College Football Playoff “What If” Odds from Vegas: Alabama vs Michigan Spread?

Las Vegas, NV— November 2Following the release of the first College Football Playoff rankings of the 2018-19 season, WagerTalk’s Director of Media Relations Kelly Stewart and Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook Sportsbook Director and oddsmaker John Murray reviewed “what if” lines on games involving the best teams in the country.

The College Football Playoff committee tabbed Alabama (8-0) as the country’s top college football team in its first poll, followed by: Clemson (8-0); LSU (7-1); Notre Dame (8-0); Michigan (7-1); Georgia (7-1); Oklahoma (7-1); Washington State (7-1); Kentucky (7-1); and Ohio State (7-1).

In a prospective College Football Playoff matchup on a neutral field, Murray would have #1 Alabama Crimson favored by 16.5 over #4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish and #2 Clemson Tigers favored by 6 over #3 LSU Tigers.

In other potential matchups for the Crimson Tide, Murray would have Alabama favored by 7.5 over Clemson, by 14 over Michigan, by 14 over Ohio State, and by 13.5 over Oklahoma.

Following the Supreme Court’s lift of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act in May, the sports betting industry has captured the country’s attention. As wagering becomes legalized across several states, Stewart and the WagerTalk team aim to educate bettors through its popular video series, podcast network, and written articles.

Stewart emerged as a prominent voice in the Las Vegas sports betting scene in the early 2010’s while working for Don Best Sports. In addition to her role with WagerTalk, Stewart hosts a sports betting series with the Las Vegas Review-Journal and has been featured on ESPN, Fox Sports, E! News, and several radio stations across the country.

Founded in July 2015, WagerTalk’s team of writers, handicappers, and personalities create sports betting content from across the globe. The brand’s YouTube channel has generated 3.7 million views for its handicapping videos. WagerTalk produces a daily radio show from ESPN Las Vegas, and publishes a weekly podcast.

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Kelly Stewart is one of the world's only well-known female sports handicappers. Kelly has been featured on ESPN U, Fox Sports 1, E! News, and CBS Sportsline as well as several radio outlets. She is most well known for winning the 2014 "Mini Contest" in the Westgate's prestigious NFL SuperContest.

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