Week 1 College Football Picks

- 5Dimes/BetOnline already have odds out on most Week 1 games and here are five that I believe are good value and why. Let's play some football!
- With a couple months to go till the start of the new College Football season, sportsbooks have already released Week 1 lines. We share picks for matches with the largest spreads.

The 2015 college football season kicks off next week, and there could be a mild upset on opening night with North Carolina downing South Carolina on Thursday.



Jim Harbaugh has returned to college football as the new head coach at Michigan, but he has a tough opening game at a difficult venue visiting Utah on Thursday of Week 1.



Texas is expected to improve on its 6-7 record of 2014 with this being Charlie Strong’s second year as head coach, and look for the Longhorns to play the Irish tough in Week 1.



The college football season opens with a battle of the Carolinas, as the Tar Heels and Gamecocks get set to do battle on a neutral field. Who are the NCAA football odds favoring?

- Before placing your College Football picks for this week 1 matchup, know that Boise State has covered 65% of their games ATS but oddsmakers still believe this could be tight.
- The Wolverines head into week one pegged as a 5.5 point underdog. College Football odds makers are giving Harbaugh way too much respect, here is why.
- Sports books & NCAAF Odds makers send Ohio State on the road as 13 point favorite as they face Virginia Tech in Week 1. True value lies with the number one team in the country.
- As Alabama and Wisconsin battle in the first week of the College Football season, we look to the point spread for the best value pick. Expect the Tide to play deep into January 2016.
- The college football season is so close you can taste it. Against the spread picks are one thing, but over-unders are another. These matches provide us with the best bets.

The Old Dominion Monarchs had a promising first season as an FBS school going 6-6, and they have a seemingly easy opener in Week 1 visiting Eastern Michigan Saturday.



Take a moment to understand the betting patterns at play during the opening week of the College Football season. This handicapper makes a compelling case against betting too early.


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One of the mystery teams in the SEC this year is Texas A&M, and part of the mystery is whether the Aggies face a favorable or tough schedule against the College Football odds.


Keep this list handy, so you can look at these teams’ performance in September.  By the time October rolls around, you will be fading teams who qualify when they are installed as chalk. 

- A non-Power 5 conference team is guaranteed a spot in a New Year's Six bowl game. Could one non-Power 5 conference team actually reach the College Football Playoff?

Get your homework finished because the 2015 College Football season kicks off Sept 3rd. And homework is important in learning whether to bet big on small conference teams.


Four of the past eight Heisman Trophy winners have come from SEC schools. Georgia's Nick Chubb is a +1200 third-favorite to make it five of nine.

- We look at the success that college football teams have had with balanced attacks over the last 15 years to reflect on a situation that has provided a consistent 75% ATS winners.

Seth Russell is priced at +3000 odds to win the Heisman Trophy.  A QB from a Texas University has already won the title twice this decade, will Russell make it a 3rd?

- We look at the college football teams that haven't had balanced attacks over the last 15 years to reflect on a situation that has provided just 37.8% ATS winners.
- College football might be on the back burner lately with everything else going on in sports betting, but that isn't stopping our handicapper from ranking the Power Five conferences.
- On the first Sunday of last December, dark clouds converged on the Big 12 offices as neither TCU or Baylor made the Final Four cut. Find out what this handicapper predicts this year!

A large share of underachievers in college football futures odds may be cornered by teams from Texas which could leave the Big 12 out of the playoffs once again.

- Arkansas had arguably the best running back in the nation last year. This week the Hogs learned that Williams will miss the season. So could Collins now be a legitimate Heisman contender?
- The Frank Spaziani Era ended in ugly fashion with a 2-10 record for Boston College in 2012, but Steve Addazio appears to have the program back on track with back-to-back 7-6 records.

Which offensive juggernauts from last season will continue to light up the scoreboard and which will hit the brakes? Let's review and see which teams to include in our college football odds totals in 2015.


Southern Cal is the favorite on the NCAA football futures odds to win the Pac 12 title, but Oregon and UCLA might prove to be too tough for the Trojans in 2015.

- What's the worst possible scenario for the College Football Playoff? Every Power 5 Conference champion finishing the 2015 regular season unbeaten. And the second-worst?
- The Big Ten for years had been considered on the downswing & the weakest Power 5 Conference. Funny how a year can change things as it looks like a conference on the rise.

This is the second article of my series where I analyze teams who have a combination of low percentage returning lettermen along with a low percentage of projected senior starters. Join me and find out where to find value this season.

- This is a two part series article, and here I'll be covering the top 10 overrated teams in college football. Join me as I preview these teams & find out if they're worthy of our picks.
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