College Football Gambling Picks: Week 2

Noah Dunlap
13 min readSep 10, 2022

It’s that time of the week again, boys and girls, and that means the chance to make more money by simply sitting back, buying into these picks, and watching some football this weekend.

Now, if you enjoyed the picks last week, I do apologize for the fact that we struggled just a bit, as we only went 6–6–1, but man, were we close on most of the others. The number of picks that we missed by one score or less was simply brutal, but the good news is that it doesn’t seem possible to have that kind of horrible luck two weeks in a row, which is why we’re virtually guaranteed for an undefeated group of picks this weekend.

So sit back, put last weekend behind you, and think about what you’re going to buy (or simply save) with the money you’re about to have following the Week 2 slate.

*All lines courtesy of Barstool Sportsbook*

Alabama (-20.5) at Texas

Despite this one being in Austin, with an early morning kickoff, I’m still taking Alabama by 100 or more. The Tide utterly annihilated Utah State last weekend, and I think that trend continues through Week 2, even against a Texas team that is once again, for the ninth year in a row, “back.”

Nick Saban, for the first time in his career, has lost back to back games against former assistants (Texas A&M and Georgia last year) and I just can’t see that sitting well with the GOAT. With an offense that looked tremendous in Week 1 behind Heisman-winning QB Bryce Young, and a defense that may be Saban’s best since arriving in Tuscaloosa, I just don’t know what Texas is going to do to match up.

Steve Sarkisian is certainly a good coach, there’s no denying that, but with this only being year two of his tenure in Austin, the talent isn’t there to compete with what has been built in T-Town. Quinn Ewers is still a virtual first year guy, and nothing he’s seen before compares to the front he’s about to face from the Tide.

It might stay close for a quarter, or maybe even a half, but eventually talent wins out, and the Tide roll. Take Bama by a 49–17 score.

North Carolina (-7.5) at Georgia State; over 64.5

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Noah Dunlap

Avid Sports Fan. Host of the “Noah’s Ark of Sports” podcast. Ole Miss '20