College football odds, streaks, and week 2 schedule: Alabama opens as a big favorite over Texans

The results from all of college football’s opening weekend games aren’t final yet, but the odds makers are already hard at work putting together the betting lines for the week two table. Unlike first week streaks, which in many cases spent a lot of time on the board, this is the first opportunity to see how bookmakers and bookmakers will react to first impressions from teams across the country.

The biggest game on the Week 2 list is undoubtedly #1 Alabama Make the trip to Texas While Nick Saban faces former offensive coordinator Steve Sarkissian and the Longhorns Show looking to make a statement with Crimson Tide in town. The schedule also includes the start of SEC multiplayer at 20 . Kentucky in Florida And the South Carolina in number 19 Arkansas Among the most prominent and exciting games on campus such as Tennessee at number 17 Pittsburgh and number 10 Baylor in number 25 BYU.

Plus, it’s the routine time in the schedule where we get two notable in-state competitions. The CyHawk Cup will be awarded to either of them Iowa or Yeswhile Lincoln Riley gets his first leadership role USC against David Shaw and Stanford.

Caesars Sportsbook has begun releasing odds for week two events, so we’ve decided to highlight the differences in a few of the week’s biggest games.

No. 1 Alabama (-19) in Texas: There was a bit of a slow start to the Queen Ewers era in Texas with an early interception once promoted Ohio State The transfer took the field, but it didn’t take long for him and the Longhorns offense to start streaming against ULM. Saturday afternoon will prove to be a much tougher test against the Alabama defense who relied in a 55-point win against him. Utah. Alabama often gets huge margins in games against quality competition, but being favored by nearly three touchdowns on the road might say more about Crimson Tide than anything else.

TN (-5.5) at No. 17 Pittsburgh: This was an exciting match in 2021 as Kenny Pickett and the Panthers survived Knoxville with a 41-34 win. At that point in the season, Hendon Hooker and Joe Melton were both playing at Falls in the middle, so now that Hooker has taken full control of the offense, Tennessee will be looking to return the favor and give the home team a loss on these five strengths. Confrontation without conferences.

No. 20 Kentucky in Florida (-6.5): This game took a new level of excitement after the Gators team won the top ten Utah Saturday night in the swamp. Anthony Richardson’s emergence as a superstar in 2022 has become a focal point of the Kentucky defense, as Will Levis of the Wildcats prepares to take on the Gators’ defense that has risen to the occasion with the game-winner intercepting in the end zone. With Florida winning 31 in a row, the series has become more complex in recent years, with both programs winning two of the last four, while Kentucky claimed victory last year in a 20-13 defensive mill. The odds-makers are clearly impressed with the Gators’ performance as well as Gainesville’s home field advantage, making them almost a match favorite.

No. 10 Baylor at No. 25 BYU (-2.5): This is a huge opportunity for BYU, a future member of the Big 12, to make a statement with the Big 12 champion in town. It’s a game that really feels like a symbolic one, as Baylor might be preferred if she was in Waco but the Cougars get a slight advantage as being less than a favorite target at the starting line. Both teams were outstanding in their opening victories of the season, as Baylor beat FCS Albany 69-10 and BYU endured several weather delays before blowing up USF 50-21 in Tampa.

Iowa in Iowa (-3): While neither team is in the AP’s top 25, this is still a match you don’t want to miss because each of the last four meetings has been marked with 10 points or less. But while the matches were close and competitive, the end results were largely one-sided as Iowa State racked up six straight wins in the series. Iowa State is a tight road, but you should go in with some confidence given how the hockey team struggled to score against South Dakota State in the first week.

The best of the rest

Arkansas At No. 2 Ohio State (-44)
Marshall in number 5 our lady (-18.5)
Appalachian State in number 6 Texas A&M (-16)
Hawaii at No. 8 Michigan (-48.5)

Kent State in number 9 Oklahoma (-33.5)
No. 14 USC (-11) in Stanford

Akron in number 15 Michigan State (-35)
Miss South in number 16 Miami (-27)
Washington State in number 18 Wisconsin (-17)
South Carolina at No. 19 Arkansas (-9.5)
number 22 Wake Forest (-6) in Vanderbilt
No. 24 Houston in Texas Tech (-3)