2022 College Football Win Totals: Two Teams Going Under
The college football season is right around the corner (the first games are Saturday, Aug. 27), so it’s time to get those future bets in.
We’ve already looked at the two big teams from Utah (the Utes and the BYU Cougars) and told you to take the over on both of them.
So now let’s give you the two best bets on the under totals. Odds are courtesy of our friends at BetMGM, where you can get up to $1,000 free on your first deposit.
Arkansas UNDER 7.5 wins (-150)
Remarkably, for the second straight year, the Razorbacks have the most challenging schedule in the country.
Head coach Sam Pittman calls it the team’s three-peat which is funny until you look at the scary slate. Daunting to say the least.
Arkansas plays five teams ranked in the top 25, including the season-opener (Sept. 3) at home against Cincinnati, a playoff team last year.
Following that are two winnable games, also at home, against South Carolina and Missouri State.
Then comes this brutal stretch: Sept. 24 vs. Texas A&M in Arlington; Oct. 1 hosting Alabama; Oct. 8 at Mississippi State; and Oct. 15 at BYU.
The Razorbacks then have a bye before facing Auburn on the road, before three straight home games against Liberty, LSU, and Ole Miss, before closing out the season on the road against Missouri.
The Razorbacks finished 9-4 a season ago (4-4 SEC; 24-10 win over Penn State in the Outback Bowl), they return 10 starters (six on offense and four on defense) and they bring in players from bigger programs like LB Drew Sanders (transfer from Alabama), S Latavious Brini (Georgia), WR Jadon Haselwood (Oklahoma) and DB Dwight McGlothern (LSU).
But ultimately, eight wins appear unlikely. Seems like a six- or seven-win team in 2022.
Stanford UNDER 4.5 wins (-145)
Another team with an extremely difficult schedule, the Cardinal also has a coach, David Shaw, who’s on the hot seat as fans are growing impatient.
Stanford has had two losing seasons in the last three years (11-19 overall) and it's about to make three out of four – even with stud quarterback Tanner McKee running the show.
The junior signal-caller looks like a future NFL pro – some believe he’ll be the third quarterback taken in next year’s NFL Draft, should he declare – but the problem is his offensive line needs major rebuilding. Plus, the Cardinal will enter the 2022 season without their top two rushers from a season ago.
But it’s really the schedule that should prompt you to place this bet.
The Cardinal host USC – that’s still a loss – then over the course of the season play road games at Washington, Oregon, Notre Dame, UCLA, Utah, and rival Cal.
Stanford closes out the season with what figures to be another loss: home against BYU.
This looks like a four-win team to me.