College Football Betting Trends Week 2: FIU vs. Texas State, Alabama vs. Texas Lead Most Popular Bets
Texas State Bobcats head coach Jake Spavital watches action during game between the Baylor Bears and the Texas State Bobcats at Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos, TX. (Photo by John Rivera/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
I always marvel at the college football public betting data Action Network houses every Saturday.
Not only can you utilize the betting figures to whichever advantage you’d like, you’ll notice there’s always one or two extremely random games leading the most popular bets.
In Week 2, college football bettors are flocking to the usual headliners, like Alabama vs. Texas.
However, one of the most glaring betting trends in ticket count comes in FIU vs. Texas State, where there’s an obvious, hot side.
Overall, these are the five most popular bets for college football Week 2, shaping a handful of lopsided splits.
1. Oklahoma (-33) vs. Kent State
7 p.m. ET
It was far from a perfect performance from the Sooners, but enough to earn the betting public’s trust against Kent State.
We’ve logged 94% of the tickets on Oklahoma minus the points, far and away the most of any side Saturday (Check out all the Week 2 college football betting data here!)
2. Alabama (-20) vs. Texas
12 p.m. ET
The Crimson Tide have cashed four straight non-conference games under Nick Saban — and bettors are laying it Saturday vs. the Longhorns.
The second most-lopsided spread of Week 2 is Alabama, which is attracting 85% of the bets.
3. Western Michigan (-6.5) vs. Ball State
2 p.m. ET
Western Michigan has struggled to come through for bettors in conference play, stringing together a 2-8-1 clip against the spread the last 11 vs. MAC opponents.
That hasn’t deterred the public from ponying up some coin on the Broncos — Western Michigan’s generating 83% of the ticket count vs. Ball State, tied for the third-most of any side in Week 2.
4. Notre Dame (-20.5) vs. Marshall
2:30 p.m. ET
Notre Dame is in a prototypical trap spot, laying three touchdowns against a mid-major foe one week after losing its biggest game of the year.
Still, the tickets are flowing in on the Fighting Irish against Marshall — 83% of them, to be exact.
5. Texas State (-13.5) vs. FIU
7 p.m. ET
Here’s the obscure game in the Group of 5 bettors can’t lay off.
As the ticket counts roll in, the Bobcats are the hot side.
Texas State is generating 82% of tickets, closing out Saturday’s top spread picks.