Vegas Odds to Win the 2018-19 College Football Playoff & Championship

The odds to win college football’s playoff have recently been updated.  The table below shows the futures odds on each team (if available) from 5Dimes sportsbook.  We love 5Dimes for betting college football because of their reduced juice option, which gives you a built-in discount on every bet you place!

Included in our odds table is the implied win probability for each team based on the odds given.  This can make it easier to visualize just how likely the books think it is that a certain team will win.  We’ve also included a change column, which shows how much a team’s odds have improved or decreased since our last update.  The Power Index column represents the approximate number of points a team would be favored by on a neutral field against an average college football team.

Vegas Betting Favorites to Win the 2018 College Football Playoff

It is starting to sound like a broken record, but Alabama is again the favorite to win the next college football playoff.  Also near the top of the list you will find other teams that either made the playoff last year (Clemson, Georgia, Oklahoma) or just missed the final four (Ohio State, Wisconsin).

The biggest surprise near the top of this list to me has to be Michigan.  The Wolverines took a giant step back last year under Jim Harbaugh, who is now 28-11 as head coach with two bowl losses and a finish outside of the top 25 last year.  Michigan fans have either bet this up to where it is, or oddsmakers know something about Harbaugh’s recruiting classes that we don’t.

Odds to Win 2018-2019 CFB National Title

Team 2017 Record Conference 2017 Power Index Odds Change CFB Playoff
Alabama 13-1 SEC (West) 24.4 +225 None 22.86%
Clemson 12-2 ACC (Atlantic) 16.8 +590 None 10.77%
Ohio State 12-2 Big Ten (East) 22.1 +750 None 8.74%
Georgia 13-2 SEC (East) 20 +850 +50 7.82%
Michigan 8-5 Big Ten (East) 6.4 +1900 None 3.71%
Penn State 11-2 Big Ten (East) 24.6 +2000 None 3.54%
Wisconsin 13-1 Big Ten (West) 19.9 +2500 None 2.86%
Auburn 10-4 SEC (West) 15.5 +2500 None 2.86%
Washington 10-3 Pac-12 (North) 17.2 +3000 None 2.40%
Oklahoma 12-2 Big 12 18.1 +3000 None 2.40%
Michigan State 10-3 Big Ten (East) 4.5 +3000 None 2.40%
Florida State 7-6 ACC (Atlantic) 1.2 +3500 None 2.06%
Miami Florida 10-3 ACC (Coastal) 6.4 +3500 None 2.06%
LSU 9-4 SEC (West) 6.1 +3600 None 2.01%
Notre Dame 10-3 Ind 12.8 +4000 None 1.81%
Texas 7-6 Big 12 8.2 +4400 None 1.65%
Stanford 9-5 Pac-12 (North) 9.6 +4600 None 1.58%
USC 11-3 Pac-12 (South) 6.4 +5000 None 1.46%
Florida 4-7 SEC (East) -5.2 +5500 None 1.33%
Virginia Tech 9-4 ACC (Coastal) 12.2 +6000 None 1.22%
West Virginia 7-6 Big 12 -0.2 +6300 None 1.16%
Texas A&M 7-6 SEC (West) 1.3 +7500 None 0.98%
TCU 11-3 Big 12 10.8 +9000 None 0.82%
Central Florida 13-0 American (East) 21.5 +9250 +1750 0.79%
Oregon 7-6 Pac-12 (North) 2.9 +11000 None 0.67%
Mississippi State 9-4 SEC (West) 7.9 +11000 None 0.67%
Oklahoma State 10-3 Big 12 15.6 +13000 None 0.57%
Missouri 7-6 SEC (East) 3.8 +13500 None 0.55%
Nebraska 4-8 Big Ten (West) -10.7 +15000 None 0.49%
Utah 7-6 Pac-12 (South) 5.2 +16000 None 0.46%
UCLA 6-7 Pac-12 (South) -4.2 +17500 None 0.42%
Kansas State 8-5 Big 12 4.8 +22500 None 0.33%
NC State 9-4 ACC (Atlantic) 4.8 +24000 None 0.31%
Boise State 11-3 MWC (Mountain) 9.6 +24000 None 0.31%
Arizona 7-6 Pac-12 (South) 4.3 +25000 None 0.30%
Purdue 7-6 Big Ten (West) 4.7 +27500 None 0.27%
Iowa 8-5 Big Ten (West) 8.3 +27500 None 0.27%
South Carolina 9-4 SEC (East) 2.1 +30000 None 0.25%
Louisville 8-5 ACC (Atlantic) 7.8 +32500 None 0.23%
Northwestern 10-3 Big Ten (West) 9.2 +32500 None 0.23%
Wake Forest 8-5 ACC (Atlantic) 3.9 +35000 None 0.21%
Mississippi 6-6 SEC (West) -3.9 +40000 None 0.19%
Arizona State 7-6 Pac-12 (South) -1 +40000 None 0.19%
Washington State 9-4 Pac-12 (North) 2.3 +45000 None 0.16%
Tennessee 4-8 SEC (East) -13.3 +45000 None 0.16%
Texas Tech 6-7 Big 12 -1.6 +50000 None 0.15%
North Carolina 3-9 ACC (Coastal) -10.7 +50000 None 0.15%
Iowa State 8-5 Big 12 7.5 +50000 None 0.15%
Arkansas 4-8 SEC (West) -11.9 +50000 None 0.15%
Boston College 7-6 ACC (Atlantic) 2.8 +50000 None 0.15%
Memphis 10-3 American (West) 13.1 +60000 None 0.12%
Florida Atlantic 11-3 CUSA (East) 15.8 +60000 None 0.12%
Duke 7-6 ACC (Coastal) 2.4 +60000 None 0.12%
Georgia Tech 5-6 ACC (Coastal) -1 +60000 None 0.12%
Syracuse 4-8 ACC (Atlantic) -9.1 +60000 None 0.12%
Minnesota U 5-7 Big Ten (West) -0.8 +70000 None 0.11%
Colorado 5-7 Pac-12 (South) -3.7 +75000 None 0.10%
Kentucky 7-6 SEC (East) -3.8 +75000 None 0.10%
South Florida 10-2 American (East) 14.8 +75000 None 0.10%
Maryland 4-8 Big Ten (East) -18.4 +100000 None 0.07%
San Diego State 10-3 MWC (West) 9.7 +100000 None 0.07%
Baylor 1-11 Big 12 -12.4 +100000 None 0.07%
California 5-7 Pac-12 (North) -1.9 +100000 None 0.07%
Pittsburgh 5-7 ACC (Coastal) -3.5 +120000 None 0.06%
Navy 7-6 American (West) 4.2 +120000 None 0.06%
Marshall 8-5 CUSA (East) 6.8 +120000 None 0.06%
Indiana 5-7 Big Ten (East) -0.8 +120000 None 0.06%
Louisiana Tech 7-6 CUSA (West) 3.2 +120000 None 0.06%
Houston 7-5 American (West) 4.4 +120000 None 0.06%
Vanderbilt 5-7 SEC (East) -11.2 +120000 None 0.06%
Virginia 6-7 ACC (Coastal) -7.8 +120000 None 0.06%
Illinois 2-10 Big Ten (West) -16.1 +175000 None 0.04%
Fresno State 10-4 MWC (West) 4.8 +200000 None 0.04%
Kansas 1-11 Big 12 -29 +200000 None 0.04%
Northern Illinois 8-5 MAC (West) 5.2 +200000 None 0.04%
Ohio 9-4 MAC (East) 11.2 +200000 None 0.04%
Utah State 6-7 MWC (Mountain) 0.3 +200000 None 0.04%
Western Michigan 6-6 MAC (West) 2.2 +200000 None 0.04%
BYU 4-9 Ind -9.4 +200000 None 0.04%
Rutgers 4-8 Big Ten (East) -17.2 +220000 None 0.03%
Tulane 5-7 American (West) -4.5 +250000 None 0.03%
Tulsa 2-10 American (West) -8.2 +300000 None 0.02%
Toledo 11-3 MAC (West) 8.3 +300000 None 0.02%
Temple 7-6 American (East) -1 +300000 None 0.02%
Wyoming 8-5 MWC (Mountain) 4.2 +300000 None 0.02%
UAB 8-5 CUSA (West) -0.2 +300000 None 0.02%
SMU 7-6 American (West) -2.4 +300000 None 0.02%
Oregon State 1-11 Pac-12 (North) -24.6 +300000 None 0.02%
North Texas 9-5 CUSA (West) -2.9 +300000 None 0.02%
Middle Tennessee 7-6 CUSA (East) 0.8 +300000 None 0.02%
Cincinnati 4-8 American (East) -13 +300000 None 0.02%
Miami Ohio 5-7 MAC (East) -1.5 +300000 None 0.02%
Arkansas State 7-5 Sun Belt 9.1 +300000 None 0.02%
Army 10-3 Ind 4.6 +300000 None 0.02%
Nevada 3-9 MWC (West) -6.1 +350000 None 0.02%
Massachusetts 4-8 Ind -2.5 +750000 None 0.01%
Colorado State 7-6 MWC (Mountain) 3.8 +750000 None 0.01%
Troy 11-2 Sun Belt 11.9 +750000 None 0.01%
UNLV 5-7 MWC (West) -2.9 +750000 None 0.01%
Buffalo 6-6 MAC (East) 1.9 +750000 None 0.01%
Central Michigan 8-5 MAC (West) 0.8 +999999 None 0.01%
Charlotte 1-11 CUSA (East) -19.9 +999999 None 0.01%
Bowling Green 2-10 MAC (East) -13.1 +999999 None 0.01%
Ball State 2-10 MAC (West) -26.2 +999999 None 0.01%
Appalachian State 9-4 Sun Belt 10.4 +999999 None 0.01%
Air Force 5-7 MWC (Mountain) -6.7 +999999 None 0.01%
Akron 7-7 MAC (East) -10.1 +999999 None 0.01%
UL Lafayette 5-7 Sun Belt -13.2 +999999 None 0.01%
UL Monroe 4-8 Sun Belt -7.1 +999999 None 0.01%
Southern Mississippi 8-5 CUSA (West) 1.3 +999999 None 0.01%
UTEP 0-12 CUSA (West) -25 +999999 None 0.01%
Texas State 2-10 Sun Belt -18.6 +999999 None 0.01%
Western Kentucky 6-7 CUSA (East) -2.7 +999999 None 0.01%
UTSA 6-5 CUSA (West) 3.8 +999999 None 0.01%
Connecticut 3-9 American (East) -16.3 +999999 None 0.01%
East Carolina 3-9 American (East) -20.1 +999999 None 0.01%
Eastern Michigan 5-7 MAC (West) 2.8 +999999 None 0.01%
Florida International 8-5 CUSA (East) -3.7 +999999 None 0.01%
Georgia Southern 2-10 Sun Belt -11.5 +999999 None 0.01%
Georgia State 7-5 Sun Belt -4.2 +999999 None 0.01%
Hawaii 3-9 MWC (West) -14.3 +999999 None 0.01%
Kent State 2-10 MAC (East) -25 +999999 None 0.01%
New Mexico 3-9 MWC (Mountain) -14.4 +999999 None 0.01%
New Mexico State 7-6 Sun Belt -0.4 +999999 None 0.01%
Old Dominion 5-7 CUSA (East) -13.3 +999999 None 0.01%
San Jose State 2-11 MWC (West) -29.8 +999999 None 0.01%
South Alabama 4-8 Sun Belt -11.4 +999999 None 0.01%
Rice 1-11 CUSA (West) -19.5 +999999 None 0.01%

NCAA Football Championship Value Bets

Alabama (+225), Georgia (+900), Auburn (+2500)

You might scoff at listing the favorite as being one of the top value bets, but the fact of the matter is that all signs point to another Alabama championship.    Sophomore QB Tua Tagovailoa gives this team a legitimate run-pass threat that the Crimson Tide simply haven’t had in the past.  That makes them scary for the rest of college football.  The players – the coaching – the recruiting.  You simply can’t deny that Alabama is a well-oiled college football winning machine right now.  Betting against them is not advised.

With that being said, even the best teams in history are susceptible to bad games, and if Alabama falters, it’s likely another SEC team, I’m guessing either Georgia or Auburn, steps in and takes advantage.  Both teams have a ton of incredible talent returning in the places it matters most.  The SEC is incredibly top-heavy, but those teams at the top are going to be hard for anyone else to compete with.

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