It was a pretty good start to the season as far as our Week 1 picks went, as we nailed 3-team parlays with our SU and ATS picks. We did come up a little short with our O/U picks, but we still showed a very nice profit by hitting the other two. We did particularly well in out straight up picks, as we had a couple of underdogs (Penn State and Georgia) come through with the win. We are going to try and carry that luck over into Week 2 and will get the ball rolling with our SU picks for the week. As usual, we will try to stick with games that are tight in the odds as opposed to simply picking overwhelming favorites. With that in mind, let’s get to our Week 2 SU picks in college football so you can get ready to make your bets against the NCAAF odds.
College Football SU Picks for Week 2
Pittsburgh Panthers over Tennessee Volunteers
It was a successful opening week for both of these teams, as they were both able to come away with convincing wins in Week 1, albeit against lesser opposition. The Panthers looked totally dominant in a 51-7 win over UMASS, while Tennessee had little problem in disposing of Bowling Green. This is a much tougher proposition for these teams, and it is the Pittsburgh Panthers who are in as a mild favorite. Pittsburgh has now won each of their last 6 games played in the month of September and are 16-4 SU in their last 20 games played in Week 2. The Tennessee Volunteers have the exact same Week 2 record in their past 20 games, but they are also just 2-7 SU in their last 9 overall. I am on Pitt in this one.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights over Syracuse Orange
These are two more teams heading into Week 2 in the heels of wins in their opening games of the season. It is the Rutgers Scarlet Knights who are in as a 2-point favorite for this one, and while we are focusing on the SU for this piece, the point spread is important in determining who we think will win in this one. Rutgers looked very good in their first game of the season, dropping 61 points on Temple. Syracuse didn’t put up such lofty numbers, but they still had a comfortable 29-9 win over Ohio in Week 1. That win for Rutgers was their first September victory in their last 8, but there are other trends that look much better here. They have won 6 of their last 8 against Syracuse and have covered the spread in each of their last 5 road games.
Iowa Hawkeyes over Iowa State Cyclones
We went with a couple of underdogs in our SU picks last week and are going to close out picks for this week by rolling with another dog. The Iowa Hawkeyes will hit the road as an underdog this week, going against the Iowa State Cyclones. Iowa looked very good in Week 1, downing Indiana 34-6 in a victory that will almost certainly move them up the National Rankings when they are released on Tuesday. The Cyclones also got a win, but they did not look great in a 16-10 win over Northern Iowa. In this matchup, it has been Iowa who has won 5 in a row over Iowa State. The Hawkeyes are now also on a run that has seen them win 7 in a row.