The 2022 college football season is alive and well and there have been some pleasant surprises this year. The parity that exists this season has been plenty with teams like the Tennessee Volunteers looking like potential title contenders and the Michigan Wolverines finally hitting a consistent championship contender stride.
The amount of good teams means good news for bettors as they have more options to choose from to suit their betting strategies. Here at The Dollars And Sense Sports Blog we aim to break down the top teams in the nation that will make those decisions easier.
Here are the Five Best College Football Teams Against The Spread for the 2022-2023 season. The list is created with team sin no particular order.
Honorable Mention: James Madison
The James Madison Dukes own a big win against Appalachian St 32-28 on 9/24, which is one of the toughest teams in the nation. The Dukes own a 5-2 record against the spread however they are coming off of a loss to Marshall by the score of 26-12. James Madison quarterback Billy Atkins started in place of normal starting quarterback Todd Centeio who was surprisingly scratched before the game due to a shoulder injury and the results were drastically different as Atkins would throw four interceptions in the game and James Madison scored the lowest amount of points on the season.
Last week may have just been a slight anomaly for the Dukes. If Centeio is healthy, then James Madison may return to the No. 20 scoring offense in the nation that they are accustomed to.
Quarterback Hendon Hooker is a potential Heisman candidate sporting an incredible 18 touchdown to one interception ratio. The Vols are coming off of a big win against the Alabama Crimson Tide and now are a top 3 team in the nation. With a 7-0 record and 6-1 against the spread, the Volunteers arguably have best pure talent in the nation.
Wide receiver Jalin Hyatt has developed into one of the best pass-catchers in the country with 12 touchdowns on the year and 769 receiving yards.
Tennessee has talent that can match up with any team in the country. The only drawback is that sportsbooks may start to adjust and put the Volunteer in higher point spread totals, but this team seems proven to handle any sportsbook adjustments.
The Jayhawks have only lost one cover all season against a tough Baylor team. Kansas has of the most talented teams they have had in history and best season since 2008. Very good underdog pick as their only scheduled losses are against Oklahoma and TCU, two very tough conference opponents. However, they actually still covered the +10.5-point spread against the Oklahoma Sooners and tied their +7 point spread against TCU bringing their against the spread record to an impressive 6-1-1.
The Kansas Jayhawks have a grinding three-man running back core of Devin Neal, Jalon Daniels and Daniel Hishaw Jr. all of which have combined for 1,131 rushing yard and 16 touchdowns on the ground.
The Green Wave are a great overall team to bet on for their schedule. They are 3-1 as a double-digit favorite and 2-0 as an underdog. With a pretty manageable schedule and a defense ranked No. 13 in the nation at points per game. Tulane is in a good position to consistently reward bettors.
The best ally to a winning bettor is a team with a really good quarterback, and TCU quarterback Max Duggan is that good. Coming off of a big win against an equally tough Kansas St team, the Horned Frogs are 7-0 and don’t appear to slow down anytime soon. Their only ATS loss being against Oklahoma St, another undefeated team.
Wake Forest isn’t just a basketball school folks, they have one of the most skilled teams in the entire country. 6-1 on the year with the only loss against Clemson, the Demon Deacons feast on weaker teams where they are 4-1 when favored by double digits.
Quarterback Sam Hartman has an incredible 21 touchdowns to only two interceptions while throwing to a deadly receiver duo of A.T. Perry and Jahmal Banks. No surprise that they rank No. 8 in the nation in scoring coming in at 41 points per game.