College Football Season Win Total Expert PicksNoah Williams
College football season win totals are a good way to gauge the sense of the college football betting market and Las Vegas’ expectations for teams. Keep reading for a look at my top four early-season win totals betting picks you must make now for the upcoming 2016 college football season.
A Closer Look At My College Football Season Win Total Expert Picks
Cincinnati (Over 6.5)
Cincinnati’s defense might have some trouble stopping the run this season. Then again, former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville has a great returning hard-hitting safety in Zach Edwards. The offense is going to be lights out again with QB Gunner Keil. Receivers Shaq Washington, Mekale McKay and Chris Moore all return. So does 3 offensive line players. The offense should bail Cincinnati out of at least 2 games. They’ll beat UTM, Miami Ohio, UConn, ECU, and UCF. That’s 7 wins.
TCU (Over 8)
It’s the offensive system at TCU. Want to know how I know that? Versus Oklahoma, the Horned Frogs were without both their star QB in Trevone Boykin and their star WR in Josh Doctson. They still managed to play well enough to lose by only 1 point to a future College Playoff Team, 29 to 30, in the Oklahoma Sooners. Whenever Gary Patterson has had his absolute best teams at Texas Christian, it’s been because of the defense. TCU has a loaded line backing corps with Travin Howard, Ty Summers and Montrel Wilson. TCU projects to maybe lose 1 game this season, to the Sooners, but other than that they should roll in the Big 12 now that Baylor is a lame duck.
Miami FL (Over 6.5)
Say what you want about Mark Richt. His teams at Georgia were always competitive in the SEC. That’s not easy to do. Richt inherits QB Brad Kaaya, a proven signal-caller, who has a suspect offensive line. But that’s why Richt is in Miami, right? He’ll put together a good enough line for Kaaya to have success. The defense won’t be as bad as many in the ACC. New defensive coordinator Manny Diaz should do enough to make the unit respectable. I see at least 7 wins: FAMU, FAU, APP and then UVA, NC State and Duke.
ASU (Under 5)
The Arizona State Sun Devils aren’t that bad, are they? Under 5 wins? Okay. The Sun Devils did win 6 games last season. They should have 3 wins in the bag versus NAU, UTSA and Colorado. But after those 3 wins, where are the other 3 wins from ASU coming from? On the road versus rival Arizona in the final regular season game of the season? At home versus UCLA? ASU takes on Cal, USC, UCLA, Washington State, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Arizona outside of NAU, UTSA and Colorado. I don’t see 3 more wins among that group. Not with only 10 returning starters.