It’s never too early to start talking about college football. Although week zero won’t kick off for 85 days, sportsbooks have been posting regular-season win totals as early as April.
Some punters don’t like having their money tied up for months, but sometimes it’s worth spending some of your bankroll when the value appears. DraftKings Sportsbook was the last legal sportsbook to publish his regular season win totals from June 2.
We’ll break down the over/under win totals of four teams whose RSW features betting value.
North Carolina State OVER 8.5 wins (-145)
It’s a little juicy, but 2022 feels like the season where Dave Doeren and the Wolfpack become a namesake in the national conversation for the duration of the season.
ACC favorite Clemson is experiencing a major turnover, and quarterback DJ Uiagalelei’s inconsistency is a red flag for a team hoping for a return to the college football playoffs.
Two of the Wolfpack’s three losses in 2021 were one-score matches, signifying their competitiveness in virtually every contest. In what will likely end up being a competitive contest in Week 3 at home against Texas Tech, it’s certainly possible the Wolfpack will enter the ACC conference roster with an unblemished record.
The Wolfpack will be a road underdog in their ACC opener against Clemson, but who’s to say they can’t upset the Tigers for a second straight season?
Devin Leary’s balance and pocket accuracy make him a future NFL draft pick. Leary is also a dark horse competitor Heisman (+9900) if the Wolfpack is able to win the ACC and secure a spot in a six-man New Year’s Bowl.
Buy North Carolina State to be a nine-win team in 2022.
Nebraska OVER 7.5 wins (-120)
While the Huskers haven’t topped 7.5 wins since 2016, 2022 projects to be the season Big Red returns to the Big Ten West.
There is undoubtedly a path to eight wins and the first bowl appearance for Scott Frost and company.
NU’s four-year-old starting quarterback Adrian Martinez has since moved to Kansas State, but he’s looking more and more like former Texas quarterback Casey Thompson winning the job. QB leaving in 2022.
Fellow Power Five QB, ex-Florida State Seminole Chubba Purdy — brother of Iowa State’s Brock Purdy, the Cyclones’ all-time leader in passing yards — joined Nebraska in the offseason but spent time injured at the spring ball. Purdy will compete for the starting job, but as things stand, Thompson has the upper hand.
The Huskers have been lucky in their interdivisional roster, as they’ll likely be an underdog in just one of their East-West contests, traveling to face Michigan inside the Big House on Nov. 12.
Also, Nebraska’s Sept. 17 home game against Oklahoma isn’t quite as daunting, with the Sooners undergoing major personnel and coaching changes.
Support the Cornhuskers to get eight wins.
USC UNDER 9.5 wins (-115)
USC undoubtedly won the BFC offseason with the hiring of Lincoln Riley and the addition of quarterback Caleb Williams and receiver Jordan Addison, but the betting markets are a little too bullish on the Trojans .
The trajectory of USC’s football program as a whole is skyrocketing, but already recording nine wins for Riley and company in the first year is a bit premature.
USC’s skill position players are legit, but there’s still some uncertainty around the offensive and defensive lines.
After opening as three-point road favorites against Utah on Oct. 15, the Trojans have been betting on three-point road underdogs as many college bettors made the smart move. to bet against USC. Getting into Rice-Eccles and defeating the Utes will be a difficult task.
It’s also possible the Trojans will slide against UCLA in the Rose Bowl and against Notre Dame in their regular-season finale.
It may be a contrarian take, but bet the UNDER on USC’s regular season win total.
Arizona State LESS THAN 6.5 wins (+105)
At +105, trying to discolor Arizona State in 2022 is a must. Arizona State has a tough schedule for 2022, with the path to seven wins looking unlikely.
Outside of non-conference home games in Northern Arizona and Eastern Michigan, there are no shoo-in wins on the Sun Devil’s schedule.
Three-year former starting quarterback Jayden Daniels left the program for LSU in the offseason, leaving the Sun Devils in need of a new man under center. Arizona State is also under investigation by the NCAA for recruiting violations, with Herm Edwards’ tenure in Tempe stalled.
The Sun Devils have also lost almost 30 players on the transfer portal and only dismissed a total of five starters in attack and defense.
Bet on a disappointing season for Arizona State in 2022