- Clemson Tigers lead the College Football Playoff oddsboard (+120) and are favored by 25.5 points against Boston College.
- Both the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers are 5-1 ATS this season but face off against divisional opponents.
BALTIMORE – As the month of November is just moments away, the sportsbooks are preparing for a fall from sports bettors.
With college football featuring monster favorites amongst the league’s best, the results should read rather clear.
As for the NFL, the rivalries are in full effect. There are four meaningful, Super Bowl odds affecting, games that could determine playoff seedings at the end of it.
Massive Spreads For The CFB Favorites
All of the college football‘s best teams were handed a rather easy schedule this week according to the college football odds. The No. 1 ranked Clemson Tigers and others are favorites by more than two touchdowns in the majority of their games.
Spreads For Top 5 CFB Teams
- #1 Clemson -25.5 vs. BC
- #2 Alabama -31 vs Miss. State
- #3 Ohio State -10.5 @ #18 Penn State
- #4 Notre Dame -21 @ Ga. Tech
- #5 Georgia -17.5 @ UK
College football likely won’t see much action change on the college football playoff odds. With heavy lines supporting wins across the board, the odds may even grow shorter with another win under each team’s belt.
CFB National Champion Odds
- #1 Clemson +120
- #2 Alabama +300
- #3 Ohio State +300
- #4 Notre Dame +5000
- #5 Georgia +1200
Though plenty of season play is left, the odds for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are the anomaly of the group. With a battle at home against Clemson next week, it will be the true movement for college football odds.
Betting NFL Rivalries
While the NFL season is being tested with continuing COVID-19 cases, Week 8 brings out four major matchups by namesake and for the legal sports betting oddsboard.
Four of the teams involved are Super Bowl contenders, though only two battle it head-to-head.
In a race to win the AFC North, the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers game will take most of the focus.
Notable NFL Divisional Rivalries
- Green Bay Packers -6 vs Minnesota Vikings
- Baltimore Ravens -4 vs Pittsburgh Steelers
- Seattle Seahawks -3 vs San Francisco 49ers
- Philadelphia Eagles -11 vs Dallas Cowboys
All of the favored teams are playing at home, potentially giving them some extra motivation to get the job done.
However, past trends can lead NFL betting players in the right direction.
While the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 meetings, the under is 7-3. Some may find value in the Packers being 5-1 ATS this year as well, indicating a touchdown-or-greater victory for the Pack.
Another team that is 5-1 ATS this season is the Pittsburgh Steelers. Seeming to have taken over the focus of the AFC North from the Baltimore Ravens, the Steelers come into this NFL rivalry game with the better record but behind on the oddsboard.
Baltimore is 6-2-2 ATS over the last 10 matchups, but this rivalry averages only a few points between each win.
The NFC West can’t be ignored this weekend. While the Seattle Seahawks have gone 8-2 against the San Francisco 49ers in the last 10 games, they have only covered the spread six times.
With the over hitting more often than not as well, NFL betting trends point to a game in the hands of the 49ers. Winning two of the last three (2-1 ATS), the Niners have taken recent control of this matchup.
In a Sunday Night Football battle of two teams fighting to stay at .500, the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles cap off the Sunday action.
Dallas sits at 0-7 ATS this season while Philadelphia is 2-5 ATS. Add in 20mph gusts of wind and there are no signs of positivity in this matchup.
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Michael began writing as an NBA content writer and has spent time scouting college basketball for Florida State University under Leonard Hamilton and the University of Alabama under Anthony Grant. A graduate of both schools, he covers topics focused on legal sports betting, betting odds, and casino reviews. Michael likes to golf, play basketball, hike, and kayak when not glued to the TV watching NBA games.