Before we know it, the first week of the 2019 College Football Season will be here. Check out 5 highlighted games that football handicappers most definitely should consider betting right now! And be sure to check out the rest of the College Football Week 1 odds for the other games!
Five 2019 College Football Week 1 Must Bet Games
Saturday, August 24
Miami FL vs Florida
- 2019 College Football Week 1 Odds: Florida -7 ½
The line on this matchup should only rise the closer we get to August 24. Florida has a shot to win the SEC East. The Gators will be better this season than they were last season. They went 10-3 last season, the first under head coach Dan Mullen. Mullen’s one of the top coaches in college football.
This will be the Hurricanes first season under head coach Manny Diaz. The Hurricanes defense should be decent. The offense might be a mess. Once Florida backers dump on the Gators, the line will skyrocket.
NCAAF Week 1 Pick: Florida -7 ½
Saturday, August 31
Boise State vs Florida State
- 2019 College Football Week 1 Odds: Florida State -4
Florida State had an awful 2018 College Football Season. The Seminoles went 5-7 in 2018. It’s hard to see FSU being much worse this season than they were last season. However, they’re not likely to be all that much better, either.
Boise State returns 8 starters on defense. If they can replace their starting running back and quarterback from last season, the Broncos should win at least 10 games again. There are no moneyline odds yet, or we’d definitely go that way. Back Boise State as soon as possible before they end up at -2 or worse.
College Football Week 1 Pick: Boise State +4
Oregon vs Auburn
- 2019 College Football Week 1 Odds: Auburn -2 ½
Oregon might be over-hyped heading into the 2019 College Football Season, but if any of the hype is real they should beat the Auburn Tigers. Auburn must find a quarterback while the offensive line, although experienced, lacked real consistency in 2018.
More importantly, Oregon’s offense is a light up the scoreboard beast. Already, NFL scouts are drooling over QB Justin Herbert. Not only that, the Ducks’ offensive line is stacked enough to play with Auburn’s top in the nation defensive line.
Oregon isn’t a lock by any means, but they’re getting points right now. Back the Ducks before the line goes to even.
College Football Week 1 Pick: Oregon +2 ½
Fresno State vs USC
- 2019 College Football Week 1 Odds: USC -13 ½
The USC Trojans allowed 27 sacks in 2018. The O-line ranked twenty-seventh in rushing offense. Although Fresno State must replace 13 starters from last season, coach Jeff Tedford has a 22-4 record in two seasons as the Bulldogs coach. It feels like USC is being way overvalued here.
College Football Week 1 Pick: Fresno State +13 ½
Houston vs Oklahoma
- 2019 College Football Week 1 Odds: Oklahoma -26 ½
Houston hired Dan Holgorsen to a massive contract. Holgorsen comes over from West Virginia where his teams lit up opposing scoreboards. Although on paper it looks as if the Cougars have a shot to keep this close versus Oklahoma, the truth is that the Sooners defense will be much improved with Alex Grinch calling the shots.
Oklahoma’s offense will be as good this season as last season with Jalen Hurts at quarterback. The spread should only rise once college football handicappers dig into the specifics.
College Football Week 1 Pick: Oklahoma -26 ½