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 +178 +22 28.98%
Clemson 12-2 ACC (Atlantic) 16.8 +650 -60 10.74%
Ohio State 12-2 Big Ten (East) 22.1 +825 -75 8.71%
Georgia 13-2 SEC (East) 20 +875 -25 8.26%
Michigan 8-5 Big Ten (East) 6.4 +2000 -600 3.84%
Washington 10-3 Pac-12 (North) 17.2 +2200 +400 3.50%
Oklahoma 12-2 Big 12 18.1 +2500 -700 3.10%
Wisconsin 13-1 Big Ten (West) 19.9 +2700 -200 2.88%
Penn State 11-2 Big Ten (East) 24.6 +3000 -1000 2.60%
Auburn 10-4 SEC (West) 15.5 +3000 -500 2.60%
Texas 7-6 Big 12 8.2 +4500 -500 1.75%
Michigan State 10-3 Big Ten (East) 4.5 +4500 -1500 1.75%
Miami Florida 10-3 ACC (Coastal) 6.4 +4500 -1000 1.75%
Notre Dame 10-3 Ind 12.8 +5000 -1000 1.58%
Florida State 7-6 ACC (Atlantic) 1.2 +5000 -1500 1.58%
Stanford 9-5 Pac-12 (North) 9.6 +6000 -1400 1.32%
USC 11-3 Pac-12 (South) 6.4 +6000 -1000 1.32%
LSU 9-4 SEC (West) 6.1 +6500 -2900 1.22%
Mississippi State 9-4 SEC (West) 7.9 +8500 +2500 0.94%
Texas A&M 7-6 SEC (West) 1.3 +8500 -1000 0.94%
West Virginia 7-6 Big 12 -0.2 +8500 -2200 0.94%
Virginia Tech 9-4 ACC (Coastal) 12.2 +10000 -4000 0.80%
TCU 11-3 Big 12 10.8 +11000 -2000 0.73%
Oregon 7-6 Pac-12 (North) 2.9 +11000 -2250 0.73%
Florida 4-7 SEC (East) -5.2 +11000 -5500 0.73%
Oklahoma State 10-3 Big 12 15.6 +22500 -9500 0.36%
Missouri 7-6 SEC (East) 3.8 +25000 -11500 0.32%
Nebraska 4-8 Big Ten (West) -10.7 +25000 -10000 0.32%
Utah 7-6 Pac-12 (South) 5.2 +25000 -9000 0.32%
Central Florida 13-0 American (East) 21.5 +25000 -15750 0.32%
South Carolina 9-4 SEC (East) 2.1 +27500 None 0.29%
UCLA 6-7 Pac-12 (South) -4.2 +30000 -12500 0.27%
Kansas State 8-5 Big 12 4.8 +30000 -7500 0.27%
Boise State 11-3 MWC (Mountain) 9.6 +30000 -6000 0.27%
Boston College 7-6 ACC (Atlantic) 2.8 +40000 +10000 0.20%
Arizona 7-6 Pac-12 (South) 4.3 +40000 -17500 0.20%
Iowa 8-5 Big Ten (West) 8.3 +40000 -12500 0.20%
NC State 9-4 ACC (Atlantic) 4.8 +40000 -16000 0.20%
Wake Forest 8-5 ACC (Atlantic) 3.9 +40000 -5000 0.20%
Purdue 7-6 Big Ten (West) 4.7 +50000 -22500 0.16%
Iowa State 8-5 Big 12 7.5 +60000 -10000 0.13%
Georgia Tech 5-6 ACC (Coastal) -1 +60000 None 0.13%
Louisville 8-5 ACC (Atlantic) 7.8 +70000 -37500 0.11%
Northwestern 10-3 Big Ten (West) 9.2 +70000 -37500 0.11%
Washington State 9-4 Pac-12 (North) 2.3 +70000 -25000 0.11%
Kentucky 7-6 SEC (East) -3.8 +80000 -5000 0.10%
Minnesota U 5-7 Big Ten (West) -0.8 +100000 -30000 0.08%
Mississippi 6-6 SEC (West) -3.9 +100000 -60000 0.08%
Memphis 10-3 American (West) 13.1 +100000 -40000 0.08%
Texas Tech 6-7 Big 12 -1.6 +100000 -50000 0.08%
South Florida 10-2 American (East) 14.8 +100000 -25000 0.08%
Florida Atlantic 11-3 CUSA (East) 15.8 +100000 -40000 0.08%
Baylor 1-11 Big 12 -12.4 +100000 None 0.08%
California 5-7 Pac-12 (North) -1.9 +100000 None 0.08%
Duke 7-6 ACC (Coastal) 2.4 +100000 -40000 0.08%
Arkansas 4-8 SEC (West) -11.9 +100000 -50000 0.08%
Pittsburgh 5-7 ACC (Coastal) -3.5 +120000 None 0.07%
Houston 7-5 American (West) 4.4 +120000 None 0.07%
Maryland 4-8 Big Ten (East) -18.4 +150000 -50000 0.05%
North Carolina 3-9 ACC (Coastal) -10.7 +150000 -100000 0.05%
San Diego State 10-3 MWC (West) 9.7 +150000 -50000 0.05%
Syracuse 4-8 ACC (Atlantic) -9.1 +150000 -90000 0.05%
Tennessee 4-8 SEC (East) -13.3 +150000 -105000 0.05%
Arizona State 7-6 Pac-12 (South) -1 +150000 -110000 0.05%
Indiana 5-7 Big Ten (East) -0.8 +200000 -80000 0.04%
Marshall 8-5 CUSA (East) 6.8 +250000 -130000 0.03%
Navy 7-6 American (West) 4.2 +250000 -130000 0.03%
Vanderbilt 5-7 SEC (East) -11.2 +250000 -130000 0.03%
Virginia 6-7 ACC (Coastal) -7.8 +250000 -130000 0.03%
Colorado 5-7 Pac-12 (South) -3.7 +250000 -175000 0.03%
Fresno State 10-4 MWC (West) 4.8 +250000 -50000 0.03%
Army 10-3 Ind 4.6 +300000 None 0.03%
Temple 7-6 American (East) -1 +300000 None 0.03%
Ohio 9-4 MAC (East) 11.2 +400000 -200000 0.02%
Northern Illinois 8-5 MAC (West) 5.2 +400000 -200000 0.02%
Louisiana Tech 7-6 CUSA (West) 3.2 +400000 -280000 0.02%
BYU 4-9 Ind -9.4 +400000 -200000 0.02%
Arkansas State 7-5 Sun Belt 9.1 +500000 -200000 0.02%
Middle Tennessee 7-6 CUSA (East) 0.8 +500000 -200000 0.02%
Rutgers 4-8 Big Ten (East) -17.2 +500000 -280000 0.02%
Toledo 11-3 MAC (West) 8.3 +500000 -200000 0.02%
Utah State 6-7 MWC (Mountain) 0.3 +500000 -300000 0.02%
Tulane 5-7 American (West) -4.5 +750000 -500000 0.01%
Tulsa 2-10 American (West) -8.2 +750000 -450000 0.01%
Wyoming 8-5 MWC (Mountain) 4.2 +750000 -450000 0.01%
Western Michigan 6-6 MAC (West) 2.2 +750000 -550000 0.01%
SMU 7-6 American (West) -2.4 +750000 -450000 0.01%
Oregon State 1-11 Pac-12 (North) -24.6 +750000 -450000 0.01%
Nevada 3-9 MWC (West) -6.1 +750000 -400000 0.01%
Illinois 2-10 Big Ten (West) -16.1 +750000 -575000 0.01%
Kansas 1-11 Big 12 -29 +750000 -550000 0.01%
Kent State 2-10 MAC (East) -25 +999999 None 0.01%
Massachusetts 4-8 Ind -2.5 +999999 -249999 0.01%
Miami Ohio 5-7 MAC (East) -1.5 +999999 -699999 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%
North Texas 9-5 CUSA (West) -2.9 +999999 -699999 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%
Troy 11-2 Sun Belt 11.9 +999999 -249999 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%
UNLV 5-7 MWC (West) -2.9 +999999 -249999 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%
UAB 8-5 CUSA (West) -0.2 +999999 -699999 0.01%
Coastal Carolina 3-9 Sun Belt -7.5 +999999 New 0.01%
UTSA 6-5 CUSA (West) 3.8 +999999 None 0.01%
Ball State 2-10 MAC (West) -26.2 +999999 None 0.01%
Bowling Green 2-10 MAC (East) -13.1 +999999 None 0.01%
Buffalo 6-6 MAC (East) 1.9 +999999 -249999 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%
Cincinnati 4-8 American (East) -13 +999999 -699999 0.01%
Florida International 8-5 CUSA (East) -3.7 +999999 None 0.01%
Hawaii 3-9 MWC (West) -14.3 +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%
Colorado State 7-6 MWC (Mountain) 3.8 +999999 -249999 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%
Appalachian State 9-4 Sun Belt 10.4 +999999 None 0.01%
Air Force 5-7 MWC (Mountain) -6.7 +999999 None 0.01%

NCAA Football Championship Value Bets

Alabama (+185), Georgia (+875), Auburn (+3000)

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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