Connor O’Gara is our senior writer for a reason.

Last week, two of our “expert” pickers — Andrew Kulha and myself — batted below .500 in our Week 1 picks and Connor cruised to an 8-4 record. But it’s still early and there’s plenty of time to play catch-up.

Week 2 is a huge one for the B1G, as six teams will face Power 5 opponents and three teams are playing in rivalry games. A strong performance and the conference could make a major statement early in the year.

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Here are our Week 2 picks against the spread in an important Saturday in the B1G .

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Connor O’Gara: 8-4

Andrew Kulha: 5-7

Dustin Schutte: 4-8

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