College Football Playoff 2022: 3 Teams to Fade
Steer clear of these three teams ahead of the 2021-2022 season
The 2021-2022 College Football landscape is beginning to take shape and we have betting analysis on it.
There are several over valued teams in the futures market, and we are here to make sure you avoid wagering on these teams.
Here are the odds for who will the 2022 College Football Playoffs, per DraftKings Sportsbook.
Ohio State (+400)
The Buckeyes are set to bring back the seventh lowest returning production in the country, per ESPN.
Not only is the team losing quarterback Justin Fields to the NFL, but is also set to lose seven of their top 10 tacklers on defense.
A difficult schedule is ahead of the unheralded Buckeyes, who host Oregon in a non-conference showdown early in the year before road trips to Michigan and Indiana in Big 10 play.
While it’s not wise to completely count out Ryan Day and the Buckeyes pedigree, this price is way too short on a team that is going to face some growing pains. I would wait before getting involved in OSU.
The Tigers seem to still be getting shine from their historic 2019 season with Joe Burrow.
While there should be improvement from last season's 5-5 record, the Tigers are still not back in the hunt for the College Football Playoff, and the sixth shortest odds is puzzling.
There’s a quarterback battle in Baton Rouge with all three of T.J. Finley, Myles Brennan, Max Johnson back in the purple and yellow after all taking reps last season.
With the lack of certainty under center, I can’t recommend backing LSU at this number. The team will have to go to Alabama and Ole Miss this season. It will help that they play host to Florida and Texas A&M, but not enough to warrant odds of 25-1.
The Trojans are always a trendy preseason pick with their national notoriety, but I expect an underwhelming season for USC in 2021.
Clay Helton was able to hang on to his job, but will be under constant scrutiny after several years of middling results.
While the team brings back Kedon Slovis and the ‘Air Raid’ offense, this team lacks talent on the offensive line to protect their QB and have the scheme operate efficiently. USC allowed 15 sacks in just six games in 2020 and lost first round prospect Alijah Vera-Tucker.
This USC team is in a competitive PAC-12 conference and is set to be trailing behind Oregon (+4000), who is bringing back much of their Conference Championship roster. The Ducks are top 10 in returning production while the Trojans are 67th.
At this number, this is a complete stay away from me.