Free College Football Picks Today: Sugar Bowl 2022

Free College Football Picks Today: Sugar Bowl 2022
Sat 31st December 2022

The No. 5 University of Alabama Crimson Tide (10-2, 3-2 Away) travel to face the No. 11 Kansas State University Wildcats (10-3, 5-2 Home) at Caesars Superdome on Saturday. The Crimson Tide are 6.5-point favorites, and the total is 56.

Alabama is coming off an impressive 49-27 win over Auburn at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 26, their third straight victory. Bryce Young threw for 343 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. Jahmyr Gibbs ran 17 times for 76 yards and a touchdown. Jermaine Burton caught three passes for 87 yards.

Kansas State won for the fourth straight game on December 3, beating No. 3 TCU 31-28 at AT&T Stadium. Will Howard was 18 of 32 for 199 yards and two touchdowns. Deuce Vaughn carried 26 times for 130 yards and a touchdown and added two catches for 30 yards. Phillip Brooks hauled in six receptions for 48 yards.


The Crimson Tide are averaging 40.8 points per game for the season, fifth in FBS, and they are facing a Wildcats defense that has surrendered 20.1 PPG (19th). Meanwhile, Kansas State has scored 33.2 points a game this season, 36th in the country, and Alabama is allowing 18.0 PPG (10th).

The Crimson Tide rank 23rd in the country in passing yards per game (278.3) and 30th in rushing (197.4), while the Wildcats are 58th in passing yards allowed per game (216.9) and 65th against the run (148.9).

Kansas State has been one of the nation’s top rushing teams, averaging 209.6 yards per game (18th), while ranking 95th in passing yards (210.5). The Crimson Tide are allowing 186.0 passing yards (17th) and 125.3 rushing yards per game (30th).


Through 11 games, Bryce Young has thrown for 27 touchdowns (5 INT) and 273.4 yards per game to lead Alabama in passing. In five games away from home this season, he has eight TDs (2 INT) and an average of 275.6 yards passing. Jahmyr Gibbs leads the team in rushing with an average of 77.3 yards a game over 11 games.

He’s also contributed to the passing attack with 34.4 receiving yards a game. He has seven touchdowns on the ground and three through the air. Ja’Corey Brooks is the Crimson Tide’s leading receiver with 56.6 yards a game and seven TDs.

Will Howard has 15 passing touchdowns (2 INT) with 237.2 yards per game through six games to lead Kansas State. Deuce Vaughn has been the team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 109.6 yards a game through 13 games.

He has 11 total touchdowns, eight rushing and three receiving. Malik Knowles has been a key target in the Wildcats’ passing game. He has two touchdowns and a 55.3 yard per game average through 13 appearances.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

Alabama -7 (-110)

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