Last Updated on September 17, 2021




Each and every week on the Thursday edition of ESPN’s SportsCenter, Scott Van Pelt provides some of his favorite betting picks for college football. His famous segment “Bad Beats” is a hit, but his “Winners” just as popular. This week is no different, as SVP has quite the handful of CFB picks.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at Scott Van Pelt’s bettings picks for Week 3 in college football. In addition to his picks, we will go through his betting picks from last week, his record for this season, and his career on “Winners”. Finally, we’ll take a look at the latest odds for this week.



SVP Picks for College Football Week 3

Van Pelt has a whopping eight picks against the spread for Week 3 in college football, and they are all underdogs. Below is a look at his full betting card for Week 3.

Illinois +7.5 vs. Maryland

SVP says he’s rooting for the Terps, but -7.5 is too much. He likes Illinois here, but is 0-2 all time against Maryland.

Indiana +3.5 vs. Cincinnati

Indiana has already lost a game to Iowa, but so what says SVP. He likes them +3.5 against a very good Cincy team.

Florida +14.5 vs. Alabama

SVP is 5-8 all time against Alabama. “Going against Alabama is the worst” says SVP, but he’s doing it anyway.

Memphis +3 vs. Mississippi State

Memphis is at home, and is a home dog this week. SVP loves the home dogs, and is taking a high-powered Memphis team here.

Purdue +7 vs. Notre Dame

Notre Dame has not been as good as they should be here, and Purdue is getting a touchdown. SVP is picking against the Irish.

Colorado State +14.5 vs. Toledo

14.5 is a lot of points, and CSU is not very good. But SVP is talking about positivity today, as he quotes CSU’s coach Steve Addazio. SVP likes the two-touchdown plus the hook.

Vanderbilt +12 vs. Stanford

SVP is betting on one of the worst teams in college football. He will take a dozen, and he says “no one will have Vandy and CSU, but we will.”

Tulane +14 vs. Ole Miss

His last pick for this week is Tulane getting two touchdowns in an offensive game.

Week 3 SVParlay

Each week, there is a graphic on SportsCenter that shows SVP’s picks if they were parlayed together. This week’s shows a massive potential return.


What are Scott Van Pelt’s NFL Picks for this week?

On this week’s “Winners” segment, SVP does not have any NFL picks against the spread. Should he provide NFL betting picks, we will update them here.



Are SVP’s betting picks good?

Scott Van Pelt has never thought of himself as a great bettor, and even has mentioned that sometimes he gets lucky with his picks. That is obvious of course, as he is an entertainer that can hit a winner at an above average rate at times. So far in 2021, SVP is 8-5 against the spread after a 4-4 week last week. Let’s take a look at his history so far this season.

For Week 2, SVP’s betting picks were 4-4. This brings his total record to 8-5 on the season for college football betting. Here were his Week 2 bets.

  • Colorado +17 (Win)
  • Rice +9 (Loss)
  • Arkansas State +5.5 (Win)
  • Arkansas +7 (Win)
  • Missouri +5.5 (Loss)
  • Appalachian State +9 (Win)
  • Washington +7 (Loss)
  • East Carolina +2 (Loss)

In Week 1, SVP went 4-1 last week after an awesome finish between Florida State and Notre Dame. His Week 1 picks are as follows.

  • VT +5.5 (Win)
  • Penn State +5.5 (Win)
  • Louisiana Lafayette +9 (Loss)
  • UTSA +5 (Win)
  • Florida State +7 (Win)

SVP betting history

CFB betting record in 2021: 8-5

NFL betting record in 2020: 15-12

CFB betting record in 2020: 27-27-1

All time, SVP is 316-303-10 after last week.



What are the best Week 3 college football odds?

Are you looking for the best odds this week to bet on college football? Below is a table that provides the best odds across various legal sportsbooks, where you can find the best prices. Getting the best odds is very important, as it gives you a better chance to be a more profitable bettor in the long run.

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Looking for CFB consensus picks? Here is the latest public betting numbers.

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