From the Big House in Michigan, to The Swamp in Florida, and from Husky Stadium in Washington to Death Valley in Louisiana, there is nothing quite like NCAA Football. Played at packed houses across the United States, primarily on Saturdays from August to November, this brand of pigskin is some of the best action on the planet. It is also a very popular betting option at CSB top ranked online sportsbooks.
NCAA Football Futures 2018
US College Football has finally adopted a reasonable playoff system to determine NCAAF National Champions. A work in progress, we see more games being added down the road, the semifinals are on January 1 and the Championship game goes on January 8, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. Our NCAA Football futures odds are culled from the best bookmakers in the sports betting business.
Latest SportsInteraction NCAAF Championship Futures Update: 14/08/17
College Football Championship Hot And Not
We are just tweleve days away from the start of the 2017 NCAA College Football season. Though it won’t have an impact on the National Championship chase, the Oregon State Beavers visit the Colorado State Rams at 2:30 PM ET on August 26, 2017, to get the action underway. Alabama countinues to lead the way as National Championship chalk after the Crimson Tide line slipped from +275 to +240. Don’t forget - LIVE odds and scoring updates are available 24/7 at the Canada Sports Betting NCAA Football main page.
Three of the 34 top NCAA title contenders, Standford, South Florida and BYU, are featured in the NCAAF Opening Day contests. That’s a big number when one considers there are only five games on the Week 1 slate. Week 2, which kicks off on Thursday, August 31, 2017, explodes with action as the “Big Boys” all arrive at the table and 43 contests will flood the betting boards at top rated online sportsbooks like SportsInteraction. Please stick with us as we will post NFL, CFL and NCAA football previews and betting picks all season long.
NCAAF 2017-18 Championship Futures Movement
NCAAF Preseason Futures Odds 05/08/17
Sprinting through summer – we are now just three weeks away from the start of the 2017 USA NCAA football season. While it doesn’t receive the same hype generated by the NFL, the 130 teams that make up the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision are hard at work prepping for the upcoming season. Bookmakers at SportsInteraction are following the progress, as their NCAAF National Championship odds will change throughout the course of the season. The action gets rolling with the Oregon State @ Colorado State clash on August 26, 2017.
Since our last update (27/06/17) the numbers have remained steady at the top as Alabama, Ohio State, Florida State and USC remain as the top four contenders to play in the 2018 NCAA Playoffs. In the middle of the pack, Clemson and Washington University both saw their lines grow from +2500 to +2800 while Florida (+4000 to +3300) and Oklahoma (+5000 to +4000) both saw their prices shrink. The biggest mover was Stanford as the Cardinal odds plummeted from +30000 to +8000 and four teams were bumped out of our Top 34 list.
When the US College action kicks off, the CFL will be into Week 11 and the NFL will be five days away from the Opening Night fight that features New England hosting Kansas City. MLB and MLS playoff races will also be hot tickets as the baseball and soccer regular season slates will be entering their final weeks. We still like our Oklahoma (+1400) Championship call and the Sooners winning more than 9.5 contests. If you want to place an NCCAF futures bet – the bookmakers in our Top Five list below are the best in the online betting business.
NCAAF Preseason Futures Odds 27/06/17
As our NCAA Football futures odds illustrate – Alabama enters the 2017 College Football season as favorites to claim the National Championship with a meager +350 ML. Similar to the NFL New England Patriots, the Crimson Tide never rebuild – they just reload. That is especially true in the Nick Saban era as The Tide have rolled to four titles since he took over as head coach in 2007. Ignoring the somewhat silly practice of taking wins away from teams, due to rule violations, Alabama has a sparkling 893-317-44 record dating back to 1892.
Perennial contenders, Ohio State is posted as second chalk on the preseason NCAAF title futures board at SportsInteraction. The Buckeyes (+600) last won NCAAF Championship in 2015 during the first year of the current playoff format. Not far behind “The U” the Florida State Seminoles and USC Trojans or tied as third favorites with a +700 money line. The drop off is fairly steep after that as the Oklahoma Sooners and Penn State Nittany Lions round out the Top Five choices with a (+1400) line prior to the start of the season on August 26, 2017.
Looking at underdog squads - defending Champion Clemson University has fallen out of the top ten on our NCAAF futures board as they head into the season with a (+2500) money line. Led by QB Deshaun Watson, now with NFL Houston Texans, the Tigers claimed the 2016 Championship thanks to a thrilling 35-31 victory over Alabama on January 9, 2017. Notre Dame, another regular upper echelon favorite – though we rarely understand why, has fallen to 18th overall as the Fighting Irish are currently tagged with a huge (+5000) ML price.
CSB Preseason 2018 NCAAF Championship Prediction: Oklahoma Sooners (+1400)
Additional NCAAF Futures Betting Options
There are tons of additional futures lines available prior to the start of every new college football season. Checking out the current offerings, posted at SportsInteraction, the “Total Team Wins” wagering lines have caught our attention. In particular, Oklahoma with a 9.5 Over/Under win total looks like a solid bet to go OVER with a (-137) price. The Sooners went 11-1 in 2015 and 10-2 last season. A game at The Horseshoe, versus the Buckeyes in Ohio, appears to be one of few major hurdles Oklahoma will face during the 2017 regular season.
Early Heisman Trophy MVP odds are also posted at SIA and USC QB Sam Darnold is currently runaway top chalk with a +275 ML. Darnold had a hand in 33 touchdowns during ten starts as a freshman last year. Taking over as the starter in Week 4, Darnold guided the Trojans to a 9-1 record – including an impressive five TD performance against Penn State during the world-famous Rose Bowl game. Sticking with our Oklahoma path, we like QB Baker Mayfield (+701) to win the equivalent of the NFL MVP award during his final year in the Sooner State.
Canadian Sportsbooks Are Top Wagering Options
Entertaining and going strong since 1961, in a Nation populated by just 36 million people, U Sports Canada (previously Canadian Interuniversity Sport) pales to the huge USA college football programs. Reasonable comparisons between USA and Canadian college ball can be drawn between the NFL and CFL as well as the Online Sportsbooks versus Provincial Sports Lottery betting platforms.
Actually, the latter comparison isn’t really fair as both brands of ball are entertaining but there’s a huge gap between the two sports betting options. Avoid the government controlled wagering schemes by checking out the top rated bookmakers in our table below. Bonus offers, fair odds and prices, plus single game wagering, are all available to Canadian sports bettors 24/7 everyday!