- There are three college football odds for Top 25 teams playing each other in this week.
- Big Ten Conference teams will play their first games of the season amid the coronavirus pandemic.
- No. 14 UNC is a 650 moneyline favorite over the No. 23 NC State Wolfpack.
LAS VEGAS — The College Football season amid the COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the more peculiar seasons as conferences have started their seasons at different times and teams have had to battle coronavirus outbreaks.
All Power 5 conferences except for the Pac-12 have begun play as the national championship picture becomes more clouded as the weeks go by, especially now that the Big Ten Conference began play on Friday.
The landscape of college football is ever changing and now the slate of college football games will be stacked more than it has been thus far.
Teams finding themselves in the Top 25 will have even more important games moving forward if they want to remain ranked as the Big Ten will likely have teams breaking into the rankings. Nonetheless, college football bettors have to be excited for the rest of the season in these uncertain times.
No. 23 NC State Wolfpack vs. No. 14 North Carolina Tar Heels @ 12 p.m. EST
- Spread: UNC (-15)
- Moneyline: NC State (+425) vs. UNC (-650)
- O/U: 60.5
Best Bet: UNC -15. The Tar Heels should bounce back from their upset loss handed to them by the Florida State Seminoles last week.
NC State will present more of a challenge than the Seminoles but UNC should still be able to win this game by a wide margin. Furthermore, UNC is 3-0 ATS in their last three games against NC State expect them to cover the spread at online sportsbooks again as the best bet for this matchup.
No. 17 Iowa State Cyclones vs. No. 6 Oklahoma State Cowboys @ 3:30 p.m. EST
- Moneyline: #17 Iowa State (+135) vs. #6 Oklahoma State (-155)
- Spread: Oklahoma State (-3)
- O/U: 52
Best Bet: Over 52 points. The top teams in the Big 12 Conference look to end their stalemate at the top of the standings.
The best bet for the game lies with the Over as it has hit in four of the last five meetings between these teams. This game should be high scoring as the defenses will have trouble stopping these potent offenses.
No. 18 Michigan Wolverines vs. No. 21 Minnesota Golden Gophers @ 7:30 p.m. EST
- Moneyline: #18 Michigan (-155) vs. #21 Golden Gophers (+135)
- Spread: Michigan (-3)
- O/U: 54
Best Bet: Golden Gophers SU (+135). The #21 Minnesota Golden Gophers were one of the best teams in the Big Ten last year and will look to bring that momentum into this year.
The #18 Michigan Wolverines are a great gut check for the Golden Gophers early in the season. Minnesota does have the talent to pull off the upset at home while the Wolverines have been known to get off to slow starts.
Take the +135 odds on Minnesota to win this as they play well at home with a 5-1 record in their last six games.
Bonus Free Play
Syracuse Orange vs. No .1 Clemson Tigers @ 12 p.m. EST
- Spread: Clemson (-46)
- O/U: 62
Best Bet: Clemson -46. There’s no need to overthink this bet although the Clemson Tigers have a 2-3 record ATS this season there’s no reason to bet against them here.
Syracuse hasn’t been good this year and the best bet for this game is to bet on Clemson winning by a wide margin.
Sportsbooks know Clemson is going to win so they haven’t even listed money line odds for this game. The 46-point spread shouldn’t be tough for Clemson to cover as they just beat Georgia Tech 73-7.