Four Things to Keep In Mind When Betting 1 Month Before the 2022 Bowl Season

Carnell Williams Auburn Tigers head coach
Interim head coach Carnell Williams of the Auburn Tigers celebrates with linebacker Derick Hall #29 and running back Damari Alston #22 after defeating the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 19, 2022. Michael Chang/Getty Images/AFP

Betting on sports is easy – just click a few buttons, and presto, you’ve placed your bet. Making a profit betting on sports is easy, too, if you’re willing to put the work in. 

It isn’t hard work. All you need is good information and some math skills in order to make your picks. Sure, it helps to know about the game you’re betting on, but the skill set that makes a sharp bettor can be applied to any sport, whether it is college football or Australian rules Parcheesi. 

Quick Reminders

Last week, we gave you five tips, stats and injuries you should be aware of before making college football picks for the last month of the 2022 FBS regular season. 

We hope you used that information wisely; to keep the money train rolling, here are five more things to consider before bowl season kicks off on December 16. 

1. Georgia Tech: Third-String Quarterback 

The Yellow Jackets (4-6 SU and ATS) are in a bind with just two games left and needing to win both to go bowling. Starting quarterback Jeff Sims (foot) and No. 2 QB Zach Pyron (collarbone) are out of commission, leaving third-stringer Zach Gibson to start. Gibson lost the backup job to Pyron in training camp after transferring from Akron. 

2. Nevada: Public Darling No. 1 

The “public money” charts you can find on the interwebs may or may not be accurate, but where there’s smoke, there’s fire, and the Nevada Wolf Pack (2-8 SU, 3-7 ATS) have been torching bankrolls lately. They’re the most popular college football pick of the past 30 days, or so the charts say; Nevada has also dropped the cash in three of their last four games, due in part to their inflated NCAAF odds. 

3. Auburn: Carnell Knowledge 

The Auburn Tigers (4-6 SU and ATS) were going nowhere fast when they fired head coach Bryan Harsin on Halloween – but they’re 1-1 SU and 2-0 ATS under interim coach Carnell Williams. Unlike Harsin, the former Auburn RB has the complete support of his dressing room.

4. Boston College: Worst Offensive Line 

Casual bettors can be counted on to overlook the importance of the offensive line. Of the 131 teams in the FBS this year, the Boston College Eagles (3-7 SU and ATS) rank dead last in average line yards at Football Outsiders, as well as line yards on passing downs and stuff rate.