Wilson: Projecting Week 2 College Football Point Spreads

Sep 02, 2018 07:24 AM EDT

Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Notre Dame defensive lineman Khalid Kareem (53) and wide receiver Chase Claypool (83)

  • Oddsmakers will release the opening spreads for Week 2's college football matchups on Sunday around 3 p.m. ET.
  • By comparing our projected point spreads to the numbers that the books actually post, you can find betting value before the lines adjust.
  • Notre Dame projects to be a 37.5-point favorite against Ball State. The Irish are in a hangover spot after their victory over Michigan.

Welcome to Sunday Morning Coffee. Let this column serve as a your first look at the projected point spreads for Week 2’s college football matchups.

When the real lines come out later on Sunday, I’ll compare my power-rated spreads to what oddsmakers posted to find betting value.

Be sure to follow me in The Action Network app to get alerts whenever I make a pick off these numbers.

Week 2 Point Spread Projections

Situational Edges I’m Eyeing

  • Ball State is healthy and its offense looked great in Week 1. The Cardinals should be a big underdog against Notre Dame. The Irish are in a hangover spot off a huge victory against Michigan.
  • Appalachian State, North Carolina, UMass, and Cincinnati all have back-to-back travel in Week 2
  • Bowling Green covered Pinnacle’s closing line against Oregon, and returns home to catch a Maryland team off a Texas upset

A Few Other Week 2 Notes

  • Kentucky has lost 31 straight to Florida straight up, including last year’s one-point loss
  • QB Nick Fitzgerald returns for Mississippi State after being suspended for the opener. Our metrics suggest the Bulldogs should be double-digit favorites when they travel to Kansas State.
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