Even though we have yet to determine what several teams will look like next season, FanDuel has posted college football betting odds (point spreads) for several Week 1 games and beyond. Depending on how the offseason and regular season play out, the point spread could change drastically for several games.
Let’s check out the point spreads for several of the marquee matchups from one of the top college football betting sites. Beyond Week 1, sportsbooks also have college football national championship odds for the upcoming season.
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South Carolina (+1.5) vs. North Carolina (-1.5), Sat (9/2) @ TBD
Gamecocks fans will be hoping that Spencer Rattler can pick up where he left off last season. After getting off to a slow start, the former Oklahoma quarterback exploded down the stretch with 798 yards passing and eight touchdowns (to two interceptions) in the final two regular season games.
If North Carolina’s Drake Maye can pick up where he left off, this could be one of the highest-scoring games of the season.
Colorado (+18.5) vs. TCU (-18.5), Sat (9/2) @ TBD
This game will not be interesting because of its competitive potential but because it will be the first for new Colorado head coach Deion Sanders. With Max Duggan gone, expectations will be lower for TCU this season, but fans and bettors must remember that Chandler Morris beat Duggan out for the QB job last year.
LSU (+1) vs. Florida State (-1), Sat (9/2) @ TBD
This game will feature a pair of dark horse Heisman contenders in LSU’s Jayden Daniels and FSU’s Jordan Travis. Daniels is better set up for success with a stable of NFL-caliber receivers to work with. But Travis and the Seminoles’ offense will be just fine.
Both head coaches have their programs headed in the right direction. If neither team loses anyone important in the offseason, this will be the most competitive game on the Week 1 slate.
Texas (+9.5) vs. Alabama (-9.5), Sat (9/9) @ TBD
Even though Alabama won last year’s game, the Crimson Tide will likely be after a bit of revenge in this game. No one reloads like Nick Saban, so fans can count on the team looking better than ever on both sides of the ball.
But Quinn Ewers had Bama’s number last season before getting hurt. However, we’ll have to wait and see if Texas can replace its lost production (i.e., Bijan Robinson, etc.).
Ohio State (-10) vs. Notre Dame (+10), Sat (9/23) @ TBD
This spread is a generous one for the Buckeyes. Yes, they return an incredible amount of talent on the offensive side of the ball, but they have yet to identify their starting quarterback. As for the defense, it lost a lot of production. Notre Dame held its own against the Buckeyes last season, and the defense could do so again. The big question mark is the Fighting Irish offense.
Tommy Rees (OC) has moved on to Alabama, quarterback Drew Pyne transferred out, but incoming transfer, Sam Hartman, is an upgrade at the position.
Kentucky (+24) vs. Georgia (-24), Sat (10/7) @ TBD
Georgia lost a lot of talent to the NFL and graduation, but the Bulldogs are one of those teams fans can count on reloading every year. Will they be as dominant as last season? Who knows — maybe, but they might not be. Kentucky, on the other hand, has yet to prove it can reload. But the Wildcats have a lot of talent coming back, including a handful of super seniors — like former NC State quarterback Devin Leary.
The Bulldogs beat the Wildcats last year, but the score was only 16-6. Don’t count on this spread remaining at 24 points.
USC (-1.5) vs. Notre Dame (+1.5), Sat (10/14) @ TBD
Notre Dame’s defense could be as good or better than last year’s unit. While the offense will have some growing pains under new offensive coordinator Gerad Parker, Sam Hartman is an upgrade at quarterback. Yes, USC still has Caleb Williams and Lincoln Riley, but the offense needs to reload, and the defense needs some work.
Michigan (-1.5) vs. Penn State (+1.5), Sat (11/11) @ TBD
Michigan is a known entity with JJ McCarthy and Blake Corum back on offense and most of a talented defense coming back. But Penn State returns one of the best running back tandems in the country in Nicholas Singleton and Kaytron Allen. While Sean Clifford was a solid quarterback, the ceiling will be much higher with Drew Allar under center.
Ohio State (+1) vs. Michigan (-1), Sat (11/25) @ TBD
Of all the games that FanDuel has early point spreads listed for, this one may be the most likely to change drastically. Michigan is in great shape on both sides of the ball, but Ohio State has one enormous question that needs answering. Who will be the quarterback in 2023?
He doesn’t have to be the next CJ Stroud. But if he is another in a long line of solid Ohio State quarterbacks, with the talent at his disposal, the Buckeye offense may not miss a beat.