College football is here and if you are betting on week 1 spreads use my betting analysis to get an edge.
College Football Week 1 Spreads & ATS Betting Analysis
Miami FL vs. Florida -7
Miami hopes to rebound from a disappointing season when they battle the Florida Gators on August 24. Tate Martell is a -180 favorite to start for the Canes. Even if Martell, an Ohio State transfer, does start and he’s all that and a bag of chips, it’s going to be hard for the rebuilding Canes to keep this close. Florida is a College Football Playoff contender. They’ll easily handle the Hurricanes.
Arizona -11 vs. Hawaii
Arizona had a disappointing season, but the Wildcats are strong on offense. Hawaii should be a bad team while Zona has an outside chance to win the Pac 12 South Division.
Cincinnati -3 vs. UCLA
Chip Kelly might still be a genius coach. His genius won’t show up in Week 1 against the Cincinnati Bearcats. Cincinnati plays in the underrated American Athletic Conference where UCF, Houston, and Memphis also reside. The Bearcats should easily cover at home against a bad Pac 12 team.
Texas State vs. Texas A&M -34 ½
The points feel like a lot. But, Texas A&M hung with both Clemson and Alabama last year in Jimbo Fisher’s first season as head coach. The Aggies might be Bama’s biggest challenger in the loaded SEC West. A&M should beat Texas State by at least 40.
Rice vs. Army -23 ½
Army averaged 312.6 rushing yards last season. Rice allowed 36 points per and only scored 18.9 in 2018. Army to cover might be the best play in Week 1.
Oklahoma State -15 vs. Oregon State
How bad will Oregon State be this year? The Beavers went 2-10 straight up while only beating Division II Southern Utah and fellow atrocious Pac 12 squad Colorado. Oregon State can’t be worse than that, right? Probably not, but this is only 15 points and Coach Gundy at Oklahoma State always fields a competitive team.
South Alabama vs. Nebraska -34
If you have no clue who Adrian Martinez is, you will after this game. The Cornhuskers starting quarterback is a Heisman Trophy Candidate. Why? It’s his second season in Scott Frost’s system. Martinez might rack up video-game-like stats against South Alabama.
Duke vs. Alabama -33
Duke has a solid football program. Unfortunately, the Blue Devils are rebuilding on offense this season. Alabama averaged 45.6 points per in 2018. There’s no reason to believe Tua isn’t any better in 2019 than he was last year. Bama starts off their quest for the National Championship beating Duke by 45 to 50.
Notre Dame -20 ½ vs. Louisville
At the end of a dreadful season, Oregon State fans should be able to say, “At least we aren’t Louisville.” That’s how deep into college football oblivion the Cardinals have fallen. Rookie Ian Book should lead an explosive Notre Dame offense. The Fighting Irish roll.