If you’re fired up about the quickly approaching 2018 NCAA Football Betting action and you’d like to know which games on the upcoming regular season schedule look like they’re going to be the most season-defining pairings and highest stakes matchups of all, then you’re in for a treat MyBookie Sportsbook collegiate gridiron gaming enthusiasts!
Ten Games with the Highest Stakes in 2018 NCAA Football Betting Action
Auburn at Alabama, Nov. 24
This Week 13 matchup could turn out to be the biggest game of the regular season for one or both of these teams depending on what takes place for each program prior to this regular season finale. In the case of the defending champion Crimson Tide, they’ve got a super easy schedule in 2018 with this matchup almost assuredly being their toughest game on their entire schedule.
Auburn kicks off its regular season at powerful Washington (with a loss) and also has tough matchups against LSU, and Georgia. Still, this contest is a huge affair that should decide the winner of the SEC West and it could have playoff implications for both teams.
Auburn at Georgia, Nov. 10
Auburn will need to win this Week 11 matchup in the worst way if they lose against Washington or LSU before they get to this contest. Georgia could also be a bit desperate coming into this contest of they drop their opener at South Carolina or Week 7 road date at LSU.
Michigan at Michigan State, Oct. 20
Jim Harbaugh will need his team to overachieve in Week 8 in what could be the biggest game of the year for the Wolverines in 2018. The bad news is that Harbaugh has gone 1-5 against Michigan State and Ohio State since he took over three years ago.
Well, maybe the worse news is that Michigan State returns 9 starters on defense and 10 starters on offense, including quarterback Brian Lewerke and leading rusher L.J. Scott.
Michigan at Ohio State, Nov. 24
Jim Harbaugh is 0-3 against Ohio State since he took over in Ann Arbor, but he could be poised to get his first win against the Buckeyes this coming season seeing as how he’s got stability at quarterback and Urban Meyer will be going with a first-time starter.
This game could be huge for Michigan – or it could be meaningless depending on whether the Wolverines lost to either Wisconsin, Michigan State or Penn State in Weeks 7, 8 and 10.
TCU vs. Ohio State (at AT&T Stadium), Sept, 15
The Buckeyes are going to have its hands completely full in trying to get past a TCU team that was phenomenal defensively last season and could be better than they were a year ago because of new starting quarterback Shawn Robinson, a four-star recruit and Gatorade Texas Player of the Year that looked like a man amongst boys when I last saw him take the field in the Texas State Championship game two years ago.
Ohio State at Michigan State, Nov. 10
Well, damn, these Big Ten matchups keep coming up as huge contest, but hey, it is what it is. If the Spartans won their Week 7 road date at Penn State and take out Michigan at home the following week, this game will likely have playoff implications for them.
Even if they’ve got one loss coming into this game, it’s going to likely be a season-defining moment for Michigan State and possibly Ohio State as well, although I think it’s quite possible the Buckeyes could have two losses (at TCU and Penn State) by the time they come into this affair with their first-time starting quarterback.
Stanford at Washington, Nov. 3
Stanford got some incredible news with superstar running back Bryce Love returning for his senior year, but I’m thinking this Week 10 showdown is more important for a Washington team I’ve got reaching the four-team CFP in 2018. If the Huskies get past Auburn in their opener, they could come into this Week 10 contest unbeaten and NCAA Football Betting favorites.
Wisconsin at Penn State, Nov. 10
It’s kind of sickening to me that Wisconsin doesn’t get the same amount of national respect that some of their Big Ten counterparts like Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan or Michigan State gets when they’ve proven to be just as good as any of them the last three years.
I’m thinking the Badgers have a real shot to come into this game with an unblemished record and a win here could propel them to the CFP appearance the fell agonizingly short of missing out on last season.
Oklahoma State at Oklahoma, Nov. 10
This Week 11 matchup is always intriguing, although this coming season, there will be no Baker Mayfield or Mason Rudolph. Nevertheless, I’m thinking this contest could really help determine the winner of the Big 12 in 2018, which is why is important to consider it in your NCAA Football Betting plans.
Notre Dame at USC, Nov. 24
While I’m not exactly expecting USC to challenge for much this season, the fact of the matter is that there’s always something exciting about watching these two programs throw down in their annual rivalry. This game could be quite meaningful for a Notre Dame team that is entering 2018 with legitimate CFP hopes.