College Football Gambling Picks: Week 1

Noah Dunlap
15 min readSep 3, 2022
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We’ve finally made it, boys and girls. The best time of the year is upon us, which is to say that football season is finally here.

And with that, it means that it’s time to make some money by gambling on college football games, which is why every week of the season I’ll be right back here giving 8–12 picks for games that week, that are all guaranteed to go undefeated (not really, but hey, you get the point.)

Last year started off really well, but with some struggles late in the year, the average for the picks fell off at the end, but we still ended at a 59% win rate, which is good enough to win a little money over the course of the entire season.

But have no fear, this year there will be no late season drought, as we’re winning every week, so don’t miss out.

Now without further ado, here are the first gambling picks of the 2022 college football season, so embrace them and go make that money.

*All odds are courtesy of Barstool Sportsbook*

Colorado State (+30.5) at Michigan

The Colorado State Rams make a trip to the Big House for this opening week matchup against Michigan, and let’s be honest, I don’t think this is a question of who wins, more like how many does Michigan win by. CSU enters this one coming off of a 3–9 season, and while I think you can assume they play a little better this year, that certainly doesn’t mean they’re ready for a Michigan squad that is one of the two favorites to win the Big Ten this year.

Now the flip side of this is that I don’t think this is the same Wolverines team we saw last year, which was a team that made the College Football Playoff, before falling to Georgia in the Semifinals, in a game that got out of hand in a hurry. The defense has no Aidan Hutchinson, who was drafted second overall in this year’s NFL Draft, and while I think the defense is going to continue to be really good, losing a guy like that is going to have an impact on the unit, especially in Week 1.

Along those same lines, I think there are some questions surrounding the quarterback situation in Ann Arbor, which is never a good sign, and with Hassan Haskins being drafted out of the running back slot, that’s also another slot they…



Noah Dunlap

Avid Sports Fan. Host of the “Noah’s Ark of Sports” podcast. Ole Miss '20