10 Bold Betting Predictions for the 2019 NCAA Football Season.

10 Bold Betting Predictions for the 2019 NCAA Football Season

Written by on August 7, 2019

In just three short weeks, the college football season will kick-off. The Clemson Tigers will be looking to defend their national championship. College football brings a lot of action to the Las Vegas betting scene. With the over/under totals set for all of the teams, let’s take a look at 10 bold NCAAF Betting predictions that could pad your wallet.

10 Bold Betting Predictions for the 2019 NCAA Football Season

Ohio State Buckeyes: Over/Under 10.5 Wins

The 5th rated Buckeyes enter the season missing one huge piece, Urban Meyer. The Buckeyes lost a lot of talent from last year’s team, including Dwayne Haskins and Nick Bosa. With many looking at Michigan as the cream of the crop in the Big 10, is it finally the Wolverines year to oust the Buckeyes? We’re not sure how the new coaching staff will handle things. There are at least two losses on this schedule. Take under 10.5.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish: Over/Under 9.5 Wins

Everyone loves to hate the Irish. Even though last year’s team made the playoffs, they lost a lot of key players from that team. Notre Dame will have capable players to fill those spots, but they don’t have the four and five-star players that Clemson and Alabama have. Notre Dame travels to Georgia this year. Georgia has the more talented roster and will be out for revenge. The Irish also travel to Ann Arbor this year to play the Michigan Wolverines. This will be another tough game for the Irish. So we’ve found two potential losses. In looking at the rest of the schedule, all of the rest of the games are winnable for the Irish. Take the over on this one.

Texas Longhorns – Over/Under 9.5 Wins

Some considered the Longhorns to be a bit of disappointment heading into the bowl season. But after the beating that the Longhorns put on the Georgia Bulldogs, everyone forgot about the regular season and began touting the 2019 Longhorns as a national championship contender. In a conference known for its high octane offenses, Texas will have one of the better defenses in the conference. However, will that be enough to lead the Longhorns to some tough road victories? Texas travels to West Virginia, Iowa State, and Baylor. All three places are very tough places to play. And let’s not forget the Red River Rivalry game that is played at a neutral site. Even with the loss of Kyler Murray, Oklahoma will still have one of the best offenses in the country. Led by Alabama transfer Jalen Hurts, the Sooners will still be a point-scoring machine. Another potential stumbling block is LSU. This will be a home game for the Longhorns, but LSU will be tough to beat early in the season. The strength of the Longhorns schedule is hard to overlook. Many people will overvalue the victory of Georgia. Take the under on this one.

Michigan Wolverines: Over/Under 9.5

This could finally be the year that Jim Harbaugh breaks through. They have an easy non-conference schedule with games against Middle Tennessee and Army. Their two toughest road contests are at Penn State and Wisconsin. The key to the season will be in their last regular-season game against Ohio State. Harbaugh hasn’t been able to defeat the Buckeyes, but this could be the year. With a ton of turnover in Columbus, Ohio State could be in for a little tougher year than normal. Michigan’s offense will look different as Josh Gattis comes from Alabama to take on the offensive coordinator duties. With Shea Patterson at the helm, the Wolverine offense could put up some big numbers. The over bet on this one looks like a great bet!

Nebraska Cornhuskers: Over/Under 8 Wins

The Huskers are back! Although things started out slowly for Scott Frost last season, the Huskers program looked rejuvenated towards the end of the season. With a non-conference season consisting of games against Colorado, South Alabama, and Northern Illinois, and a Big 10 schedule that doesn’t have them facing Michigan or Penn State, the Huskers look like a program on the rise. 8 wins shouldn’t be a problem for Coach Frost this season. OVER!

Auburn Tigers: Over/Under 8 Wins

Gus Malzahn is under pressure this year. Auburn hasn’t lived up to expectations the last couple of years, and Malzahn is on the hot seat. With this year’s opening game against Oregon, and a very rough SEC schedule including games at LSU, Texas A & M, and Florida, the Tigers could be in trouble. Factor in games against Georgia and Alabama, and we can’t see the Tigers getting to 8 wins. UNDER!

Illinois Fighting Illini: Over/Under 3 Wins

The Fighting Illini haven’t had a winning season since 2011. Lovie Smith enters his fourth year in Champaign looking to finally turn the corner and make the Illini relevant again. Coming off of a four-win season, the Illini are looking to improve on that number and ultimately play in a bowl game. The Illini offense showed flashes last season. The biggest question mark will be who will start at quarterback? Right now it looks like Isaiah “Juice” Williams, an elusive runner with a big arm, will be under center for the Illini. With a solid running back, and an offensive line returning four starters, the Illini offense looks to be in good shape. The defense was awful last year. Smith will now also serve as the defensive coordinator to try to right the ship. The Illini’s defensive line should be a strength, and between transfers and new recruits, Illinois has made improvements to its largest weakness. The schedule is set up for the Illini to win some early games. They have Akron, Eastern Michigan, and UConn as their non-conference opponents. Rutgers and Minnesota are winnable games on their Big 10 schedule. With the weakness of their non-conference schedule and the Illini having a good shot of defeating Rutgers, we’re going with the OVER here!

Syracuse Orange: Over/Under 5 Wins

This team was just a few plays away from upsetting Clemson last season. Coach Dino Babers has resurrected the Syracuse program, leading them to 10 wins last season. With the huge loss of Quarterback Eric Dungey, oddsmakers seem to be down on Syracuse. Offensively, Tommy DeVito will take over. He’s more of a traditional passer than Dungey was, so changes will be made to the offense. With a strong running game and a very strong group of receivers, DeVito should have a large arsenal of weapons. If the offensive line can patch up some holes, the Orange offense should be a good unit. The defensive unit is very experienced up front and in the secondary. The biggest question mark will be in the middle, as the linebackers are very inexperienced. If Syracuse can find some linebackers to step up, this should be a formidable unit. The ACC isn’t a very strong conference. With non-conference games against Maryland, Liberty, Western Michigan, and Holy Cross, and some winnable ACC games, the Orange should easily surpass the 5 win mark and make someone some easy money.

Missouri Tigers: Over/Under 6.5 Wins

The Tigers are banned from postseason play in 2019, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t be successful. Kelly Bryant, the transfer quarterback from Clemson, will lead a stacked Tiger offense. With a veteran group of receivers, a very good tight end, and a strong running game, Bryant should have all of the tools to succeed. The defense returns six starters from last year’s With a strong rush defense, and a strong linebacking group, the Missouri defense should be a formidable group. With a weak non-conference schedule and some winnable games in the SEC, we’re looking for good things from the Tigers. The over looks like a money-winning proposition.

Virginia Cavaliers: Over/Under 6.5 Wins

Coming off of an eight-win season, the Cavaliers are looking for big things this season. With a lot of starters returning, Virginia will look to make some noise in the ACC. With quarterback Bryce Perkins returning, the Cavaliers have a huge weapon. They’ve lost some key linemen from last season, but if they can patch up the offensive line issues, Perkins and his skill guys should be able to put up some points. The strength of the Cavaliers will be their defense. With a loaded linebacking unit and secondary, the Virginia defense will be tough to score on. If they can fill some of the holes up front, this unit will be one of the best in the ACC. With a weak Coastal division schedule, and a non-conference schedule consisting of William and Mary, Old Dominion, and Liberty, we’re looking for the Cavaliers to get at least seven wins and hit the over.