Week 1 of the College Football season is upon us. After a few games last weekend, Week 1 will present us with a full slate of games. While the betting public got a taste of college football action last weekend, they’ll get a full meal this weekend. In looking at the slate of games, we’ve found a few games that we really like, and we think that we have found three sure-fire winners for you to bet on. Let’s take a look at three games, and we’ll give you our winning College Football Betting picks for each of those games. Good luck with your bets this season!
Sure-Fire Winners For Week 1 of the 2022 College Football Season
Utah Utes (-2.5) @ Florida Gators
The Utah Utes are one of the best-kept secrets in the country. Kyle Whittingham’s squad won 9 of its last ten games last season and nearly beat Ohio State in the Rose Bowl. Utah is the favorite to win the Pac-12 title this season.
Quarterback Cam Rising returns this season, as does a good portion of his offense. They’ll be going up against a Florida defense that gave up nearly 30 points per game last season. With Billy Napier now at the helm, things will look different for a Florida program that Dan Mullen couldn’t fix.
Even though Florida is an SEC school, and the game will be played at “The Swamp,” we feel that Utah is the better team, and they’ll beat Florida, covering the spread in the process.
West Virginia Mountaineers @ Pittsburgh Panthers (-7)
This will be the first time since 2011 that these two teams will meet in the “Backyard Brawl.” Pittsburgh is coming off of an ACC title, while West Virginia is looking to get back to where they were just a few short years ago.
Pitt is coming off of a great 2021, but they’ll have a lot of pieces to replace, including Kenny Pickett. West Virginia has struggled the past three seasons, but with transfer JT Daniels under center, the Mountaineers should be improved.
With all of that being said, we like Pittsburgh in this one. They have the more talented team, and they will be prepared for the Mountaineers.
Cincinnati Bearcats @ Arkansas Razorbacks (-7)
In the past, the Arkansas Razorbacks have opened up their season with some fairly easy games. Now that they’re in the upper echelon of the SEC, things are changing. Sam Pittman decided that his team needed a big challenge to start the season, and they’re getting one in the Cincinnati Bearcats.
Luke Fickell’s squad became the first non-Power five school to make the College Football Playoffs last season. They had a very respectable showing against Alabama. They lost some key pieces, including Sauce Gardner and Desmond Ridder, but they’re still very talented.
Unfortunately for Arkansas, they’re in the SEC West with Alabama. In all likelihood, they’re probably the second-best team in that division. While Cincinnati will give them a big challenge, we like the Hogs to win by 10 points.