2019 College Football Week 1 Odds, Overview & Picks

Posted by Derrick Harper on August 27, 2019 in

Week 1 of the 2019 college football season is here! The season officially began last Saturday night, but with the bulk of games starting on Friday, the Clemson Tigers will be ready to defend their National Championship. The lines have been set for many of college football’s top opening week games. Let’s preview some of the games that could have implications on the national title hunt while making some NCAAF Betting predictions.

2019 College Football Week 1 Odds, Overview & Picks

8/29: Georgia Tech @ Clemson (-35.5)

Trevor Lawrence and the powerful Clemson offense will be ready for their season debut. Gone are the days of the Georgia Tech triple option, as new coach Geoff Collins is implementing the spread offense. This could be a rough one for the Yellow Jackets. Clemson will be fired up for this one. Even though it’s a lot of points, go with the Tigers!

8/31: Duke vs. Alabama (-30.5) @ Atlanta

The Crimson Tide doesn’t rebuild, they just reload. Most of the offensive unit, led by Heisman hopeful Tua Tagovailoa, is returning, and should put up huge numbers. The defensive unit will be a top notch unit as well. Alabama will look to roll over the Blue Devils and win big!

8/31: South Carolina (-7.5) vs. North Carolina @ Charlotte

Mack Brown will be making his return to the sideline after leaving Texas and being in the broadcasting position for a few years. South Carolina hasn’t lost to a team from North Carolina since 1999. They need to get the win here, as they have a brutal SEC schedule. UNC is in rebuilding mode, so the Gamecocks could win this one by double digits. Take the Gamecocks here.

8/31: Auburn (-6.5) vs. Oregon @ Arlington

Justin Herbert would have been a top draft pick had he left Oregon, but unfinished business persuaded him to stay and play one more season for the Ducks. Guz Malzahn could be playing for his job this year, as many were disappointed with Auburn’s 2018 season. The power of the SEC could be too much for the Ducks in this one, but we’re not sure about that. Oregon will be ready for the SEC. Take the Ducks in this one.

8/31: Florida Atlantic @ Ohio State (-27)

The Lane Kiffin Show will be coming to Columbus. Ryan Day will be taking over for Urban Meyer. Georgia transfer Justin Fields will be under center for the Buckeyes. There will be a lot of points scored in this one. Will the FAU defense be able to get some stops and keep this game close? Doubtful. Go with the Buckeyes.

8/31: Florida State (-3.5) vs. Boise State @ Jacksonville

Willie Taggart’s debut season at Florida State was a disaster. He needs to turn things around, or his tenure at Florida State could be short. The Seminole defense returns a lot of talent and should be able to neutralize the Boise State attack. This will be a close game, but the Seminoles should cover the 3.5.

9/1: Houston @ Oklahoma (-23.5)

Jalen Hurts will be debuting for the Sooners, and will lead a stacked offensive unit. Dana Holgerson will be bringing his high-flying offense to Houston. The Cougars may be able to score some points, but the Sooners will be able to score at will against their defense. Oklahoma covers.

Week 1 of the 2019 College Football season will have some intriguing games. There are more top matchups than normal, and many of these first weekend games could have large implications on the National Title hunt. Enjoy the college football season!