Every week all through the season, we’ll offer you a university soccer viewing information highlighting the highest 5 video games of the upcoming weekend. We’ll decide these 5 ATS matches and spotlight different matches that caught our eye from a betting perspective.
Total, week 1 didn’t disappoint. Whereas there have been a number of video games that weren’t almost as shut as anticipated, there have been loads that went forward to get the 2022 season off to an thrilling begin.
However now it is time to flip the web page to Week 2. There aren’t fairly as many high-profile matches on show, however there are many intriguing video games dotted all through Saturday’s day to carry again. our consideration.
You by no means know the place a shocking upheaval may come up.
(Word: All occasions ET, odds from BetMGM)
No. 1 from Alabama to Texas
Time: Midday | Tv: Fox | Line: Alabama -20.5 | Total: 65.5
Week 1 was a stroll within the park for Alabama, the highest-ranked group within the nation. The Crimson Tide outshot Utah State 55-0, racking up 559 yards of offense within the course of. Bryce Younger, the defending Heisman Trophy winner, threw for 195 yards, rushed for 100 yards and had six complete touchdowns within the win. Alabama ought to see a little bit extra resistance in Week 2 with a visit to Austin to face Texas.
The Longhorns dealt with UL Monroe with out an excessive amount of bother on Quinn Ewers’ debut as a UT beginning quarterback. It will be a complete new degree of competitors with Alabama coming to city, however UT coach Steve Sarkisian spent three seasons on Nick Saban’s group. He can have an concept of what’s to return. It stays to be seen whether or not his group will be capable of compete with the Crimson Tide for 4 quarters. With a niche of almost three TD factors, merely sustaining that competitiveness could be an indication of progress for Texas.
Nick Bromberg: Alabama -20.5, Sam Cooper: Alabama -20.5
No. 24 Tennessee at No. 17 Pittsburgh
Time: 3:30 p.m. | Tv: ABC | Line: UT -6.5 | Total: 67.5
Josh Heupel and his fast offense introduced a a lot wanted increase to Tennessee’s program. The Vols scored loads of factors in 2021 however lacked the protection to match it. If the protection can step ahead, Tennessee has an opportunity to make some noise within the SEC. After a season-opening blowout on Ball State, this weekend’s journey to tackle defending ACC champion Pitt will likely be an excellent take a look at for the Vols.
Pitt confirmed in a Week 1 rivalry victory over West Virginia that his offense will likely be completely different from the one which featured Kenny Pickett and Jordan Addison a yr in the past. The Panthers nonetheless combined in shotgun throws for brand spanking new QB Kedon Slovis, however featured closely below heart runs with a number of tight ends and even a fullback. The outcomes have been combined. How will Pitt fare in opposition to the Vols?
Pseudo: Tennessee -6.5, Sat : Pitt +6.5
No. 20 Kentucky at No. 12 Florida
Time: 7 p.m. | Tv: ESPN | Line: UF-6 | Total: 52.5
Previous to 2018, Florida had gained 31 straight video games with Kentucky. Nonetheless, Kentucky has gained two of the final 4 within the collection, together with a 20-13 win final fall at Lexington. Can the Wildcats begin over? UK followers are filled with optimism after the group gained 10 video games final yr. There are many replacements from final yr’s group, however Will Levis is again for an additional yr at quarterback. Projected first-round decide, Levis is an enormous, athletic physique with a rocket arm, however he is usually a bit inconsistent with accuracy.
Saturday evening in Gainesville, Levis will face one other nice quarterback, Florida’s Anthony Richardson. Richardson was instrumental within the Gators’ season-opening win over Utah. Richardson threw for simply 168 yards however was electrical on the bottom, racking up for 106 yards and three touchdowns on simply 11 carries. If Richardson performs at a excessive degree, Florida will be significantly better than many anticipated in his first season below Billy Napier.
Pseudo: Florida -6, Sat : Kentucky +6
No. 10 USC at Stanford
Time: 7:30 p.m. | Tv: ABC | Line: USC -8.5 | Total: 67.5
USC kicked off the Lincoln Riley period with a powerful victory over Rice. Whereas the offense racked up 538 yards, it was really the Trojans protection that opened the sport returning three interceptions for touchdowns. Rice was in a position to transfer the ball round a bit within the first half, however was fully doomed by turnovers within the second half. USC QB Caleb Williams, in the meantime, threw for 249 yards and two touchdowns within the 66-14 win.
Williams will make his Pac-12 debut at Stanford on Saturday. He will likely be opposed by one other future NFL quarterback in Tanner McKee. McKee did not get a lot assistance on offense throughout his beginning tenure, however the Cardinal hopes EJ Smith can grow to be his subsequent massive working again. The son of NFL legend Emmitt Smith, EJ Smith rushed for 118 yards and two touchdowns in a season-opening win over Colgate.
Pseudo: USC-8.5, Sat : USC-8.5
No. 9 Baylor at No. 21 BYU
Time: 10:15 p.m. | Tv: ESPN | Line: BYU-3 | Total: 53.5
After successful a Huge 12 title with Gerry Bohanon, Baylor coach Dave Aranda did one thing courageous. He made a quarterback change, naming Blake Shapen the starter over Bohanon in spring coaching. Bohanon has since been traded, so it is Shapen’s present heading into Saturday evening’s showdown with an excellent BYU group who additionally occurs to be a future member of the Huge 12. Along with the QB change, Baylor replaces a slew of wonderful defensive gamers. . Will new contributors be prepared for a problem on the highway initially of the season?
Whereas Baylor blasted an FCS group in Week 1, BYU traveled throughout the nation and outscored South Florida, 50-21. The Cougars led 28-0 on the finish of the primary quarter and by no means appeared again. It was a season-opening assertion for a program with a number of high-profile video games on the schedule this yr. Along with going through Baylor, BYU has Oregon, Notre Dame and Arkansas on the horizon. Win a number of of these video games and the Cougars may climb fairly excessive within the standings.
Pseudo: BYU-3, Sat : BYU-3
One-on-one ATS: Nick: 2-3, Sam: 1-4
One of the best bets of week 2
Nick Bromberg (Final week: 1-2)
Duke within the Northwest (-10): Duke’s protection appeared improbable on its debut for Mike Elko and Northwestern took benefit of some Nebraska errors in Week 0. It seems like a sport the place the primary group is 30 wins and I am not satisfied the both group will attain that quantity anyway. Select: Beneath 58.5
Wake Forest (-12.5) at Vanderbilt: The information of Sam Hartman’s return makes him a straightforward selection for me for the reason that hole is 14 factors. Whereas Vanderbilt is improved, Wake is a high 25 group with Hartman at QB and I do not suppose he can have rust points. Select: Wake Forest -12.5
Arizona State at Oklahoma State (-11.5): The Cowboys offense appeared actually good in Week 1 in opposition to Central Michigan whereas the protection allowed Central Michigan to rack up the factors and yards within the second half. I ponder if OSU was intentionally vanilla on protection earlier than this one and I feel he has approach an excessive amount of expertise for Arizona State. Decide: Oklahoma State -11.5
Sam Cooper (Final week: 3-0)
Duke within the Northwest (-10): In Northwestern’s final 30 video games as a house favourite, unders are 23-5-2. And in Northwestern’s final 30 video games as a double-digit favourite, below betting is 19-9-1. Select: Beneath 58.5
South Carolina at No. 16 Arkansas (-8.5): I do know Arkansas suffered some key defensive accidents within the win over Cincinnati, however I am undecided South Carolina can benefit from them. The Gamecocks struggled on offense in opposition to Georgia State, Spencer Rattler included. Arkansas goes to have the ability to run very efficiently. Decide: Arkansas -8.5
UNLV to Cal (-13): Cal was unimpressive of their Week 1 win over UC Davis, confirming some considerations I had in regards to the Golden Bears this offseason. Cal hasn’t been a robust favourite below Justin Wilcox and I feel UNLV has sufficient offensive abilities to cowl that quantity. Be careful for Michigan State switch Ricky White to receiver. Select: UNLV +13
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