We’ve scoured this week’s slate of college football games, and we’ve found our top five games to bet on. Here’s a preview of each game and our predictions.
Top 5 College Football Games Season 2022
Ohio State Buckeyes (-27.5) @ Maryland Terrapins
CJ Stroud and company will bring one of the top offenses in the country to Maryland to take on the Terrapins. This Ohio State team is on a mission, as this team feels that it can win a national championship. This could be a trap game, though, as Ohio State could be overlooking Maryland in anticipation of their date with Michigan the following week.
We don’t anticipate this being an issue, but it’s always something to consider. Maryland can score points, but they haven’t scored against good teams. We can’t see them keeping up with Ohio State. We like the Buckeyes to win by at least 30.
Ole Miss Rebels @ Arkansas Razorbacks (+3)
Arkansas started off the season with high hopes, but now that they have a 5-5 record, they’re just trying to win one more game so they can earn a bowl berth. Arkansas is on a two-game losing streak, and now they welcome one of the top teams in the SEC, the Ole Miss Rebels, to town.
Ole Miss was beaten by Alabama last weekend in a tight one. Lane Kiffin’s squad is different from most Kiffin-led teams, as this team relies heavily on the run. We’ll see if Arkansas can shut down the running game of Ole Miss.
We don’t see that happening. Arkansas will keep it close, but Ole Miss pulls away late and wins by 10.
USC Trojans (-3.5) @ UCLA Bruins
At 9-1, the USC Trojans still have a shot at a playoff berth. UCLA’s stunning loss to Arizona last weekend took them out of contention for a playoff spot. These two cross-town rivals will meet in the Rose Bowl on Saturday.
Both teams have powerful offenses. USC is led by Caleb Williams, while UCLA’s Dorian Thompson-Robinson has also had a great season. USC is one of the top-scoring teams in the country. Neither team plays very good defense, so we should see a lot of points put up in this one.
We really like the Trojans to win the game and cover. The Rose Bowl will be full of USC fans, and UCLA’s defense won’t be able to stop the powerful Trojan offense.
Penn State Nittany Lions (-19.5) @ Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Quietly, Penn State has put up some impressive numbers. Other than getting throttled by Michigan and getting outlasted by Ohio State, two of the top teams in the country, this team really hasn’t been challenged. We see that trend continuing on Saturday.
Penn State’s defense gives up just over 20 points per game, while Rutgers is only scoring 20 per game. The Penn State defense shuts down the Rutgers offense, and the Nittany Lions win by 24.
UMass Minutemen @ Texas A&M Aggies (-33.5)
We know that Texas A&M has been bad this season, but when an SEC team plays a one-win team that can barely score points, bad things are going to happen.
UMass only scores 14 points per game against some very weak competition. We see the Aggies taking out all of their frustrations on the Minutemen. A&M wins by 40.