The best College Football programs in the country continue to keep on winning, so we really haven’t seen too many big shake-ups in reference of the College Football betting odds. The top schools remain the same, with Alabama and Clemson the favorites to win the CFP National Championship. The odds on the major three contenders at the start of the year, Georgia, Ohio State, and Oklahoma have decreased after strong starts from all three schools. One of those five schools is very likely to be crowned this year’s champion, but a sixth contender has emerged too.
Odds to Win the 2019 CFP National Championship
Ohio State +550
Penn State +3300
Notre Dame +5000
Boise State +10000
Arizona State +15000
Michigan State +25000
Oklahoma State +50000
All Other Schools +25000 or More
CLEMSON TIGERS are still the favorite after a 2-0 start, and the Tigers have one of the best wins in the country with a 24-10 victory over Texas A&M last week. However, their CFP National Championship odds have risen after a somewhat rough start to the season for Trevor Lawrence. The star quarterback has not looked sharp, but he is likely to tear up Syracuse’s abysmal defense this Saturday.
As we said last week, the CRIMSON TIDE won’t be tested until they take on Texas A&M in College Station in early October. They will be favored by 20 or more points in every game per the college football betting odds until they face the Aggies, and Alabama is a massive 25.5-point road favorite against South Carolina. They key for the Tide is to avoid injury over their next three games, especially among a decimated linebacking corps.
The GEORGIA BULLDOGS took full advantage of their opportunity to make a statement when the Bulldogs beat NOTRE DAME 23-17 at home. With the loss, the Fighting Irish are not out of the race just yet but dropped two places down to be ranked No. 9 in the country. With the Bulldogs win, they should have no problem entering November with an undefeated record, making them a solid option to bet at this point of the season.
The next two teams on the list were 14-1 at the start of the season due to some major questions. OKLAHOMA was replacing a Heisman Trophy winning quarterback and installing a new defense, while OHIO STATE was replacing a legendary coach and a quarterback that was selected in the first round.Both schools have seen their odds dip to 9-1 after impressive outings in their first two games with Ohio State’s Justin Fields and Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts is looking superb. Neither team has missed a beat with their new signal callers, and these two schools are the favorites to win their conferences per NCAA Futures odds.
There has been significant movement on LSU’s odds after a fantastic start to the season for the Tigers. Joe Burrow has looked like the real deal at quarterback, and for once, the talk that LSU might have a solid passing game doesn’t simply appear to be lip service. The couple weeks shouldn’t be a problem after a big win on the road against Texas, but October is daunting with Utah State, Florida, Mississippi State, and Auburn on the schedule before facing #1 ranked Alabama. If LSU has a zero in the loss column prior to heading to Tuscaloosa, the Tigers stand a great chance of qualifying for the College Football Playoff even if they lose to Bama and don’t make it to Atlanta.
If you’re looking for a flyer that can pay off in a big way, there is enormous value in Iowa State at 250-1. The odds on the Cyclones tanked after they needed overtime to survive FCS Northern Iowa, but they were the second- or third-best team in the Big 12 at the start of the season. Iowa State is a short underdog against Iowa at home this Saturday, and a Cyclones victory should lead to their odds being 100-1 or so next week. They don’t face either Oklahoma or Texas until November, and a win would likely mean Iowa State will be favored in every game before those two.