Oh it’s nice to have football back on the big screens to fill our weekends. We had some absolute shockers in our Week 1 but it’s all part of the fun and hopefully our College Betting Picks Game Week Two are on the money once more. Kesh takes a look ahead to bring you a weekly look into the weekend’s college football slate, sprinkling a bit of Vegas in there and giving you my predictions on each game from teams in the Top 25.
Kansas @ Coastal Carolina (-26.5)
This line is rising in favour of Coastal Carolina so be careful of the numbers. I don’t think Coastal Carolina is that much of a Cinderella story as they were last year but I’m guessing they’ll win this comfortably but not with the nearly 4 touchdown advantage. CC money line or even Kansas +26.5 or higher if you can get a better number.
South Florida @ Florida (-28)
The battle of Florida as South Florida coming off a horrendous 0 point performance will want some form of redemption against their near neighbours. Florida has the opportunity to pour it on South Florida and I believe they won’t go easy at home. Except a big defensive performance and Florida to rack up the points. Florida covers easily.
Oregon @ Ohio State (-14.5)
Big game alert. Ohio State struggled against Minnesota in the first half as predicted and then loosened up as the second half went on. Oregon can stand in the way of a route to the playoffs for the Buckeyes so this one is going to be a tasty one. The line has gone over 2 touchdowns so I’m not fancying the spread, but give me Ohio State on the money line all day.
Middle Tennessee State @ Virginia Tech (-20)
Did you see the pregame at Virginia Tech last week, wow, what an intimidating atmosphere. They managed to stop Sam Howell and company in Week 1 and they’ll do the same this week to their incoming opponent. I’m not sure about the spread but I’ll take the outright.
Toledo @ Notre Dame (-16.5)
Notre Dame snuck out with an OT win against FSU last week but should make light work of Toledo in Week 2. I expect Notre Dame to make some defensive changes and ensure they don’t let any back door covers occur so Notre Dame minus the points for me,
UAB @ Georgia (-24.5)
Was Georgia’s defense title worthy or was it just me? Holding Clemson to 3 points, you can’t say more impressive than that. This line is slowly dropping so it may be worth the wait to get Georgia at an even better number. If Georgia goes below -24, I’ll be happy with that.
Colorado @ Texas A&M (-17)
Aggies are number 5 and are looking to make the final 4 this year after some time. To do that they’ll need to put up big numbers and avoid costly turnovers. I think this week they’ll prove they are worth title contenders and take the W by a huge margin.
Ball State @ Penn State (-22)
Penn State looked good against Wisconsin in Week 1 but can they continue that? The under/over is only 48 so Vegas is expecting this one to be a blowout. If you can wait to get Penn State under 21 or lower then I think that’s a good option, but Penn State money line is an easy W.
Iowa @ Iowa State (-4.5)
Another huge game alert. This one is going to be big. The line is surprisingly only 44, but when 9 v 10 face off, I expect more than that. I’m taking the points to go over in this one.
Eastern Michigan @ Wisconsin (-26)
Wisconsin has got a lot of making up to do and it’s only Week 2. Expect them to come out fired up and try to impress the judges by putting up some huge numbers. I’m taking Wisconsin minus the points in a huge W.
Texas (-6.5) @ Arkansas
First home dog of the slate so far. Texas to cover by a touchdown away from home, it’s a big ask but I’m going to take it. Give me the Longhorns to come away with the win in Arkansas – but only just.
App State @ Miami (-8.5)
This one could be lowkey interesting. It doesn’t look like the most interesting matchup on paper but this could have fireworks. The line is 53.5, I’m taking the over because I’m hoping for touchdowns galore. If you don’t fancy the over/under line then the Miami money line is the way to go.
Georgia State @ North Carolina (-25.5)
UNC was the most disappointing show of the Week 1 slate in my personal opinion. They fumbled the bag at any hope of the final 4 this year. I think the poor show continues and I’ll take Georgia State to hold UNC and keep the margin within 25.5.
Utah (-7) @ BYU
Pass of the week
Stanford @ USC (-17)
Anytime I see the team Stanford in a college football slate it makes me cringe. I think USC are onto big things this year but they’ll need to take each game as it comes. USC money line for me here because I can’t trust Stanford.
UNLV @ Arizona State (-34)
Two teams playing at 4am on Sunday morning, if you’re waiting on this game for your parlay you are crazy. I will unfortunately make this my second pass of the week because it is quite a big slate and it’s 2 teams I can’t see doing anything special this year.