While rumors swirl about the fate of the 2020 college football season, the oddsmakers at Caesars in Las Vegas have continued to produce betting lines for the Crimson Tide.
Caesars opened their regular season wins market on Monday, April 6 and Alabama has opened with a projection of 10.5 victories for next season. The “over” is juiced to -140, meaning you need to wager $140 to profit $100 on Alabama going 12-0 or 11-1, while the under sits at +120 (A $100 wager will profit $120 if Alabama goes 10-2 or worse).
Clemson has opened with a projection of 11.5 wins, with Ohio State at 11. Other notables in the SEC include: Georgia at 10 wins; Texas A&M at 9.5 wins; LSU at 9 wins; and Auburn at 8.5 wins.
Alabama is currently the third choice on the National Championship odds board at 5-to-1. Clemson is +250 to win the title, followed by Ohio State at 3-to-1.
Caesars has also released their odds to win the SEC Championship Game. Due to fears that the 2020 college football season may be delayed, Caesars has added this parameter to their conference championship wagers: The game must be played by March 1, 2021 for action. Alabama has opened as the +125 favorite (A $100 bet will win you $100, and you collect $225). Georgia is the second choice on the board at +350, followed by Florida (+400), Auburn (+600) and LSU (+800).
Alabama currently has four players on Caesars’ 2020 Heisman board: Mac Jones at 28-to-1; Najee Harris at 60-to-1; Jaylen Waddle at 75-to-1; and Devonta Smith at 100-to-1. Ohio State’s Justin Fields and Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence are co-favorites at 4-to-1.
If you are interested, WagerTalk handicapper Ralph Michaels has just finished his 28-page 2020 College Football Spring Guide. Ralph has compiled recruiting rankings, returning starters, strength of schedule stats, returning coaches and coordinators, and betting records for every team in the country.
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James Bunting is a former sports book manager and has written for a number of national outlets over the last decade, in addition to analyzing the odds for WagerTalk.