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College Football National Championship Odds, Market Report: Alabama, Ohio State Are National Title Liabilities for Sportsbooks

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Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images. Pictured: CJ Stroud and the 2021 Ohio State offensive line.

Bettors have zoned in on Alabama and Ohio State as we head into the 2022 college football season.

Ohio State, Alabama and Georgia are the clear favorites to win the College Football Playoff.

Bettors have primarily ignored Georgia, with some doubt that it can return to the title game after losing key pieces from its historic defense. But they have hammered the Buckeyes and the Crimson Tide, as both have become liabilities at sportsbooks.

According to the latest market report on Aug. 22, Ohio State is the biggest liability at BetMGM. The Buckeyes account for 21.3% of the CFP National Championship tickets and a whopping 39.1% of the total handle.

They also have the highest ticket count at Caesars at 13.7% and the second-highest handle at 22.7%.

Ohio State returns starting quarterback CJ Stroud, who is billed as one of the favorites to win the Heisman. Meanwhile, Jaxon Smith-Njigba is expected to be one of the top receivers in the country.

The Buckeyes are +320 to win the national championship at BetMGM and +300 at Caesars.

After losing in the title game last season, Alabama has reloaded and is the favorite at every sportsbook to win the national title. And that hasn’t scared bettors from hopping on the bandwagon.

The Crimson Tide are the third-biggest liability at BetMGM. They’re receiving 20.6% of the total bets and 21.1% of the money. At Caesars, they’re getting 10.7% of the tickets and 32.6% of the handle.

Alabama returns Heisman-winning quarterback Bryce Young, along with reigning SEC Defensive Player of the Year Will Anderson Jr. The Tide are +190 at BetMGM to win the title and +180 at Caesars.

Caesars has posted a line for Alabama vs. the field, with +180 to Alabama and -220 to the field.

Caesars also posted a line for Alabama, Ohio State or Georgia vs. the field at -380 to the three schools and +290 to the field.

Ohio State or Alabama vs. the field is basically a pick ’em at Caesars. Ohio State or Alabama is at -105 and the field is -115.

College Football National Championship Odds

Team Odds
Alabama +190
Ohio State +320
Georgia +350
Clemson +1200
USC +2000
Texas A&M +2500
Notre Dame +4000
Texas +4000
Michigan +5000
Oklahoma +5000
Utah +5000
LSU +6600
Miami (FL) +6600
Oregon +6600
Arkansas +8000
Baylor +8000
Oklahoma State +8000
Penn State +8000
Wake Forest +8000
Wisconsin +8000
Arizona St. +10000
Florida +10000
Mississippi +10000
Tennessee +10000
UCLA +10000
Washington +10000
Michigan State +12500
Nebraska +12500
Auburn +15000
Cincinnati +15000
Florida State +15000
Iowa +15000
Kentucky +15000
Mississippi State +15000
NC State +15000
Pittsburgh +15000
South Carolina +15000
BYU +20000
Iowa St. +20000
Louisiana +20000
North Carolina +20000
TCU +20000
Utah State +20000
Washington State +20000
W. Virginia +20000
Western Kentucky +20000
Army +20000
Houston +20000
Indiana +20000
Kansas State +25000
Louisville +25000
Maryland +25000
Minnesota +25000
Oregon State +25000
Purdue +25000
Texas Tech +25000
Toledo +25000
UAB +25000
Central Florida +25000
UTSA +25000
Virginia +25000
Virginia Tech +30000
Arizona +40000
Boise State +50000
Boston College +50000
California +50000
Coastal Carolina +50000
Colorado +50000
Fresno State +50000
Georgia Tech +50000
Missouri +50000
Northwestern +50000
Rutgers +50000
Stanford +50000
Syracuse +50000
Temple +75000
Air Force +100000
Akron +100000
Appalachian State +100000
Arkansas State +100000
Ball State +100000
Bowling Green +100000
Buffalo +100000
Central Michigan +100000
Charlotte +100000
Colorado State +100000
Duke +100000
East Carolina +100000
Eastern Michigan +100000
Florida International +100000
Florida Atlantic +100000
Georgia Southern +100000
Georgia State +100000
Hawaii +100000
Illinois +100000
Kansas +100000
Kent State +100000
Liberty +100000
UL Monroe +100000
Louisiana Tech +100000
Marshall +100000
Memphis +100000
Miami (OH) +100000
Middle Tenn State +100000
Navy +100000
Nevada +100000
New Mexico +100000
New Mexico State +100000
N. Texas +100000
Northern Illinois +100000
Ohio +100000
Old Dominion +100000
Rice +100000
San Diego State +100000
San Jose St +100000
SMU +100000
South Alabama +100000
South Florida +100000
Southern Mississippi +100000
Texas State +100000
Troy +100000
Tulane +100000
Tulsa +100000
Connecticut +100000
Massachusetts +100000
UNLV +100000
UTEP +100000
Vanderbilt +100000
Western Michigan +100000
Wyoming +100000

*Odds courtesy of BetMGM as of Aug. 23.

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