College Football Week 2 Odds and Lookahead Lines: 4 Bets to Make This Weekend

Week 2 College Football odds and lines are officially posted. Find the most updated College Football odds for Week 2 as well as predictions for marquee matchups such as Alabama vs Texas, Miami vs Texas A&M, and Auburn vs Cal below.

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Week 1 marks the true start of the college football season as all major programs get back in action, but it’s not too early to look ahead to Week 2. There are only a handful of major games on the schedule, but the biggest could have huge implications as Alabama hosts Texas. Miami is also set to face Texas A&M, while Notre Dame will go on the road and do battle with NC State.

Let’s take a look at which bets are worth locking in now, before the lines start to move/

Kansas (-2) vs. Illinois

Kansas went 4-2 at home last season, only suffering losses to TCU and Texas even with Jalon Daniels missing half of the season. Illinois is coming off a terrific defensive year, but the Illini are not near the level of TCU or Texas offensively. With Daniels potentially back and the home crowd behind a talented Kansas offense, the Jayhawks should have what it takes to hold down a very shaky Illinois offense.

If this line is going to move before kickoff, it’ll probably move in Kansas’ direction. Illinois faces an unusually tough Group of Five opponent in Toledo in Week 1. While the Illini are favored, a closer than expected battle between the two won’t inspire much confidence in Illinois’ ability to go on the road and beat Kansas.

The Jayhawks destroyed Missouri State in Week 1 even with Jake Bean at QB, so they did nothing to hurt their outlook. It’s best to lock in Kansas -2 before the spread reaches a field goal or more.

Miami (+7.5) vs. Texas A&M

The Aggies just didn’t have the offense to blow many teams away last season, suffering a stunning loss to Appalachian State and dropping six of its last seven SEC games. Texas A&M did beat Miami, but the Hurricanes held them to only 17 points in College Station. With this game set to be played in Miami, it might not be a walk in the park for Texas A&M.

There are still a few offensive questions for the Aggies. While Conner Wiegman was great at avoiding turnovers when he made a few starts late last season, he completed only 55 percent of passes and struggled mightily in his only road start.

Miami blew out Miami (OH) in Week 1, winning by double the spread. Talent has never really been the question for Miami, and this team at least has some continuity with Tyler Van Dyke back for a second season under Mario Cristobal. The talent shined against an inferior opponent in Week 1, and it should shine through enough to at least keep a home matchup with Texas A&M within a touchdown. I’m taking this line before it narrows any further.

Alabama (-6.5) vs. Texas

Texas held its own against Alabama last season, but that was a home matchup when it felt like the Longhorns had nothing to lose. This line is as narrow as it is partly because of Alabama’s quarterback uncertainty, with Jalen Milroe set to take over as a first-time starter.

Milroe isn’t any kind of guarantee, but something else is: Alabama’s offensive line. There aren’t many questions about the Tide’s ability to protect the quarterback, and with the talent on the roster, Milroe shouldn’t have a problem jumping right in and finding success. A simple look at Milroe against an overmatched Middle Tennessee team might be enough to convince some bettors and move this line to a touchdown or higher in favor of Alabama.

Texas has as talented of a roster as it’s had in years, but are the Longhorns really ready to go into Tuscaloosa and give the Tide’s defense a scare? It’s tough to see this line holding under a touchdown as the game nears, so I’m locking in Alabama -6.5 right now.

Auburn (-7) vs. California

It’s a new era of Auburn football, and the likelihood is the offense at least reaches respectable levels after two disappointing years under Bryan Harsin. If the Tigers can take that step forward offensively, they should be able to roll over one of the Pac-12’s weaker teams (soon to be one of the ACC’s weaker teams).

The line is currently hovering right around a touchdown. That could change pretty quickly if Cal drops its Week 1 matchup against North Texas, which is a distinct possibility. The Mean Green are well-coached and have home-field advantage against a Golden Bears team that still has to make many pieces fit offensively.

Cal has won one road game since 2021. This isn’t a road game, but the one against North Texas is – one more road loss could be all bettors need to see to start believing Auburn can cruise in this game. It’s worth locking in Auburn -7 before the line goes over a touchdown.

Dan is a lifelong sports fan and graduate of Boston University. He’s covered several sports on Instagram since he was 12 and now writes about everything from betting trends to breaking news for Lineups.

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