- The SMU Mustangs, BYU Cougars, Stanford Cardinals, and Arkansas State Red Wolves have a good chance to hit their OVERs this season.
- The Akron Zips, Maryland Terrapins, and Auburn Tigers have odds worth betting the UNDER on.
LAS VEGAS – With the college football season just around the corner, it’s about that time to lock in those future season win total wagers. The question is, which teams are the best ones to bet on.
SMU Mustangs: Over 6.0 Wins
The SMU Mustangs will add two former Oklahoma Sooners to their offense in the form of quarterback Tanner Mordecai and tight end Grant Calcaterra. Regulated sports betting sites may be underestimating the ability of Mordecai to be a valuable replacement to Shane Buechele.
SMU 2021-2022 Total Wins
- OVER 6.0 -145
- UNDER 6.0 +110
SMU has a combined 17-6 record over the last two seasons. The team will open the season with Abilene Christian, North Texas, and Louisiana Tech which are three very winnable games. With the Navy, South Florida, and Tulsa on the schedule as well, this should be a push as the bare minimum.
Akron Zips: Under 2.5 Wins
The Akron Zips have just one win over the past two seasons. They went 0-12 in 2019 and 1-5 in 2020. The Zips have Auburn, Temple, and Ohio State as a part of their out-of-conference schedule, which means there are no free wins on this schedule.
Akron Zips 2021-2022 Total Wins
- OVER 2.5 +120
- UNDER 2.5 -160
The win total is low but Akron is bad enough where the UNDER could still payout.
Maryland Terrapins: Under 6.0 Wins
The Maryland Terrapins could be getting overvalued by college football sportsbooks. Maryland hasn’t won more than six games since 2014 and things do not seem to be getting any better for the team going into the new season.
Maryland Terrapins 2021-2022 Total Wins
- OVER 6.0 +115
- UNDER 6.0 -150
Taulia Tagovailoa played in just four games last season and while he showed some flashes of greatness, he recorded just seven touchdowns and seven interceptions while completing 61.5% of his passes. The 2021 season will likely not be the breakthrough season the Terrapins are looking for.
Stanford Cardinals: Over 4.0 Wins
The Stanford Cardinals have won at least four games in every season since 2006, including the shortened 2020 season. The Cardinals do not have many easy games on the schedule but it’s tough to see this team going worse than 4-8.
Stanford Cardinals 2021-2022 Total Wins
- OVER 4.0 -135
- UNDER 4.0 +105
The PAC-12 has no clear leader in the conference, which should make for a handful of closely contested games in which Stanford should be able to win at a moderate rate.
Auburn Tigers: Under 7.0 Wins
The Auburn Tigers have one of the toughest schedules in the country and with a new head coach, could struggle a bit in the upcoming season.
Auburn Tigers 2021-2022 Total Wins
- OVER 7.0 -105
- UNDER 7.0 -125
Auburn will have to travel to LSU, Texas A&M, and Penn State and still have to play teams such as Alabama and Georgia at home. It’s a tough ask for a first-time head coach in the SEC to get them over 7 wins this season.
Arkansas State Red Wolves: Over 3.5 Wins
The Arkansas State Red Wolves have hit their win total in every season dating back to 2004. The Red Wolves play Central Arkansas and Georgia Southern, which should make for at least an easy two wins. Sports betting sites may have missed the mark on this total.
Arkansas State Red Wolves 2021-2022 Total Wins
- OVER 3.5 -200
- UNDER 3.5 +150
BYU Cougars: Over 6.5 Wins
After losing a player of Zach Wilson’s caliber, it’s natural to assume regression will be seen this year with the Cougars. However, BYU may be able to hold their own without him. The BYU defense remains largely intact and was rated among the best defenses in the country through a variety of different metrics last season.
BYU 2021-2022 Total Wins
- OVER 6.5 -160
- UNDER 6.5 +120
BYU has won at least seven games in 14 of the last 15 seasons and if the defense is even a portion of what it was last year, the team should be able to go OVER their win total.
Nick is a sports writer and die-hard sports fan. He graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Broadcast/Journalism. In his free time, he enjoys kicking back and relaxing with a good video game.