Week 2 of college football is here. The betting spreads are out, and I am here with a bevy of College Football Week 2 ATS betting hitlist. My ATS picks record for the 2019 college football season stands at 4-3-1.
College Football Week 2 ATS Betting Hitlist
Northern Illinois at Utah -23
It took Utah a half. However, at the end of their game versus rival BYU on the road in Week 1, the Utes had obliterated the -5 spread with a 30-12 victory. No reason to believe the Utes don’t make it 2 in a row ATS.
Pick: Utah Utes
Nebraska -4 ½ at Colorado
It took Nebraska a while to put it together against South Alabama. The Cornhuskers faced a much better team in Week 1 than most gave them credit for. Colorado isn’t a good team even though the Buffs beat Colorado State 52-31. The ‘Huskers should get it done against the spread.
Central Florida -9 at Florida Atlantic
UCF showed a different dimension in their first Week 1 game. The Knights kept an opponent from scoring points…any points. UCF dominated Florida A&M 62-0. Florida Atlantic fell 21-45 to Ohio State. The Owls have no shot keeping this close.
Pick: Central Florida
South Florida at Georgia Tech -5 ½
Wow. South Florida hosted Wisconsin in Week 1 and…wow. Just wow. The Bulls, a Charlie Strong coached squad, lost 0-49. Clemson beat up Georgia Tech, but South Florida can’t pressure anybody. Don’t be surprised if G-Tech wins this by 3 touchdowns.
Pick: Georgia Tech
Tulane at Auburn -19
After the Auburn Tigers beat the Oregon Ducks on Saturday night, coach Gus Mahlzahn said he thinks the Tigers are one of the top teams in the nation. Are we on Gus’s bus? Eh, maybe. The Tigers are giving up too many points to a solid Tulane squad, though. Take the Green Wave.
Western Michigan at Michigan State -17 ½
It’s become standard practice to bang on Michigan State. The Spartans are a steady as she goes team. They handled Tulsa 28-7 in Week 1. Western Michigan beat up Monmouth 48-13. They won’t score 48 against Sparty, but they will score enough to cover.
Pick: Western Michigan
Miami -6 at North Carolina
Miami should throttle the Tar Heels. The Hurricanes stood toe-to-toe with Florida in their first game of the season. Manny Diaz’s defense showed signs of being one of the top units in college football even though Florida beat them. North Carolina shouldn’t come close to scoring 24 versus the Canes the way they did versus South Carolina. Expect Diaz to get his first SU win and second cover win as a head coach.
Oregon State at Hawaii -5
Oregon State couldn’t hang with Oklahoma State in their first game. The Beavers aren’t a great team. They also face Hawaii’s high-powered offense led by little known, but impressive quarterback Cole McDonald. The Rainbow Warriors easily cover.
California at Washington -13
The big question about Washington heading into this season was whether QB Jacob Eason could step it up. Eason did. He threw for 349 yards and 4 TD passes in Week 1 against Eastern Washington. Beating and covering versus Cal should be tougher to do in Week 2. The Huskies should pull it off, though.
Minnesota -3 at Fresno State
Minnesota struggled in their Week 1 battle versus South Dakota State. Before jumping all over the Gophers, we must realize that South Dakota State is one of the top FCS teams in football. The Gophers are good enough to cover the spread versus a decent Fresno State squad on Saturday.