College Football Week 2 Picks, Odds, and Predictions

College Football Week 2 Picks, Odds, and Predictions

Written by on September 8, 2017

A pair of Big Ten teams and one nationally-ranked Pac-12 College Football Playoff hopeful will all be looking to pick up victories in College Football Week 2 of the 2017 season this coming weekend. The Iowa State Cyclones host the Iowa Hawkeyes in their annual in-state battle while the Ohio Bobcats look to pull off the upset over the Purdue Boilermakers. Last but not least, the 25th-ranked Utah Aggies will look to get the road win against the BYU Cougars in their annual in-state rivalry. Now that the latest college football odds and lines for Week 2 our out, let’s see what games you should consider in your betting picks.

College Football Week 2 Picks, Odds, and Predictions

Iowa Hawkeyes (1-0) at Iowa State Cyclones (1-0)

When: Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 12:00 PM ET Where: Jack Trice Stadium TV: ESPN2 College Football Week 2 Odds: Iowa -2 / Total: OFF Weather Forecast
  • Partly Cloudy: 21°C/70°F
  • Humidity: 55%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Cloud Cover: 35%
  • Wind: 11 mph SE
  • Stadium Type: Open
Analysis: The Iowa Hawkeyes will be looking to stay unbeaten after shutting down Wyoming 24-3 in their Week 1 matchup as quarterback Nate Stanley went 8-for-15 for 125 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. Running back Akrum Wadley rushed for a team-high 116 yards on 24 carries while wide receivers Nick Easley (77) and Noah Fant (29) combined for 106 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Iowa picked off Wyoming quarterback and possible No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Josh Allen twice in the win while Josey Jewell recorded a whopping team-high 14 tackles. The Iowa State Cyclones also look to move to 2-0 after getting past Northern Iowa 42-24 in their season opener as quarterback Jacob Park went 27-for-35 passes for 271 yards with two touchdowns and one pick. Running back David Montgomery rushed for a team-high 82 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries while wide receivers Allen Lazard and Hakeem Butler combined for 183 receiving yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Iowa State picked off Northern Iowa quarterback Eli Dunne three times in the win.

Week 2 Analysis

For this Week 2 matchup, I’m going to urge you to back the Iowa Hawkeyes to get the road win and narrow ATS cover even though they’ve put together an uninspiring 1-4 ATS mark in their last 5 non-conference games and the Iowa State Cyclones have gone 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. Iowa has won three of the last four meetings including last season’s 42-3 home blowout as a 15.5-point favorite. The Hawkeyes are also 17-5 ATS in their last 22 road games while the Cyclones have gone 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. Iowa has covered the spread easily in each of the last two meetings and the road team in this all-Iowa rivalry is a near-perfect 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. Iowa wins and covers. College Football Week 2 Pick: Iowa Hawkeyes -2

Boise St. at Washington St. NCAA Football Week 2 Odds & Expert Pick

Ohio Bobcats (1-0) at Purdue Boilermakers (0-1)

When: Friday, September 8, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET Where: Ross-Ade Stadium TV: FS1 College Football Week 2 Odds: Purdue Boilermakers -4 / Total: OFF Weather Forecast
  • Partly Cloudy: 17°C/63°F
  • Humidity: 63%
  • Precipitation: 2%
  • Cloud Cover: 30%
  • Wind: 5 mph NNE
  • Stadium Type: Open
Analysis: The Ohio Bobcats laid the ‘smackdown’ on Hampton in their 59-0 Week 1 shutout as quarterback Quinton Maxwell completed 7 of 9 passes for 100 yards with one touchdown and one interception while backup quarterback Nathan Rourke added three rushing scores in the win. Defensively, Ohio limited Hampton to just seven first downs, 47 rushing yards and 108 passing yards. The Purdue Boilermakers showed up nicely in their first game under new head coach Jeff Brohm despite losing to Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Lamar Jackson and the Louisville cardinals 35-28 in Week 1. Quarterback David Blough completed 18 of 26 passes for 175 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions and backup Elijah Sindelar added 118 passing yards and two additional TD passes. Defensively, Purdue saw Jackson pass for 378 yards and two touchdowns while adding 107 rushing yards. Maybe it’s me, but I’m completely stunned that Purdue isn’t a bigger favorite in this contest, but no matter, simply take the Boilermakers as a virtual lock to cover the spread against Ohio despite the fact that the Bobcats are a near-perfect 8-1 ATS in their last 9 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. I like Purdue to get it done with ease in this contest! College Football Week 2: The Purdue Boilermakers showed up nicely in their first game under new head coach Jeff Brohm despite losing. College Football Week 2 Pick: Purdue -4 Points

No. 25 Utah at BYU

When: Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 10:15 PM ET Where: LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo, Utah College Football Week 2 Odds: BYU -1.5 / Total: OFF Weather Forecast
  • Partly Cloudy: 21°C/70°F
  • Humidity: 61%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Cloud Cover: 51%
  • Wind: 6 mph SE
  • Stadium Type: Open
Analysis: BYU beat Portland State 20-6 in their regular season opener, but it wasn’t pretty at all which is what makes the 25th-ranked Utah Utes my pick to win and cash in against the Cougars in their Week 2 matchup. The Utes overpowered overmatched North Dakota State 37-16 in Week 1 as quarterback Tyler Huntley passed for 227 yards with one touchdown and one interception while adding 70 rushing yards and two more scores. BYU was limited to just 4-for-13 success on third down against Portland State and that kind of football just won’t cut it against a Utah team that has consistently been one of the best programs in the country for the better part of the last three seasons. Utah has gone 14-3 ATS in their last 17 road games against a team with a winning home record and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 non-conference games. The Utes are also a near-perfect 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings against BYU, including 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road dates against the Cougars. Don’t think twice about it people, Utah will win and win big to cover the spread as a surprising road underdog against a BYU team they’re better than in all three phases. College Football Week 2 Pick: Utah +1.5 Points
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