Last Updated on September 10, 2021

On Thursday night’s SportsCenter, famous host Scott Van Pelt recaps Thursday Night Football, and previews the week ahead in NFL and college football. In addition, SVP provides his favorite betting picks against the spread for both CFB and the NFL. You’ve heard of his segment titled “Bad Beats”, this is another that highlights betting picks for the weekend.

Let’s take a look at Van Pelt’s betting picks for college football this week. He gives a handful of picks on his “Winners” segment on ESPN’s SportsCenter, and we provide them for you below. Finally, we go through SVP’s betting history, his betting records, and the latest odds for this week.




SVP Picks for College Football Week 2

After a successful week in Week 1 where Scott Van Pelt went 4-1 in college football, he is back this week with a handful of betting picks against the spread. Below, you can find his picks for this week’s college football slate. As always, odds are courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook.



Colorado +17 vs. TAMU

Scott Van Pelt does it like no one else, saying this is “too many points” for Colorado.

Rice +9 vs. Houston

SVP mentions that Rice needs to stay away from “Bad Beats”, and cover this nine points against Houston.

Arkansas State +5.5 vs. Memphis

5.5-point underdogs to Memphis? No problem, says SVP as he likes Arkansas State this week.

Arkansas +7 vs. Texas

All time, SVP is 6-2 picking Arkansas. He is doing it again this week against Texas, who are touchdown favorites.

Missouri +5.5 vs. Kentucky

These odds are far too low for Missouri, as SVP says this should be closer to a touchdown.

Appalachian State +9 vs. Miami

Bama hangover? Even after a big loss, SVP likes App State to cover against the U.

Washington +7 vs. Michigan

Washington lost against Montana last week, but SVP is still taking Washington at +7.

East Carolina +2 vs. South Carolina

ECU opened as a favorite, but SVP likes them still here despite the odds movement.

Stanford Steve’s Week 2 CFB Picks

Steve likes Pittsburgh -3 against Tennessee this week, after some wins last week.


What are Scott Van Pelt’s NFL Picks for this week?

On ESPN’s SportsCenter, SVP provides his favorite betting picks for the NFL each and every week during the season. If SVP releases his NFL picks for Week 1, we will provide them below.



Is SVP a good handicapper?

Scott Van Pelt has never claimed to be a good handicapper, as his segment is meant for entertainment with a chance at finding some winners. With that said, he has found some relative success over the years. Here is a look at his betting record from this season, along with a historical look at the 2020-2021 season.

Week 1 – SVP went 4-1 last week after an awesome finish between Florida State and Notre Dame. Here were his bets.

  • VT +5.5 (Win)
  • Penn State +5.5 (Win)
  • Louisiana Lafayette +9 (Loss)
  • UTSA +5 (Win)
  • Florida State +7 (Win)


SVP betting history

NFL betting record in 2020: 15-12

CFB betting record in 2020: 27-27-1

All time, SVP is 312-299-10 after last week.


How do I find the best Week 2 college football odds?

Looking for the best odds for each Week 2 game in college football? Below is a list of the best odds at various legal sportsbooks, giving you a chance to get the best return on your investment with a winning ticket.

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Looking for CFB consensus picks? Here is the latest public betting numbers.


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