Essential betting tidbits for Week 2 of college football

Below is a list of at least one betting tidbit for a plethora of matchups featuring two FBS schools on Saturday.

-Miami-Ohio gave up 374 yards in the second half last week to Marshall while only gaining 55 on offense. +17 at Kentucky this week.

-Penn State's offense managed just 57 yards rushing last week. Not much help for freshman QB Chistian Hackenburg. -24 vs. Eastern Michigan this week.

-Temple starting Quarterback Connor Reilly is expected to play but is nursing a sprained ankle. He led the owls in rushing yards last week at Notre Dame with 65. +3 vs. Houston.

-Kent State has covered the spread in the last four meetings with Bowling Green. +7 home dogs on Saturday.

-FCS McNeese State obliterated South Florida 53-21 last week. Bulls were 20.5-point faves. They are 23-point underdogs this week at Sparty, a swing of 43.5 points in spreads from Week 1 to 2.

-Michigan State wide receivers had six drops in Week 1 - a problem carried over from last season - as the offense struggled against Western Michigan.

-Oklahoma State opened as a 31.5-point road favorite at Texas Sam Antonio State and sharp action moved the line down as low as 26.5 by Friday afternoon.

-Cincinnati opened as a 12-point road favorite at Illinois and sharp action bet the line down to 7.5. Cincy has covered four in a rown and seven of eight going back to last season.

-The Gators have failed to cover in their last six games as favorites going back to last season. -3 on the road at Miami.

-Miami has scored at least 30 points in its last five games going back to last season.

-Big line moves in the Western Kentucky-Tennessee matchup. Line bet up to 13.5 from 9.5 and total bet up to 58 from 55.5.

-Middle Tennessee QB Logan Kilgore has a shoulder injury but is expected to play at North Carolina. All the early money us on the Blue Raiders though, moving the line from 21.5 to 17.5.

--Ball State started five new starters on the offensive line last week and gave up three sacks. -8 vs. Army.

-Mizzou has been bet up from -14.5 to -17 vs. Toledo. The Tigers have an off week next week before traveling to Indiana.

-Toledo's last seven games have played under the total. Missouri's last four have played over.

-Buffalo-Baylor is the highest total on the board of FBS matchups at 69 (dude).

-San Diego State lost to FCS Eastern Illinois last week at home as 14-point faves. A lot of sharp action came in on a quality Eastern Illinois team last week though so consider that for this week's game. Aztecs getting 28 points at Ohio State.

-Oregon gained 772 yards (500 on the ground) last week vs. FCS Nicholls State. -23 at Virginia.

-Air Force crushed Colgate by a score of 38-13 last week, but the Falcons lost Junior QB Kale Pearson to an ACL injury. Sophomore Jaleel Awini will start. +9.5 as the Falcons host Utah State Saturday.

-The under is 4-0 in the South Alabama Jaguars last four non-conference games. Total of 49 as the Jags are on the road to face Tulane.

-Wyoming racked up 602 yards of offense in Nebraska one week ago while Idaho surrendered 591 - 404 of which came through the air - in a loss to North Texas. The Cowboys are 28-point home faves.

-The Gamecocks are 5-0-1 ATS in their last six meetings with Georgia. The Bulldogs are 3.5-point faves.

-Memphis had a bye week to open the season the team has used that week off to better prepare for the Duke Blue Devils. Memphis are 4-point home dogs.

-Northwestern QB Kain Colter was injured last week versus Cal and is probable Saturday. But backup QB Trevor Siemian led Northwestern to a victory over Syracuse in the 2012 season opener. Northwestern is a 16.5-point home favorite against Syracuse Saturday.

-Seeing some sharp buy back on Idaho Saturday morning at Wyoming. Idaho quarterbacks coach was Wyoming running backs coach last season.

-Tulane has covered its last seven games going back to last season. 71% of the Covers Consensus is on the Green Wave today -6.5 vs. South Alabama.

-Nebraska gave up five touchdowns against Wyoming one week ago. Nebraska's defense was on the field for a total of 6 minutes and 41 seconds for those five TD drives. The Huskers are 28-point home faves against Southern Miss.

-LSU ended a streak of 331 straight carries without a fumble last week when the Tigers had one against TCU. -34.5 at home vs. UAB.

-The Kansas State Wildcats are 0-4 ATS in their last four games versus opponents from the Sun Belt Conference. They are 10.5-point faves against UL Lafayette Saturday.

-For whatever it's worth, ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit said he'd be shocked if West Virginia can hang around with Oklahoma today. Sooners opened -19.5 and bet up to 21.5 by early Sat. morning.

-Tulsa's field goal woes carried over from last season when walk-on kicker Carl Salazar missed two of less than 40 yards in a 34-7 loss at Bowling Green. Freshman Daniel Schwarz was 12-of-18 last year and five of his six misses were from 36 yards or less. -10.5 at home vs. Colorado State.

-Tulsa only picked up 51 rushing yards in the opener, ranking them 110th in the nation.

-Covers Expert Matt Fargo's free play is Texas -7 today at BYU.

-Minnesota was supposed to play North Carolina this week but paid $800,000 to get out of a two-game contract with the Heels because coach Jerry Kill didn't think it would be a good spot for his young team. So Kill will look like a heel himself if the Gophers can't pull out a win as 15-point faves at New Mexico State today.

-UTEP opens the season today with a new coach, new quarterback, new group of kickers and a new defensive system that faces a triple-option New Mexico attack. 6.5-point home faves.

-Las Vegas sharps are fading UNLV this week hosting Arizona after taking the Rebels last week and losing their money. Most Las Vegas books opened that line at +11 and it's been bet up to as high as 12.5 (as of Sat. morning).

-Washington State has covered the spread the last three times it has seen a line of fewer than 20 points against USC. +15.5 on the road in L.A. as of Saturday morning.

-Stanford has been money against San Jose State, covering the number in seven of the last eight meetings. Coach Ron Caragher told his team this week if it wins, it will be the biggest win in Spartan history. Line was bet up from -22 to -25 this week.

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Posted by RetainLane
3 years ago

K.State plays ULL (dude)
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Posted by RetainLane
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"K.State plays ULL (dude)"