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College Football Odds, Picks, Betting Previews: Your Saturday Week 0 Betting Cheat Sheet

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Welcome to Week 0.

After a long eight-month break from the gridiron, college football makes its much anticipated return to our TV screens and betting cards today.

The action begins with Nebraska vs. Illinois, UCLA vs. Hawaii, and Fresno State vs. UConn early in the day before rolling into Alcorn State vs. NC Central, UTEP vs. New Mexico State, and San Jose State vs. Southern Utah later in the night.

While this week pales in comparison to what is to come next week, it gives us the perfect opportunity to ease into the new season and make some money along the way. After all, football is football, right?

Our staff of college football writers attacked this Week 0 slate from every angle.

Looking for guides to each individual game? Check. Best bets from our entire staff? Check. A look into our futures portfolio? Check. Want to bet a UTEP team total? We even have you covered there — twice. Find anything you need to bet today’s games below.

So, sit back, relax with a nice cup of coffee, and enjoy some football for the first time since January.

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Time (ET)
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Nebraska vs. Illinois
1 p.m.
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UConn vs. Fresno State
2 p.m.
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Hawaii vs. UCLA
3:30 p.m.
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Eastern Illinois vs. Indiana State
6 p.m.
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Alcorn State vs. NC Central
7 p.m.
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UTEP vs. New Mexico State
9:30 p.m.
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Southern Utah vs. San Jose State
10 p.m.
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College Football Staff Best Bets

Our Top 5 Picks for Saturday

Our Best Bets for Week Zero

How Collin Wilson is Betting Saturday’s Week 0 Games

Collin Wilson’s Top Bets for Week Zero

Our Top Futures & Win Totals for 2021

Our Top Futures & Win Total Bets for 2021

More Week Zero Betting Content

10 Potential College Football Lookahead Spots to Bet in Week 0 and Week 1 by Stuckey

BJ Cunningham’s Top PointsBetting Wager This Saturday by BJ Cunningham

How Does Nebraska’s NCAA Investigation Impact the 2021 College Football Betting Market? by Collin Wilson

Saturday’s Week 0 Edge That Sharps Are Betting by PJ Walsh

2021 College Football Futures & Win Totals

Stuckey’s Top Futures & Win Total Bets for 2021

Stuckey’s Top CFB Futures Bets

Stuckey’s Favorite Group of 5 Win Totals

Stuckey’s Top Power 5 Win Totals

Stuckey’s 2021 MACtion Betting Manifesto

More Futures & Win Totals Content for 2021

Collin Wilson’s Favorite Conference & Division Bets for 2021 by Collin Wilson

Collin Wilson’s Top 3 “Game of the Year” Bets for 2021 by Collin Wilson

Kody Malstrom’s Top Win Total Bet for Each Power 5 Conference by Kody Malstrom

2021 College Football Win Totals: Finding Betting Value Using Collin Wilson’s Projections by Pete Ruden

Conference Betting Previews

Collin Wilson’s Power Five Betting Previews

Click one of the logos below to find analysis for the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC, respectively.

Kyle Remillard’s Group of Five Win Total Recommendations

Click one of the logos below to find analysis for that specific conference.

Betting Tools, Resources & Education

2021 College Football Betting Power Rankings by Collin Wilson

Don’t Buy Into Home Underdog Narratives in College Football by Steve Petrella

Advanced Stats in College Football: What They Are, Where to Find Them by Steve Petrella

2021 College Football Returning Production & Transfer Grades (TARP) for All 130 Division I FBS Teams by Collin Wilson

Advanced Stat Dives & Offseason Betting Research

Chaos Theory: 2007 vs. 2021

College Football Teams to Bet or Fade in 2021 Using Returning Production Metrics by Alex Kolodziej

Ranking the Top 15 College Football Defensive Coordinators at Creating Havoc by Darin Gardner

The 5 Factors of College Football Betting & Why They Matter by Collin Wilson

What Home-Field Advantage is Worth for Every College Football Team in 2021 by Collin Wilson

Predicting Positive Regression Based on Expected Wins & Pythagorean Expectation by Darin Gardner

How Turnover Luck Could Impact College Football in 2021 by Darin Gardner

Which College Football Team Receives the Biggest Boost from Home-Field Advantage? by Mike Ianniello

Welcome, Brett McMurphy to The Action Network!

Brett McMurphy’s 2021 CFB Bowl Projections

Brett McMurphy’s AP Top 25 Ballot vs. The Action Network’s Betting Power Ratings by Collin Wilson

NCAA Investigation of the Nebraska Football Program & Head Coach Scott Frost

Sources: Coach Scott Frost & Nebraska Football Under Investigation for NCAA Violations by Brett McMurphy

College Football Win Totals: Bettors Split on Scott Frost & Nebraska by Tommy Stokke

How to Bet Nebraska vs. Illinois Week 0 Odds, Win Total After Scott Frost Investigation by Alex Kolodziej

College Football Betting Market News, Odds Movement

Bets Piling Up on Michigan, Notre Dame to Make College Football Playoff by Alex Kolodziej

2022 NFL Draft Odds: Spencer Rattler, Sam Howell Favorites to Go No. 1 by Avery Yang

College Football COVID-19 Cancellation Rules: How Each Conference is Handling Postponed Games by Avery Yang

2022 College Football Playoff National Championship Odds Tracker: Alabama, Clemson Open on Top by Alex Kolodziej

College Football Quarterback Battles: Playoff Contenders with Uncertainty Under Center by Alex Kolodziej

2021 Race for the Heisman

Three Heisman Longshots Who Can Bust College Football Wide Open by Alex Kolodziej

2021 Heisman Trophy Action Report: Bettors Loading Up on Spencer Rattler, 2 SEC Sleepers by Alex Kolodziej

2021 Heisman Trophy Odds: 4 Players Bettors Should Avoid, Including Bryce Young & Brock Purdby Alex Kolodziej

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