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Best Week 2 College Football Games to Size Up this Sportsbook Week

Posted by: Mike Davis
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Week 2 of the 2018 college football betting season is on the horizon. The action will commence this Friday with an intriguing TCU Horned Frogs vs. SMU Mustangs matchup. Afterwards, online legal betting fans can sink their teeth into Saturday’s full-fledged action. Naturally, sportsbook bettors will want to know what the best matchups to bet on for this weekend’s lineup are. To help them out, we’ve assembled this list of best Week 2 college football games to size up. So, without further ado, let’s dive right in.

Best Week 2 College Football Games to Bet On


USC Trojans vs. Stanford Cardinal

No. 15 USC will travel to Stanford to take No. 13 Cardinal on the road. Both sides kicked off the year’s action with a Week 1. However, somebody’s undefeated run will end this weekend. And if we’re judging by the numbers, it’s looking the Trojans will be coming out on top. After all, USC delivered 500 yards of total offense in Week 1. Nevertheless, they also gave up over 400 yards on defense. The Cardinal on the other hand, gave up a slim 263. Will college football betting players take the offensive powerhouse, or stick with the better defense?

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
USC +3½ (-110)      +155
Stanford -3½ (-110)    -175
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Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Pittsburgh Panthers

The Nittany Lions are coming off an extremely successful season and will settle for nothing less in this year’s lineup. They enter this contest ranked No. 10 in the nation and cannot afford a loss to an unranked opponent. Especially when considering that that opponent happens to share your state. Make no doubt about it, PSU will be looking to ragdoll the Panthers this weekend. But will they succeed? Judging by Week 1’s numbers, it’s looking like this might be a closer match than Penn State would like. The reason being the 451 yards Penn State granted their opponent in Week 1. Since Pittsburgh gained 407 yards on their way to a 33-point outing, we can anticipate the Panthers having another offensive field day this weekend. All in all, this one might come down to the wire.

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Penn State -7½ (-110)      -300
Pittsburgh +7½ (-110)    +250
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Georgia Bulldogs vs. South Carolina Gamecocks

Another interesting high-profile matchup between two between two bitter rivals. Georgia steps into this weekend’s matchup proudly sporting their No. 3 nationwide ranking. The Gamecocks on the other hand, are proudly sporting their 1-0 record. And while South Carolina may be undefeated, they’ll have their hands full against the Bulldogs this weekend. Interestingly enough, both sides delivered over 500 yards of offense in Week 1. But on defense Georgia took the cake as they held their opponent to a mere 152. However, South Carolina didn’t fare too poorly as they only allotted 238 to their opponent. Both sides will be facing tougher competition than they originally had so it’ll be interesting to see how this college football betting matchup pans out.

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Georgia -9½ (-110)      -365
South Carolina +9½ (-110)      +305
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UCLA Bruins vs. Oklahoma Sooners

The Bruins are coming off a losing season and were hopeful they could rebuild in 2018. But since they opened the season with a 17-26 loss, it’s looking like they’ll have to start in Week 2. Unfortunately for UCLA, their Week 2 opponent is no pushover – not by a longshot. What’s worse is the fact that Oklahoma is coming off a massive 63-14 triumph. That 63-point outing saw the Sooners deliver 650 total yards of offense while holding their opponent to a respectable 324. Considering that UCLA barely got 306 total yards in their 2018 debut, it’s pretty clear they’re going to get blown out this weekend. Bottom line, mobile betting players should take the Sooners to cover the spread.

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
UCLA +25 (-110)     +3500
Oklahoma -25 (-110)   -6500
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Western Michigan Broncos vs. Michigan Wolverines

The Broncos kicked their season off with a 55-42 loss. Since they’re pegged against Michigan in Week 2, it’s looking like the program is headed towards a 0-2 start. Coming off a 6-6 season, the Broncos were really hoping they could kick things off in the right manner. Unfortunately, it’s already too late for that. One thing Western Michigan did manage to do was have an offensive field day in Week 1. All in all they posted 621 total yards of offense. That was against Syracuse however, and they’ll have a much tougher time gaining yards against Michigan. Especially since the Wolverines only gave up 302 total yards to No. 12 Notre Dame in Week 1. Sportsbook bettors will want to stick with Michigan here.

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Western Michigan +28 (-110)     +3000
Michigan -28 (-110)  -7000
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