Top College Football ATS Picks For Week 2 (September 9th to 10th)

Written by on September 6, 2016

College football is back in full swing and the NCAA football betting lines opportunities are aplenty. Here is a guide to the top NCAA Football ATS picks for Week 2.

Top College Football ATS Picks For Week 2 (September 9th to 10th)


Louisville at Syracuse, Friday, September 09, 8:00 PM ET

Week 2 NCAAF ATS Pick: Louisville (-14.5) Lamar Jackson continued his stellar form from last season, as he tallied a school-record 8 touchdowns and 400-plus yards of offense in just one half of football against Charlotte in arguably the most dominant show by a QB in Week 1. Jackson and the Cardinals should be due for another big show against the Orange, who won 33-7 in Week 1 vs. Colgate but were barely formidable and largely won the game because they were playing against a weak Red Raiders unit. FYI, expect this line to go up as bettors continually load up on the strong Cardinals.

Utah State at USC (-16.5), Saturday, September 10, 2:00 PM ET

Week 2 NCAAF ATS Pick: Utah State (+16.5) The Trojans were utterly dominated in their embarrassing 52-6 Week 1 loss to Alabama, getting torched for 242 rushing by the Crimson Tide. This was the first time the Trojans were limited to zero touchdowns since 1997. Things should, however, be easier for USC in Week 2, as it takes on a manageable Utah State team. That said, the Aggies won 45-6 against Weber State team and covered the spread as 21-point favorites, showing strongly on both sides of the football, especially on the ground where they recorded a whopping 428 rushing yards. So whereas star receiver Juju Smith-Schuster and gang will put on a strong show and USC’s solid offensive line will play better than it did against Bama, the Aggies should be able to use their stellar running game to keep things close enough and cover the 16.5 spread.

Western Kentucky at Alabama, Saturday, September 10, 3:30 PM ET

Week 2 NCAAF ATS Pick: Alabama (-28.5) Nick Saban and the defending national champs are as solid as ever, as was showcased in their dominant victory over a very good USC team. Jalen Hurts, in his first college game, totaled four touchdowns while the Crimson Tide’s defense also chipped in with a big performance, holding USC to a measly 194 yards of total offense. There could be a chance for a letdown performance after the big USC win, but with Hurts looking to cement his place as Bama’s No. 1 QB and the Tide playing at home, I foresee nothing but another dominant win for Bama. By the way, Alabama has won 41-7 (in 2008) and 35-0 (in 2012) in its two all-time meetings against WKU.

Louisiana-Monroe at Oklahoma, Saturday, September 10, 7:00 PM ET

Week 2 NCAAF ATS Pick: Oklahoma (-44) Blowout Alert! After suffering a 33-23 upset at the hands of Greg Ward and Houston, the margin of era is really small for Oklahoma, especially with a Week 3 game against Ohio State looming in the horizon. So, in short, expect Oklahoma—which is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home—to be fully motivated for a strong show in this game, building a big halftime lead in order to rest most of its starters for the Week 3 game.

Eastern Michigan at Missouri, Saturday, September 10, 7:30 PM ET

Week 2 NCAAF ATS Pick: Eastern Michigan (+25.5) Don’t get me wrong, Missouri will win this game and probably do so by a double-digit margin. I just don’t see the win coming by 20-plus points. The Tigers have a pathetic offense that did not score a touchdown until 1:49 left in the Week 1 game against West Virginia, who had nine new starters in defense. Eastern Michigan, meanwhile, is coming off a 61-14 beatdown of Mississippi Valley State. Obviously, Mizzou’s solid defense will make life difficult for the visiting Eagles, but Eastern Michigan should still get a decent number of points on the board and hang close enough to the overrated Tigers, who will most likely record just a handful scores here.
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