The smoke has settled and the results are in. The field is set for the first ever four-team NCAA bracketed postseason. Whether you’re a sports bettor with years of wagering experience or a new face anxious to jump into the action, betting on college football this season will be unlike anything NCAA fans have seen.
Nearly a month remains before the four hand-selected NCAA playoff contenders will compete for the National Championship. The semifinals pit No. 1 Alabama against No. 4 Ohio State and No. 2 Oregon versus No. 3 Florida State. You can bet on individual matchups or try to predict which team will take the title.
With the first round of the playoffs scheduled on New Year’s Day, the NCAA football betting community will have plenty of time to stew over the committee’s selections. The Alabama Crimson Tide is favored to win the championship followed by Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State. The Tide is also the 10-point favorite in the Ohio State Buckeyes match that will take place at the Sugar Bowl. A Sugar Bowl victory would pit them against whichever team wins the Rose Bowl.
The Oregon Ducks are the 9.5-point favorites to beat Oregon at the Rose Bowl. While the Ducks are heavily favored in their semifinal, they are only 17/10 to win the College Football Championship; Alabama is 1/1 to win the title.
With under a month before kickoff, anything can change. Stay abreast of NCAA news and adjust your wagering style accordingly.
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