Must Bet Games and Free Picks in 2017 College Football Week 1

Posted by Henry Watkins on Monday,July 17, 2017 12:45, EST in

While the 2017 College Football Week 1 gets under way on August 26, it’s fair to say that the real action begins a week late on September 2, as that is when the big-name programs get the ball rolling. Choosing which games to wager on can be tough with so many to choose from, but we have narrowed the opening week down to what we believe are a handful of games that should be considered must bet.

It’s never too early to get your wagers in, and you may even find that the early prices are very much in your favor. Without further ado, let’s take a look at a few College Football Week 1 games that should definitely be included on your NCAA Football betting slips.

Analyzing The Must Bet Games and Free Picks in 2017 College Football Week 1

 

 

Alabama Crimson Tide Vs Florida State Seminoles

Alabama have been the dominant team in college football for the past few years, but are sure to be coming into this season with a bit of a chip on their shoulder after losing in the National Championship game to Clemson this season.

The Alabama Crimson Tide are sure to be the prohibitive favorites to win it all this season, but they have a tough start to the season with a neutral site game in Atlanta versus the Florida State Seminoles. This may well end up being a preview for a playoff game later in the season, so a lot to like about this match-up.

Alabama Crimson Tide Vs Florida State Seminoles Head to Head Summary

ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDEvsFLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES

0-1

Record1-0

0-1

ATS1-0

0-1

O/U0-1

14.00

Average Points Score21.00

89.00

Rush Yards82.00
3.30Yards Per Rush2.34
53.00Pass Attempts30.00
52.83Completion Percentage63.33
240.00Passing Yards266.00
329.00Total Yards348.00
1.00Turnovers1.00

 

Florida Gators Vs Michigan Wolverines

This neutral site game will be held in Arlington, Texas, and will feature a Michigan team who will feel as though they have something to prove this year after a controversial call versus Ohio State late in the season eventually cost them a playoff spot.

This team has improved every year under Jim Harbaugh, and they may be ready to take the ultimate step forward this season. Florida were a bit of a surprise team in the SEC last year, and will serve as a very tough opponent for the Wolverines.

Florida Gators Vs Michigan Wolverines Head to Head Summary

MICHIGAN WOLVERINES vsFLORIDA GATORS

3-0

Record0-3

3-0

ATS0-3

3-0

O/U3-0

40.00

Average Points Score24.00

186.33

Rush Yards150.67
4.11Yards Per Rush4.71
37.33Pass Attempts32.00
58.93Completion Percentage51.04
324.67Passing Yards214.33
511.00Total Yards365.00
2.33Turnovers0.67

 

LSU Tigers will certainly have the job done on the offensive side during college football week 1.

BYU Vs LSU Tigers

Can anyone rise up in the SEC West and pose a serious threat to the dominance of the Alabama Crimson Tide? LSU Tigers will certainly feel that they can be that team, although much is going to depend on their ability to get the job done on the offensive side of the football.

There is no denying how good this team is on defense, but it is their attacking play that has left a lot to be desired in recent years. A new offensive coordinator will ty to get the Tigers rolling early, but they are going to have their work cut out in College Football Week 1 versus a very good BYU team.

BYU Vs LSU Tigers Smart Chart

LSU TIGERSvsBYU COUGARS
28.33OFFENSE29.54
15.75DEFENSE19.54
12.58DIFFERENTIAL10
190.08PASSING YARDS198.38
233.00RUSH YARDS200.92
196.42PASSING YARDS ALLOWED252.15
118.00RUSHING YARDS ALLOWED112.85
0.00TURNOVER DIFFERENTIAL-0.92

 

Texas A&M Aggies Vs UCLA Bruins

While neither of these two teams are likely to be legitimate playoff contenders, this game is intriguing because we are looking at a pair of big programs who may be potentially in trouble. The coaches seat is a little toasty in both of these programs, and it will only get warmer with an opening week loss in the 2017 season. These two have the potential to be good teams this year, and a big win in College Football Week 1 could be what propels one of them to a very positive start.

Texas A&M Aggies Vs UCLA Bruins Head to Head Summary

TEXAS A&M AGGIESvsUCLA BRUINS

0-2

Record2-0

2-0

ATS0-2

1-1

O/U1-1
55.50Average Points Score58.00
28.00Average Half Time Score29.50
46.08Field Goal Percentage46.32
26.50Rebounds22.50
5/213 Point Shots13/33
3.50Steals8.50

 

Ohio State Buckeyes Vs Indiana Hoosiers

The big storyline in this one will almost certainly revolve around Kevin Wilson, the new offensive coordinator for the Buckeyes. He had spent the last 6 seasons in that same role for the Indiana Hoosiers, but was fired amid rumors of player mistreatment.

This is certainly a game that you would expect Ohio State to win handily, but you also need to wonder how quickly their new offensive set-up is going to gel, and you also need to consider the fact that some young men on the Indiana side of the football may want to raise their game a little so that they can stick it to Wilson. This is one that is sure to have its fair share of fireworks.

Ohio State Buckeyes Vs Indiana Hoosiers Head to Head Summary

INDIANA HOOSIERSvsOHIO STATE BUCKEYES

0-10

Record10-0

5-5

ATS5-5

4-5-1

O/U4-5-1
18.10Average Points Score39.00
105.60Rush Yards264.10
3.03Yards Per Rush6.29
35.60Pass Attempts24.80
53.37Completion Percent.64.11
197.90Passing Yards217.00
303.50Total Yards481.10
1.30Turnovers1.90