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Thursday College Football Odds, Picks, Previews: Your Week 1 CFB Betting Cheat Sheet

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Welcome to Week 1.

Technically, last Saturday’s Week 0 slate inaugurated the 2022-23 college football season … but, come on — we all knew it was merely the prelude to something much, much grander yet to come.

Now, it’s time for the featured act. No more appetizers. No more warm-ups. No more countdowns, teases nor speculations. We have arrived. Strap in for a wild four-month ride: The journey to the 2023 CFP National Championship begins today.

Our college football staff has worked hard to bring you comprehensive analysis for today’s matchups — including betting previews for almost every single FBS game on today’s schedule.

So, we’ve devised this simple cheat sheet to help you find exactly what you’re looking for to build your Thursday Week 1 college football betting card.

Updated Power Ratings, PRO Projections, single-game betting guides, matchup breakdowns, expert picks, best bets — whatever you’re looking for, odds are we’ve got you covered.


Every College Football Game We’re Betting on Thursday

Click on one of the matchups below to navigate to our betting preview for a specific game.

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Collin Wilson’s Thursday Night Betting Card

Collin Wilson’s Thursday CFB Betting Card

Our Staff’s Best Bets & Props for Thursday’s Week 1 Games

Our college football staff delivers their favorite picks for Thursday night’s college football slate, including eight best bets and six player props.


More Week 1 College Football Betting Content

NCAAF PRO Report: Thursday’s 3 Smartest Bets

College Football Pace Report: 3 Over/Unders to Bet in Week 1 by BJ Cunningham

Big Bets on Campus Podcast Group of 5 Parlay for Week 1 by Mike Calabrese

Thursday Night’s Random CFB Sharp Action Alert for Akron vs. Saint Francis by PJ Walsh

Week 1 Heisman Trophy Power Rankings: ‘Buy Now’ on Tennessee’s Hendon Hooker by CJ Vogel


Betting Trends and Market Signals for WVU vs. Pitt

CFB Market Report: 4 Early Bets for Week 1, Including West Virginia vs. Pitt by BJ Cunningham

The Massive Betting Model Edge for WVU vs. Pitt on Thursday Night by Christi Walsh

Backyard Brawl by the Numbers: How West Virginia and Pittsburgh Have Fared Against the Spread by Chase Howell


4 Key Stat Discrepancies in Week 1

College Football Betting Trends: How Have Teams Fared Against Opponents That Played in Week 0? by Stuckey

NCAA Football Video Game Simulation: Week 1 Highlighted by UTSA Upset, Alabama’s Blowout Win by Mike Calabrese

College Football’s Biggest Offensive & Defensive Coordinator Changes in 2022 by Mike Calabrese


Sources: New from the Action Network’s Brett McMurphy

Preseason Bowl Projections

‘The Book Said Go For It’: How a Startup Analytics Company Changed College Football in Less Than 10 Years by Brett McMurphy

2022 Preseason College Football Bowl Projections by Brett McMurphy

Brett McMurphy’s Preseason AP Top 25 Ballot vs. Collin Wilson’s Betting Power Ratings by Brett McMurphy


Conference Realignment & Expansion

Washington Latest Pac-12 School to Meet With Big Ten

Sources: Big 12 Conference to Begin Early Media Rights Talks with ESPN, FOX by Brett McMurphy

Oregon, Big Ten Begin Preliminary Expansion Discussions in Chicago by Brett McMurphy

Big Ten Lands Historic Media Rights Deal; More Expansion Ahead? by Brett McMurphy

Big Ten Expansion: 1-on-1 with Commissioner Kevin Warren by Brett McMurphy

USC & UCLA Officially Join Big Ten; What’s Next for Notre Dame, SEC & Big 12? by Brett McMurphy


Our Biggest & Best Articles From the 2022 CFB Offseason

From Game of the Year bets to win totals and futures, find all of our offseason college football content in one place: Our NCAAF Preseason Betting Hub.

NCAAF Preseason Betting Hub

Betting Tools, Resources & Education

CFB Betting Power Ratings

2022 College Football Transfers & Returning Production (TARP) by Collin Wilson

What is Home-Field Advantage Worth to Every NCAAF Team in 2022? by Collin Wilson

Advanced Stats in College Football: What They Are, Where to Find Them by Steve Petrella

The 5 Factors of College Football Betting & Why They Matter by Collin Wilson


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