What We Learned as College Football Bettors in Week 3 to Use in Week 4

Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral has seen his Heisman Trophy odds catapult from +2000 to the favorite at +180.
Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral has seen his Heisman Trophy odds catapult from +2000 to the favorite at +180. / Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Last season, Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral finished seventh in the country in passing yards, seventh in touchdowns and sixth in completion percentage. Those types of numbers normally get you some notice amongst the best in the sport, right?

The only problem was the Rebels couldn't stop a nose bleed, had their matchup with No. 5 Texas A&M postponed multiple times, and finished 5-4.

Now that the Rebels have a defense too, Corral has seen his odds move up considerably, passing Alabama's Bryce Young as the favorite to win the 2021 Heisman Trophy at WynnBET Sportsbook. Turns out when your team is talented on both sides of the ball, more players begin to receive the national attention they deserve.

Corral accounted for seven total touchdowns in their Week 3 victory against Tulane, giving him 14 for the season through the air and on the ground. He still has yet to throw an interception.

A win against No. 1 Alabama in a few weeks would all but assuredly make him an overwhelming favorite, especially if he beats out Young head-to-head.

Here are two other key takeaways we learned from Week 3 in college football that can help you be more prepared to bet and win in Week 4.

The Big Ten Has Been a Covering Machine

The beginning of conference play may eventually put a wrench into this, but the top teams in the Big Ten have been outstanding against the spread throughout the first three weeks of the season.

Michigan has lead the way through the first three games, covering by an average margin of 19 points per game. Following them is Rutgers (+17.8), who actually will face Michigan as 20.5-point underdogs at Michigan Stadium at WynnBET (not available in New Jersey). Iowa (+13.2) and Penn State also make the list as four Big Ten squads are a part of the top 12.

Oklahoma, Spencer Rattler Have an Uphill Battle

The Sooners may be 3-0, but it hasn't been pretty to this point. They face West Virginia in Norman this Saturday as 16.5-point favorites, but the No. 4 team in the AP Top 25 poll is 1-2 ATS this season.

Against Nebraska, Rattler was only 24 of 34 for 214 yards and a touchdown. Via Pro Football Focus, his throws downfield have been awful so far this season. In 2020, Rattler had 26 "big time throws" to just four turnover-worthy throws for a passing grade of over 98%. In 2021, Rattler has 0 "big time throws" and already three turnover-worthy throws.

Rattler has seen his Heisman Trophy odds drop down to +1000, behind Corral and Young after starting the season as the favorite.

Expect Oklahoma to turn their season around? Still want to jump on Matt Corral for the Heisman?

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