2016 College Football Openers

The 2016-17 College Football season is still months away but 5Dimes has released lines for some key opening week games including Clemson/Auburn and USC/Alabama. Keep in mind that limits are lower than normal and the juice is -120 on both sides.

Matchup Odds on May 6, 2016 Odds on Jan 16, 2016
Clemson at Auburn Clemson -9.5 Clemson -7
Notre Dame at Texas Notre Dame -6 Notre Dame -4.5
UNC vs. UGA (in Atlanta) UGA -4.5 UGA -5
Oklahoma at Houston Oklahoma -7.5 Oklahoma -6
Missouri at West Virginia West Virginia -7 West Virginia -5.5
LSU vs. Wisconsin (in Green Bay) LSU -8.5 LSU -3.5
UCLA at Texas A&M Texas A&M -3 Texas A&M -3
USC vs. Alabama (in Arlington) Alabama -13 Alabama -14
Ole Miss vs. FSU (in Orlando) FSU -8.5 FSU -5.5
Cal vs. Hawaii (in Sydney, Australia) Cal -22.5 N/A
South Carolina at Vanderbilt So Carolina -3 N/A
Oregon St at Minnesota Minnesota -6 N/A
Kansas St at Stanford Stanford -18.5 N/A
Colorado at Colorado St Colorado -5 N/A
Georgia Tech vs. BC (in Ireland) GT -2.5 N/A
BYU vs. Arizona (in Glendale, AZ) BYU -1.5 N/A
Rutgers at Washington Washington -20.5 N/A

Despite Alabama losing RB Derrick Henry to the NFL Draft, they’re once again expected to be a juggernaut, and opened as double-digit favorites against USC at a neutral venue.

Some sportsbooks have also released early National Championship and Heisman Odds.

Are there any games or lines that catch your attention? Are you willing to place a bet on a game now even if it won’t potentially cash until September?

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Dan McGuire

Dan McGuire is the Operations Manager and soccer specialist at Sports Insights. He can be reached at dan.mcguire@sportsinsights.com.

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