Fans and bookmakers alike excited for start of another college football season

Georgia fans at Rose Bowl

College football fans aren’t the only ones excited about the days winding down to the beginning of another college football season. While bookmakers don’t enjoy tailgates, cheerleaders and roaring crowds on Saturdays in the fall, they do enjoy the increased business which comes with the start of another season.

Bookmakers have already placed odds on college football’s top opening weekend games.

Auburn has been established as a three-point favorite over Washington in an important Week 1 neutral site game pairing teams just on the outside of those considered favorites to win this year’s national championship. West Virginia giving 9.5 points to Tennessee and Miami giving three points to LSU are other inter-conference, neutral site games of interest to handicappers and fans alike.

Some casino sportsbooks have even set lines on games beyond the opening weekend – all the way to college football’s Rivalry Weekend in late November. Alabama is a seven-point favorite over Auburn. Florida State is a seven-point favorite over Florida. Georgia is a 21-point favorite over Georgia Tech and Clemson is favored almost that heavily over South Carolina.

If you have a good feeling about your college football crystal ball, now could be time to capitalize.

Fans can also bet on conference champions. It’s no surprise that Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State and Oklahoma are all heavily favored to win their conference crowns. Despite Georgia’s expected strong team, the Bulldogs are a 3-to-1 bet to win the SEC while Alabama is 4-to-5.

Clearly, bookmakers love the Tide. Why shouldn’t they?

Bama returns two quarterbacks with championship experience, a stable of running backs that is the best in college football, and no matter who the Tide lose on defense, you know another future first-round NFL Draft choice will replace him.

Alabama stands as a staggering 2-to-1 favorite to win the national title. Clemson is a distant second at 9-to-2 with Georgia 8-to-1 and Ohio State 9-to-1.

If you enjoy the action off the field as much as the action on it during football season, your wait is almost over – for both!

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