Early Power 5 Conference Title Game Odds Released

Matthew Jordan

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 10:41 PM UTC

Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 10:41 PM UTC

Week 13 is the final full one of college football's regular season, with conference championship weekend highlighting Week 14. Thanks to BetDSI, you don’t have to wait to see lines for those games.

The final College Football Playoff Top 25 will be released on Sunday, Dec. 3, the day after all of the Power 5 Conference Championship Games will be completed. Then we will know which schools will not just play in the national semifinals but every single bowl game. Remember, the CFP Top 25 also slots in the teams for the New Year’s Six bowls.

BetDSI already has released college football odds for the Power 5 title games. Obviously, these could change dramatically after this weekend’s action if there’s a blowout or major injury, etc. Let’s take a look. Games on Saturday, Dec. 2, except the Pac-12.


Pac-12 Championship Game

This is your lone Friday action on the Week 14 slate and takes place at Levi’s Stadium, home of the NFL’s 49ers. We know that USC has won the Pac-12 South, and the Trojans are off this week so that’s an advantage. They are listed as 2.5-point favorites over Stanford and -3 against Washington State.

The Cougars win the Pac-12 North with a victory at Washington in the Apple Cup this Saturday, but the Huskies are 10-point favorites. Should UW hold serve at home, then Stanford faces Southern Cal. The Cardinal host Notre Dame this Saturday.

Southern Cal lost at Washington State on Sept. 29, 30-27, as the Cougars’ Erik Powell hit a 32-yard field goal with 1:40 left. USC star QB Sam Darnold struggled, completing just 15 of 29 for 164 yards with a pick. The Trojans beat visiting Stanford 42-24 on Sept. 9. That snapped USC’s three-game losing streak in the series. Darnold threw for 316 yards and four scores.


Big 12 Championship Game

No. 4 Oklahoma is in the Big 12 title game, which returns for the first time since 2010 and is at AT&T Stadium, regardless of what the Sooners do Saturday at home against West Virginia. OU’s opponent almost surely will be TCU, which is in with a victory over a bad Baylor team on Saturday. The Frogs still can get in with an unlikely loss. OU is a 4.5-point favorite.

TCU lost at Oklahoma 38-20 on Nov. 11 as Heisman Trophy favorite Baker Mayfield threw for 333 yards and three scores, and Rodney Anderson had 290 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns. The Frogs have never played in the Big 12 Championship Game. Oklahoma has eight times.


SEC Championship Game

This matchup from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta has been half decided as Georgia was an easy winner of the SEC East Division. The Dawgs still have College Football Playoff hopes but a dangerous game at Georgia Tech this Saturday.

The winner of Saturday’s Iron Bowl between Alabama and Auburn takes the West Division. The unbeaten Tide are favored for that and are listed at -7 against the Dawgs. Those two haven’t played since Oct. 3 in 2015, which was the last time Alabama opened as an underdog against anyone. The Tide rolled that day in Athens, 38-10.

Georgia was bombed at Auburn, 40-17, on Nov. 1 when UGA was No. 1 in the CFP Top 25. The Tigers had 488 yards of offense to the Bulldogs’ 230. Jarrett Stidham threw for three scores and Kerryon Johnson rushed for 167. The Georgia-Auburn line has opened as a pick’em.

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ACC Championship Game

It’s a de-facto College Football Playoff quarterfinal game as No. 2 Miami and No. 3 Clemson are both in the ACC title tilt. As long as they don’t lose their regular-season finale, the winner in Charlotte will be in the playoff and the loser probably not. Although there’s a scenario where Miami could lose a thriller to the Tigers and still get in. Clemson is an early 3.5-point favorite here.

Miami fans should thank Clemson for landing Mark Richt as head coach. The last time these schools played was Oct. 24, 2015, in Miami and the Tigers crushed the Hurricanes 58-0. That was the worst loss in UM history, and the next day Coach Al Golden was fired. Now the Canes are playing for an ACC title for the first time.


Big 12 Championship Game

It’s Ohio State vs. Wisconsin in Indianapolis. The playoff committee couldn’t possibly leave an unbeaten Big Ten champion Badgers out of the playoff, but UW is a 6.5-point underdog against the Buckeyes. Ohio State has a shot to become the first two-loss team in the playoff if it blasts Michigan this Saturday, does the same to Wisconsin and gets a bit of help around the country.

Wisconsin lost to Penn State in last year’s Big Ten title game, and this is the school’s fifth appearance in it, most of any. OSU is in for the third time, most recently slaughtering Wisconsin 59-0 in 2014 to jump into the College Football Playoff on the way to a national title.

OSU and UW last played in 2016, a 30-23 OT win for the Buckeyes in Madison.

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