College Football Picks Against The Spread – Week 2

Zach Miller

Zach is a college student that resides in Iowa.He is a Busineess Managment Major with a minor in Sports Administration. He is a manager for the Northern Iowa Panthers Men's Basketball Team, and hopes to get into coaching after graduation. He played baseball and basketball throughout high school but opted to not pursue either sport in college. Zach is very opinionated about sports and never at a shortage of words. Huge Iowa Hawkeyes and Russell Westbrook fan. Expert in sports betting and fantasy sports.
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College Football is underway, and that means that sports betting is back baby! We have seen gambling become legalize across much of the United States, and that means that more of the country is paying attention. I will be publishing my favorite five picks against the spread every Thursday night and keeping a running record of my total. All of my spreads will come from Fanduel.

Army +22.5 @ Michigan

I think that Michigan will win this game by two touchdowns, or possibly three. However, I don’t see them getting a 23 point lead after the clock strikes zero. Everyone knows that Army is a team that will keep the ball on the ground, and that makes it very hard to mount a huge lead against them. I expect Army to possess the ball for 35+ minutes, and their defense to do enough to keep them in the game.

Prediction: Army 14, Michigan 34

Rutgers @ Iowa -20

Iowa isn’t a team that is going to blow out many teams, but Rutgers is the perfect storm for a 21+ point victory. The Rutgers offense isn’t great, and the Hawkeye defense is. The Scarlet Knights gave up over five yards per carry last weekend against UMass, and that isn’t a good sign for the upcoming game in Iowa City. Iowa will run the ball all over Chris Ash’s defense and roll to an easy victory.

Prediction: Rutgers 17, Iowa 38

Vanderbilt +7 @ Purdue

Purdue lost a heartbreaker last week against Nevada, and it will be a huge question in how they will rebound. Purdue has dynamic playmakers all over the field, but that Vanderbilt defense is stout. I think giving seven points to a solid SEC team with a good defense is just too much not to jump on.

Prediction: Vanderbilt 23, Purdue 28

Nebraska -3.5 @ Colorado

This is a ‘rivalry’ game, and going into Colorado isn’t easy with the issues in elevation. Nebraska didn’t look great last week, and that is exactly why I think they will cover this game in Boulder. Adrian Martinez and Scott Frost will want to make a statement to their fanbase and the rest of the college football landscape who have high expectations coming into the year. Take the Huskers.

Prediction: Nebraska 34, Colorado 28

Minnesota @ Fresno State +3

Much like fellow Big Ten foe Purdue Minnesota travels out west in a late-night matchup with a power five team. Much like Purdue, I think that the Gophers fall to said power five teams. Fresno State outgained USC last weekend and almost knocked off the Trojans in a crazy game. I was surprised to see this game with this wide of a margin, and it has upset written all over it. The Minnesota defense is good, but that offense is not so good.

Prediction: Minnesota 21, Fresno State 24

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