College Football Odds & Betting Picks: Model Value on Toledo-Notre Dame, South Carolina-ECU, More

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  • Saturday's college football week 2 slate is loaded with big betting model edges, which is simply a calculation between our projected odds and current odds.
  • Knowing which college football games are offering edges is an easy way to handicap an entire slate, while also still identifying value ever after lines have already moved.
  • Using our College Football PRO tools, we break down Saturday's slate, including Tulsa vs. Notre Dame and Air Force vs. Navy which are among Week 2's biggest edges.

And just like that we’re onto Week 2 of the college football season.

However, despite there being just one real week of games (sorry Week 0), casual bettors will overreact to these results.

Go ahead and give Alabama the national title! Clemson is done! Appalachian State is a College Football Playoff contender!

Sorry, that last one was me…

While these opinions certainly make for fun barroom banter and much less interesting mainstream media talking points, they can also have an effect on college football betting odds.

Teams are rarely as good or as bad as they look in a single game, especially a season-opener, but the public will bet these teams as if that one result is gospel.

This, in turn, leads to value for those willing to keep those overreactions at bay and continue to bet objectively.

Our College Football PRO Report is 100% data-driven, meaning it can’t fall victim to emotion, which is one of the many reasons why it’s such a valuable tool for bettors.

And with Saturday’s college football Week 2 slate nearly upon us, here are the four of the weekend’s smartest college football wagers, including the sides that sharps are slamming, historically-profitable systems and the betting model edges popping with value.

College Football Sharp Betting Picks

*Odds as of Friday morning

South Carolina vs. East Carolina

12 p.m. ET | ESPN2

Straight out of the chute we get Saturday’s biggest betting model edge.