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

Posted by Henry Watkins on Monday,July 17, 2017 12:45, EDT 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 TIDE vs FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES

0-1

Record 1-0

0-1

ATS 1-0

0-1

O/U 0-1

14.00

Average Points Score 21.00

89.00

Rush Yards 82.00
3.30 Yards Per Rush 2.34
53.00 Pass Attempts 30.00
52.83 Completion Percentage 63.33
240.00 Passing Yards 266.00
329.00 Total Yards 348.00
1.00 Turnovers 1.00

 

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  vs FLORIDA GATORS

3-0

Record 0-3

3-0

ATS 0-3

3-0

O/U 3-0

40.00

Average Points Score 24.00

186.33

Rush Yards 150.67
4.11 Yards Per Rush 4.71
37.33 Pass Attempts 32.00
58.93 Completion Percentage 51.04
324.67 Passing Yards 214.33
511.00 Total Yards 365.00
2.33 Turnovers 0.67

 

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 TIGERS vs BYU COUGARS
28.33 OFFENSE 29.54
15.75 DEFENSE 19.54
12.58 DIFFERENTIAL 10
190.08 PASSING YARDS 198.38
233.00 RUSH YARDS 200.92
196.42 PASSING YARDS ALLOWED 252.15
118.00 RUSHING YARDS ALLOWED 112.85
0.00 TURNOVER 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 AGGIES vs UCLA BRUINS

0-2

Record 2-0

2-0

ATS 0-2

1-1

O/U 1-1
55.50 Average Points Score 58.00
28.00 Average Half Time Score 29.50
46.08 Field Goal Percentage 46.32
26.50 Rebounds 22.50
5/21 3 Point Shots 13/33
3.50 Steals 8.50

 

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 HOOSIERS vs OHIO STATE BUCKEYES

0-10

Record 10-0

5-5

ATS 5-5

4-5-1

O/U 4-5-1
18.10 Average Points Score 39.00
105.60 Rush Yards 264.10
3.03 Yards Per Rush 6.29
35.60 Pass Attempts 24.80
53.37 Completion Percent. 64.11
197.90 Passing Yards 217.00
303.50 Total Yards 481.10
1.30 Turnovers 1.90