College football Week 1 will kick off this weekend. BET MGM has the lines out for college football and there will be many interesting games to keep an eye on this week though. There will be no shortage of headlines going into the college football season though.
There will be some games that will be worth watching coming right out of the gate though. What are some of the games to watch for this weekend?
Oregon Ducks vs Georgia Bulldogs
This game will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC on Saturday, September 3rd at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. The Oregon Ducks are ranked 11th to start the season and the Georgia Bulldogs are ranked 3rd to start the season. Oregon will be one of the betting favorites to win the PAC-12 this season and Georgia will be one of the betting favorites to win the SEC and National Championship this season though.
Oregon will be the underdogs here at (+17.5) with -110 odds and Georgia will be the favorites here at (-17.5) with -110 odds. The over under for this football game will be 52.5 points and the odds for it to go over/under is at -110. Oregon had the third-ranked offense last season at 31.4 PPG in the PAC-12 and had the sixth-ranked defense at 25.5 PPG. Georgia had the fifth-ranked offense in the SEC last season at 32.3 PPG and had the number one ranked defense in the SEC at 10.2 PPG.
The pick: Georgia (-17.5) (-110) under 52.5 points (-110)
2. Utah Utes vs Florida Gators
This game will kick off at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN on Saturday, September 3rd at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida. The Utah Utes are ranked seventh in the country. The Florida Gators are unranked. Utah is one of the betting favorites to win the PAC-12 conference this season. Florida is a long-shot betting favorite to win the SEC title this season though.
Utah is only a (-3) point favorite with (-105) odds on the road. Florida (+3) has (-115) odds to cover the spread and this could be a potential upset here in Week 1. The over/under for this football game will be 50.5 points and the odds for that over/under are both -110. The Utes had the number two ranked offense last season in the PAC-12 at 36.1 PPG. They had the number one ranked defense last season in the PAC-12 at 20.6 PPG. The Gators had the fourth-ranked offense in the SEC last season at 33.7 PPG and they had the fourth worst defense in the SEC at 26.8 PPG.
The pick: Florida (+3) (-115) over 50.5 points (-110)
3. Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Ohio State Buckeyes
This game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET on ABC at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, September 3rd. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are ranked fifth in the country and the Ohio State Buckeyes are ranked second in the country. This football game can go a long way in deciding the College Football Playoff. They are both betting favorites to win it.
Ohio State is a big favorite (-17) (-110) odds and Notre Dame (+17) (-110) is a big underdog. The over/under for this football game is at 59.5 points. The odds for this to go over and under is at (-110). The Fighting Irish averaged 35.2 PPG last season on offense and gave up 19.6 PPG last season. The Buckeyes had the number one ranked offense in the BIG10 last season at 45.7 PPG, but they had the ninth-ranked defense in the BIG10 last season at 22.8 PPG.
The pick: Ohio State (-17) (-110) over 59.5 points (-110)