Season win totals are where some people can really exploit betting lines. Most of the lines are set because of pre-season hype and new additions to the team and not on statistics. We will be diving into some of the best bets we think you should consider for your season-long future bets!
Ohio State Over 11 Wins (-125)
Ohio State is in one of the best conferences in college football. The Big 10 has gotten better year after year. Ohio St has a real chance to go undefeated this year. They start off against #5 ranked Notre Dame. That being said, Notre Dame has gone through a lot of changes this year. They have a new head coach, quarterback, and running back on offense. They should be a challenge, but I think Ohio St comes out and makes a statement that the Big 10 runs through Columbus, Ohio.
After Notre Dame, the regularly scheduled conference games come into play. The ranked opponents that the Buckeyes have to play are #18 Wisconsin, #15 Michigan St, and #8 Michigan. Ohio St lost to Michigan last year for the first time in five years with Jim Harbaugh at the helm. I look for Ohio St to come back this year with a chip on their shoulder to take down Michigan and complete the allusive 12-0 regular season. I think betting on the solid 11 is safe. If they drop a game, then your odds of pushing are still very high.
Florida Under 7.5 Wins (-110)
Florida is coming off a disappointing 6-7 season with Dan Mullen. Florida went out and got one of the most sought-after young coaches in Billy Napier. Billy had turned the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns into a competitive team in the CFP world. Billy comes in with a few of his four-star recruits from Louisiana. In turn, he lost a few to the transfer portal.
Florida has a rough schedule to start the year. Opening the year against #7 Utah and then turning around to play #20 Kentucky is a tough draw for them. Granted, both of those games will be at the swamp, which is a huge advantage for the Gators. I think this bet is a safe one because on paper you can find seven wins. I don’t think you can find eight. With seven being the so-called best-case scenario in a rebuilding year, I and fellow Stadium Rant Feature writer Nolan Brooks have Florida finishing 7-5. For more information and a game-by-game breakdown presented by Nolan, check out this link!
Arkansas Over 7.5 Wins (+125)
Sam Pittman and the Razorbacks finished last year at 9-4 with arguably a harder schedule. They did lose their leading WR in Treylon Burks, but the real star of the show is going to be their QB KJ Jefferson. While KJ did lose his top WR, he still has plenty of weapons to throw to. This bet isn’t because I love Arkansas and think they can win or compete for a National Championship. This bet is because I believe their schedule is very favorable and Sam Pittman loves to play at home. Sam Pittman is 8-4 in home games since he started at Arkansas. Two of those losses came at the hands of juggernauts, Alabama and Georgia. I think the Razorbacks have at least eight wins in them! Fellow Stadium Rant Feature Writer Nolan Books breaks down the game by game projections here!
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Kentucky Over 7.5 Wins (-130)
Led by veteran QB Will Levis and head coach Mark Stoops, the Wildcats have a real shot at making some noise in the SEC this year. Mark has made Kentucky into a hard-nosed, solid football team over his tenure at the University. Will Levis is also going into his final year of college looking to impress the NFL scouts to hopefully get his name into contention with the top guys. Looking at Kentucky’s schedule, I don’t see a ton of tough matchups. They have the easy side of SEC play this year with only having two ranked teams on their schedule. Those teams are #21 Ole Miss and #3 Georgia. I think this team has the potential to hit double-digit wins this year behind the arm of Will Levis, and the weak schedule.
Miami Under 8.5 Wins (+110)
The once great college football juggernaut, the hurricanes have not been in title contention since 2001 when they last won. Past Oregon Head coach Mario Cristobal is now captain of the ship and looking to make a splash this year. Miami comes into the season ranked #16th in the nation. With QB Tyler Van Dyke on offense and not much else, Miami will have to dig deep and find their stars at the skill positions this year.
The Hurricanes were active in the transfer portal, but mostly for defense. They have talent on both sides of the ball, but with the new coaching staff and some changes at the top, I am not convinced. Looking at the schedule, Miami has some noticeably tough road games. They are playing at #6 ranked Texas A&M, #4 Clemson, and the always tough to play at their stadium, Virginia Tech. For Miami to get to that nine-win mark, they have to win at least 2 of those games.
I’m not confident in this team’s ability to win all the other games they are supposed to either. Vegas loves to increase lines of teams with massive fan bases to encourage the hype and have people bet the over. Don’t call for the trap! Bet the under 8.5 wins.
There are so many season-win total bets you can look at and find if you look hard enough. Don’t bet too many of them as they’re a season-long bet! Make a few strong bets and enjoy the ride. Check out more articles with weekly and season-long best bets at demo.borderfuelsports.com!