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Early Lines on College Football Week 2 Games

September 8, 2015

Week 2 of the 2015 college football season starts on Thursday. There were a few surprises and a few upsets during Week 1 and more of the same is likely to happen during Week 2.

  • One of the biggest games on the second is Michigan State vs. Oregon, with the Spartans opening in the early line as 2.5-point chalk and by Monday afternoon that spread had moved up to Michigan State -3.5.
  • The Spartans look to avenge a loss of 46-27 from Week 2 of last season, when they were 14-point road dogs. The Spartans led that game at the half 24-18 but were outscored by the Ducks in the second half 28-3.
  • Other early lines for game of interest in Week 2
  • Michigan is still searching for win No. 1 under Jim Harbaugh after losing its opener. The Wolverines opened as 15-point favored versus Oregon State. That was bet down to -14.5 by Monday afternoon. Some online books have Michigan -15.5.
  • Notre Dame, who disposed rather easily of Texas as 9-point chalk at home last week, moved from -9 to -10.5 chalk in early action for their game against Virginia.
  • LSU opened as 3.5-point favorites on Sunday on the road against Mississippi State, but that has bet down to -3. However, a number of online books have the Tigers at -4 or -4.5.
  • Vanderbilt lost to Western Kentucky to open the season and is now 21-point dogs at home this week versus Georgia. As of Monday afternoon, some online sportsbooks had Georgia -19.
  • Oklahoma opened Sunday as a favorite by 1 point at Tennessee. However, that was lowered to a pick ‘em at some books while others have kept the Sooners at -1.

Up until the kickoff, of each of these games and others, the line will be moving and it is best to check back here for the latest up to date line available before making your online wager.