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College football futures picks, predictions: 5 best bets for the 2022 season

College football season officially kicks off August 27 will start at However, every Saturday he has a well worthy futures bet before he bets on the game for 12 hours. 

Futures betting is not for everyone. This is because it takes several months before there is a possibility of a payout. I enjoy futures betting and have been for over 30 years. Every summer, we analyze all college football teams for the best value in the futures market. 

Here are five of my favorite plays from the 2002 college football season. 

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2022 College Football Future Bet, Pick, Prediction

Syracuse 4. 5+ wins -115 (BetMGM)

Syracuse finished 5-7 last year, but in October finished 3 on field goals against Florida State (33-30), Wake Forest (40-37) and Clemson (17-14). We suffered a losing streak. In fact, Orange was a few plays out of his 8-win team. 

According to ESPN's Bill Connelly, Syracuse returned 80% of his production last season, ranking him 15th in the country. As mentioned above, Syracuse just missed his game in the bowl last season and he is now one of the most experienced teams in college football. Returning

production can be an overestimated metric. If a team is bringing back a lot of players but they didn't do so well last season, improvement is not guaranteed. I don't think that's the case with SU. 

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11: Sean Tucker #34 of the Syracuse Orange runs the ball during the first quarter against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Carrier Dome on September 11, 2021 in Syracuse, New York.
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Do you think this team can match last year's victory? Are you crazy? Cash a total of 4.5 or more. I say it's crazy to think they don't. 

The most important person to return to his Syracuse campus this fall is star-running his back Sean Tucker. Tucker, one of his top backs in the country, recorded 1,496 yards (6.1 YPC) as a freshman and he scored 14 touchdowns. He and quarterback Garrett Schrader combined on the ground and he gained 2,277 yards, with Schrader not starting his first three games. 

This season, Tucker will run behind his line of experienced offensives. That allowed SU to rush for him 213.5 yards per game last season (ranking him 16th in the nation). My prediction is that Syracuse will be his offense in the top 20 rushing again in 2022. 

Offensive His coordinator Robert Anae and quarterback his coach Jason Beck came in from Virginia to help the Cavaliers pass his 392.6 yards per game. helped take second place. If their passing game is average this year, it will be hard to stop the Syracuse offense. 

Looking at the schedule, it looks like UConn and Wagner have his two wins. The key is the opening game against Louisville at home. If Orange wins it, it should be on track to over 4.5 wins

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Air Force to win Mountain West +450 (BetMGM)

My biggest CFB futures bet this offseason is Air Force to win Mountain West is the West Conference at +450. I love everything about this Falcons team and believe they have the talent to reach his first MWC title game since 2015. The 

Air Force returns with his 15 starters from his 10-win team last season. This is the most starting pitcher the Falcons have returned in his eight years. Keep in mind this is a team where all three of his losses last season he was 7 points or less. The Air Force actually barely missed an MWC Championship game, just two possessions from an undefeated season in 2021. 

The team, led by quarterback Harzik Daniels, is the Falcons' most talented team of the past decade. Daniels is a virtuoso in his offensive run of options in the Air Force, where he led the nation with 327.7 yards rushing per game last year. Add a defense that should once again be one of the best in the conference after being ranked 4th in the country. There are many things I love about Falcons. 

The schedule is well set for running the title. The Air Force will home to Boise, going 36-9 since 2014, and miss Fresno. I think the Falcons can surpass his 10 wins last year, so getting +450 and winning the conference is a steal. 

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30: Aidan O'Connell #16 hands the ball off to Zander Horvath #40 of the Purdue Boilermakers.
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Big Ten West +550 (Caesars)

Boilermakers are the fourth likely to win the Big Ten West behind Wisconsin (+125), Nebraska (+240) and Iowa (+500). That's good value for a team with 15 returning starters and the division's best quarterback in Aidan O'Connell. 

O'Connell threw for 3,712 yards and his 28 touchdowns last season to earn Second Team All-Big Ten honors. O'Connell is arguably not only the most underrated player in the Big Ten, but may be the most underrated player in the country. Wisconsin, Iowa, and Nebraska have all questioned the quarterback position, but O'Connell is back to lead an offense that finished second to Ohio State in the Big Ten last season. The Boilermakers also returned his nine starters from a defense that ranks him 34th in scoring and 48th overall in 2021. They lost his two key players in DE George Carraftis and LB Ceylan Alexander. However, if this unit can finish in numbers similar to last season, the offense is enough to carry the Boilermakers into the Big Ten Championship Game. 

Perform better against tougher competition as his four losses to Purdue last season were to Notre Dame, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Ohio State. is needed. A trip to Minnesota and Wisconsin and a home game against Iowa will likely decide the bet. 

Win or lose, you can't miss seeing him win the Big Ten West with +550 on Boilermakers. 

HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 04: Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson (7) celebrates a scramble for a first down during the TaxAct Texas Bowl game
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Kansas in the Big 12 +1200 wins (BetMGM)

This year's Big 12 has multiple teams and looks like it could be a strong argument to win the conference. A team I really like is Kansas State at +1200. 

We said above that the return of the work is important, but so is the quality of the work. The Wildcats returned his 14 starters from his 8-5 team last season, 10 of whom are All-Conference players. That means, of all the Big 12 teams in 2022, Kansas will return the highest quality production on both sides of the ball. 

The Wildcats lost Skyler his Thompson at quarterback, but instead acquired Adrian Martinez, a transfer from Nebraska. Martinez has had an ups and downs career with the Cornhuskers, but his strength lies in running football. He should fit in well with a Kansas offense that likes to run quarterbacks and throw high-rate passes.

Martinez battled injuries last season, including dealing with a high ankle sprain and then tearing his labrum in November. However, in theSports Injury Central, his SIC score for the following season was 92, so he is in good health. Martinez and running Deuce in his back look for his Vaughan and lead his offense as one of the best rushes in the country. 

Chris Klieman is one of my favorite CFB coaches of his. He always makes the most of his talent. This is Kleeman's most talented team since arriving in Kansas in 2019 and has a legitimate shot at reaching the Big 12 title game. 

New Mexico 2. 5+ wins -120 (Caesars)

Hold your nose at the end with a stinky special let's end. Last year, I bet his UTEP on his three wins that hit early October. I think New Mexico has a 4-5 win schedule this season, but it may not cash in so quickly. 

Road in Oklahoma, TCU, Iowa, Baylor, WV His schedule is tight at games. However, K-State could have an advantage for the rest of the game. Stealing a few of them on the street will put you in good shape in December.  

OXFORD, MS - NOVEMBER 09: New Mexico State Aggies wide receiver OJ Clark (2)
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After Jerry Kill retires Returning as head coach of Minnesota in 2015 due to health issues. Kill hit his transfer portal hard to improve New Mexico State talent. This was a two-win team last season, but they're back with nine starters and some instant-impact transfers that should give them a huge boost in defense. 

His X-factor in this bet is new quarterback Diego Pavia, who led the New Mexico Military Institute to his JUCONational Championship last season. On paper, Pavia looks like a perfect fit for the multiple-formation offense that Kills wants to run. 

Despite playing in Minnesota and Wisconsin earlier in the season, New Mexico's schedule is well set. The Aggies are a 12-point dog in the season opener against Nevada, but the Wolfpack is a team I think will really struggle this year. That's a game New Mexico could steal. 

Even if the Aggies lose the season opener, Hawaii, FIU, New Mexico, UMass and Lamar can all win. With that schedule, his three wins in Kill's first year is a realistic goal. 

And you can't call yourself a degenerate until he's sweated four months in a New Mexico football game and won three.