.5


Much has been said since Saturday about Auburn’s bad looks, but I can’t help but be impressed by Penn State after the game. They won with 29 as road favorites by 2.5 points. They also went to Purdue in Week 1 and covered the spread as the road favorites. Outperforms the spread by an average of 11.8 points.

next: Central Michigan @ Pennsylvania -27.5


Kansas may be the biggest surprise in college football this season. They are 3-0 with outright wins against West Virginia and Houston. They were underdogs with two scores in both games. Overall, Kansas are averaging 23 points per game ahead of the spread as Lance Leipold made the program competitive much sooner than many expected.

next: Duke @ Kansas -7.5

Other undefeated teams

These are the remaining teams currently undefeated against the spread.

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We have seen good teams for our bettors. So which teams have been terrible for bettors?


Despite his second season at Auburn, Bryan Harsin’s seat is already red. They failed to cover as big favorites against Mercer and San Jose State. In their first real test, they were wiped out by Penn State as short home underdogs. The oddsmakers took the game under a field goal, but Penn State won by his 29 points. Auburn fails to cover a spread that averages 15.3 points per game.

next: Missouri @ Auburn -7


Scott Frost lost his job due to Nebraska’s poor start, and his first game under Mickey Joseph was not so good. Regardless, it’s only 1 win and 3 losses. They lost outright against Northwestern as the 12.5 point favorites. He failed to cover the 29-point spread as they were favorites against North Dakota. They were the 23.5-point favorites against Georgia Southern, but again lost outright.In their first game against the interim coach, they lost to Oklahoma with 35 as his 10.5-point underdog. On average, they haven’t covered a game by him by 18.6 points.

next: Goodbye

Teams without other wins against the spread

There are 10 other teams that haven’t covered the spread yet this season.