2023 College Football Odds: New regular-season win totals released, plus early bets

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Regular-season win totals for 2023 college football season

The start of the 2023 college football season is still about four months away, but DraftKings Sportsbook released regular-season win totals for 61 more teams on Thursday. DraftKings posted win totals for 67 big-program teams last week.

 

>>DraftKings Sportsbook College Football Win Totals

VSiN is going to have you covered in every way imaginable this upcoming college season, so make sure you check in with us over the next couple of months. We’ll have all sorts of pre-season content, including the 2023 VSiN College Football Guide later this summer, and you’ll find us talking about college football ad nauseam across all of our shows. However, we’re not in the business of hanging eager bettors out to dry. With that in mind, here are a few bets we’d take today (all odds provided by DraftKings Sportsbook).

RELATED: Check out our Pro Picks page for all the picks from our experts!

Colorado Buffaloes – Under 3 (-135)

The hype surrounding Colorado is out of control with Deion “Coach Prime” Sanders now running things in Boulder. With that, every casual bettor on the planet is going to be running to take the over on Colorado, especially with the number being down at 3. However, this feels like the ultimate trap from the oddsmakers, who appear to be begging bettors to throw a little something on this. We’re not falling for it.

Sanders might ultimately turn this program around — he has already brought some big time talent in — but his first year with the team will likely be rough. For starters, the Buffaloes are significantly undermanned after having lost tons of players to the transfer portal. Colorado is also built on players from that portal, so there really isn’t much chemistry at play here. And the reports out of the Spring Game weren’t exactly strong — unless you care about attendance.

Colorado also happens to have a pretty tough schedule this year, so that won’t make things easier. Perhaps Sanders finds a way to double the Buffaloes’ win total from last year. However, that would mean just two wins for Colorado, and that’s why we’re going with the under.

Duke Blue Devils – Over 6.5 (-110)

Mike Elko deserves a lot more love for the job he did with Duke last year. The Blue Devils went 9-4 in Elko’s first year with the team, which is impressive after having had a three-win season under David Cutcliffe in 2021. The Blue Devils really found something in quarterback Riley Leonard, who threw for 2,967 yards with 20 touchdowns and six picks in 2022, while also adding 699 yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground. Well, Leonard will be back with Duke in 2023, and he’ll be joined by most of last year’s starting unit.

The Blue Devils also bring back a majority of the starters from last year’s defense, and that’s a unit that should improve mightily with more time to learn Elko’s system. He was previously a defensive coordinator for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Texas A&M Aggies, so there’s no denying his coaching ability on that side of the ball.

Duke is also fortunate enough to play in the weak Atlantic Coastal Conference. That makes it hard to believe that last year’s nine-win team won’t find a way to win seven this season.

Kansas Jayhawks – Over 6.5 (-140)

For as special as Kansas’ 2022 season felt, the Jayhawks only ended up finishing the year with a 6-7 record. However, Lance Leipold has completely changed the culture in Lawrence, and this is now looking like a team that can do some damage in the Big 12 moving forward. The program gave Leipold a fat contract extension after the season, and the university is also investing heavily in improving the team’s facilities. That should pay dividends down the line, but we still like this team to win some games in the immediate future.

There isn’t a single team in the Big 12 that returns more starters than the Jayhawks this season, and star quarterback Jalon Daniels is one of the guys that will be back. Daniels threw for 2,014 yards with 18 touchdowns and only four interceptions last year, and he also rushed for 419 yards and seven touchdowns. This should be one of the most potent offenses in the conference next year, and that’s enough to give the Jayhawks a great shot at winning eight games.

If Kansas can make some strides on the defensive side of the ball, the Jayhawks might just fly over this total and find themselves in a big bowl game.