- Clemson is ranked 3 and has +550 odds to win the National Championship.
- Notre Dame is ranked 5 with +6600 odds to win the National Championship.
- Florida’s odds to win the National Championship are +3300.
LAS VEGAS—With the NCAA football season just under two months away, college football bettors have a lot to think about before betting on who they think will win the National Championship. One of the main things sports bettors should do is separate teams that may be overrated in their performances heading into the new season.
With that being said, legal sports betting sites have odds on who will win the National Championship which includes different teams that some gamblers should be wary of such as Clemson, Notre Dame, Florida, and others.
Clemson National Championship Odds
Before sports bettors come out swinging on Clemson’s college football odds, there are plenty of red flags that should be brought to light. A major factor here is having the team losing so much talent to the NFL this past season, including the infamous Trevor Lawrence, starting running back Travis Etienne, and starting wide receiver Amari Rodgers. Something else to take into consideration is that the Tigers are also relying on a young and unproven quarterback in D.J. Uiagalelei who started and lost to #4 Notre Dame and barely won against an unranked Boston College. Fans of college football betting should overlook Clemson’s second-shortest odds to win the championship when putting all of these factors together.
Notre Dame National Championship Odds
It should come as no surprise that Notre Dame has made it onto this list. The Fighting Irish lost their starting quarterback in Ian Book and lost a part of their offensive line as well with Dillan Gibbons transferring to Florida State. Their recruiting efforts do not back them up either with zero five-star recruits and the second-least four-star recruits amongst the top ten recruiting classes. Unfavorably to the team, they have only made the college football playoffs two times and have lost both times recently. However, in all fairness, their odds could be seen as reasonable, but their ranking is arguably set way too high.
Florida National Championship Odds
The Florida Gators opened in the top-15 which is questionable for those who set the rankings and the oddsmakers who placed the team with the ninth-shortest odds at +3300. The Gators suffered major losses to the pros this past NFL Draft with Kyle Pitts and Kadarius Toney leaving. Not to mention, Kyle Trask, their former starting QB also moved on to the NFL. Florida has a tough schedule coming up this season with games against Alabama, Georgia, and LSU to worry about which could all be make-or-break games for them especially with so many of their players getting their first chomp of the game this season.
North Carolina National Championship Odds
The Tar Heels lost two of their most important players in Javonte Williams and Michael Carter who pretty much led North Carolina’s offense in 2020. With them gone, it is hard to see why they are listed in the top-15 on the odds board and even in the top-25 all around. They also did not get much done on the recruiting trail, having brought in just 19 recruits including one five-star and 11 four-stars. This isn’t to say that they don’t have the talent with Sam Howell under center, but they lack experienced starters to lead the way which is why their odds should not be taken too seriously when gambling on the team.
Miami FL National Championship Odds
The Miami Hurricanes are in the hot seat this upcoming season as their elite defense might have lost its spark with the loss of three key defensive players in Jaelan Phillips, Gregory Rousseau, and Quincy Roche. With so many losses on defense, it has left them with a young and inexperienced starting squad that is bound to give up points to opposing offenses. Bettors should keep in mind that the Hurricanes turnover chain might not make as many appearances as some might have hoped for in 2021. With these facts at the forefront, Miami should be nowhere near the top of any sports bettors list for wagers.
Coastal Carolina National Championship Odds
Coastal Carolina should be the top team for gamblers not to get carried away with solely based on their ranking. Their odds are set perfectly towards the bottom of the National Championship odds board with +50000, however, their standing at 14 in the rankings is certainly a questionable one. The Chanticleers went undefeated in the regular season which does speak volumes, but the Sun Belt Conference does not leave bettors confident about a potential championship run.
Oklahoma State National Championship Odds
The main issue for the Cowboys is that they have relied heavily on their running game being that they had Chubba Hubbard, a Heisman candidate, running the ball for them over the last three seasons. Hubbard held that offense afloat with 3,938 yards and 36 touchdowns during his college career. He is no longer with the team which will leave a hole in their offense. The fact that Oklahoma State opened up in the top-25 should be concerning for sports bettors who should not take any chances on their +10000 odds whatsoever when their “North Star” of players is no longer leading the way this year.
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