College Football Week 1: Picks and Predictions

Trying to find truly compelling matchups within the college football Week 1 slate is no easy feat. Most of the Power-5 conference schools have chosen to open up their 2015 campaigns by feasting on a cupcake opponent.

Still, from a wagering perspective, there are at least some games that stick out as intriguing. 

Here’s a look at the against the spread and total picks for every remaining game of Week 1.

*Only games involving two FBS teams are included.
*Betting lines and totals courtesy of Covers.com

Saturday’s Super Six Picks

  • Alabama Crimson Tide (-13.5)
  • UCLA Bruins (-19.5)
  • BYU Cougars (+6.5)
  • Arkansas Razorbacks (-33)
  • Auburn Tigers (-10.5)
  • Texas A&M Aggies (-3)

Picks For Every Game

Matchup Total Picks
Stanford (-11) at Northwestern 47.5 STAN (-11), UNDER
Florida Atlantic at Tulsa (-5) 67 TULSA (-5), OVER
UL-Monroe at Georgia (-35) 53.5 Georgia (-35), OVER
BYU at Nebraska (-6.5) 60 BYU (+6.5), OVER
Virginia at UCLA (-19.5) 52.5 UCLA (-19.5), UNDER
Louisville at Auburn (-10.5) 57.5 AUB (-10.5), UNDER
UTEP at Arkansas (-33) 50 ARK (-33), OVER
Penn State (-6.5) at Temple 44 TEMP (+6.5), UNDER
Old Dominion (-5) at E. Michigan 62 ODU (-5), UNDER
Bowling Green vs. Tennessee (-21) 69 TEN (-21), OVER
Troy at NC State (-26) 62 NCST (-26), OVER
UL-Lafayette at Kentucky (-17) 58 KEN (-17), OVER
Arizona State vs. Texas A&M (-3) 70 TAMU (-3), UNDER
Akron at Oklahoma (-33) 57.5 OKLA (-33), OVER
Georgia Southern at WVU (-17.5) 56 WVU (-17.5), UNDER
UNLV at Northern Illinois (-23.5) 62 NIU (-23.5), OVER
New Mexico State at Florida (-36) 54.5 FLOR (36), UNDER
Texas at Notre Dame (-10) 49 ND (-10), OVER
Wisconsin vs. Alabama (-13.5) 48 ALA (-13.5), UNDER
Texas State at Florida State (-30) 63.5 FSU (-30), OVER
Mississippi State (-21) at S. Miss 61 SOMISS (+21), UNDER
Arkansas State at USC (-27.5) 69.5 USC (-27.5), OVER
*Purdue at Marshall (-7.5) 62 PURD (+7.5), UNDER
**Ohio State (-14) at Va. Tech 52.5 OSU (-14), OVER

*Purde at Marshall will take place on Sunday afternoon

**Ohio State at Virginia Tech will take place on Monday night

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