NCAA College Football Picks Week 2: Michigan vs. Notre Dame Betting Odds: Two traditional collegge football picks rivals meet as the University of Michigan visits Notre Dame on Saturday in week two of the NCAA college football picks schedule. Vegas odds have placed the Fighting Irish as a 3-point favorite at home in this week 2 college football picks matchup. Whether you plan to make your college football picks on the Wolverines or bet on the Fighting Irish, the college football odds makers at Sportsbook.com have the full slate of college football odds available for all of the week 2 college football picks matchups.
Michigan (1-0) is coming off a surprising 30-10 college football picks victory over the University of Connecticut Huskies, a team that was considered a contender in the Big East. Sophomore quarterback Denard Robinson provided a ton of offense, with 186 yards passing and 197 yards rushing as well as two touchdowns. For head coach Rich Rodriguez’s spread-option offense, Robinson seems to be the perfect fit, the second coming of ex-WVU star Pat White, who ran that offense so well. Robinson will need help in today's week 2 college football picks matchup against a stouter foe in Notre Dame and his two running backs, sophomore Vincent Smith and junior Michael Shaw will have to provide a spark, though the two combined for nearly 100 yards against UConn. Notre Dame allowed their opponent last week, Purdue University, to amass over 300 yards of offense, including over 200 yards in the air, but they also intercepted the ball and played tough in the red zone, forcing field goals. Michigan will look to run with Robinson in the spread-option so Notre Dame will need to play strong on the edges and be prepared for those quick hitters up the middle in this week 2 college football picks battle.
For Notre Dame (1-0), last week’s 23-12 college football picks win victory over Purdue was important since it marked the debut of new head coach Brian Kelly. Notre Dame responded in front of a packed house and will need to do so again against another high-profile Big Ten opponent. The Fighting Irish were led by junior quarterback Dayne Crist and senior running back Armando Allen. Michigan did not play well defensively in 2009, giving-up more than 30 points on 7 occasions, but with 8 starters returning on defense, the unit seems much improved for this years college football picks season.
Michigan won last year’s college football picks contest in a shoot-out 38-34, but they do not have a history of playing well in road openers with a 2-8 record. Upsets have been the norm in this college football picks series, though, and Michigan is playing well enough to cover or defeat a Notre Dame team that may be over-hyped after their opening win.
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