Week 1 of the college football season was a reminder of just how exciting this sport is. We really saw a little bit of everything, including a pair of giants engaging in a defensive battle for the ages, with Georgia down Clemson 10-3 in the biggest game of the weekend. There really isn’t any time to spend looking back at the opening weekend of the 2021 college football season, as the next round of games are already almost upon us. Yesterday, we took a look at our SU picks for the week after going perfect with those in Week 1. Now, we turn our attention to the ATS picks for Week 2 after also going 3 for 3 in those selections. We have set the bar high early on, so let’s see if we can match that opening week with some more winners this weekend for you to bet on against the NCAAF odds.
Week 2 ATS Picks for the 2021 Season | NCAA Football Betting
Miami-OH Redbirds at Minnesota Golden Gophers (-19 ½)
Both of these teams are coming into this weekend on the heels of a loss in Week 1, but you can bet that one of them feels a whole lot better than the other. While you never want to lose a football game, Minnesota has a lot of positives that they can take from their 45-31 loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes in Week 1, especially in the first half, where they stood toe to toe with their opponents. Miami-OH, on the flipside, are coming off a manhandling against Cincinnati, losing 49-14 in a game that was essentially over rather quickly. Over the last 10 games in Week 2, Miami-OH are 0-10 ATS, while Minnesota has gone a respectable 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 games they started as a favorite. I am on the Golden Gophers to cover this one.
Texas A&M Aggies (-17) at Colorado Buffaloes
If you are looking for a potential dark horse this season and a team that might upset the apple cart in the SEC West, you might want to consider taking a look at Texas A&M. They still need to get past Alabama at some point, but they can build some momentum along the way. They got off to a solid start in Week 1, taking down Kent 41-10. That was an expected result, but it’s still good to be dominant in games where you are expected to be that way. They are in as a heavy favorite this weekend against a Buffalo team that also won in the opening weekend. The Aggies have covered just once in their last 6 meetings with Buffalo, but this feels like a different Texas A&M team. I am taking them to cover here.
Appalachian State Mountaineers at Miami Hurricanes (-8)
Everyone who loves to see upsets in college football will definitely remember Appalachian State beating Michigan a few years ago, but a lot of time has passed since then. While they are still viewed as a potential upset team, the reality is that they are essentially living on that one big win. The Miami Hurricanes will be looking to bounce back after getting leveled in Week 1 by Alabama. There is no great shame in that loss, but they need to still find a way to put that behind them. The Mountaineers are now 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games on the road, while Miami has covered 4 of their last 5 games in Week 2.