The 24-team FCS playoff bracket is down to two final teams to determine a national champion. No. 2 seed North Dakota State and No. 8 seed Montana State square off Jan. 8 in Frisco, Texas. The game is at 11 a.m. CT on ESPN2. Who is the favorite, according to BetMGM?
BetMGM is the go-to online sportsbook for FCS betting lines, and it has released its opening odds for the championship game.
As of 7:30 p.m. CT on Jan. 4
No. 8 Montana State vs. No. 2 NDSU
Spread: NDSU -7
Total Points: 41.5
Money Line: NDSU -300; MSU +240
NDSU won eight national titles from 2011-2019. Montana State advances to its first FCS/Division 1-AA national title game since 1984, where the Bobcats beat Louisiana Tech 19-6 for the program’s only national title in this subdivision.
Here were BetMGM’s futures odds to win the FCS championship throughout the playoffs:
- When the bracket was released: NDSU +180; MSU +2500
- Entering the 2nd round: NDSU +180; MSU +2000
- Entering the quarterfinals: NDSU +140; MSU +2000
- Entering the semifinals: NDSU +125; MSU +900