Betting 2019 College Football Win Totals: Drink the Juice

Eli Hershkovich
July 19, 2019 - 2:21 pm
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Smell that? It’s not just the NFL that’s around the corner.

The college football season kicks off on August 24, as we’re blessed Miami at Florida for an in-state matchup. But for those who follow my college basketball betting strategy, I’m all about the futures market. It’s difficult to peg a dark horse with the four-team playoff versus a 68-team tournament, so let’s shift our attention to win totals.

Here are a few teams to wager on despite the juice nearing the brim for a couple of them.

*Pricing via FanDuel Sportsbook

Oklahoma State Win Total: Over 7 (-145)

In-state rival Oklahoma is garnering much of the hype with Alabama transfer Jalen Hurts and ex-Ohio State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch in the fold, but sharp bettors clearly haven’t forgotten about the Cowboys given the action.

After manufacturing the 17th-most offensive points per drive (2.82) in Division I last season (via BCf Toys), OSU coach Mike Gundy retains 68 percent of his attack for 2019. Losing quarterback Taylor Cornelius, who compiled the 23rd-highest yards per attempt in his senior campaign, guided most sportsbooks to this win total. But new offensive coordinator Sean Gleeson should add a load of creativity for potential starters Dru Brown and Spencer Sanders.

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