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Thursday College Football Picks: Betting Predictions for Penn State-Purdue & New Mexico State-Minnesota

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  • College football's Week 1 slate gets underway on Thursday, Sept. 1 with a handful of primetime matchups.
  • When it comes solely to value, savvy college football bettors should be eyeing Ball State vs. Tennessee, Purdue vs. Penn State and New Mexico State vs. Minnesota on Thursday night.
  • Using our college football picks and predictions, we break down Thursday's smartest college football Week 1 bets.

Thursday night football is back!

Well, the college football version, that is.

While the 2022 NFL season kicks off one week from tonight, college football gets its time in the limelight on Thursday night ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend.

This is also good news for college football bettors looking for some Thursday night action because, according to the Action Network’s predictions and picks, there is plenty of value to be found across tonight’s slate of games.

Using our PRO betting tools, let’s do just that and pinpoint Thursday’s smartest college football predictions and picks.

College Football Predictions & Picks for Thursday

*Odds and predictions as of Thursday morning

Ball State vs. Tennessee Prediction

7 p.m. ET | SEC Network

Right off the bat, we have a betting model edge that’s attracting plenty of sharp action.

This over/under sits at a consensus of 66.5 across the market, and pro bettors have already had a huge impact on shaping this number.