College Football Odds, Betting Picks & Previews: Your Week 2 CFB Betting Cheat Sheet (Saturday, Sept. 11)

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Welcome to Week 2.

While the Week 2 slate as a whole may not be as strong as it was in Week 1, there are still plenty of high-quality games and plenty of opportunities to make some money along the way.

As always, the action begins early and includes a top-tier matchup between Ohio State and Oregon. Then, the slate rolls into the afternoon, when Iowa and Iowa State take the field in a top-10 matchup in Ames.

What more can we ask for? To celebrate another week on the gridiron, our staff of college football writers attacked this Week 2 slate from every angle.

Looking for guides to each individual game? Check. Best bets from our entire staff? Check. A look into our futures portfolio? Check. Want five bets on the Cy-Hawk Game and three more on the Navy-Air Force service academy matchup? We even have you covered there. Find anything you need to bet today’s games below.

So, sit back, relax with a nice cup of coffee, and enjoy a full slate of college football for the first time in a week.


Every College Football Game We’re Covering on Saturday

Click any of the matchups below to navigate to our betting preview for that game.

College Football Staff Best Bets

Our Top Picks for Saturday

Our Best Bets for Week 2’s Early Games
Our Best Bets for Week 2’s Afternoon Games
Our Best Bets for Week 2’s Evening Games

How Collin Wilson is Betting Saturday’s Week 2 Games

Collin Wilson’s Top Bets for Week 2

How Our Staff is Betting Iowa vs. Iowa State & Navy vs. Air Force

5 Bets for Iowa vs. Iowa State
3 Bets for Navy vs. Air Force

More Week 2 Betting Content

Top Player Prop Picks for Week 2 by Alex Kolodziej

Mike Calabrese’s Week 2 Group of 5 Parlay by Mike Calabrese

How Quarterback Battles Shook Out in Week 1 by Stuckey

Strong Winds Impacting 9 CFB Games on Saturday by PJ Walsh

Collin Wilson and Stuckey’s Favorite Moneyline Underdog Bets by Collin Wilson and Stuckey

Our Biggest Week 2 Model Edges by PJ Walsh

Iowa Garnering Plenty of Money & Tickets Ahead of Week 2 by Avery Yang

2021 College Football Futures

Futures to Watch Ahead of Week 2

2021 Race for the Heisman

Our Heisman Power Rankings Ahead of Week 2 by CJ Vogel

Why to Bet Spencer Rattler to Win the Heisman Now by Kody Malstrom

Three Heisman Longshots Who Can Bust College Football Wide Open by Alex Kolodziej

2021 Heisman Trophy Action Report: Bettors Loading Up on Spencer Rattler, 2 SEC Sleepers by Alex Kolodziej

2021 Heisman Trophy Odds: 4 Players Bettors Should Avoid, Including Bryce Young & Brock Purdby Alex Kolodziej

Betting Tools, Resources & Education

2021 College Football Betting Power Rankings by Collin Wilson

Don’t Buy Into Home Underdog Narratives in College Football by Steve Petrella

Advanced Stats in College Football: What They Are, Where to Find Them by Steve Petrella

2021 College Football Returning Production & Transfer Grades (TARP) for All 130 Division I FBS Teams by Collin Wilson

Advanced Stat Dives & Offseason Betting Research

Chaos Theory: 2007 vs. 2021

College Football Teams to Bet or Fade in 2021 Using Returning Production Metrics by Alex Kolodziej

Ranking the Top 15 College Football Defensive Coordinators at Creating Havoc by Darin Gardner

The 5 Factors of College Football Betting & Why They Matter by Collin Wilson

What Home-Field Advantage is Worth for Every College Football Team in 2021 by Collin Wilson

Predicting Positive Regression Based on Expected Wins & Pythagorean Expectation by Darin Gardner

How Turnover Luck Could Impact College Football in 2021 by Darin Gardner

Which College Football Team Receives the Biggest Boost from Home-Field Advantage? by Mike Ianniello

Sources of The Action Network’s Brett McMurphy

Brett McMurphy’s 2021 CFB Bowl Projections

Brett McMurphy’s AP Top 25 Ballot vs. The Action Network’s Betting Power Ratings by Alex Kolodziej

Big 12 Targets 4 Teams for Expansion, Could Receive Invites This Month by Brett McMurphy

Redbox Bowl Canceled for 2021 Season by Brett McMurphy

Conference Betting Previews

Collin Wilson’s Power Five Betting Previews

Click one of the logos below to find analysis for the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC, respectively.

College Football Betting Market News, Odds Movement

Bets Piling Up on Michigan, Notre Dame to Make College Football Playoff by Alex Kolodziej

2022 NFL Draft Odds: Spencer Rattler, Sam Howell Favorites to Go No. 1 by Avery Yang

College Football COVID-19 Cancellation Rules: How Each Conference is Handling Postponed Games by Avery Yang

2022 College Football Playoff National Championship Odds Tracker: Alabama, Clemson Open on Top by Alex Kolodziej

College Football Quarterback Battles: Playoff Contenders with Uncertainty Under Center by Alex Kolodziej

NCAA Investigation of the Nebraska Football Program & Head Coach Scott Frost

Sources: Coach Scott Frost & Nebraska Football Under Investigation for NCAA Violations by Brett McMurphy

College Football Win Totals: Bettors Split on Scott Frost & Nebraska by Tommy Stokke

How to Bet on the 2021 College Football Season

States Where You Can Legally Bet Online on In-State College Athletics

Click on one of the states below for more information about how to place bets in your state!

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