We’re about ten weeks away from the opening games in the 2019 college football season, and one of the more interesting sports betting futures wagers has to do with the win total for teams. The two favorites to win next January’s national championship, the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers, have the two highest projected totals, with both set at 11 wins (and they only play 12 games in the regular season). We have put together a list of the latest 2019 College Football win totals and attached moneylines for some of the sport’s big contenders, as well as our suggestions as to which wagers you should take.
Best 2019 NCAAF Season Win Total Odds & Picks
Our 2019 College Football top-25 preseason rankings:
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- Alabama Crimson Tide: 11 / Over +100 / Under -121
- Clemson Tigers: 11 / Over -139 / Under +115
- Georgia Bulldogs: 10 ½ / Over -182 / Under +150
- Oklahoma Sooners: 10 / Over -148 / Under +120
- Ohio State Buckeyes: 10 / Over +100 / Under -121
- Boise State Broncos: 10 / Over -104 / Under -118
- UCF Knights: 10 / Over -134 / Under +110
- Washington Huskies: 10 / Over +137 / Under -167
- Washington State Cougars: 10 / Over -110 / Under -110
- Michigan Wolverines: 9 ½ / Over -150 / Under +123
- Texas Longhorns: 9 ½ / Over -110 / Under -110
- Florida Gators: 9 / Over +110 / Under -134
- Oregon Ducks: 9 / Over +120 / Under -148
- Penn State Nittany Lions: 9 / Over -110 / Under -110
- Miami Hurricanes: 8 ½ / Over -150 / Under +123
- Utah Utes: 8 ½ / Over -150 / Under +123
- Wisconsin Badgers: 8 ½ / Over -134 / Under +110
- Auburn Tigers: 8 / Over +125 / Under -152
- Mississippi State Bulldogs: 8 / Over -175 / Under +140
- Florida State Seminoles: 7 ½ / Over +110 / Under -134
- Michigan State Spartans: 7 ½ / Over -110 / Under -110
- Texas A&M Aggies: 7 ½ / Over -152 / Under +125
- USC Trojans: 7 / Over +120 / Under -148
- Oklahoma State Cowboys: 6 / Over -110 / Under -110
Alabama Crimson Tide
Where could Alabama stumble? Well, they have games at South Carolina, Texas A&M, Mississippi State and Auburn, and they have LSU at home. LSU’s offense should be better, and Alabama had to replace a lot of defensive starters. But that game comes after Alabama’s second bye week, and Auburn is supposed to be down this season. Texas A&M is a tough place to play, but it’s hard to see a game that Alabama would lose here. I’m taking the over.
Clemson has been good for a head-scratching loss in recent years, even as they have marched to the College Football Playoff. That game at Syracuse could be another source of frustration, but their toughest road test will either be that trip to New York or their Rivalry Week trip to South Carolina. I don’t feel as confident on the “over” here, especially with that lack of value. So if I have to choose, I’m taking the under, but I’m more likely to look at other options.
Oklahoma starts their season with Houston, who has Dana Holgorsen running the ship now. So that means the Cougars could score lots of points…but also give them up in bunches. The Sooners’ slate is remarkably trouble-free, although that neutral-site game in Dallas is always a wild card. Their road Big 12 games include Kansas, Kansas State (with a new head coach after the retirement of Bill Snyder), Baylor and Oklahoma State. With Jalen Hurts in to lead the offense, I’m taking the over.
Michigan opens Big 12 play with a trip to Wisconsin, and the Badgers are always dangerous with their grinding defense and their smashmouth offense, slowing the pace down significantly. They also have a date at Penn State, but they get Michigan State and Ohio State at home…along with Notre Dame. Can they avoid losing three of those games? I’m not sure that they can…so I’m taking the under.
Texas has LSU at home as well as trips to West Virginia, TCU, Iowa State and Baylor, as well as that trip to Dallas to play the Sooners. Can the Longhorns really win three of those five as well as all of the more manageable games on their schedule? I don’t think so, so I’m taking the under.