College Football Picks
This game hit the board with Badgers favored by 33.5 points, but public action has driven the spread up to -35. CMU will not win this game, but will Wisconsin play their starters for more than half if they jump out to a big lead with Michigan on deck? Let’s see how Ted is going to play this game.
The Buffalo Bulls are sneaky good. The current line of -29.5 is inflated after the Nittany Lions laid the wood to the Idaho Vandals in a 79-7 whoopin’. Don’t get caught on the wrong side of the biggest Week 2 college football sucker bet!
Big Blue is unquestionably the more talented squad here, but we’re trying to beat the betting line here, not determine who wins the game straight up. With it being early in the season and Army’s offense being unorthodox, the Army Cadets qualify as one of the best underdog bets of the week. See Dan’s thoughts on this game here!
Auburn did a ton wrong last week and still came away with a win. Bo Nix will one day be a great quarterback, but as a true freshman, he’s going to make a bunch of mistakes. Tulane is much improved and coming off a season in which they earned a bowl game appearance. Unbeknownst to many, the number 17 is a key number (common final score margin) in college football. The bookies have conveniently built themselves a nice position here with the current number of +18. It’s the underdog or nothing here.
Ohio State comes off a comfortable win over Florida Atlantic in which the Buckeyes jumped out to a 28-0 lead in the first 15 minutes before coasting to a 45-21 win over the Owls. Cincinnati was in control the entire way against UCLA, beating the Bruins 24-14. The spread opened at -17 but has moved off the key number suggesting some sharp money on the Bearcats. See who I’m playing and why.
Marshall travels to Boise State to take on the Broncos in Friday night college football betting. The Thundering Herd are fresh off a 56-17 beat down of VMI while the Broncos shocked the Seminoles on their own field 36-31. The oddsmaker has this game at Boise State -12 or so with the total offered up at 57 points. MRSH is an unknown and BSU may be overvalued. Find out why>>>
The Stanford Cardinal take on the USC Trojans at the Coliseum in Los Angeles on Saturday. Both teams came away victorious in Week 1, but they also suffered injuries to their signal callers. Cardinal QB K. Costello will miss this week, but the news for the Trojans was devastating with QB J. Daniels lost for the season. Which team will feel less of an impact this week?
The Georgia running game was fantastic in Week 1 rushing for 325 yards led by Heisman hopeful DeAndre Swift. They now face what should be completely overmatched run defense of Murray State. The big risk here is will the Dawgs go primarily with back-ups for most of the game?
The California Golden Bears come to Seattle, as they take on the Washington Huskies in a Saturday week two Pac-12 matchup. It is the conference opener for both teams. Get Loot’s value play >>>
Nevada upset Purdue 34-31 in their opener and Oregon fell late to Auburn 27-21. Will the Ducks pick up the pieces and be fully motivated? Will the Wolf Pack be a little too full of themselves? Get Loot’s betting opinion on this match.
College Gameday will invade Austin, Texas this weekend for a colossal showdown between the no. 6 LSU Tigers and the no. 10 Texas Longhorns. Both teams easily covered their spreads last week with LSU pounding Georgia Southern 55-3 and Texas making easy work of Louisiana Tech 45-14. The oddsmaker and bettors aren’t giving much respect to the Longhorns driving an opening line of LSU -4.5 up to -6.
The BYU Cougars come to Neyland Stadium to face the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday in Knoxville. Neither team can be that thrilled about what happened last week. The oddsmaker opened this game at the Vols -3 and betting action has driven it up to -3.5. Is Tennessee worth the risk laying the field goal and a hook? Get Loot’s analysis and pick to bet.
Texas A&M made easy work of Texas State in their opener, but it’s a big step up to Clemson. The Tigers destroyed G-Tech week winning by 38 to narrowly beat the -37 point spread. Can the Aggies hang close enough to get the money? Get Jay’s take and ATS prediction.
Alabama the consensus No. 1 team will look to make it 2-0 with what sets up as a soft game against New Mexico on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The big question is will they come up flat against the weak competition? Jay weighs out that and a few other factors to determine his spread pick.
This game could see 100 total points scored by both teams combined. It will be interesting to see whether new Sooner QB Jalen Hurts airs it out as Oklahoma typically does, or if he runs the ball a fair amount of times as he did when he was a member of the Crimson Tide. The Houston Cougars return eight starters on offense and should be one of the top scoring teams in the nation.
There’s not a lot of betting value in this game as both teams have much to prove, but have question marks on both sides of the ball. Both are vulnerable away from their home fields as well. As expected, Auburn is getting most of the action, however, the line has shrunk as sharp bettors are backing the Ducks. Get Ted’s full take on this game here.
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