Let’s take a look at the College Football Week 2 odds, picks, and predictions for this week’s game: Arizona State vs. Oklahoma State.
And check out our other game previews for Week 2:
- Miami vs. Southern Miss
- Arkansas vs. South Carolina
- Northern Illinois vs. Tulsa
- Liberty vs. UAB
- Kansas vs. West Virginia
- Houston vs. Texas Tech
- Fresno State vs. Oregon State
- Virginia vs. Illinois
- Baylor vs. BYU
- USC vs. Stanford
- UNC vs. Georgia State
- Iowa vs. Iowa State
- Pittsburgh vs. Tennessee
- Syracuse vs. UConn
- Kentucky vs. Florida
- Maryland vs. Charlotte
- Duke vs. Northwestern
- Alabama vs. Texas
- Appalachian State vs. Texas A&M
- Notre Dame vs. Marshall
College Football Week 2 Odds, Picks & Prediction: Arizona State vs. Oklahoma State
Both of these schools come into this non-conference matchup with victories over their week 1 opponents. Oklahoma State moved the ball with ease against a Central Michigan defense that will be outmatched by many opponents it plays this season. The concern with the Cowboys is the ease at which Central Michigan was able to move the ball as well. With the departure of defensive coordinator Jim Knowles to Ohio State, there is reason to think this may be more of a bomb than a blip. Competent offenses should be capable of keeping pace with the Cowboys this season.
Arizona State dominated their FCS opponent, Northern Arizona, to the tune of 40-3. The offense, after a slow start, got going and posted 34 points in just over 23 minutes of game time before taking the foot off the pedal in the 4th quarter. The defense started hot and stayed hot, holding Northern Arizona to 3.2 yards per pass attempt and 1.0 sack-adjusted yards per rush attempt. Oklahoma State will provide greater challenges on both sides of the ball, but the spread is more indicative of the teams’ success, or lack thereof, from 2021 and not an indication of how much closer these teams are this year. If Oklahoma State isn’t careful in this spot, they’ll be on upset alert, and that is exactly where I see this game going.
Pick: Arizona State ML (+365)
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.
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