Free College Football Picks Today: Las Vegas Bowl 2022

Free College Football Picks Today: Las Vegas Bowl 2022
Sat 17th December 2022

The University of Florida Gators (6-6, 1-4 Away) travel to face the No. 17 Oregon State University Beavers (9-3, 6-1 Home) at Allegiant Stadium on Saturday. The Beavers are 10-point favorites, and the total is 53.Florida is coming off a 45-38 loss to No. 16 Florida State at Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium on November 25.

Anthony Richardson was 9 of 27 for 198 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. Trevor Etienne ran 17 times for 129 yards and a touchdown. Ricky Pearsall caught five passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns.

Oregon State won for the third straight game on November 26, beating No. 10 Oregon 38-34 at Reser Stadium. Ben Gulbranson threw for 60 yards and two interceptions. Damien Martinez carried 15 times for 103 yards.


The Gators are averaging 31.8 points per game for the season, 43rd in FBS, and they are facing a Beavers defense that has surrendered 21.4 PPG (32nd).

Meanwhile, Oregon State has scored 32.4 points a game this season, 40th in the country, and Florida is allowing 28.8 PPG (90th). The Gators rank as one of the country’s top teams in rushing yards per game (213.7, 16th), while they are 68th in passing yards (227.5).

They will be matching strength against strength on the ground, as the Beavers are 19th in the country in rushing yards allowed per game (114.0). Against the pass, Oregon State is 76th (228.3).Oregon State is 103rd in the nation in passing yards per game (200.4) and 26th in rushing (199.2), while the Gators are allowing 239.7 passing yards (89th) and 176.2 rushing yards per game (101st).


Through 12 games, Anthony Richardson has thrown for 17 touchdowns (9 INT) and 212.4 yards per game to lead Florida in passing. In five games away from home this season, he has 11 TDs (3 INT) and an average of 304.6 yards passing.

Montrell Johnson Jr. leads the team in rushing with an average of 68.9 yards a game over 12 games. He has 10 touchdowns on the ground and two through the air. Ricky Pearsall is the Gators’ leading receiver with 49.7 yards a game and five TDs.

Ben Gulbranson has eight passing touchdowns (5 INT) with 143.3 yards per game through nine games to lead Oregon State. Damien Martinez has been the team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 80.8 yards a game through 12 games. He has seven touchdowns.

Tre’Shaun Harrison has been a key target in the Beavers’ aerial attack. He has four touchdowns and a 50.3 yard per game average through 12 appearances.


Oregon State is pursuing a fifth consecutive home win this season.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

Oregon State -8 (-110)

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