College Football Week 1 Online Sportsbook Betting Tips

The wait is almost over for the start of a new season of football in the college ranks. Most of the top online sportsbooks have had betting lines posted for Week 1 games for quite some time. However, now is the time to get serious about putting some bets together for that first round of action.

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Thursday night’s slate on Aug. 29 is filled with 16 games including an ACC tilt between the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Clemson with the Tigers favored by 35.5 points at home. Game time for the defending national champs’ season opener is 8 p.m. on the ACC Network. Laying that many points at home in a season opener adds some risk to that bet, but the Tigers appear ready to roll in their title defense.

While Clemson is a +225 favorite to win another national title this season, the SEC’s Alabama Crimson Tide are a very close second on that list at +250 betting odds. They will open the new season on Saturday, Aug,. 31 at home against the ACC’s Duke Blue Devils. Game time on ABC is set for 3:30 p.m.

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If this was a basketball game, the lean would be towards the road team. However, laying the 34.5 points and taking the Tide to come out of the gate hot could be the way to go. Given the way this team played in its last matchup against a team from this conference, Alabama is looking to take out some frustration this time around.

Large point spreads are all over the board in Week 1 of the college football schedule. Many of the top programs are looking for a softer test to start things off. Taking the points in many of these matchups could be the way to go. The early spreads are based more heavily on past betting trends as a opposed to any current factors.

The Oddsmakers are still in the dark given all the turnover almost every college team faces each season. There are bound to be some teams that are highly overrated along with some that nobody saw coming. Banging the online books early can add some cash to the betting bankroll before the lines start to sharpen up.