5 Tips/Stats/Injuries to Keep In Mind When Betting During Last Month of 2022 Regular Season

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Ladd McConkey #84 of the Georgia Bulldogs carries the ball past Tamarion McDonald #12 of the Tennessee Volunteers. Todd Kirkland/Getty Images/AFP.

Knowledge is power. If you want to make sharp college football picks, you need to gather some good information – including relevant stats, and which players are coming in and out of the lineup. You can’t make informed decisions without information, after all.

Fortunately for us, there’s a world of free data out there on the internet. Some of it is even good data. Sports Reference is a great website for all the usual statistics, and Football Outsiders has an NCAA section for their advanced stats.

Injury information is a bit harder to track in college than it is in the pros, but as long as you’re willing to put in the research, online versions of the local papers should tell you what you need to know before every game.

To help you in your quest to beat the college football odds, here are five specific pieces of information you can use to make better picks over the final month of the regular season.

1. Tennessee and Oregon: All Offense, No Defense

According to the F+ charts at Football Outsiders, the Volunteers rank second in the FBS in terms of efficiency, and the Ducks third.

Excellent, but on defense, it’s a different story for both Tennessee (No. 28) and Oregon (No. 51). These two teams have a combined Over record of 11-7 heading into Week 11.

2. Coastal Carolina: McCall Is Toast

The Chanticleers (8-1 SU, 4-4-1 ATS) are tearing up the Sun Belt Conference again. Too bad they’ll be without QB Grayson McCall for the rest of the season. The two-time Sun Belt Player of the Year is out with a foot injury.

At press time, Coastal Carolina has yet to choose between Jarrett Guest or Bryce Carpenter for Saturday’s game against Southern Mississippi, but either would represent a significant downgrade from McCall.

3. Kentucky: Delicious Stuffing

One of the big reasons the Wildcats have the Under at 8-1 is their disappointing ground game. Kentucky ranks No. 124 out of the 131 FBS teams at 2.95 yards per carry, but they keep trying; their 333 rushing attempts put them in the middle of the pack at No. 61 overall.

4. Wyoming: It’s Cold Outside

The Cowboys have the lowest average game-day temperature of all the FBS teams at 55 degrees. Casual fans bet the Under too hard when the mercury drops; the Over is on a 7-3 run at Wyoming home games in November dating back to 2015.

5. UMass: The Worst of the Worst

You’ll find the Minutemen (1-8 SU, 3-6 ATS) way down in last place at No. 131 on the F+ charts with just two games left to play. They are awful on both sides of the ball, and their only win was against Stony Brook of the FCS in Week 3.

Bet accordingly at the best sportsbooks.