- There are two matchups inside the Top-25 for college football in Week 2 of the season.
- Ohio State are 14.5-point favorites over Oregon.
- Iowa State has (-195) odds to beat Iowa (+165).
LAS VEGAS – Week 1 of the college football season surely did not disappoint with its Top-25 matchups and Week 2 is shaping up to be no different. Week 2 has two games on the schedule between two ranked teams.
Regulated sports betting sites have odds on the matchups between #3 Ohio State and #12 Oregon as well as #9 Iowa State and #10 Iowa.
#3 Ohio State Vs. #12 Oregon
Ohio State Vs. Oregon
- Moneyline: Ohio State (-700) vs. Oregon (+450)
- Spread: Ohio State -14.5
- Total: 64 Points
This is one of the more highly anticipated Top-25 matchups in the Week 2 slate as Ohio State takes on Oregon. These two teams are no stranger to one another as they have met nine times, resulting in Ohio State winning all nine meetings and are in line to win their tenth.
Looking at the college football odds for the spread, all signs are pointing towards Ohio State covering without issue. In their last 15 matchups against a PAC-12 opponent, they have gone 12-2-1 against the spread. Backing that up, even more, is the fact that Oregon has gone 0-4 against the spread in their last four games following a win.
As for the game total, Ohio State is expected to be in control for the better part of the game which could lead to a high-scoring matchup. In their last eight games overall, they have gone 5-1-2 hitting the OVER, and have also gone 4-1-1 with the OVER in their last six games. On the Oregon side, they have hit the OVER in nine of their last twelve games following a win.
#9 Iowa State Vs. #10 Iowa
Iowa State Vs. Iowa
- Moneyline: Iowa State (-195) vs. Iowa (+165)
- Spread: Iowa State -4.5
- Total: 46.5 Points
This matchup between the Big 12 and Big 10 is set to be one for the ages as Iowa State and Iowa have a long-standing rivalry. They have met a total of 67 times and Iowa has demolished the series with 45 wins to Iowa State’s 22. Iowa has also won the last five meetings between 2015-2019.
Looking at the spread, Iowa should not be counted out, despite being the underdog, as they have gone 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four games as an underdog. Although Iowa State has also been strong, going 4-0 against the spread following a spread loss in a previous game. In their head-to-head matchups, the home team, in this case, Iowa State, has gone 4-0 ATS in their last four meetings.
The total points posted for this standoff are looking to hit the UNDER as both teams have hit the UNDER more often than not. In their last six meetings against a Big 12 team, Iowa has stayed UNDER the point total in four games. Iowa State has also stayed UNDER in 12 of their last 16 games against a Big 10 opponent. In their last six meetings with one another, the UNDER has gone 4-1-1.
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