Sportsbook Releases Week 1 College Football Betting Odds

Kevin Stott

Saturday, May 14, 2016 6:58 PM UTC

Saturday, May. 14, 2016 6:58 PM UTC

South Point Casino sportsbook released opening odds for the NCAA College Football season Week 1. Let’s take a look and make a couple of college football picks amidst the Madness of May.

South Point First in Las Vegas to Release College Football Odds, Games of the Year
The South Point Casino sportsbook in Las Vegas released both NCAA College Football Week 1 and Game of the Year college football odds on Friday afternoon, becoming the first in Sin City to get numbers out this calendar year, offering wagering on all of these games with $1,000 limits. South Point Sports Director Chris Andrews said on local radio on Friday he was inspired to get the numbers out earlier this year after seeing how strong and entertaining that first week of the College Football season was and after talking it over with the South Point’s legendary Jimmy Vaccaro.

The 2016 NCAA College Football season actually kicks off in two-and-a-half months this year on the continent of Australia in the city of Sydney on Friday, August 26 where the Pac-12’s California Bears will face the Mountain West Conference’s Hawaii Rainbow Warriors in the so-called Sydney Cup at ANZ Stadium (10 p.m. EDT/7 p.m. PDT; California -21, South Point) and a game most of the Aussies will probably be pulling for big underdog from Hawaii until Cal pulls out to a 17-0 2nd Quarter lead and the crowd realizes that this ain’t Aussie Rules Football or Rugby. TGFATS. Anyway, here are the opening lines from the South Point for Week 1 as well as 40 select Games of the Year carefully chosen by Andrews along with some college football picks from each.


NCAAF Week 1 Opening Odds

Friday, August 26, 2016 (Sydney, Australia)
California -21 vs. Hawaii


Thursday, September 1, 2016
Indiana -2 vs. Florida International
Charlotte vs. Louisville -39½
Tulane vs. Wake Forest -16
Rice vs. Western Kentucky -13½
South Carolina -5½ vs. Vanderbilt
Oregon State vs. Minnesota -4


Friday, September 2, 2016
Ball State -5½ vs. Georgia State
Army vs. Temple -24½
Colorado State vs. Colorado -10
Kansas State vs. Stanford -16½


Saturday, September 3, 2016
Georgia Tech -4 vs. Boston College
Hawaii vs. Michigan -41
Miami (Ohio) vs. Iowa -29
Western Michigan vs. Northwestern -5½
Bowling Green vs. Ohio State -26
Kent State vs. Penn State -19
Missouri vs. West Virginia -11½
New Mexico State vs. UTEP -2½
SMU -12 vs. North Texas
South Alabama vs. Mississippi State -36½
Texas State vs. Ohio -19
Southern Miss vs. Kentucky -7½
Louisiana Tech vs. Arkansas -20½
Toledo vs. Arkansas State -1
Massachusetts vs. Florida -37
Clemson -8½ vs. Auburn
UCLA vs. Texas A&M Pick ‘Em
San José State vs. Tulsa -8
Appalachian State vs. Tennessee -19½
Rutgers vs. Washington -20½
LSU -10 vs. Wisconsin
North Carolina vs. Georgia -3½
Oklahoma -8 vs. Houston
Fresno State vs. Nebraska -29½
USC vs. Alabama -10 (AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas)
Boise State -19½ vs. UL-Lafayette
BYU vs. Arizona -3
Northern Illinois -12 vs. Wyoming


Sunday, September 4, 2016
Notre Dame vs. Texas Pick ‘Em


Monday, September 5, 2016
Mississippi vs. Florida State -3


NCAAF Games of the Year Opening Odds

Saturday September 10, 2016
Penn State vs. Pitt -9
BYU vs. Utah -7½
Arkansas vs. TCU -6


Saturday September 17, 2016
Michigan State vs. Notre Dame -6
Ohio State vs. Oklahoma -9
Oregon vs. Nebraska -2
Alabama -3 vs. Mississippi


Saturday September 24, 2016
Arkansas -1½ vs. Texas A&M


Saturday October 1, 2016
Tennessee vs. Georgia Pick ‘Em


Saturday October 8, 2016
Oklahoma -14 vs. Texas
Washington at Oregon -4½


Saturday October 15, 2016
Ohio State vs. Wisconsin -3
Stanford -1 vs. Notre Dame
Alabama -3½ vs. Tennessee


Thursday October 20, 2016
BYU vs. Boise State -11½


Saturday October 29, 2016
Clemson vs. Florida State -1
Baylor -4½ vs. Texas
Michigan -2 vs. Michigan State
Nebraska vs. Wisconsin -4
Florida vs. Georgia -1
Auburn vs. Mississippi -12


Saturday, November 5, 2016
TCU vs. Baylor -7½
Alabama vs. LSU -3


Saturday, November 12, 2016
LSU -5½ vs. Arkansas
Stanford vs. Oregon -1½


Saturday, November 19, 2016
Stanford -13½ vs. California
USC vs. UCLA -3


Friday, November 25, 2016
TCU -1 vs. Texas
Arizona State vs. Arizona -7
Washington vs. Washington State Pick ‘em


Saturday, November 26, 2016
Florida vs. Florida State -11
Michigan vs. Ohio State -6½
Utah State vs. BYU -1
Nevada -1½ vs. UNLV
Auburn vs. Alabama -18
Georgia Tech vs. Georgia -11
Kentucky vs. Louisville -16½
Mississippi State vs. Mississippi -12
Notre Dame vs. USC -6½


Saturday, December 3, 2016
Oklahoma State vs. Oklahoma -12½


Some Conclusions and First-Gut Week 1 and Games of the Year Picks
It honestly look like as thrilling of a College Football Week 1 Saturday (Sept. 3) as there has ever been with around a number of really thrilling matchups provided by the schedule-makers including Heisman Trophy candidate Leonard Fournette Leonard Fournette (10/1 to win Heisman Trophy, Station Casinos) and the Tigers head north to Madison, Wisconsin to face the Wisconsin Badgers in a very early Big Ten-SEC showdown in America’s Dairyland (LSU -10, South Point), an ACC-SEC helmet-knocker between North Carolina and Georgia and star RB Nick Chubb (16/1 to win Heisman Trophy, Station Casinos) in a game in which the host Bulldogs opened up as 3½-point chalks, as well as a wonderful Big 12-Pac-12 clash between WR Juju Smith-Schuster (50/1 to win Heisman Trophy, Station Casinos) and USC and WR Calvin Ridley (20/1 to win Heisman Trophy, Station Casinos) perennial powerhouse Alabama at the home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas (Alabama -10, South Point).

The weekend caps off on Monday night (Sept. 5) with a fantastic matchup between RB Dalvin Cook (10/1 to win Heisman Trophy, Station Casinos) and Florida State hosting QB Chad Kelly (12/1 to win Heisman Trophy, Station Casinos) and Ole Miss in an ACC-SEC Week 1 brawl at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee (ESPN, FSU -3, South Point) which will end up leaving one very strong football team at 0-1.


NCAAF COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 1 PICKS: Penn State -19 over Kent State, Clemson -7 over Auburn, Texas A&M Pick over UCLA, Nebraska -29½ over Fresno State (South Point)

NCAAF GAMES OF THE YEAR PICKS: Alabama -3½ over Tennessee, (Oct. 15), Michigan State +2 over Michigan, (Oct. 29), Oregon -1½ over Stanford (Nov. 12) (South Point)

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