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Ten Best Over/Under Point Total Predictions: Week 3

Ten Best Over/Under Point Total Predictions: Week 3

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Ten Best Over/Under Point Total Predictions: Week 3

By Pete Fiutak September 14, 2018 3:15 pm

By Pete Fiutak | September 14, 2018 3:15 pm

What ten games appear to be the best bets and the best point total picks going into Week 3? Here you go. Enjoy.

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Starting with a few that didn’t quite make the cut, but are still spicy …

Click on each game for the game preview and fearless prediction.

10. UTEP at Tennessee

LINE: Tennessee -31, o/u: 47.5

It’s obviously not 2017 anymore, and UTEP has a new coaching staff, but its defense allowed 41 points or more five times last season. So far, it gave up 30 to Northern Arizona, and 52 to UNLV.

UNLV’s offense is a bit more dynamic than Tennessee’s, but there’s a chance the Vols get up to 48 on their own after putting up 59 against East Tennessee State.

The Tennessee defense isn’t going to allow much, but all UTEP might need to do is get to ten points to make this a very, very easy over.

9. Missouri at Purdue

LINE: Missouri -6, o/u: 65.5

Can the Purdue offense rise up against a Missouri defense that’s been terrific so far?

The Boilermakers have sputtered way too much, coming up with just 27 points against Northwestern, and sputtering to just 19 in the loss to Eastern Michigan. The defense might be rebuilding, but it’s been okay.

The Missouri offense put up 51 on UT Martin and 40 against Wyoming, but the defense kept both games below the 65 point mark.

Purdue will hang around the 30s, Purdue won’t score more than 20-something, and these two – even with their offensive upside – won’t get to 60.

8. Georgia Southern at Clemson

LINE: Clemson -33 o/u: 47.5

Georgia Southern’s defense has been fantastic, but would you be stunned if Clemson scored 48 points on its own? It did that against Furman to start the season.

Last year was last year, and Clemson only got past 48 points against Kent State and Citadel – the offense hovered around the high 20s-to-low 30s throughout the year – but even if it does that and is around 35 point or so, it should be okay.

So why is this so low? The Clemson defense could shut down the Eagle option attack to a dead stop, and GSU has allowed just 19 points so far.

But Clemson isn’t South Carolina State or UMass.


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7. SMU at Michigan

LINE: Michigan -35.5, o/u: 53

How much do you believe in the Michigan offense being real? It put up 49 points on Western Michigan last week, but there’s one problem.

The Michigan defense is awesome. The Wolverine O put up a big number, but the D only allowed three points.

North Texas put up 46 on the woeful Mustang defense, and TCU scored 42 – both games blew past 53 points. But do you think SMU can score in Ann Arbor?

You’re going to sweat it out, but there’s a shot Michigan takes care of the 53 all on its own. If SMU can just get to 10-to-14 points, going over won’t be a problem.


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6. Houston vs. Texas Tech

LINE: Houston -1.5, o/u: 69

Texas Tech games are always big, shiny point total objects, and they tend to disappoint when it comes to the fireworks.

But not so far this year.

The Ole Miss opener was all but over after the first quarter, and last week the Red Raiders hung up 77 on little old mean Lamar.

Houston’s offense will more than do its part. It hung up 45 against Rice, and rolled for 45 more against Arizona.

One of these two teams will score at least 40, the loser will get well into the 20s. The 69 total might be at least ten points light.

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