NCAA Football Futures Odds 2019-20

Who Will Win The NCAA Playoff?

College football moved to a new and more exciting playoff format in 2014 and that provides even more opportunities for sharp bettors to cash in on the action.

While Clemson and Alabama have alternated championships over the last four seasons, Ohio State won the inaugural CFP Championship and other programs continue to improve as they hope to compete with the SEC powers for hardware.

Here’s a look at the current college football championship odds at DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook.

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Basics of NCAA football futures

Sports betting is legal in several US States, with more legislation moving towards legalization every day. There are several sportsbooks with user-friendly apps that are available to serve as a platform for betting on NCAA futures.

The advice in this article is specified towards sports betting on sites such as DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook.

When a sport is in season, the “Futures” tab can usually be found next to the game lines. But if you want to bet on the CFP before the season starts, most books will bring you right to the Futures section.

The odds for each team are primarily indicated in two ways. Most books will list a team as a +200 favorite, indicating that a $100 bet on that team to win the national title will pay out $200 if successful.

Some books list those odds as 2/1, but the math is the same. Those books will use those odds as fractions as well. As an example, a team listed as an 11/2 favorite to win the title would pay out 5.5x the investment. That same multiplier would be listed as +550 under the other format.

These odds can change throughout the season and even during the preseason if any news surfaces about injuries, transfers, or scandals related to the athletic department or coaching staff of a program.

History and favorites

Due to the top-heavy recruiting system in place for college football programs, it is extremely rare for an unknown team to win the national title.

But again, Ohio State was the fourth-ranked team in the field of four when it won the 2014 CFP title.

There is some value to be found if you’re willing to bet against the consensus favorites, which are currently Alabama and Clemson. There is also value if you find the right sportsbook on which to take one of those favorites, so be sure to shop around for the best odds at online books.

Ohio State has the fourth-best odds to win it all, but parted ways with head coach Urban Meyer and replaced him with Ryan Day, who has never been a head coach. Under Jim Harbaugh, Michigan is a relative longshot to win it all, but could at least make the CFP if the Wolverines can beat Ohio State and win the Big 10.

Georgia has the third-best odds to win it all on many sportsbooks and is at least in the same league as Clemson and Alabama in both a literal and figurative sense (when it comes to recruiting). The Bulldogs made the CFP final in 2017 and will look to feature highly-touted running back Zamir White in a push to make the playoff this year.

Other relative longshots worth considering include Florida and Notre Dame. After taking Georgia to the brink in 2017 and challenging Alabama in 2018, Oklahoma could be poised to break through.

Yet due to how unlikely an upset is on college football’s biggest stage, longshot bets should be modest.

When it comes time to bet the actual matchup in the College Football Playoff title game, keep in mind that the underdog has won or covered the spread in all five championships. Also, four of those five title games have gone over the assigned point total.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I bet on the College Football Playoff in the US?

Sports betting is legal and live in Nevada, Delaware, New Jersey, Mississippi, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Iowa, Arkansas and Rhode Island. Several other states have legislation in the works or are moving towards legalizing sports gambling.

Who is the favorite to win the CFP in 2020?

Depending on the sportsbook, Alabama or Clemson will be listed as the favorite. Ohio State is the third favorite at all sportsbooks.

When is the 2020 College Football Playoff?

The College Football Playoff is scheduled to begin on December 21, 2019 with two national semifinals (The Fiesta Bowl and Peach Bowl) in Glendale, Arizona and Atlanta, Georgia. The CFP National Championship is scheduled for January 13, 2020 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.