There are some more matchups against Football Championship Subdivision teams for SEC teams in Week 2 of the college football season. However, there are also some matchups that will be challenging for those making college football predictions to call.
Alabama playing Texas, Ole Miss at Tulane, and Texas A&M heading to meet up with Miami top the list of SEC games to keep an eye on.
When looking at the College Football picks, Vanderbilt is the only SEC team listed as an underdog.
Two-time defending national champion Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and LSU are all ranked in the top 15 in the national polls. They are also among the top candidates in the odds to win the national title.
After we had a so-so opening week with a 3-2 record in SEC prop bets. Here’s a look at some Week 2 prop bets that those who bet online might want to consider.
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Milroe Could Air It Out for Alabama
It was a pretty quiet Week 1 performance for new Alabama starting quarterback Jalen Milroe, who was 13 of 18 passing for 194 yards in a win over Middle Tennessee State.
If Milroe never attempted a pass, the Crimson Tide would have cruised to victory against Middle Tennessee. It should be a different story against a nationally ranked Texas team so this will be Milroe’s first chance to show what he can do in a much-anticipated matchup.
— Jake Thomas (@JakeThomasTTS) September 8, 2023
Don’t look for Milroe to challenge Alabama’s single-game record for passing yards, but the +158 odds for him to throw for at least 232 yards seems like a pretty good way to go.
- Pick: Alabama QB Jalen Milroe To Go Over 232 Passing Yards +158
Look for Early TD in Vandy-Wake Forest Clash
Wake Forest has been consistently in the top four in total offense in the ACC while the return of quarterback AJ Swann gives Vanderbilt’s offense a huge piece to build around.
Even with longtime starting Wake Forest quarterback Sam Hartman transferring to Notre Dame, the Demon Deacons aren’t going to slow down the way they play on offense and Vanderbilt has the confidence to attack when it has the ball as well.
QB Sam Hartman is winless (0-2) against NC State at Carter-Findlay Stadium.
— Notre Dame Fighting Irish (@Insidetheirish) September 8, 2023
Don’t expect a 20-17 game on Saturday so why not go with a prop bet to score early?
Ole Miss’ Judkins Ready to Rumble
After a brilliant freshman season, Ole Miss running back Quinshon Judkins only got 13 carries in the season opener for the Rebels.
Judkins scored seven touchdowns in four games against ranked opponents during the 2022 season and facing a veteran Tulane team, expect Ole Miss to give the ball to the sensational sophomore early and often.
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One of the top backs in the 2025 Class looks to improve on his true freshman campaign in 2022 and keep in contention for the top RB in 2025
— Ryan Bread (@FFRybread) September 8, 2023
Judkins has run for 18 touchdowns in 14 career games and look for him to find the end zone once again on Saturday. Judkins doesn’t pay out very well (-1000) if he scores a touchdown or even if he scored twice (-114), so let’s go with him opening the scoring.
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Back and Forth We Go
The University of Miami will see a familiar face on the opposing sideline as former Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher leads Texas A&M against the Hurricanes on Saturday.
Miami isn’t ranked but it is still viewed as a team that could do some damage in the ACC. Texas A&M comes in at No. 23 in both the Associated Press and coaches polls. The Aggies are favored on the road against Miami, something that would be unthinkable during the Hurricanes’ heyday.
This has the feeling of a game where the teams trade body blows and each have a chance to make big plays.
More Excitement For Auburn?
Both Auburn and California topped 50 points in the season openers.
Cal put up 58 on North Texas thanks in large part to 347 yards and six touchdowns on the ground.
Auburn rushed for 289 yards and six touchdowns while topping UMass 59-14.
Still, the total of 55 seems to be a little on the low side since both of these teams will do more than just run between the tackles.
The total has gone over in each of Cal’s last six games as well as seven of the last eight games played by Auburn. The level of competition goes up in Week 2, but this game could still head over the total.