2018 College Football Playoff Betting Odds: Lines for Alabama-Oklahoma, Clemson-Notre Dame

Dec 02, 2018 12:40 PM EST

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  • The 2018 College Football Playoff field was announced at 12 p.m. ET on Sunday, Dec. 2, and sportsbooks posted betting odds shortly after.
  • Alabama is a 14-point favorite over Oklahoma, while Clemson is -11.5 vs. Notre Dame.

UPDATE: The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has opened Alabama -14 vs. Oklahoma and Clemson -11.5 vs. Notre Dame.

The Alabama-Oklahoma total opened at 78.5, Notre Dame-Clemson at 56.5.

The 2018-19 College Football Playoff field will be announced Sunday, and we’ve got about four weeks to dissect, debate and bet these terrific matchups.

Using The Action Network power ratings, we project that Alabama will be favored over any team on a neutral field in the playoff, while Clemson would be favored over anyone but Alabama.

We’ll fill in the actual odds as sportsbooks release them on Sunday afternoon following the playoff announcement. Check out our live odds page or download The Action Network app for up-to-the-minute lines on all bowl games.

2018-19 College Football Playoff Projected Odds

According to our ratings, created by the unrivaled Collin Wilson, Georgia is the third-best team in the country. That’s the Dawgs’ argument right now — if the College Football Playoff is truly about the four best teams, they should get in.

But I believe Oklahoma will get the final spot based on how the committee has acted in the past. The Sooners will be an underdog to anyone projected to be in the playoff field besides Notre Dame. They’d be -1.5 on a neutral field vs. the Irish.

College Football Playoff Betting History

There have been only two double-digit point spreads in College Football Playoff history — Alabama over Michigan State (2015) and Washington (2016) — but we might get two in the semifinals this year.

Underdogs are 7-5 against the spread in the playoff, with five of those teams winning outright.

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