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  • Writer's pictureTreigh Patterson

Week 2 College Football Betting Picks

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A new season of college football is upon us. One week has already passed and we have come to learn quite a bit from some of the best school's already. Is UGA a legitimate National Championship contender? Is Clemson's season already over after just one week? Will a group of 5 team finally make the playoffs for the first time? There are still a ton of questions left to be answered. While I do not have all the answers, I do have the answers to who you should gamble on this weekend. As always, gamble responsibly.

Kansas (+26.5) @ 17 Coastal Carolina: Last year Kansas was favored in this game at home. After the beating they took Coastal is favored in the rematch, and rightfully so. That being said, 27 points is a lot, so even though Kansas is still terrible, I like the Jayhawks to cover.

12 Oregon @ 3 Ohio State (-14.5): On paper this is the best matchup of the week. However, both teams did struggle in week 1. Oregon barely squeaked by Fresno State and Ohio State pulled away late against Minnesota. The Buckeyes cover again.

13 Florida (-28.5) vs Southern Florida: This game is being played on a neutral site for some reason, but it will probably still feel like a Florida home game. The Gators struggled in week 1, but the old saying is teams make their biggest jump from week 1 to week 2. I like Florida to cover.

Pitt (-3) @ Tennessee: Both of these teams are coming off big week 1 wins but Pitt did perform better. I expect that to carry over and the Panthers leave Knoxville with a 7-point win.

Middle Tennessee @ 19 Virginia Tech (-20): Virginia Tech is coming off a massive win against North Carolina which has catapulted the Hokies into the top 25. They have all the momentum right now and carry that through this game and beat MTSU byt 35.

Toledo (+17) @ 8 Notre Dame: Notre Dame managed to hold on and beat Florida State in OT in week 1. Unfortunately I think this took a lot out of them and they’re due for a let down this week. The Irish still win this game, but Toledo covers.

UAB @ 2 Georgia (-24.5): Georgia had the biggest win during week 1, beating Clemson 10-3. But bad news has come out of Athens and JT Daniels will not be able to play this weekend due to injury. Regardless, UGA should win this game by however many points they want.

Ball State @ 11 Penn State (-22.5): Penn State’s defense showed up in a major way during their victory over Wisconsin. The Nittany Lions should have no problem covering this spread.

5 Texas A&M @ Colorado (+17): Texas A&M struggled mightily under first year QB Haynes King. The Aggies will continue to get better as the season progresses but they are going to struggle again in Boulder.

10 Iowa (+4.5) @ 9 Iowa State: One of the best rivalries in football happening this weekend. Iowa looked impressive beating 17 Indiana, and Iowa State looked the complete opposite. Not Only do I like the Hawkeyes to cover, I like them to win this game.

15 Texas @ Arkansas (+7): Texas impressed a lot of folks with their week 1 win over Louisiana. That being said, traveling to Arkansas is going to be a much tougher test for the Longhorns. I like the Razorbacks to cover this game.

Appalachian State @ 22 Miami (-9): Miami got embarrassed by Alabama in week 1, but that is not a surprise. Expect Miami to bounce back in a big way and cover easily.

Missouri @ Kentucky (-5): The first SEC matchup of the season will be between the Tigers and Wildcats. This will be the game where everyone realizes just how overrated Missouri is, and just how underrated Kentucky is. Big Blue Nation will enjoy a 17-point win.

21 Utah (-7) @ BYU: The Holy War is another one of those great rivalries in college football. No matter the talent on the field this game is always a dog fight. However, BYU lost a lot and it will be too much to overcome. Utah covers

Stanford (+17) @ 14 USC: Stanford is not a good team at all, but this will be one of their best chances at upsetting a ranked team this season. They might not be the Trojans, but I still think they keep it close and cover.

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