The top two schools in the rankings are both big favorites in neutral site games on the college football odds for Week 1 as the season gets underway, with Florida State and Alabama both looking to get going with a dominant victory.
Jameis Winston and the top-ranked Seminoles will begin the defense of their national championship at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Saturday night against Oklahoma State, and the college football betting lines at Sportsbook early in the week had Florida State pegged as a 17.5-point favorite for the contest.
The college football betting trends reveal that Florida State has gone 6-1 ATS in its past seven games, while Oklahoma State is 6-2 ATS in its past eight games. The OVER/UNDER is also 10-4 in Florida State's 14 most recent outings.
The second-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide are also in action at a neutral site on Saturday, as they take on West Virginia in a 3:30pm ET kickoff at the Georgia Dome as 26-point favorites on the college football Week 1 odds at Sportsbook. The Mountaineers ended last season on a poor ATS run, going 1-6 ATS in their last seven outings.
Four other neutral-site games are on tap for this week, including No. 14 Wisconsin vs. No. 13 LSU at NRG Stadium, with the oddsmakers at Sportsbook listing the Tigers as the 4.5-point favorites. LSU, however, is just 1-5 ATS in its last six games heading into their opener.
The other three neutral site games on Week 1 of the college football betting board are Boise State vs. No. 18 Ole Miss (-10) at the Georgia Dome on Thursday night, Colorado State vs. Colorado (-3) at Sports Authority Field on Friday night, and Penn State vs. Central Florida (-2) at Croke Park Stadium in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday morning - assuming those teams are able to travel to the game.
College Football Week 1 Sportsbook Betting Lines at Sportsbook (Posted As Available)
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27 7:00pm ET - Abilene Christian at Georgia State (-5.5)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 28 6:00pm ET - Texas A&M at South Carolina (-10.5) 7:00pm ET - Wake Forest at Louisiana-Monroe (+2.5) 7:00pm ET - Eastern Illinois at Minnesota () 7:00pm ET - Howard at Akron () 7:00pm ET - Presbyterian at Northern Illinois () 7:00pm ET - Chattanooga at Central Michigan () 7:30pm ET - Idaho State at Utah () 8:00pm ET - Boise State vs. Ole Miss (-10) (Georgia Dome) 8:00pm ET - Cal Poly at New Mexico State () 8:00pm ET - Tulane at Tulsa (-5) 9:15pm ET - Temple at Vanderbilt (-14) 10:00pm ET - Rutgers at Washington State (-8) 10:00pm ET - North Dakota at San Jose State () 10:30pm ET - Weber State at Arizona State ()
FRIDAY, AUGUST 29 7:00pm ET - BYU at Connecticut (+16.5) 7:30pm ET - Jacksonville State at Michigan State () 7:30pm ET - Villanova at Syracuse () 7:30pm ET - Bowling Green at Western Kentucky (+8) 9:00pm ET - Colorado State vs. Colorado (-3) (Sports Authority Field) 9:00pm ET - UTSA at Houston (-11) 10:30pm ET - UNLV at Arizona (-23.5)
SATURDAY, AUGUST 30 8:30am ET - Penn State vs. UCF (-2) (Croke Park Stadium) 12:00pm ET - Ohio State at Navy (+13.5) 12:00pm ET - UCLA at Virginia (+21.5) 12:00pm ET - Delaware at Pittsburgh () 12:00pm ET - Appalachian State at Michigan (-34.5) 12:00pm ET - North Dakota State at Iowa State () 12:00pm ET - Indiana State at Indiana () 12:00pm ET - Northern Iowa at Iowa () 12:00pm ET - Western Michigan at Purdue (-11) 12:00pm ET - Troy at UAB (+1) 12:00pm ET - Tennessee-Martin at Kentucky () 12:05pm ET - Youngstown State at Illinois () 12:30pm ET - Wofford at Georgia Tech () 12:30pm ET - Georgia Southern at North Carolina State (-22.5) 2:00pm ET - Colgate at Ball State () 2:00pm ET - Nicholls State at Air Force () 3:00pm ET - Southern Utah at Nevada () 3:00pm ET - Boston College at Massachusetts (+14.5) 3:30pm ET - West Virginia vs. Alabama (-26) (Georgia Dome) 3:30pm ET - Rice at Notre Dame (-21) 3:30pm ET - Florida Atlantic at Nebraska (-23) 3:30pm ET - South Dakota State at Missouri () 3:30pm ET - James Madison at Maryland () 3:30pm ET - California at Northwestern (-11) 3:30pm ET - Duquesne at Buffalo () 3:30pm ET - Hampton at Old Dominion () 3:30pm ET - Marshall at Miami-Ohio (+24) 4:00pm ET - Arkansas at Auburn (-21) 4:00pm ET - UC Davis at Stanford () 4:00pm ET - Montana at Wyoming () 4:00pm ET - Portland State at Oregon State () 4:00pm ET - William & Mary at Virginia Tech () 5:30pm ET - Clemson at Georgia (-7.5) 6:00pm ET - Liberty at North Carolina () 6:00pm ET - Elon at Duke () 6:00pm ET - Ohio at Kent State (-3) 6:00pm ET - Morgan State at Eastern Michigan () 7:00pm ET - Louisiana Tech at Oklahoma (-37.5) 7:00pm ET - New Hampshire at Toledo () 7:00pm ET - Savannah State at Middle Tennessee () 7:00pm ET - Bethune-Cookman at Florida International () 7:00pm ET - Northern Arizona at San Diego State () 7:00pm ET - Idaho at Florida (-34.5) 7:00pm ET - Austin Peay at Memphis () 7:00pm ET - Western Carolina at South Florida () 7:00pm ET - Samford at TCU () 7:00pm ET - Central Arkansas at Texas Tech () 7:00pm ET - Montana State at Arkansas State () 7:00pm ET - Southern University at Louisiana-Lafayette () 7:00pm ET - Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Texas State () 7:10pm ET - Stephen F. Austin at Kansas State () 7:30pm ET - Fresno State at USC (-21) 7:30pm ET - Southern Miss at Mississippi State (-30.5) 8:00pm ET - Florida State vs. Oklahoma State (+17.5) (AT&T Stadium) 8:00pm ET - UTEP at New Mexico (-7.5) 8:00pm ET - North Texas at Texas (-24) 8:00pm ET - NC Central at East Carolina () 9:00pm ET - Wisconsin vs. LSU (-4.5) (NRG Stadium) 10:30pm ET - South Dakota at Oregon () 10:30pm ET - Washington at Hawaii (+15.5)
SUNDAY, AUGUST 31 7:00pm ET - Utah State at Tennessee (-6.5) 7:30pm ET - SMU at Baylor (-32.5)
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 8:00pm ET - Miami at Louisville (-3)