We have now officially entered the college football season. After week 1’s slate of games, Las Vegas has set the lines on Week 2’s slate of games. Let’s preview some of the top games of the week, and we’ll make our NCAAF Betting predictions as well.
2019 College Football Week 2 Odds, Overview & Picks
Cincinnati @ #5 Ohio State (-16.5)
Ohio State destroyed Lane Kiffen’s Florida Atlantic team. Led by Justin Fields, the Buckeyes offense moved the ball at will against the Owls. Cincinnati defeated Chip Kelly’s UCLA Bruins in week 1. Luke Fickell, a former Ohio State assistant, will have his defense ready for the powerful Bruins attack. Many are overlooking Cincinnati this year, and with a good showing here, people might regret that decision.
Cincinnati will keep this one close for a majority of the game, but Ohio State will prove to be too much for them, and will pull away late. The Buckeyes win by 20.
13 Texas A&M @ #1 Clemson (-19.5)
Clemson looked good in their thrashing of fellow ACC member Georgia Tech. The running game carried the Clemson offense, as Trevor Lawrence wasn’t as sharp as he could’ve been. The Aggies had their way with Texas State.
This game was close last season at College Station., and look for another close one this year. 19.5 is a lot of points, so we’re going with the Aggies in this one.
Nebraska @ Colorado (+7)
Nebraska had issues with South Alabama. The defense looked good, but Aidran Martinez and the offense didn’t look very crisp. Mel Tucker and his Colorado squad defeated rival Colorado State. Tucker’s defense will be ready for the Husker offense. Scott Frost will have his work cut out for him this week.
Many people are predicting huge things for Nebraska this season. Tucker, in his first season at Colorado, will pull out all the stops. The Huskers win a close one.Take Colorado and the points.
6 LSU @ #10 Texas (+4)
The atmosphere will be electric, as ESPN and College Gameday will make its first appearance in Austin since 1909 for this huge game with championship implications. Joe Burrow and the LSU offense, which is more wide open than ever, looked good in their victory over Georgia Southern.
Sam Ehlinger led the Longhorns to a thrashing of Louisiana Tech. Texas looked like a legitimate title contender.
Which defense will step up and make the big plays when needed? Even though Austin will be buzzing with excitement, we’re going to go with the Tigers, as they win by a touchdown.
17 Central Florida @ Florida Atlantic (+ 7.5)
Florida Atlantic was dominated at Ohio State in Week 1. Central Florida destroyed Florida A&M. The oddsmakers are giving FAU a huge home field advantage. This will be Lane Kiffin’s time to shine. Unfortunately for FAU, UCF will come in and win this one big.
California @ #13 Washington (-12)
Although California had issues putting UC-Davis away, their defense looked strong. Former top-recruit Jacob Eason, a transfer from Georgia, looked impressive in leading the Huskiesin a lopsided victory over Eastern Washington.
Chris Peterson’s Huskies will have some issues with the Cal defense, but Cal’s offense will struggle to score against the Washington defense. Washington will be too much for the Bears, and will win this one and cover the spread.