2017-18 College Football Week 2 Betting Recap

2017-18 College Football Week 2 Betting Recap

Week 2 brought us big wins by Oklahoma (at Ohio State), Clemson (vs. Auburn), USC (vs. Stanford), and Georgia (at Notre Dame). There were a number of cancelled games due to the hurricanes in the southeast: Miami-FL/Arkansas State, Florida/No Colorado, FSU/UL Monroe, UCF/Memphis, and USF/UConn. As a reminder, if you had a win total bet on any of those teams this season, they’ll be refunded since teams must play their full regular season schedule.

Week 2 Betting Trends:
Road 47-21 ATS, +23.21 units
Dogs 43-27 ATS, +13.13 units
Teams getting <30% of bets went just 9-13 ATS. However, when looking at the most highly bet games, those teams went 4-3 ATS.

Unders went 46-25

The Big-12 went 7-2 ATS, best conference of the week. The SEC went a dismal 2-9 ATS in non-conference games this week.

Big underdogs were successful yet again, with teams closing +30 or higher going 16-5 ATS.

Ranked teams went just 5-7 ATS against unranked teams.

Biggest Moneyline Upsets:
UTSA +367 at Baylor
Oklahoma +282 at Ohio St
NMSU +258 at New Mexico

Teams closing +500 or higher on the moneyline went 0-23 straight up. Lots of underdogs covered, but no huge upsets.

Biggest spread dogs:
Savannah St +51 (covered and lost 54-7)
Alabama A&M +50 (covered and lost 42-0)
Ark Pine Bluff +48.5 (failed to cover by 0.5 points and lost 52-3)

Teams closing +45 or higher have gone 6-2 ATS this year and 69-46 ATS since 2007.

More Betting Nuggets:

Teams down 42+ points at halftime went 2-0 ATS on the 2nd half line (East Carolina and Savannah State) and are now an incredible 86-47 ATS since 2005.

Michigan beat Cincinnati 34-16. The total opened 49.5 and closed 51 at Bookmaker, falling right in between.

Mizzou/South Carolina total closed 71, tied for the 7th-highest SEC total that we’ve tracked since 2005. Highest was 77.5 (Miss/Tex A&M in 2013). The game easily went under with South Carolina winning 31-13.

Wake Forest beat BC 34-10, going over the opening total (43.5) and under the closing total (46).

Louisville (opened -8.5 and closed -11.5) covered on late TD at UNC to win by 12.

Texas A&M (-37, 81% of bets) beat Nicholls State 24-14 but failed to cover for the 12th straight time after a straight up loss. Kevin Sumlin was already on the hot seat before the year, listed at +140 to be first SEC head coach fired this season.

3rd and 93? Yep.

Best catch of the week? Probably.

One bettor in Vegas had a pretty decent Saturday:

Heisman Watch:
Louisville QB Lamar Jackson- 25 for 39, 393 passing yards, 3 passing TDs, 132 rushing yards, 3 rushing TDs
UCLA QB Josh Rosen- 22 for 25, 329 passing yards, 5 passing TDs
USC QB Sam Darnold- 21 for 26, 316 passing yards, 4 passing TDs
Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield- 27 for 35, 386 passing yards, 3 passing TDs

Major injuries from Week 2:
All questionable for next week
Jonathan Banks, Tulane
Brett Rypien, Boise State
Luke Falk, Washington State
Ryan Metz, UTEP
Kalen Ballage, Arizona State

Dan McGuire

Dan McGuire is the Operations Manager and soccer specialist at Sports Insights. You can find him on Twitter (@ArsenalDMC) and he can be reached directly at dan.mcguire@actionnetwork.com.

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