College football odds 2022 week 1 is here, and the college football schedule is loaded with marquee non-conference matchups. Among them are Georgia versus Oregon, which is listed as a 17-point favorite, and Ohio State vs. Notre Dame, a 17.5-point home favorite. West Virginia, meanwhile, is listed as a one-touchdown home favorite against Cincinnati.
In addition to the big games on the schedule, the week also has two big matchups to watch. On Labor Day, LSU plays Oklahoma, a team that has struggled to rebound from a 15-0 national championship season last season. The Tigers, meanwhile, have gone 11-12 in the last two seasons. New head coach Brian Kelly is expected to turn LSU around, but the Tigers have six returning starters, which could slow the turnaround.
Two teams that have swung the odds to their favor this year are the Utah Utes and the Cincinnati Bearcats. Both teams finished with a winning record in the Pac-12 and nearly beat Ohio State in the Rose Bowl last year. Both teams return a majority of their production from last season. In addition, standout quarterback Cameron Rising will be leading Utah’s offense.
In the other game between two teams with a winning record, Penn State and Ohio State are a 3.5-point favorite at BetMGM. While this might seem to be a tough matchup, Penn State is not without its share of liability. Ohio State, meanwhile, is a definite liability in moneyline parlays.