2020 College Football Opening Week Best Bets

2020 College Football Opening Week Best Bets

The 2020 college football season is still months away but you can bet on Week 1 NCAA football betting spreads today. Keep reading for Week 1’s best college football betting spreads.

2020 College Football Opening Week Best Bets

Saturday, August 29

Hawaii vs Arizona -10 ½ 

Hawaii finished the season going 3-1 ATS while Arizona went 0-7 SU and 1-6 ATS in their last 7. Arizona returns skill players and most of their defense. 

Navy vs Notre Dame -14

The Irish trounced Navy 52-20 last season. Navy has the strongest rushing attack in the nation. In 2019, it averaged 363.8 per game. Notre Dame lost a lot on defense. 

Thursday, September 3

Clemson -26 vs Georgia Tech

Heisman Trophy favorite Trevor Lawrence starts his campaign versus Georgia Tech. The Tigers lost some pieces along the offensive line. But Clemson loses players every year and competes. Georgia Tech averaged 16.7 points per game last season. 

BYU vs Utah -4 ½

Utah enters the season cold. Texas blasted them 38-10 in the Utes’ bowl game. BYU went 0-4 ATS in their final 4 games. Both teams return talent on offense and defense. Utah dominated BYU 30-12 in last years game. 

Friday, September 4

North Carolina vs Central Florida -3

The Golden Knights went 3-7 ATS in their final 10 games. North Carolina almost upset Clemson in a 20-21 game. The Tar Heels averaged 31.3 points while the Golden Knights scored 45.3 per. 

Saturday, September 5

West Virginia vs Florida State -6 ½

In 2019, West Virginia went 5-7 SU and 5-5-2 ATS. The Mountaineers beat their lone ACC opponent, NC State, 44-27 last season. Florida State has a new coach, Mike Norvell. FSU’s head coach comes over from Memphis where he had a .717 winning percentage. 

Alabama -15 vs USC

Alabama signed Bryce Young, the top dual-threat quarterback in the nation. USC’s quarterback, Kedon Slovis, is a favorite to win the Heisman Trophy. The Trojans return most of their offense and defense. Bama coach Nick Saban replenishes after every season. 

Mississippi -1 ½ vs Baylor

Ole Miss went 6-2 ATS in their final 9 regular season games. Baylor went 8-2 ATS in their final 10 regular season games. That includes covering against Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship.  

Michigan vs Washington -0

The biggest change at Washington is that Jimmy Lake takes over as head coach. Lake was Washington’s defensive coordinator. Things probably won’t change much because Lake is a Chris Petersen disciple. Things haven’t changed for Michigan, either. Once again, Jim Harbaugh searches for a starting quarterback. 

Monday, September 7

Georgia -18 vs Virginia

Few teams lost as much on both sides of the football as Georgia. UVA must replace star quarterback Bryce Perkins, who threw for 3,538 yards last season. 

2020 College Football Opening Week Best Bets

Updated College Football National Championship Odds

Do you need something to bet on during the Covid-19 layoff? Sportbet.com has updated National Championship odds for the upcoming college football season. Happy hunting!

Updated College Football National Championship Odds, Favorite, Smart & Longshot Picks

The Betting Favorite: Clemson Tigers +225

The 2020 National Championship runners-up deserve the attention they’re getting to win the 2021 College Football title. After all, they return 4 defensive linemen and quarterback Trevor Lawrence.

Lawrence’s return is the main reason so many have jumped on the Tigers. Trevor has played at a high level in each of his first couple of seasons. He won the National Championship as a freshman. He battled LSU in the title game this year. Lawrence returned to school because he wants to win the title.

But, Clemson could face a huge problem. Although Lawrence is great, left tackle Jackson Carman is the lone returning starter along the offensive line. The rest of the offensive line, including Cade Stewart, has experience. But they’ve never started. That could spell doom for the Tigers even though Lawrence returns. Look elsewhere for the smart bet.

The Smart Betting Pick: Ohio State Buckeyes +300

Quarterback Justin Fields decided to remain in Columbus. Fields electrified college football in his first season wearing the silver and red. A transfer from Georgia, Justin outplayed Jake Fromm, the person who replaced him in Athens. He’s on the short-list of players that can win the Heisman Trophy.

Losing J.K. Dobbins in the backfield could hurt. But Master Teague is a sophomore who spelled Dobbins as a freshman. Junior wide receiver Chris Olave had a great rapport with Fields last season. The pair can dominate in 2020.

Two seniors, Gavin Cupp and Thayer Munford, anchor the offensive line. Questions surround Ohio State’s defense. In college football, it’s easier to replace defensive players than offensive players, though. Don’t expect the Buckeyes to take a big backward step when it comes to the D. If the defense gels, Ohio State wins the Big Ten and grabs another CFP bid.

The Long Shot Betting Pick: USC Trojans +10000

8-5 in 2019, USC flies under the radar in 2020. On Sep. 5, the Trojans start their quest for a National Championship versus the Alabama Crimson Tide. Although USC could lose that game, they could bounce back with a massive season.

In fact, that might be the Trojans’ lone loss this season. The odds don’t indicate USC has a shot. But, the Trojans return 16 players on offense and 19 players on defense who started a game in 2019. That includes both quarterbacks: JT Daniels and Kedon Slovic.

If USC manages to win the Pac-12 and lose 1 or 2 games this season, they should get a College Football Playoff bid. Not bad for a squad that offers +10000 odds.

2020-21 College Football National Championship Odds

  • Clemson +225
  • Ohio State +300
  • Alabama +550
  • Georgia +900
  • LSU +1000
  • Florida +1700
  • Oklahoma +2500
  • Texas A&M +3000
  • Notre Dame +3300
  • Texas +4000
  • Michigan +4750
  • Penn State +5000
  • Oregon +5000
  • Auburn +5500
  • Wisconsin +6000
  • USC +10000
  • Utah +10000
  • Washington +10000
  • Oklahoma State +10000
  • North Carolina +10000
  • Miami Florida +10000
  • Miami Ohio +10000
  • Arizona +10000
  • Arizona State +10000
  • Iowa State +10000
  • Nebraska +12500
  • Minnesota U +15000
  • Air Force +15000
  • Tennessee +15000
  • Virginia +20000
  • Iowa +20000
  • Florida State +20000
  • Central Florida +25000
  • Hawaii +25000
  • TCU +25000
  • Virginia Tech +30000
  • Washington State +30000
  • UCLA +30000
  • Mississippi +30000
  • Michigan State +30000
  • Indiana +30000
  • Charlotte +30000
  • Kansas +40000
  • Louisville +40000
  • Mississippi State +40000
  • Pittsburgh +40000
  • Purdue +40000
  • Wake Forest +40000
  • Stanford +40000
  • Texas Tech +50000
  • Oregon State +50000
  • South Carolina +50000
  • West Virginia +50000
  • Northwestern +50000
  • Kentucky +50000
  • Kansas State +50000
  • California +50000
  • Maryland +50000
  • Massachusetts +50000
  • Cincinnati +50000
  • Colorado +50000
  • Baylor +50000
  • Boise State +50000
  • Arkansas +60000
  • Houston +65000
  • Georgia Tech +75000
  • Memphis +75000
  • Boston College +75000
  • NC State +75000
  • Ohio +100000
  • New Mexico +100000
  • Appalachian State +100000
  • Vanderbilt +100000
  • Tulane +100000
  • Rutgers +100000
  • SMU +100000
  • Syracuse +100000
  • BYU +100000
  • Illinois +100000
  • Colorado State +100000
  • Connecticut +100000
  • Duke +100000
  • Army +100000
  • Fresno State +100000
  • San Diego State +125000
  • South Florida +150000
  • Southern Mississippi +150000
  • UL Lafayette +150000
  • UL Monroe +200000
  • Texas State +200000
  • Toledo +200000
  • Navy +200000
  • Middle Tennessee +250000
  • North Texas +250000
  • Northern Illinois +250000
  • Troy +250000
  • San Jose State +250000
  • Western Kentucky +250000
  • UNLV +250000
  • Utah State +250000
  • Florida Atlantic +250000
  • Buffalo +250000
  • Central Michigan +250000
  • East Carolina +250000
  • Eastern Michigan +250000
  • Louisiana Tech +250000
  • Marshall +250000
  • Kent State +300000
  • Florida International +300000
  • Georgia Southern +300000
  • Georgia State +300000
  • Ball State +300000
  • Bowling Green +300000
  • Arkansas State +300000
  • Tulsa +300000
  • South Alabama +300000
  • Temple +300000
  • Wyoming +300000
  • UAB +300000
  • Coastal Carolina +300000
  • New Mexico State +300000
  • Rice +300000
  • Old Dominion +300000
  • Nevada +300000
  • Akron +300000
  • UTEP +500000
College Hoops Top Picks Feb 3-9

College Hoops Top Picks Feb 3-9

The Monday after Super Bowl is the unofficial start of the College Hoops season as the nation’s collective attention turns to March Madness. Keep reading for the must-watch and bet games for the week of Feb 3rd to the 9th.

College Hoops Top Picks Feb 3-9

Monday, Feb. 3

North Carolina at Florida State

At 18-3 SU, Florida State is tied with Louisville and Duke atop the ACC. Florida State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5, though. North Carolina is 3-1 ATS. Although FSU should win SU, they won’t cover. Take the points on UNC.

Tuesday, Feb. 4

Rutgers at Maryland

Rutgers is 16-6 SU. They have a real shot to win the Big Ten this season. Maryland is 17-4. The Terps should get the “W”. But the Scarlet Knights are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9. Rutgers keeps it close enough for the ATS victory.

Ohio State at Michigan

The Buckeyes are back on track. Ohio State had a horrible stretch where they went 1-6 SU and 0-7 ATS. They ride a 2-game winning streak into this rival matchup on Tuesday. Michigan was also on an awful streak. But like the Buckeyes, they’ve bounced back with a 2-match winning streak ATS and SU. The home team often takes it when these two battle. Wolverines should force Ohio State to fold like a cheap suit. Back Michigan.

Wednesday, Feb. 5

Villanova at Butler

Butler and Villanova lost home games over the weekend. Butlers is 1-5 ATS in their last 6. Villanova is 3-1 ATS in their last 4. They dominated the Bulldogs 76-61 on Jan. 21. Again, Nova forces Butler to give up the ghost.

Thursday, Feb. 6

USC at Arizona

Arizona has gelled. The Wildcats are 4-1 SU and ATS in their last 5. USC hasn’t covered in their last 2. Take the surging Cats over the down-trending Trojans.

Saturday, Feb. 8

Michigan State at Michigan

Michigan could challenge the Spartans on Saturday. The Wolverines battle MSU at home. Also, the Spartans are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games.

LSU at Auburn

The Auburn Tigers put a 75-66 beating onto the Kentucky Wildcats in their last. Auburn is 19-2 SU. But they don’t cover a ton of spreads, going 2-4 ATS in their last 6. LSU keeps it close enough for the spread line win.

Seton Hall at Villanova

These two haven’t battled since last March. Nova beat the Pirates 74-72. Seton Hall had been on a great streak before running into Xavier. The Musketeers exposed the Pirates. Villanova should have no trouble winning SU and ATS.

Sunday, Feb. 9

Wichita State at Houston

The Shockers are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 5. Tulsa beat them 54-51 in their last. That’s a bad sign because Houston doesn’t often lose at home. Back the Cougars to take it to rival Wichita State with a huge win and cover on Sunday.
College Basketball Pick: Houston