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2021 NCAA Football Season Betting Preview

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2021 NCAA Football Season Betting Preview

The 2021 NCAA Football Season is a little more than two weeks away. Here, you'll have all the NCAA Football betting information needed to get you ready for when the games kick off on Aug 28. College football is back!

In this article, you'll find a preview and odds analysis for the teams that can make some noise this season. Here we present a list of players to watch for and all you need to know to start betting on college football and enjoy the NCAAF Early Bird odds at BetPhoenix Sportsbook Online.

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NCAA Football Usual Candidates

Let's start with the usual candidates we have every year in College Football. But first. The College Football Playoffs had a long-anticipated change in the NCAAF and entering the eighth year of this format, you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't consider the bracket a significant upgrade over what came before it.

At the same time, it gets harder to deny that the four-team format was already beginning to feel a bit predictable. The reason is that every year the playoffs were dominated by the same four college programs.


Alabama +250

The Crimson Roll Tide comes off yet another NCAA Football title, as they destroyed Ohio State. It was a stellar performance that had Heisman winner Devonta Smith and QB Mac Jones in perfect synchrony. Now both play in the NFL, which means it's new prospects taking the helm.

However, Bama has the best coach in college history, with Nick Saban going as strong as ever. Whether it is Braxton Barker or Bryce Young at QB, Alabama will be on a roll -no pun intended- once the season kicks off.

Clemson +450

Clemson has been the home of many top-tier NFL talents like Deshaun Watson, Trevor Lawrence, and Travis Ettiene, among many others. Now, top QB prospect DJ Uiagelelei is in charge, and with an elite head coach like Dabo Sweeney on the sidelines, it's not a surprise to see the Clemson Tigers well positioned in the odds.

Ohio State +600

Fresh off a runner-up season, Ohio State is back to challenge for the College Football throne. Nevertheless, head coach Ryan Day will have to hope new QB CJ Stroud has the same fire as the now Chicago Bears signal-caller, Justin Fields.

This is not the best roster the Buckeyes have had, but they still possess a top-rated in the wideout spot in Garrett Wilson Jr, who should have a massive season before going pro in 2022.

Oklahoma +800

The Sooners are a humongous seeding for NFL talent, and they might just happen to have one of the best-rated QBs this season. This year, Spencer Rattler should put up monstrous numbers after he got 3031 yards, with 28 TDs and just seven picks.

Head coach Lincoln Riley has a super team, but the Sooners have failed to win recently, so the odds are still skeptical of them.

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Dark Horses

Georgia +600

The Bulldogs are the dark horse of the year, and that's because they are a deep, deep class on the defensive side. They should be capable of giving any offense a hard time.

The main issue would be what to do on the offensive side. The QB, JT Daniels, is nothing special. It is otherwise. A USC transfer to Georgia, Daniels has a shy arm, he takes too much care, he doesn't risk it. Therefore, he doesn't collect many rewards.

Texas A&M +4000

Kellen Mond departed to the NFL, so Haines King is the new guy under center. Having said that, the Aggies should have a ground-based game. Their RB Isaiah Spiller was a 1000+ yard running back, and he will have to shine even brighter this year to make the Aggies a team to watch.

Senior Safety Leon O'Neal had two picks, three deflections, and 48 total tackles last year. He is the leader and captain of this team, and if declared to the draft, he could be taken in early rounds shall he put another big season.

Key Dates for the College Season

  • Kick-Off: Aug 28, 2021
  • Bahamas Bowl: Friday, Dec 17, 2021
  • Cure Bowl: Friday, Dec 17, 2021
  • RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl: Saturday, Dec 18, 2021
  • Cricket Celebration Bowl: Saturday, Dec 18, 2021
  • New Mexico Bowl: Saturday, Dec 18, 2021
  • Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl: Saturday, Dec 18, 2021
  • LendingTree Bowl: Saturday, Dec 18, 2021
  • Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl: Saturday, Dec 18, 2021
  • R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: Saturday, Dec 18, 2021
  • Capital One Orange Bowl: Semifinal Game, Friday, Dec 31, 2021
  • Goodyear Cotton Bowl: Semifinal Game, Friday, Dec 31, 2021
  • CFP National Championship: Monday, Jan 10, 2022

What about the Heisman Trophy odds?

  • Spencer Rattler (Oklahoma) +800
  • Bryce Young (Alabama) +1000
  • D.J. Uiagalelei (Clemson) +1100
  • J.T. Daniels (Georgia) +1200
  • C.J. Stroud (Ohio State) +1600
  • Sam Howell (North Carolina) +1600
  • D'Eriq King (Miami-Florida) +2000
  • Matt Corral (Ole Miss) +2500
  • Kedon Slovis (USC) +2800

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