Winning Favorites For College Football Week 1

Posted by Henry Watkins on Monday,August 29, 2016 3:24, EST in

The wait for college football season to begin is finally over, with a full slate of games scheduled to begin this coming Thursday, September 1st. The beauty of the new college football playoff set-up is that we get some great games in Week 1 of the season. Teams know that they have to impress from the get go, and many of them have decided to start with a tough game in order to immediately start impressing the Playoff Committee. It is those bigger games that I am going to focus on in my Week 1 predictions, although you will be able to find all the online college football odds for every game of the season at MyBookie.ag.

Analyzing The Winning Favorites For College Football Week 1

 

 

Oklahoma Sooners Vs Houston Cougars

There are a lot of people who are very high on the Sooners this season, and for very good reason. This is a team that is returning a lot of starters on both sides of the ball, and they look set to make a real run at the playoffs. They have a very tough opening game against the Cougars, who put together a very nice season last year. While this is billed as a neutral site game, it is being played in Texas, which essentially makes it a home game for Houston Cougars. I think the Sooners win, but I like the Cougars to cover +10.

LSU Tigers Vs Wisconsin Badgers

The LSU Tigers are another team who have a legitimate shot at a playoff spot, although they are going to have to go through the national champions in order to get there. That meeting with Alabama comes later in the year, but Week 1 is all about taking care of the Wisconsin Badgers in what should be a very stern test at Lambeau Field. I like the Tigers to win this one, but not sold on the 10-point spread.

Georgia Bulldogs Vs North Carolina Tar Heels

It’s the start of a new era for the Georgia Bulldogs, with Kirby Smart now taking hold of the coaching reins in place of Mark Richt. The Bulldogs will open up the season at the Georgia Dome with what should be a very tough game. No word yet on who will start, but the smart money would appear to be on 5-star QB recruit Jacob Eason. With him under center, and a healthy Nick Chubb at running back, you have to believe that the Kirby Smart era gets off to a winning start.

 

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USC Trojans Vs Alabama Crimson Tide

The defending National Champions head out for a neutral site game versus the USC Trojans, and they do so with some questions still waiting to be answered at the QB position. That always seems to be the case with the Crimson Tide, though, and you have to remember that this is a team blessed with depth at every single position. They should get their defense off to a winning start, and don’t be surprised if they do so in very comfortable fashion.