As we enter August and the official start of college football season, Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has both odds to win the College Football Playoff and over/unders available on over 60 FBS teams.
Eight of the 64 different schools with listed over/unders are projected to win at least ten games this upcoming season, including Alabama, who leads the way with a win total of 11.5.
The Crimson Tide enter the regular season as one of four teams with shorter than 10-1 odds to win the College Football Playoff with Clemson, Ohio State and Georgia. Why does that matter? The past three National Champions opened the season with odds shorter than 10-1.
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As of right now, here’s where all of the listed Division I college football teams stand in reference to their preseason win total and odds to win the College Football Playoff.
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All data entering Aug. 13
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Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Nick Saban and Alabama are the preseason favorites to win the College Football National Championship. For the fifth time under Saban, the Crimson Tide are betting favorites to win the playoff before we’ve seen an ounce of on-field action (2010, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018). How has Alabama fared in those previous four campaigns as the favorite to win it all? Only one of Saban’s five national championships at Alabama have come when they were listed as the favorites entering the season and that was last year.
The Fighting Irish are attracting a ton of attention in the desert this summer. They are one of just six teams to see their preseason over/under actually move a half-win (from 8.5 to 9), with the exact same juice on the total (-120 to the over and +100 to the under). A win total of around 9 is a sight fans from South Bend are used to: Notre Dame’s win total has been between 8 and 9 every year over the past nine seasons. Not only that, but Notre Dame’s odds to win the title has shifted from 50-1 to 30-1 since June 1st, which has been one of the largest movers for a title contender in terms of odds in the country.
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Included in the eight different schools in the FBS with over/unders of 10 or higher, Washington is the only school to see the juice on the over move up; the over on the Huskies win total of 10 moved from -140 to -180 since opening. Not only has Washington’s over/under moved, but their odds to win the College Football Playoff has adjusted as well. The Huskies opened at 30-1 to win the title in January and are now all the way down to 15-1, with what seems like an entire section of the country backing Jake Browning and crew. At 15-1, Washington currently owns the 6th-best odds to win the National Championship
Penn State, LSU and Notre Dame
When Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook opened up their College Football Playoff futures back in January, 14 different teams had odds shorter than 40-1 to win the title. Of those 14 powerhouses, Penn State (12-1 to 25-1) and LSU (30-1 to 80-1) have seen their odds to hoist the playoff trophy lengthen the most. The two teams to benefit the most from both the Nittany Lions and Tigers moving down the board? Notre Dame, who moved from 50-1 in June to 30-1 and Washington, who we noted are all the way down to 15-1.