Our football betting expert is here to offer up the very best and latest NCAA College Football Championship Odds ahead of the new season, which is set to get underway August 28th with Illinois vs Nebraska.
Alabama Crimson Tide head into the new season as the reigning champions following their 52-24 win over Ohio State in the NCAA Championship game back in January, with the Crimson Tide now favorites to go all the way again this time around.
With this in mind, our football expert’s here to guide you through all of the latest College Football Championship odds, offering analysis on some of the favorites to claim this year’s crown as well.
- Alabama Crimson Tide +250
- Clemson Tigers +350
- Ohio State Buckeyes +500
- Oklahoma Sooners +700
- Georgia Bulldogs +800
- Texas A&M Aggies +2500
- Wisconsin Badgers +3500
- LSU Tigers +3500
- Florida Gators +4000
- Notre Dame Fighting Irish +4000
- Miami Hurricanes +4000
- Penn State Nittany Lions +4000
- Iowa State Cyclones +4000
- All other teams +5000 or higher
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Alabama Crimson Tide +250
Alabama were very impressive last year, winning all of their 13 regular season and postseason games on their way to their first college football title since 2018.
They’ve made the college football championship final in five of the last six seasons, with their 2019 campaign being the only time they failed to make the final game of the season since 2014.
They will be missing stars such as DeVonte Smith and Mac Jones after they were drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots respectively, however despite this, their squad is still comfortably good enough to put together a deep run in the NCAA this year.
Head coach Nick Saban is one of the most experienced heads in the entire league having won been with Alabama since 2007, winning five NCAA titles during that time.
A lot of fans will be expecting the Crimson Tide to make another serious charge at the NCAA title this year, and given the squad they have at their disposal, it’s very easy to see why.
If you’re looking for a bet ahead of the new college football season, wagering on Alabama looks the way to go, especially given the records they’ve put up in recent seasons.
Clemson Tigers +350
Clemson Tigers have been one of the standout teams in the NCAA in recent years, making the championship game in four of the last six campaigns, winning two and losing two.
They did miss out last year however after finishing with a record of 10-2 during the regular season even though they had the ever-impressive Trevor Lawrence at QB.
Lawrence was the no.1 draft pick in the most recent NFL draft, with the Jacksonville Jaguars acquiring his services, with the Tigers now tasked with replacing him.
As well as losing Lawrence, the likes of Travis Etienne also departed Clemson during the off-season, however they have managed to keep ahold of players such as Baylon Spector and Nolan Turner, thus it’s no surprise to see them second favorites heading into the new season.
Lawrence will be a big miss, however the Tigers should be able to cope without him given the replacements they have in their locker, thus betting on the Tigers, or their title rivals in Alabama, looks the smart move this year.
Ohio State Buckeyes +500
Ohio State made the championship game last year, however they were beaten by eventual champions Alabama Crimson Tide 52-24 in what was a pretty convincing defeat for the Buckeyes.
It’ll be a little tricky for the Buckeyes to repeat this feat this term given they lost Justin Fields during the most recent NFL draft, a man who was their star player last year, completing 158 passes and amassing 2100 passing yards in just eight games.
He’ll be a very hard man to replace, although we shouldn’t expect Ohio State to tank in any way, shape or form given they still have the likes of Master Teague and Pete Werner in their side, two players who were some of their best performers last year.
Both Clemson and Alabama look better suited to winning the NCAA title this year, thus if Ohio State are to repeat what they achieved last year, they’ll need a bit of luck and mammoth effort, thus it might be wise to avoid the Buckeyes for the time being.
Oklahoma Sooners +700
The Sooners have been impressive for quite some time now, winning at least 80% of their games in all of their last six seasons, however they’ve failed to reach the championship game at all during this period.
They’ve managed to keep Spencer Rattler ahead of the new season, a player who was one of the best QB’s in the league last year, thus they’ll always have a chance with him in their side.
They did lose one of their key stars in Rhamondre Stevenson during the most recent NFL draft, with Stevenson proving to be one of their most important defensive players last term, thus it remains to be seen how they fare without him.
They do still have T.J. Pledger and Brian Asamoah II in their side however, thus it’s no surprise to see Sooners as one of the favorites to go all the way in the NCAA this term.
However, despite being very consistent in recent years, the Sooners haven’t had that extra quality needed to go all the way, and given they’ll be without the likes of Stevenson this year, expect Oklahoma to fare the same this time around.
Georgia Bulldogs +800
The Bulldogs have reached the championship game once in the last four seasons, with this coming in 2017, where they unfortunately ended up losing 26-23 to Alabama in OT.
They’re yet to repeat this feat since then, however they have been very consistent in the three seasons since, maintaining a win percentage of at least 78% in all three campaigns since then.
They’ve managed to keep both Stetson Bennett and JT Daniels for the upcoming season, two QB’s who shared the spoils last year, managing 1000+ passing yards and 80+ completed passes each.
Zamir White and Nakobe Dean are also still with Georgia, two players who contributed significantly on both the offensive and defensive end respectively last year.
Despite the quality they have throughout their squad, the Bulldogs have always struggled to get the job done, although this year might be a little different given their title rivals have all had at least a few of their key players drafted.
Given this, getting on the Bulldogs at +800 doesn’t seem like bad bet to wager on at all.
Texas A&M Aggies +2500
Texas A&M have only recently just got their act together, with the Aggies failing to boast a win percentage of over 70% in any of their campaigns between 2013 and 2019.
Their 2020 campaign was much different however, as they went 9-1 thanks to significant contributions from the likes of Kellen Mond and Isaiah Speller.
Some won’t be expecting much form Texas A&M this year and will see their performances last season as a one-off, especially seeing as they lost key defender Buddy Johnson during the draft.
However they should have enough to make sure his absence isn’t felt too much, thus seeing Texas A&M at +2500 looks a bet that’s definitely worth it if you’re looking for a pick as longer odds than the favorites.
LSU Fighting Tigers +3500
The Fighting Tigers were one of the best teams in the NCAA for a short period between the years of 2017 and 2019, with LSU winning 25 of their 28 games during that time, including all 15 in the 2019 season.
This form culminated in an NCCA title in 2019, as they beat Clemson 42-25 in the championship game to claim their first title in their history.
They’ve come back down to earth a bit since then, winning just five of their 10 during the 2020 season, however this was a campaign that was disrupted heavily by the Coronavirus pandemic, thus it’s not entirely surprising to see teams that were previously good struggle.
They have excellent depth at QB, with head coach Ed Orgeron having the likes of Max Johnson, TJ Finley and Myles Brennan to choose from, all players that completed at least 79 passes and amassed at least 940 passing yards each last term.
Some may be concerned given the form they showed last year, however the Fighting Tigers have been there and done that when it comes to the NCAA championship, thus at +3500, they look a good value bet for those looking to bet on a dark horse or two this term.
Florida Gators +4000
Florida have, much like LSU, been in pretty good form over the last few seasons or so, with the Gators winning at least 76% of their games in both 2018 and 2019, with their record of 8-4 last year seeing them drop off slightly.
They’re still contenders for the NCAA title this year though, especially given they boast the likes of Dameon Pierce and Ventrell Miller in their roster, two players who showed exactly why the Gators are seen as dark horses by some this term.
They may have lost star QB Kyle Trask to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the most recent NFL draft, however his replacement Emory Jones should have enough about him to adequately fill the void left by Trask.
The Gators look very tempting at odds of +4000, especially when you consider they’ve lost just nine times over the last three years, with head coach Dan Mullen now seemingly fully capable of getting the absolute best out of his roster.
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