Although there were plenty of great games week one, there are actually maybe even better games in week two. Plus, we get our first SEC match-up in South Carolina vs. Missouri, which I’ve picked below.
I’ve got ten picks this week, including many of the major games.
This Week’s Result: 6-4
Overall season Record: 12-7-1
Stanford at USC (-6.5), O/U 54.5
Pick: Stanford +6.5, Over 54.5
Stanford looked much better against their Group of 5 team than USC did, plus Stanford has had two weeks to get ready for this while USC has only had one. I’m not sold on USC yet, but I think Stanford can get the win here straight up, but I’ll definitely take them +6.5
Result: Split. Lots of splits tonight. Hit the over, but USC and Sam Darnold came out on fire and won big.
Auburn at Clemson (-6.5), O/U 54.5
Pick: Auburn +6.5, Under 54.5
Right now, I’ve got Clemson 24-21, so that would give me Auburn on the line and the under. However, the line has moved around a bit, so if it gets to like 4 or less, then I would lean Clemson.
Result: Split, Auburn lost by 8, but the total was only at 20. The under was guaranteed, but Auburn couldn’t do anything offensively. Oh well, still an even trade.
Georgia at Notre Dame (-6), O/U 56.5
Pick: Georgia +6
I am not a fan of Notre Dame in this game at all. Even without Jacob Eason, I have to imagine that Georgia can go to South Bend and win outright. Either way, I’m taking Georgia +6.
Result: Win! I’ll admit, it was closer than I thought, but that Georgia defense played well.
Oklahoma at Ohio State (-7.5), O/U 64
Pick: Oklahoma +7.5, Over 64
I’m leaning Oklahoma +7.5 in this, but either way, last year was a shootout and I can see this year being fairly high scoring with a good Ohio State team vs. Baker Mayfield.
Result: Split. Oklahoma was dominant, but I thought Ohio State could do better than 16 points to hit the over. Oh well.
South Carolina at Missouri (-3), O/U 71
Pick: South Carolina ML
I like South Carolina this year, and although I know Missouri put up 72 points last week, I think a Will Muschamp defense will be able to keep it at less than that. Give me South Carolina straight up.
Result: Win! All of those that jumped on Missouri and not South Carolina, I hope that you have seen the light now.
Western Kentucky (-7) at Illinois, O/U 51
Pick: Western Kentucky -7
Western Kentucky is a good offensive team and Illinois looked dreadful last week against Ball State. I’ll take C-USA over Big 10 by a wide margin in this one.
Result: Loss. The only one I flat out lost. I expected more from Western Kentucky, even though they were playing a Big 10 team, but all the credit in the world to Illinois.
Wake Forest at Boston College (PK), O/U 45
Pick: Wake Forest ML
Wake Forest looked good in week one, and I feel like they can score just enough on this good Boston College defense to win.
Result: Win! Boston College has a good defense, but Wake has looked good early, so I figured they could outscore BC’s dreadful offense and they did 34-10.