BetOnline has released a props market featuring 26 select college football teams and and a Yes-No on whether or not they will be one of the four teams that make it to the 2017 College Football Playoff Semifinals -- the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl this rotation -- on New Year’s Day.
The 2017 College Football season kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 26 with Stanford and Rice playing in the second Sydney Cup at Allianz Arena in Sydney Australia (10 pm ET; STAN -31 -120, 5Dimes); BYU hosting Portland State at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah (BYU -33 -120, 5Dimes); Colorado State welcoming Oregon State to Fort Collins and CSU Stadium for their lidlifter; (CBSSN, 3 pm ET; COL. ST -3½, 5Dimes); South Florida traveling to CEFCU Stadium and San Jose, to face San Jose State (CBSSN; 7:30 p.m. ET; USF -20 -120, 5Dimes); and Hawaii and Massachusetts knocking helmets at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Amherst , Massachusetts later in the day in a game which has seen the Point spread on QB Quinton Flowers (40/1 to win Heisman Trophy, 5Dimes) and the Bulls rise 5 points from -15 (last writing) to -20. So, some Summer steam.
We’ve already taken a look at the Golden Nugget’s NCAA College Football Conference Championship odds from the Power 5 conferences this Summer here a SBR as well as the Westgate Las Vegas Hilton’s NFL Games of the Year as well as the Season Win Totals numbers from CG Technology for the coming College Football season, so let’s now look at a unique Props market from BetOnline (in alphabetical order) on whether team’s will make the 4-team 2017/18 College Football Playoffs -- or this year, the four schools that make the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California and the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, both scheduled to be held on Jan. 1, 2018.
Alabama Yes -195 No +160
Auburn Yes +450 No -700
Clemson Yes +700 No -1400
Florida Yes +800 No -1600
Florida State Yes +155 No -185
Georgia Yes +800 No -1600
Kansas State Yes +1600 No -5000
Louisville Yes +1000 No -2000
LSU Yes +450 No -700
Miami [Fla] Yes +1200 No -2500
Michigan Yes +500 No -800
Ohio State Yes +140 No -170
Oklahoma Yes +250 No -325
Oklahoma State Yes +800 No -1600
Oregon Yes +1600 No -5000
Penn State Yes +450 No -700
Stanford Yes +1000 No -2000
TCU Yes +1600 No -5000
Tennessee Yes +1600 No -5000
Texas Yes +900 No -18000
UCLA Yes +1800 No -6600
USC Yes +150 No -180
Virginia Tech Yes +1400 No -3300
Washington State Yes +1800 No -6600
Washington Yes +450 No -700
Wisconsin Yes +500 No -800
Alabama Only Team At Minus Money
Losing studs like Deshaun Watson (Clemson to NFL’s Texans), Mike Williams (Clemson to NFL’s Chargers, Cordrea Tankersley (Clemson to NFL’s Dolphins), Wayne Gallman (Clemson to NFL’s Giants), Carlos Watkins (Clemson to NFL’s Texans), John Ross (Washington to NFL’s Bengals), Kevin King (Washington to NFL’s Packers) and Budda Baker (Washington to NFL’s Cardinals) is never easy, but if the program is tough enough, replacements are ready and have learned and the conferences the school plays in, they have a realistic chance of making a run at winning that conference and maybe getting into the College Football Playoff 4-team system currently employed in NCAA Division I.
And three teams worth looking at are the ACC’s Clemson (7/1 “Yes” to make CFP Final 4, BetOnline), the Pac-12’s Washington (+450 to make CFP Final 4, BetOnline) and QB Trace McSorley (32/1 to win Heisman Trophy, 5Dimes), RB Saquon Barkley (+1450 to win Heisman Trophy, 5Dimes) and the Big Ten’s Penn State (+450 to make CFP Final 4, BetOnline) with three key games for the trio coming on Saturday, Oct. 28 for the Nittany Lions when they visit the Horseshoe to play Ohio State (OSU -11, Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook 2017 Games of the Year), on Friday, Nov 10. for Jake Browning and Wazoo when they are at stanford (WASH -1½), and, on Saturday, Nov. 11 for the Tigers when they welcome Florida State to Death Valley (PK).
2017 NCAAF TO MAKE CFP FINAL 4 PICKS: Clemson Yes +700, Penn State Yes +450, Washington Yes +450