Albany vs Baylor Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for College Football Week 1 Game on FanDuel (Sept 3)

Albany vs. Baylor prediction, odds and betting trends for NCAA college football game.
Albany vs. Baylor prediction, odds and betting trends for NCAA college football game. / AP Photo/Ray Carlin

Albany vs Baylor Week 1 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
Albany Great Danes (0-0, 0-0) vs. No. 10 Baylor Bears (0-0, 0-0)
Date: Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Venue: McLane Stadium — Waco, TX
Coverage: Big 12, ESPN+

Week 1 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a showdown between the Albany Great Danes and No. 10 Baylor Bears. The Great Danes didn't give their supporters much to cheer about last fall, going 2-9 overall and finishing dead last in the Colonial Athletic Association conference.

Unfortunately, it's going to be tough for Albany to start on a positive note as they must face a tough Baylor team that went 12-2 last year en route to winning the Big 12 Championship. Not only that, but Dave Aranda's Bears also capped off their 2021 campaign by defeating Ole Miss, 21-7, at the Sugar Bowl.

Albany vs Baylor Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook and will be updated when available.
Moneyline: ALB: (TBD) | BAY: (TBD)
Spread: ALB: +41.5 (-105) | BAY: -41.5 (-115)
Total: 45.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Albany vs Baylor Prediction & Pick

Simply put, Albany isn't even close to being on Baylor's level. While the Bears were one of the best teams in the nation in 2021, the Great Danes were among the worst. Even with the offseason changes that Albany has made, there's a reason why the school has finished below .500 in five of the last seven seasons with Greg Gattuso as the head coach.

Even on their worst day, the Bears shouldn't break a sweat against the Great Danes. Baylor had the NCAA's 12th-best scoring defense last year and assuming that the unit hasn't lost a step, Albany likely won't be able to get any momentum going right from the start.

Final Score Prediction: Baylor: 35 | Albany: 9

Albany vs Baylor Betting Trends

- Albany is 2-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games.
- Baylor is 4-1 ATS in its last five games.
- Albany is 0-5 straight up in its last five road games.
- The total has hit the under in each of Baylor's last five games.

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