- Alabama is heavily favored to beat Miami in Week 1 with -1100 odds.
- Clemson has -165 odds to beat Georgia in Week 1 of college football.
- Notre Dame is favored to beat Florida State with -380 odds.
LAS VEGAS — With the 2021 College Football season just under two months away, bettors that are antsy to get in on some of the CFB Week 1 betting lines have gotten their wish as game lines started to pop up this wekend.
Legal sports betting sites have begun listing plenty of college football odds for Week 1 of the season which includes three matchups that feature a top-five team including the Alabama Crimson Tide, Clemson Tigers, and Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
#1 Alabama Crimson Tide Vs. #22 Miami Hurricanes
Alabama Vs. Miami
- Moneyline: Alabama (-1100) vs. Miami (+650)
- Spread: Alabam -18.5
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The defending National Champions, Alabama, will open up their season against the Miami Hurricanes where their college football odds are extremely favored.
This should be a walk in the park for the Crimson Tide as they seem to have loaded up their team with the nation’s best recruiting class.
Something else to take note of here is that these two teams are no strangers to one another having played 17 total games. Alabama has dominated with 14 wins however their last outing destroys all betting trends, being played in 1993.
#3 Clemson Tigers Vs. #7 Georgia Bulldogs
Clemson Vs. Georgia
- Moneyline: Clemson (-165) vs. Georgia (+165)
- Spread: Clemson -3.5
This top-10matchup serves as the primetime game in the opening week of college football.
Clemson is seen as the favorite being the higher-ranked team that is also coming off of a College Football Playoff run as well.
However, looking back at the deep history between the two, Georgia actually holds the series with 42 games won to Clemson’s 18. One of the main reasons, that bettors should not be so quick to jump on Clemson’s favored odds is also due to the fact that Clemson will be relying on first-time starter D.J. Uiagalelei.
As for Georgia, they have a veteran team behind junior quarterback J.T. Daniels and senior running backs Zamir White and James Cook. That being said, Clemson could be looking at a slow start to their season after the first week.
#5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Vs. Florida State Seminoles
Notre Dame Vs. Florida State
- Moneyline: Notre Dame (-380) vs. Florida State (+290)
- Spread: Notre Dame -10
This Week 1 matchup is one of the more highly anticipated ones between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Florida State Seminoles. These two teams have squared off with one another 10 times in history in which FSU holds the lead with 6 wins.
Although FSU holds the series lead, it might not be for long as anyone who follows college football knows how the Seminoles have struggled over the years. Also, they opened up as the fifth-ranked team in the nation.
For those bettors that want to take a nice risk in Week 1 though, the Seminoles are going into the season with a top-25 recruiting class in the nation and could see some signs of life after what seems to be an eternity since their last competitive year.
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