The 2019-2020 College Football Season starts in late August. Already, teams are preparing for their Week 1 games. Clemson and Alabama are favored to meet again in the College Football National Championship while Oklahoma and Ohio State are expected to win the Big 12 and Big Ten respectively. Check out the top picks total win plays for each of the Power 5 Conferences: the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, SEC, and Pac 12!
Best Total Win Bet for Each Power 5 Conference
- 2019 College Football Win Total Odds: Over 11 ½
The defending champions are a lock to go undefeated. Sounds crazy, but after a deep dive into their schedule, it’s just impossible to see who touches Clemson during the regular season. The Tiger have 12 regular season games. They should hit over the total before they even play in the ACC Championship.
The toughest battles appear to be Texas A&M at home on Sep. 9 and Syracuse on the road on Sep. 14. Unless Clemson stubs their toe in either matchup, they’ll run the table.
- 2019 College Football Win Total Odds: Over 9 ½
Michigan to win at least 10 games is not as much of a lock as Clemson to go undefeated during the regular season. However, the Wolverines have an extremely capable schedule. Their road games include Wisconsin, Illinois, Penn State, Maryland, and Indiana. Both Wisconsin and Penn State should have transition seasons while the Wolverines have no business losing to Illinois, Maryland, or Indiana.
Jim Harbaugh’s squad takes on Michigan State, Notre Dame, and Ohio State, the school’s biggest rivals, at home. It’s now or never for Harbaugh’s team to beat the Buckeyes.
- 2019 College Football Win Total Odds: Over 10 ½
Lincoln Riley’s an offensive genius but he doesn’t know defense nearly as well. So, what does Riley do during the offseason? He hires former Ohio State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch. Grinch should improve the defensive unit, but Riley doesn’t stop there. He also convinces Jalen Hurts to transfer from Alabama to Oklahoma.
Riley turned both Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray into Heisman Trophy winners. He can do the same with Hurts. Oklahoma, like Clemson, should run the table this season. The Big 12 is deep, like always, but this Sooners’ squad is ridiculously talented and Hurts might be better than both Mayfield and Murray were.
- 2019 College Football Win Total Odds: Over 11
Alabama’s got a few potential pitfalls in their schedule. They’re at Texas A&M on October 12, versus LSU at home on Nov. 9, and at Auburn in the Iron Bowl on Nov. 30. They could lose any three of those games. However, they shouldn’t lose more than one, which means even if the Crimson Tide heads to their bowl game with an 11-1 record, they figure to get that twelfth victory in the bowl game.
The better news? Bama mustn’t play either Florida or Georgia during the regular season. Those two teams are the best in the SEC East Division. Other good news? The Crimson Tide face the A&M Aggies on Oct. 12, more than a month after the season starts. Nick Saban will have already made the necessary adjustments before Bama’s first real test of the season. Don’t be surprised if Alabama runs the table.
But, again, even with a single loss, they’ll be in line to pick up that twelfth win.
- 2019 College Football Win Total Odds: Under 7 ½
On the surface, the Trojans look more than capable of winning at least 8 games. However, USC’s schedule is one of the more difficult in the Pac 12. The Trojans are at BYU, Washington, Notre Dame, Colorado, and ASU this season. Colorado and BYU should be victories. Will they? USC should lose to Washington, Notre Dame, and ASU.
They should also lose to Utah and Oregon at home. Arizona, UCLA, and Stanford at home aren’t automatic victories. What makes USC a tough team to back to go over their regular season win total? The offensive line is a mess. It allowed 27 sacks in 2018. It shouldn’t be much better in 2019. The Trojans will lose at least 5 games during the regular season.