2023 College Football Week 2 Odds, Picks, Predictions: How to Bet Texas-Alabama, Nebraska-Colorado

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The new 2023 college football season continues to roll out with a number of great matchups. Excitement of Colorado’s start won’t slow down as they welcome Nebraska in their home opener. Of course, the featured matchup of the week includes Texas against Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

We recommend the best college football betting sites in our odds overview for spotlight Week 2 games. Get the best available odds and analysis for select matchups here.

College Football Odds for Week 2

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Week 2 College Football Odds for AP Top 25 Teams

The best available odds for home team spreads are listed along with game totals across top sports betting apps.

  • Ball State at 1 Georgia (, )
  • 10 Notre Dame at NC State (, )
  • 12 Utah at Baylor (, )
  • Troy at 15 Kansas State (, )
  • Nebraska at 22 Colorado (, )
  • UNLV at 2 Michigan (, )
  • 20 Ole Miss at 24 Tulane (, )
  • 23 Texas A&M at Miami (, )
  • Tulsa at 8 Washington (, )
  • Appalachian State at 17 North Carolina (, )
  • SMU at 18 Oklahoma (, )
  • 11 Texas at 3 Alabama (, )
  • 13 Oregon at Texas Tech (, )
  • 19 Wisconsin at Washington State (, )
  • Southern Miss at 4 Florida State (, )
  • Stanford at 6 USC (, )

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Nebraska at No. 22 Colorado

  • Time: Saturday, 12:00 p.m. ET
  • TV/Live Stream: FOX

One of the biggest questions after Week 1 – Is Colorado legitimate? It was a stunning debut by head coach Deion Sanders and his son, Shedeur, at quarterback with over 500 passing yards against TCU. Not only are the Buffaloes immediately ranked in the top 25, but they are field-goal favorites against Nebraska.

The Cornhuskers weren’t expected to have a strong defense this year. But they had a decent showing in the season opener against Minnesota and took a tough early loss on the road. It may not hold up as well to Colorado’s passing attack, but the Buffaloes didn’t exactly slow down the Horned Frogs either.

Pick: Over 59.5 (Current odds: )

No. 12 Utah at Baylor

  • Time: Saturday, 12:00 p.m. ET
  • TV/Live Stream: ESPN

It’s no surprise to see Utah as over a touchdown favorite after Baylor’s rough opener. In addition, quarterback Blake Shapen will be out for multiple weeks with an MCL injury. Meanwhile, Utah is coming off an impressive stomping of Florida. This could be an ideal home dog situation, but the best move is taking the Utes on the moneyline or teasing down the spread.

Pick: Utah ML -275 (Current odds: )

No. 10 Notre Dame at NC State

  • Time: Saturday, 12:00 p.m. ET
  • TV/Live Stream: ABC, ESPN3

Over the first two games, ND quarterback Sam Hartman has completed 33-of-40 passes and 6 touchdowns with 0 interceptions. The offensive machine will have a bigger test at NC State, but the Wolfpack wasn’t very impressive when holding off UConn. One potential benefit will be taking on the Irish defense that clearly wasn’t challenged by their first two opponents.

Pick: Notre Dame -7.5 (Current odds: )

No. 20 Ole Miss at No. 24 Tulane

  • Time: Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET
  • TV/Live Stream: ESPN2

It’s certainly not the primetime headliner, but still a very intriguing matchup with an SEC team. Ole Miss had a wild start against Mercer with four touchdowns in the first five minutes. Three of those were from the Rebels, and they never looked back in an eventual 73-7 destruction. It’s hard not to like the offenses with Tulane piling on the points against a decent opening foe in South Alabama.

Pick: Over 67 (Current odds: )

No. 11 Texas at No. 3 Alabama

  • Time: Saturday, 7 p.m. ET
  • TV/Live Stream: ESPN

Neither team had a problem dismantling the opening opponent (with the exception of Texas not covering). Part of the issue was the offense not clicking as expected with the abundance of wide receiver talent for the Longhorns. They’ll need to step up when taking on a strong Alabama secondary unit.

Alabama quarterback Jalen Milroe already showed great potential in just his two career starts. It’ll be a significant test for a Texas defense that needs to avoid giving up big plays. Expect a solid showing from both schools that will be a future SEC staple.

Pick: Alabama ML -263 (Current odds: )

Stanford at No. 6 USC

  • Time: Saturday, 10:30 p.m. ET
  • TV/Live Stream: FOX

FOX will feature another late-night matchup on their broadcast network this season. USC’s high-powered offense is favored heavily in this Pac-12 showdown. They have already scored 122 points in their first two games, but they were matchups against meager Mountain West opponents. Stanford isn’t projected to be good, but the spread seems a bit too high after showing some offensive potential against Hawai’i.

Pick: Stanford +29.5 (Current odds: )

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