Early Betting Odds for 2022-23 NCAA Football Season

Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Early Betting Odds for 2022-23 NCAA Football Season

2022-23 NCAA Football Season – The 2022-23 NCAA Football Season is just six weeks away, and various online betting sites cite three teams as the likely contenders for the National Championship. Here are the updated odds of the Top 10 football programs. The National Championships will take place at the SoFi Stadium on January 9, 2023.

Alabama Crimson Tide

The experts consider the Nick Saban-mentored defending SEC champs as preseason favorites once again. Currently at +190, they are one of the three teams that may likely contend for the National Championship. Heisman winner Bryce Young and defensive player of the year Will Andreson are back in Alabama for an encore. The title bid will be easier due to instant-impact transfers. Expect they will make amends to the offensive players they lost in the National Football League draft. Alabama are to win their scheduled games for next season with their preseason win total set at 11.5.

Ohio State Buckeyes

These guys have the best roster in the Big 10. Buckeyes (+350) are the biggest threat to SEC’s reign in college football. Heisman finalist CJ Stroud will be back at center along with TreVeyon Henderson and Jaxon Smith-Njigba. The Buckeyes’ elite status next season lies on the defensive line with new coordinator Jim Knowles calling the plays.

Georgia Bulldogs

Experts see the Kirby Smart-handled Bulldogs (+350) as likely contenders for the College Football Playoff. This is despite losing five first-round picks on its defense corps. Expect three defensive players in the 2021-22 season to figure in the starting lineup in the coming season. This is plus a ton of prospects signing up for the team. Another storyline worth watching is Stetson Bennett’s tenure as Georgia’s quarterback and how many catches and yards the tight ends receive in the tournament.

Clemson Tigers

Experts are not confident with Clemson’s capacity to make the playoffs as they are the only team that had a substantial drop in betting odds with +1200 (down from +900). The Tigers must learn to live without Trevor Lawrence at center and trust the skills of D.J. Uiagalelei. The team’s defensive front is back with Bryan Bresee and Myles Murphy gearing up for an encore.

Texas A&M Aggies

The highest-rated signing class of all time and a promising quarterback pool are a sign of positivity for Texas A&M (+2000) this season. Experts are taking the Jimbo Fisher-coached crew as one of the playoff favorites, particularly in the preseason top five. A victory over Nick Saban last season should be a motivation moving forward.

USC Trojans

The additions of five-star quarterback Caleb Williams, reigning Biletnikoff winner Jordan Addison and several elite picks give the Trojans (+2000) something to look forward to in this season. The development brings a splendid reversal with NCAA football oddsmakers picking them as preseason threats and the best team in the West and the fifth most likely to win it all.

Oklahoma Sooners

The Sooners (+3500) are consensus Big 12 Conference favorites despite ceding their reign of dominance to Baylor last year. With new head coach Brent Venables taking over this year, Oklahoma is expected to be back in the mix despite the major losses. Former Ole Miss quarterback Jeff Lebby will run the Sooners offense that remains potent despite a ton of losses in personnel.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Notre Dame (+4000) is hoping that their schedule will favor them to fool the pundits who bet against them. They will be lined up against Clemson, USC and Ohio State and the Fighting Irish are looking to produce a positive season under new management. 

Texas Longhorns

The Longhorns (+4000) are likely to win the Big 12 after claiming top recruits during the offseason. With the developments in recruitment, the Steve Sarkisian-mentored squad is expected to get more wins this season. Texas played against Alabama this September and hoped for a positive outcome to please the selection committee and figure prominently in the playoffs.

Michigan Wolverines

With Jim Harbaugh calling the plays down the sidelines, Michigan +5000) are in serious contention to secure their first College Football Playoff berth in program history and a Big Ten title this season. The road will be difficult for the Wolverines with four regular-season games against Top 25 squads, including the finale against Ohio State. Quarterbacks J.J. McCarthy and Cade McNamara will battle at center but the competition should be healthy especially with Harbaugh controlling them.