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5 best bets to take to the bank in Week 2

5 best bets to take to the bank in Week 2

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We can make our college football picks for Week 2 but these are the best bets for the week that you can bank on hitting for your wallet.

It was hard to look at the college football slate for Week 1 and not be excited. But it was also quite informative for what we can expect for the remainder of the 2021 season. With that said, we have to be careful not to glean too much from the opening week of games, or at least to figure out what is worth taking note and what isn’t.

That will weigh heavily into our college football picks for the rest of the year, including in Week 2. Outside of Oregon-Ohio State, a game which I’m staying away from after up-and-down showings from both teams in Week 1, the schedule isn’t as loaded this time around. But that doesn’t mean we can’t find our best bets and cash in.

After scouring the odds for Week 2, we have the best bets from our college football picks this week. All odds are courtesy of WynnBet.

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College football picks and best bets for Week 2

5. Texas A&M (-17) at Colorado

The Aggies and Buffaloes weren’t exactly tested with season-openers against Kent State and Northern Colorado, respectively. Both won with ease but it’s hard not to think that Texas A&M just has the advantage across the board.

Even if Haynes King is still settling in as a thrower, Isaiah Spiller and Devon Achane can control the game on the ground. More importantly, Brendon Lewis hasn’t shown enough as a passer to make me think Colorado will have any success moving the ball in this game.

4. Air Force vs. Navy – Under 41.0

Betting on the under when service academies play one another has long been profitable. Over the past 15-plus years, the under has hit roughly 80 percent of the time. Because they all play a triple-option offense, the pace tends to be slower and the possessions lower, hence why the under is often the smart play.

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Yes, this is an extremely low total because oddsmakers are well aware of this trend. But I still don’t think it will matter.

3. UAB at Georgia (-24.5)

Some bettors and pickers might be shying away from this game after J.T. Daniels and the Georgia offense failed to show much of anything in the win over Clemson. Sure, they clearly have one of the best defenses in college football, but that alone isn’t enough to cover 24.5 points.

Fun fact, though: UAB isn’t Clemson. The Blazers don’t have remotely the same level of defensive talent as the Tigers and we’ll see much more of what we hope for from Daniels and the Dawgs offense in this game, leading to a comfortable cover.

2. Texas (-7) at Arkansas

It seems as if oddsmakers are still dubious of Texas after they trounced Louisiana in the season-opener. But it honestly doesn’t feel as if the Ragin’ Cajuns are that far off from the Razorbacks, who the Longhorns travel to face in Week 2.

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Bijan Robinson showcased why he should be one of the favorites for the Heisman Trophy and Steve Sarkisian clearly has the offense ready to roll. Arkansas doesn’t have the defensive firepower or, more importantly, the offensive prowess to keep up with Texas in this game. This should be a no-sweat cover.

1. Iowa (+165) at Iowa State

There’s a chance that Iowa State’s close call last week against Northern Iowa was a product of not wanting to show too much on film for the CyHawk rivalry game. Having said that Iowa looked downright dominant in the win over Indiana, especially on defense.

Frankly, I don’t think the Cyclones have a true next gear on offense and the Hawkeyes are going to exploit that. Their defense is going to suffocate Breece Hall and put the game in Brock Purdy‘s hands. That won’t be good enough for Iowa State, which makes Iowa on the moneyline as an underdog the smart-money play.

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