The College Football regular season is preparing to kick off, and it is definitely time to begin looking at the schedule and find some value. Today, we are going to be discussing a few games where current unranked teams are facing top-25 programs and explaining why the unranked team should be the side we should take here. Let’s get right to it so you can plan your bets against their College Football Betting Lines.
Best 2022 NCAA Football Week 2 Sleeper Betting Options to Wager On
Pittsburgh Panthers vs 17 Tennessee Volunteers
The Tennessee Volunteers have an extremely veteran team as all of their projected starters are juniors or higher in terms of their collegiate grade. That means they do not have to learn a new system and instead have some cohesion there. The Pittsburgh Panthers have a brand new transfer quarterback with former USC quarterback Kedon Slovis.
Slovis playing in USC means he is used to playing on the west coast, where it is great weather, and playing in Pittsburgh could be a bit of an adjustment. I really like this Pittsburgh Panthers throughout the season, but they will improve as the season continues on so go with the Tennessee Volunteers in this matchup.
20 Kentucky Wildcats vs Florida Gators
Playing inside of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium gives the Florida Gators a home-field advantage here and I’m not as high on the Kentucky Wildcats as the AP Poll is. These teams played last season in Kentucky with the Wildcats picking up a 20-13 home win.
Kentucky Wildcats quarterback Will Levis has not been a great quarterback as he had 13 interceptions over the course of the regular season a year ago. It’s not much, but the Florida Gators have been a more prolific offensive program recently and the new starting quarterback of Anthony Richardson, getting his first season at the helm, adds a completely different dynamic with his rushing ability adding to his 60 completion percentage from a year ago. Give me the Florida Gators to edge out a win against the 20th-ranked program to make up for last year’s loss.
24 Houston Cougars vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
The Texas Tech Red Raiders have the better roster overall and I really like their new starting quarterback, senior Tyler Shough, as he was a backup last year and finished with a 69.6 completion percentage for 872 yards in his limited action. They also have been good at kicking, as the team finished missing just a single field goal throughout all of last year.
I also like Cougars quarterback Clayton Tune as he is one of the best quarterbacks in college football. However, I don’t like the wide receiver options here for him as they need freshman Matthew Golden to really be a critical factor in the offense otherwise it could be a tough time. I think he can be great, but Week 2 is too early to get his feet under him.
The Houston Cougars were not great in terms of field goals as they were just 16-of-24 throughout the entire year. They were extremely touchdown dependent for points and the Texas Tech defense has been one of the better ones in the sport that can have red zone stands. All in all, go with the Texas Tech Red Raiders to win this game and take down a ranked Houston program.