College football is finally back!
That means incredible upsets, amazing catches, and 14-hour couch marathons on Saturdays (assuming you're not already tailgating at the game).
It also means point spreads, moneylines, and over-unders are back, which is why we'll give you the most interesting college football odds during each week of the season.
After today, this article will run every Wednesday to give you enough time to contemplate the weekend's most intriguing spreads. We'll also provide a table with every single college football point spread of the week. [All spreads are courtesy of Sportsbook.ag. Lines fluctuate as bets are made, so check out their website for up-to-the-minute odds.]
Boom! We got ya covered. Now let's figure out your line.
Closest Spread: Massachusetts -2.5 over Coastal Carolina
UMass will have the honors of playing in the first ever FBS game for Coastal Carolina. You don't typically see a spread this close in a former FCS' squads first game after moving up, but the Chanticleers won the Big South title four times since 2010.
For its part, Massachusetts will try to recover from last week's devastating loss to Hawaii.
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— Jack McGuire (@JackMacCFB) August 27, 2017
Biggest Spread: Oklahoma -43 over UTEP
Biggest Moneyline: Maryland +850 (at Texas)
Team Most Likely to Cover the Spread: Alabama -7 over Florida State
If there's one betting pattern I live by it's betting on Alabama when it's a big game, especially a huge season opener, and bet against the Tide when they are at home to teams from non-Power 5 conferences.
Best Moneyline Bet: Wyoming +360
Betting the moneyline can provide an incredible return on your wager, but of course that means the underdog needs to win outright.
I like Wyoming at plus 360 as they travel to play Iowa. The Hawkeyes played a similar game at home last year to North Dakota State and lost outright 23-21. Iowa also nearly lost a home season opener against Northern Iowa in 2015 but managed to escape 31-23.
Most Head-Scratching Line: Navy -9.5 over Florida Atlantic
It feels like the betting public is jumping all over the Lane Kiffin train, which is why Navy is favored by nine and a half over Florida Atlantic. I'd jump all over the Midshipmen's option attack that should shred an Owl's defense that was dead last in the conference in stopping the run last year and 119th overall (245.4 yards per game).
All College Football Odds for Week 1