Let’s take a look at the College Football Week 2 odds, picks, and predictions for this week’s game: Iowa State vs. Iowa.
And check out our other game previews for Week 2:
- Alabama vs. Texas
- USC vs. Stanford
- Baylor vs. BYU
- Kentucky vs. Florida
- Mississippi State vs. Arizona
- Ohio vs. Penn State
- Duke vs. Northwestern
- Boise State vs. New Mexico State
- Maryland vs. Charlotte
- Hawaii vs. Michigan
- Virginia vs. Illinois
- Oregon State vs. Fresno State
- UAB vs. Liberty
- Syracuse vs. UConn
College Football Week 2 Early Odds, Picks & Prediction: Iowa State vs. Iowa
What is Betting Against the Spread?
Betting “against the spread” refers to the act of choosing the winning team based on a numeric handicap placed on the team that oddsmakers believe is superior, rather than picking the outright winner. For example, if the Rams face the Bengals, and oddsmakers set the spread at Rams -3.5, you would need Los Angeles to win by 4 or more points in order to cash your Rams bet.
What is an Over/Under Bet?
Over/Under is a wager based on how many points you think will be scored in a specific game. Oddsmakers set the total, and bettors decide whether the final score will be higher or lower than that number. If an Over/Under is set at 44.5 points and you bet Over, you will need the combined score of both teams to be 45 points or higher to win your bet.
What is a Moneyline Bet?
A moneyline bet involves choosing which team you believe will win a specific matchup. The moneyline favorite carries a minus designation, like -130. This means that you need to wager $130 to earn a $100 profit. Conversely, the underdog carries a plus designation, like +110. This means that you win $110 in profit on a $100 bet.
Whether you’re new to sports betting or a betting pro, our How To Bet and Sports Betting Strategy and Advice pages are for you. You can get started with our Sports Betting 101 Section — including 10 Sports Betting Tips for Beginners — or head to more advanced sports betting strategies — like Key Numbers When Betting Against the Spread — to learn more.