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NCAAF: The Best Bets For The Best College Football Teams

The countdown is nearly over and college football is about to begin! Various sportsbooks have released all the futures bets a bettor could want. So, I’ve saved you the dirty work and have sifted through ALL of them to find you the best NCAAF bets for the best teams.

Best College Football Bets For The Best Teams

They’re referred to as the best teams for a reason… I mean, they have a reputation of success. So, it can be tricky to find worthy, profitable bets for college football’s most decorated — but don’t worry, I did it.

NCAAF Champion: Michigan (+1000)

This pick at this profit? I’m in. Deep down, I’m a Notre Dame fan but I’m willing to admit I like the looks of Michigan this season. The Wolverines have made the CFP as the No. 2-seed in back-to-back seasons carrying a 25-3 overall record through that span. 

Michigan’s recent success has finally gotten recognition as it enters the preseason AP Poll rankings at No. 2, it’s highest preseason position since 1991. But, all those numbers aren’t the only reason I’m backing the Big Blue right now.

Of the top four ranked schools, Michigan is the only one returning multiple key starters from the past couple of years. QB1 J.J. McCarthy has earned his stripes as the passionate junior threw over 2,700 yards, 22 touchdowns and his mobility sprinkling in over 300 rushing yards and five touchdowns. 

But, he’s not who I’m most excited to watch on the field. RB Blake Corum is returning with a vengeance. The Virginia-native fell to a tragic injury in November last season, where he was averaging 1.5 touchdowns through the first 12 weeks. The senior was avid on finishing out his collegiate career with a healthy run and I’m sure he’ll be determined to go all the way. At +1000, taking Michigan to win the National Championship would payout $110 off a $10 bet.

Heisman Trophy: Quinn Ewers (+800)

Quinn Ewers has been filling our social media pages and not just because he shaved his mullet (devastating). Each time Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian mentions his starting quarterback, he mentions Ewers’ growth and leadership skills. 

The sophomore, who also missed a handful of weeks with a shoulder tweak, still managed a modest 2,177 yards and 15 touchdowns, scoring 14 of them when he returning from his injury. But, handling the pressure of a QB1 job can’t be easy. 

Perhaps having the legacy of freshman Arch Manning on his heels has motivated Ewers. But, the former No. 1 rank in the 2022 quarterback class recent publicity will only heighten the appreciation for his vocal leadership in the locker room and the field once the season kicks off. Maybe, just maybe, it'll win him the Heisman, too.

ACC Conference Championship: Clemson (+120)

From 2016 to 2021, Clemson was one of four to be in the college football playoff. Yet, the Tigers have missed the mark the past two seasons and that’s just not like them. However, watching Dabo Swinney’s group improve to an 11-3 record and going undefeated in the conference makes me feel confident they’ll get back on track this season.

Cade Klubnik OVER 3000.5 Passing Yards (-115)

Sticking with the “Clemson Comeback” trend and that theory will have a lot to do with signal-caller Cade Klubnik. A large part of the Tigers recent downfall has come from quarterback inconsistencies and DJ Uiagalelei not being the right fit. Somehow, Klubnik has found his groove amidst all the moving parts. 

Swinney has said the sophomore’s bounce-back mentality is prominent, suggesting that mistakes on the field will be followed with success. The Texas-native had two true starts last season, earning 697 yards across both. Now imagine him tossing for a full year? This number is doable.

Blake Corum OVER 12.5 Rushing TD’s (-105)

This bet is probably the most realistic that cashes in the best profit of the entire list. I’ve already talked about him but let me reiterate, Blake Corum is a beast. He cleared 18 rushing touchdowns with ease and that wasn’t even during a full regular season. 

The chip on his shoulder to come back for his senior season has the ultimate goal of being an integral part of leading Michigan to its first title since 1997. Corum will have no problem cashing this bet for you.

Colorado Buffaloes EXACT Wins 4 (+350)

We’re all eager to see what Deion Sanders can do to the Colorado program that wrapped up last season with an embarrassing 1-11 overall record. Since Primetime began, the Buffaloes’ herd has lost over 70 scholarship players. We won’t know if Coach Prime’s tough love was worth it until we witness his squad in action.

Oddsmakers have listed Colorado’s win total at 3.5 and I think that’s fair. Though a whole new team seems scary, it could be an improvement (though, anything is an improvement from one win). I think a few wins can be snagged from groups like Nebraska Cornhuskers (Week 2), Colorado State Rams (Week 3), Arizona State Sun Devils (Week 6), Stanford Cardinal (Week 7) or Arizona Wildcats (Week 10). Four wins is more than fair, in my opinion.