2013 Week 1 College Football Lines – NCAA Football Week One Odds

Last Updated: August 27th, 2013 by Adam Markowitz (Bankroll Sports Columnist)
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Tajh BoydThe 2013 college football odds are officially posted, and here at Bankroll Sports, we are going to be looking at some of the best games on the NCAA football lines right off the bat in Week 1 of the season.

The first day of games kicks off on Thursday night, and though there isn’t a heck of a lot on the docket of major note, the No. 6 team in the country is in action. As has almost certainly become a tradition, the South Carolina Gamecocks are going to open up on the first night of the season, this time at home against the North Carolina Tar Heels. It’s a chance for the ACC to make a big statement to the SEC, but it’s a statement that isn’t likely to be made. SEC teams have a history of destroying their ACC foes in games like this, but this time around, at least the college football point spreads are modest, as SC is favored by 11.

The mass majority of the college football odds on Thursday night are lopsided, though the one game that is a conference tussle certainly isn’t. The Ole Miss Rebels are giving just 3.5 in a very dangerous game against the Vanderbilt Commodores, who are certainly on the rise. The boys in Nashville have a lot of growing up to do in a hurry, as they have a very young team that lost a lot of pieces to the puzzle last year, and going against Head Coach Hugh Freeze and the Rebs will be no easy task.

The other showcase game of Saturday pits a pair of Beehive State foes against one another. This is as good of a chance as the Utah State Aggies have had of going into Salt Lake City and beating the Utah Utes as they have had in recent memory, and they are only 2.5-point underdogs in this one.

Friday’s relation short slate doesn’t feature much in the way of great teams that are in action either. The biggest point spread of the bunch in FBS vs. FBS games is the 32.5 that the Miami Hurricanes are giving to the Florida Atlantic Owls. There really aren’t a ton of dangerous games in the bunch, as there are only a pair of games that even pit FBS teams against each other. The other game on the Week 1 odds that will be contested between major foes is the ESPN game in the Lone Star State between the SMU Mustangs and the Texas Tech Red Raiders. This is the closest game of the night for sure, and a very talented and hyped up TT side is going to be a five-point favorite in this one.

And now, we get to the main course of the first weekend of college football action, as this first Saturday of the season pits some big time teams against one another.

The best game of the day is likely the duel between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Clemson Tigers. These two teams both have National Championship aspirations, and there is a good chance that even the loser of this one is going to be ranked in the Top 10 in the country when this game is over with. For much of the offseason, Georgia was the slight underdog to Clemson in what could be a coming out party for QB Tajh Boyd as he starts his Heisman Trophy campaign as a senior. However, the tide has turned in favor of QB Aaron Murray and the Bulldogs, who are laying two points in what should be a remarkable game.

Speaking of the Tide, the Alabama Crimson Tide are starting their National Championship defense in style as well. They’re going to be playing against the Virginia Tech Hokies on a neutral field. The game won’t be the easiest, but regardless of who Alabama has been playing out of conference of late, the results haven’t been pretty for the opposition. Ask Penn State what it thought of its two-game series with the Tide. V-Tech has already learned the hard way that Alabama is obviously legit, and the idea of the Hokies challenging in this one as 18.5-point underdogs is difficult to fathom.

The LSU Tigers are the third SEC team taking on a legit foe in Week 1 of the campaign. The Bayou Bengals are playing in the only other Top 25 clash against the TCU Horned Frogs in Arlington in what could feel like a little bit of a home field advantage for TCU. Expect there to be a lot of defense in this game for sure, as both of these teams ratchet up the pressure on the opposition quite a bit. LSU is favored by four points, but it seems to be a tenuous NCAA football point spread to say the least.

As always, there are a share of stinkers that are out there as well, many of which pit FBS teams up against significantly weaker FCS teams. The biggest favorite of the bunch are not surprisingly the Oregon Ducks, who run up the score on everyone that they can. They’ve got nine touchdowns to cover against the Nicholls State Colonels in the first game of the year, and that makes the Quack Attack the biggest favorites of the weekend.

BetOnline FootballThat said, Oregon isn’t the only team that is favored by ridiculously huge margins. Just in FBS vs. FBS games alone, we have spreads of 44.5 (Wisconsin over Massachusetts), 35.5 (Ohio State over Buffalo), 30 (Notre Dame over Temple), 42 (Texas over New Mexico State) and 28 (Nebraska over Wyoming).

Totals in Week 1 are relatively low as they usually are, but there are some that stand out for sure. As we already mentioned in that Clemson/Georgia game, there is a huge emphasis put on points in this one. Both Boyd and Murray have the ability to get the ball up the field in a hurry. That’s why this game features the highest total of the weekend at 72.5. No other game tops 70, though by the time the Miami Redhawks and the Marshall Thundering Herd kick it off, they might ultimately get there.

On the other end of the spectrum, there aren’t any games in Week 1 that feature totals in the 30s quite yet, though we do know that there are plenty of games that will end as such. The 45.5 in the Alabama/Virginia Tech game is easily the lowest of the weekend.

However, we’re not done yet! As we move forward to Sunday and Monday, there are still college football games on the schedule to talk about!

On Sunday, the Louisville Cardinals have a trickier-than-it-seems battle with the Ohio Bobcats. The Bobcats are no joke, and they have beaten their share of big time teams in the past. They’re getting 20.5 in this one, and an upset in this game would immediately permanently derail any National Championship hopes that the newly formed AAC favorites have. Elsewhere on Sunday, the Colorado State Rams are favored by 2.5 over the Colorado Buffaloes in one of the most underwhelming instate rivalries that we have in college football.

As has become a tradition, Monday Night Football on Labor Day pits a pair of teams from the ACC against each other. This year though, we have a newcomer to the scene, as the Pitt Panthers are going to be flying the ACC flag for the first time in this home game at Heinz Field. The competition really couldn’t get much tougher though, as they are welcoming in the Florida State Seminoles. The Noles are going to be debuting QB Jameis Winston in this one, the man that could be the next coming of QB Johnny Manziel, and they are giving 10. This is a dangerous game for FSU though, as the Seminoles have a history of punting away games like this which they seem to have no business doing.

2013 NCAA Football Week 1 Odds @ BetOWI Sportsbook (as of 8/27/13):
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Week 1 NCAA Football Betting Lines for Thursday, 8/29/13
133 North Carolina Tar Heels +12
134 South Carolina Gamecocks -12
Over/Under 56.5

135 UNLV Runnin’ Rebels +14
136 Minnesota Golden Gophers -14
Over/Under 51

137 Tulsa Golden Hurricane +3.5
138 Bowling Green Falcons -3.5
Over/Under 48

139 Akron Zips +22.5
140 UCF Knights -22.5
Over/Under 55

141 Utah State Aggies +2.5
142 Utah Utes -2.5
Over/Under 51

143 Ole Miss Rebels -3.5
144 Vanderbilt Commodores +3.5
Over/Under 53

145 Rutgers Scarlet Knights +10.5
146 Fresno State Bulldogs -10.5
Over/Under 54.5

147 USC Trojans -22.5
148 Hawaii Warriors +22.5
Over/Under 53.5

301 Liberty Flames +16.5
302 Kent State Golden Flashes -16.5

303 Presbyterian Blue Hose +38
304 Wake Forest Demon Deacons -38

305 Indiana State Sycamores +24.5
306 Indiana Hoosiers -24.5

307 Illinois State Redbirds +12
308 Ball State Cardinals -12

309 Southern Utah Thunderbirds +15
310 South Alabama Jaguars -15

311 Towson Tigers +16.5
312 Connecticut Huskies -16.5

313 Western Carolina Catamounts +32
314 Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders -32

315 Jackson State Tigers +26
316 Tulane Green Wave -26

317 Sacramento State Hornets +20
318 San Jose State Spartans -20

College Football Lines for Week 1 for Friday, 8/30/13
149 Western Michigan Broncos +27.5
150 Michigan State Spartans -27.5
Over/Under 44.5

151 Florida Atlantic Owls +32
152 Miami Hurricanes -32
Over/Under 54

153 Texas Tech Red Raiders -5.5
154 SMU Mustangs +5.5
Over/Under 59

319 Samford Bulldogs -9
320 Georgia State Panthers +9

321 Morgan State Bears +32
322 Army Black Knights -32

323 Southern Jaguars +40
324 Houston Cougars -40

325 North Dakota State Bison +13
326 Kansas State Wildcats -13

327 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks +35
328 Arizona Wildcats -35

NCAA Football Week 1 Odds for Saturday, 8/31/13
155 Massachusetts Minutemen +44.5
156 Wisconsin Badgers -44.5
Over/Under 52.5

157 Central Michigan Chippewas +31.5
158 Michigan Wolverines -31.5
Over/Under 52.5

159 Buffalo Bulls +35
160 Ohio State Buckeyes -35
Over/Under 56

161 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs +14
162 NC State Wolfpack -14
Over/Under 62.5

163 Florida International Golden Panthers +21.5
164 Maryland Terrapins -21.
Over/Under 49.5

165 Northern Illinois Huskies +3
166 Iowa Hawkeyes -3
Over/Under 53.5

167 Temple Owls +29.5
168 Notre Dame Fighting Irish -29.5
Over/Under 52.5

169 BYU Cougars -1
170 Virginia Cavaliers +1
Over/Under 50

171 Alabama Crimson Tide -19
172 Virginia Tech Hokies +19
Over/Under 45.5

173 UAB Blazers +3.5
174 Troy Trojans -3.5
Over/Under 63

175 Purdue Boilermakers +10.5
176 Cincinnati Bearcats -10.5
Over/Under 50.5

177 Kentucky Wildcats -4.5
178 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers +4.5
Over/Under 57

179 Miami Redhawks +19.5
180 Marshall Thundering Herd -19.5
Over/Under 68.5

181 Mississippi State Bulldogs +12.5
182 Oklahoma State Cowboys -12.5
Over/Under 60

183 Louisiana Monroe Warhawks +21.5
184 Oklahoma Sooners -21.5
Over/Under 60

185 Texas State Bobcats +8.5
186 Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles -8.5
Over/Under 55.5

187 New Mexico State Aggies +42.5
188 Texas Longhorns -42.5
Over/Under 57.5

189 Rice Owls OTB
190 Texas A&M Aggies OTB
Over/Under OTB

191 Toledo Rockets +23.5
192 Florida Gators -23.5
Over/Under 57

193 Louisiana Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns +10.5
194 Arkansas Razorbacks -10.5
Over/Under 59

195 Washington State Cougars +16
196 Auburn Tigers -16
Over/Under 59

197 Idaho Vandals +15
198 North Texas Mean Green -15
Over/Under 56.5

199 Penn State Nittany Lions -8
200 Syracuse Orange +8
Over/Under 51.5

201 Wyoming Cowboys +29
202 Nebraska Cornhuskers -29
Over/Under 65

203 Texas San Antonio Roadrunners +3
204 New Mexico Lobos -3
Over/Under 56

205 Georgia Bulldogs -1.5
206 Clemson Tigers +1.5
Over/Under 72

207 LSU Tigers -4.5
208 TCU Horned Frogs +4.5
Over/Under 50

209 Boise State Broncos +3.5
210 Washington Huskies -3.5
Over/Under 52

211 Nevada Wolf Pack +20.5
212 UCLA Bruins -20.5
Over/Under 65.5

213 Northwestern Wildcats -5.5
214 Cal Golden Bears +5.5
Over/Under 58

329 Southern Illinois Salukis +15.5
330 Illinois Fighting Illini -15.5

331 Elon Phoenix +46
332 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets -46

333 Villanova Wildcats +16.5
334 Boston College Eagles -16.5

335 William & Mary Tribe +32
336 West Virginia Mountaineers -32

337 Murray State Racers +37.5
338 Missouri Tigers -37.5

339 Colgate Raiders +27
340 Air Force Falcons -27

341 North Carolina Central Eagles +33
342 Duke Blue Devils -33

343 Nicholls State Colonels +59
344 Oregon Ducks -59

345 Eastern Washington Eagles +27
346 Oregon State Beavers -27

347 Howard Bison +19
348 Eastern Michigan Eagles -19

349 McNeese State Cowboys +20
350 South Florida Bulls -20

351 Old Dominion Monarchs +14.5
352 East Carolina Pirates -14.5

353 Arkansas Pine Bluff Golden Lions +26.5
354 Arkansas State Red Wolves -26.5

355 Austin Peay Governors +50.5
356 Tennessee Volunteers -50.5

357 Wofford Terriers +28.5
358 Baylor Bears -28.5

359 Northern Iowa Panthers +11.5
360 Iowa State Cyclones -11.5

361 Eastern Illinois Panthers +15
362 San Diego State Aztecs -15

Week 1 NCAA Football Odds for Sunday, 9/1/13
215 Ohio Bobcats +20
216 Louisville Cardinals -20
Over/Under 58

217 Colorado Buffaloes +3
218 Colorado State Rams -3
Over/Under 49

Week 1 College Football Odds for Monday, 9/2/13
219 Florida State Seminoles -10.5
220 Pittsburgh Panthers +10.5
Over/Under 49

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