College Football Betting Odds
Conference media day beckons with August training camp to follow. The wait is soon to end for the 2022 college football season. Week Zero opens the action on August 27, with the full week one kicking off on September 1. But future wagering is already hot and heavy.
At the start of future College football betting, we have familiar brands at the top of the board. The Alabama Crimson Tide is again in its traditional spot as the preseason #1 ranked team. Last year the Crimson Tide lost the national championship game to Georgia. But annual recruiting rankings at the top make Alabama a justifiable favorite. Quarterback Bryce Young returns after throwing for 4872 yards and 47 TD passes in 2021. Second year offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien should have an even more explosive unit this year.
NCAAF Championship Odds
|ODDS TO WIN 2022-23 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP
|Miami Florida +6500
||Michigan State +15000
||Mississippi State +22500
||NC State +8500
||Notre Dame +4800
||Ohio State +350
||Oklahoma State +7500
|Penn State +10000
||Texas A&M +2606
*Odds as of Monday, August 15, 5:00 PM ET
Fans and gamblers forget that Ohio State was an 11-win program in 2021. What is remembered is how the Michigan Wolverines annihilated the Buckeyes. Most bothersome was how the Buckeyes were curb-stomped at the line of scrimmage. Head coach Ryan Day wasted no time in making changes. First, Day hired respected Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Jim Knowles. Knowles will be tasked with toughening up the Buckeye run defense. On the offensive side of the ball, quarterback CJ Stroud is a Heisman Trophy candidate. Stroud threw for 4435 yards and 44 TD passes in 2021.
The defending national champion Georgia Bulldogs have used recruiting to fortify their roster for annual national championship runs. Georgia lost 15 players to the 2022 NFL Draft from that championship team. However, the Bulldogs have been such a dominant recruiter that they remain a top-tier favorite. Georgia’s biggest roster losses were on defense. And that is where the recruiting is expected to pay off for head coach Kirby Smart and UGA. National championship quarterback Stetson Bennett returns with a loaded offense.
The Clemson Tigers have an advantage that nobody else can match. Clemson plays in the weak Atlantic Coast Conference and should storm back to dominance. Last year the Pitt Panthers won the ACC but lost quarterback Kenny Pickett and his top receiver. Clemson is coming off a disappointing season in 2021. Yet the Tigers managed to post another double-digit win season. Clemson’s suffocating defense should be even better in 2022. And the offense will be significantly improved under new coordinator Brandon Streeter.
Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher has hauled in one of the greatest classes in history. Fisher did so well that Alabama head coach Nick Saban complained that the Aggies “bought” their players.
For several years, Fisher has recruited to make a serious championship run. While the Aggies have gotten better, they have not broken all the way through. Fisher was hired to win national championships. But he has not come close, and fans are getting restless. DJ Durkin arrives from Ole Miss as the new defensive coordinator.
Texas A&M has to make its big leap forward on offense. The Aggies will have a three-way quarterback battle at the beginning of training camp. Max Johnson, Haynes King, and Conner Weigman are all seen as a potential starter for the 2022 campaign.
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