College Football Pix, Schedule: Spread for major top 25 games in week 2, predictions against odds

Although the Power Five is kicking off just a few weeks from the 2020 college football season, as the COVID-19 epidemic has prematurely shied away from the game’s stupendous schedule, the ACC and Big 12 officially But on Saturday, almost every team in action are starting. . The SEC is still a few weeks away from the start of their season (September 26), and the Big Ten and Pac-12 are currently surveying play in spring 2021, but major college football is on deck this weekend.

Presiden no. 1 Clemson will be in action Saturday night, as Wake is a nearly five-touchdown favorite over Forrest, while No. 10 Notre Dame – a temporary member of the ACC for 2020 – has an afternoon game as a three-touchdown. Favorite over Duke. The Big 12 has no marquee game on its schedule, although both No. 5 Oklahoma and No. 14 Texas will be in action in games that will likely end before the first quarter.

With it starting early in the day and continuing until late at night, let’s take a look at the biggest games on Saturday and with our picks and predictions for what will change in those competitions. Our CBS Sports College football experts have raised every game directly and against the spread, giving you ample opportunity to decide how to make your choice before kickoff. All time eastern

Syracuse at 18 North Carolina (-22.5) – Noon on ACC Network: This is a big, intense number for a conference game that will be the first action for any team after a limited-to-no spring and socially distant presiden camp. This season is one of the best offenses in the ACC when I’m in North Carolina, you have to leave room for some first week hiccups in your expectations for this game. Those points can be shown in low touchdowns, but also in settling for field goals when the high-octane offense gets into the scoring position and the field shrinks. Then I’m looking at Tommy DeVito and wondering if, after a very disappointing 2019, he will step up to go on to touch a pair on the board against North Carolina’s defense. The Tar Heels would win hands down, but more than three touchdowns is a big question this season. Pick: Syracuse (13: .5) – Chip Patterson

Duke No 10 Notre Dame (-20.5) – 2:30 pm on NBC: Picking games will be tougher than before this year as we may not know that players are missing before kickoff. Still, given what we know about these two teams on Saturday, I have a hard time not taking Fighting Irish. The Irish lost 38-7 last season at Duke, Duke of North Carolina, and I don’t think much has changed for both teams to expect this year’s competition to fall apart. I feel comfortable taking the Irish for anything better than three touchdowns. Pick: Notre Dame (-20.5) – Tom Fornelli

Georgia Tech at Florida State (-12.5) – 3:30 pm on ABC: Both defenses should gain an early lead due to their returning talent and the fact that neither offense inspires confidence, and not as a capable unit for a breakout performance in Week 1. It takes the Seminoles to take the time and do everything to execute new coach Mike Norwell. , And for this reason, it is difficult to see Florida State scoring enough to pull away. Georgia Tech’s running game should generate enough punch to score at least once or twice and keep the Yellow Jackets within the spread. Pick: Georgia Tech (+12.5) – David Cobb

No. 1 Clemson (-33) at Wake Forest – 7:30 pm on ABC: National television is like a stage for the entire nation to feel that Clemson’s defensive line is just behind the 2017-18 level of depth and dominance. Sophomore Tyler Davis is going to be one of the best interior defensive linemen in the country this season, fellow player KJ Henry is set to become the next great Clemson pass rusher and the true freshman duo of Bryan Bezay and Miles Murphy has “over- Delivery “. “According to Clemson’s coach on his five-star promise. He is a five or six deep racer with a group player who can start on any line in the conference, and this is all kinds of problems for Wake Forest in this matchup. The reason is about to come in. Even though Trevor Lawrence has gone off to a slow start like 2019 with his top goals, the defense will be so disruptive that Damon Dickens will be tough for the offense in any kind of rhythm. Pick: Clemson (-33) – Chip Patterson

UTEP number 14 in Texas (-14) – 8pm on Longhorn Network: Speculators speculate that this will be a setback, and I do not disagree. Personally, such huge early seasons aren’t as fun as it’s obvious who’s the better team – it’s just whether they hold their foot long on the gas pedal to cover. After winning just two games in the last three years, the Minors have been poor for some time. A 24–14 win over FCS rank Stephen F. Austin in Week 1 did not inspire a ton of confidence for a cover this week. I think keep the points. Pick: Texas-43.5 – Ben Carcheval

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