2015 Season Week 1 NCAA Football Betting Predictions
Now that basketball and hockey are over, the time has come to start looking ahead to the arrival of football season. Week 1 in college kicks off in early September, which means we still have about three months to wait before the action starts in earnest. That doesn’t mean that we can’t do a little looking ahead to make some College Football Odds predictions for Week 1.
Here are our Expert 2015 Season Week 1 NCAA Football Betting Predictions
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SMU Mustangs vs. Baylor Bears
As is always the case, many of the bigger schools will start their season with what amounts to nothing more than a scrimmage against much lesser rivals. There are a few good games in the opening week, though, and one of the better ones takes place on Friday Sept. 4th when SMU host Baylor to start the season. SMU scored a bit of a coup in hiring Coach Chad Morris in the offseason, but he is going to have his work cut out for him in his first season. Baylor won 45-0 the last time these two met, and while I don’t expect such a large winning margin this time around, it should still be a comfortable win for Baylor.
Texas Longhorns @ Notre Dame Fighting Irish
If the last meeting between Texas and Notre Dame is anything to go by, we could be in for a good one in the opening week of the season. That last meeting came back in 1996, and it was the Irish who ran out 27-24 winners. The 2015 version sees Texas head to South Bend to face a Notre Dame team that has a ton of returning players in their squad. That experience, plus home field advantage, gives the Irish an edge that I think they will use to run off to a win in the 14-17 point range.
Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Texas A&M Aggies
If you are looking for an explosive, high-scoring game in the opening week of the 2015 college football season, look no further than the match-up between the Arizona State Sun Devils and the Texas A&M Aggies. Both of these teams proved last year that they know how to put points on the board, which means we are likely to see TD after TD here. It may very well be the team that gets the ball last who walks away with the win in this one.
Expect to see a whole lot more college football being discussed on these pages in the coming weeks and months, as we are just as excited as you guys are about the upcoming season.