The 2022 college football season is rolling. We’ve seen thrills, spills, upsets, and highlights…and that’s just last week. We’re now into week 6 of the college football slate and there’s never been a better time to bet.
Alabama didn’t mess around. That’s what Vegas gets for disrespecting Nick Saban with only -17.5 points against Arkansas.
Georgia looked a bit more vulnerable than their SEC running mates, almost falling to Mizzou and now back-to-back weeks of less-than-championship performances have me concerned.
Texas seems to be fading, but when you thought it was over, quarterback Quinn Ewers looks ready to return for the Red River Showdown, and Battle Lines will be drawn.
College football best bets: Week 6
TCU (17) v. Kansas (19) – Saturday Super Selection
Gary Patterson is gone, and TCU is back.
TCU hadn’t bested Oklahoma since 2014 when The Duece, Trevone Boykin, was the Frog’s signal caller. Guess they Boomed a little too Sooner last Saturday.
For The Horned Frogs, it’s easy to dismiss a 3-0 start with opponents like Tarleton or SMU, but their victory against the 18th-ranked Sooners surprised many.
They aren’t done yet.
Kansas is up next in their 2022 college football schedule, and they’re a nice story but no match for the Christians of Texas.
Junior halfback Kendre Miller‘s 7.67 yards per carry ranks fourth in the nation. Meanwhile, Kansas is allowing 115.6 rushing yards per game, 39th in the NCAA, but I think TCU’s running game gets going, and they limit the turnovers, as they’ve shown they can do, thanks to one man.
TCU quarterback Max Duggan has been near perfect. His 11-0 touchdown to interception ratio makes him the most efficient passer in all college football. Once a four-star prospect, Duggan’s been shining bright for an offense that’s been 2nd best in the land.
Best Bet: TCU -7.0 & o69.5 (+223) FanDuel Sportsbook
Tennesee (8) v. LSU (25)
Tennesee has Alabama on the schedule next week, and they’re probably looking ahead. The current line makes it look like Vegas is edging a Tennesee letdown in Baton Rouge.
I just talked about the TCU total offense being 2nd best in the nation; well, it’s Tennesee ahead of them. You’re getting fantastic odds for the Volunteers to cover. Don’t let this one get away.
Best Bet: Tennesee -3 (+100) FanDuel
Texas v. Oklahoma
Ohio State transfer Ewers is set to return, and it’s not too early for the Steve Sarkisian hot seat. Do I need to remind you that these two powerhouse teams are ‘unranked’?
The spread at -9 feels generous in favor of Texas, but OU might be trotting out backup quarterback Davis Bevillefollowing Dillion Gabriel’s concussion against TCU.
I like the Sooners to cover +9, but I wouldn’t put money on it. Let’s take the points.
Oklahoma has averaged 37.0 points per game, and Texas isn’t too far behind with 36.8. That’s a lot of scoring and enough to hit the over on 65.5.
Either way, the loser of this matchup is 3-3, and Arch Manning is only a year away.
Best Bet: o65.5 (-110) FanDuel
Auburn v. Georgia (2)
Georgia’s not the knight in shining armor anymore this college football season. A couple of close calls to lesser opponents have the hoi polloi doubting the reigning National Champions.
If you went to the University of Georgia, you should be used to this. The Dawgs don’t cover the spread, and I know the points feel low at 49.5, but this is my guarantee: Georgia will not cover, and they will not hit the over.
In 2022, UGA has only covered the spread twice and hit the OVER once. They seem to disappoint me and will do it to you too.
That’s a good recipe for an underwhelming yet intriguing SEC matchup for the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry, airing nationally on CBS.
Best Bet: Auburn +29 & u49.5 (+169) | FanDuel Sportsbook
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