It seems like yesterday that Alabama head coach Nick Saban changed quarterbacks in College Football Playoff final. A signal-caller switch that resulted in an incredible come-from-behind, overtime win over Georgia. That historic battle between SEC ‘Bama and the Georgia Bulldogs has fueled early Futures money at the Tide to repeat. Updated Odds to Win 2019 College Football Playoff Championship (March 12).
Las Vegas’ SuperBook, Westgate, opened the Tide at 3-to-1 odds to win next year’s national championship game. The team that lost Monday night’s game, Georgia, is right there at 9-2. Clemson, the No. 1 team entering this year’s playoff, is third at 6-1. However, Oklahoma is all the way down at 30-1.
Quick takes on a few projected favorites to win the 2019 championship
Alabama: At a mere 7-to-4 odds to win their second straight college football title makes the Tide a high-risk low-reward investment. There’s strong evidence that the Crimson Tide’s coaching staff will begin the season with a new starting quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa. The squad does return freshman stud running back Najee Harris and the receiver that caught the game-winning pass in last year’s title tilt, DeVonta Smith.
Georgia: The ‘Dogs have a favorable schedule. Georgia’s conference contests at home are Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Auburn as well as the program’s first game at LSU in 10 years. All four of Georgia’s true road games will be in SEC play, with trips to South Carolina, Missouri, LSU and Kentucky. The Bulldogs’ annual neutral-field matchup with Florida in Jacksonville will be on Oct. 27. LSU will replace Mississippi State as UGA’s rotating Western Division opponent, marking the first game between these two programs since 2013, and Georgia’s first trip to Baton Rouge since 2008. The school’s non-conference slate begins at home on September 1 against Austin Peay. In addition other non-conference matchups in Athens include Middle Tennessee State on Sept. 15, Nov. 17 against Massachusetts and the regular season-ending rivalry game vs. the ACC’s Georgia Tech.
Ohio State: The Buckeyes have seen a large number of key players depart to the NFL. Yes, the “Horseshoe” has seen their fair share of player departures only to reload, but who will lead the offense in 2018? And is Tate Martell or Dwayne Haskins prepared for a run at the Big 10 championship yet alone the overall title?
Michigan State: The Spartans had one of the youngest teams in the Big 10 last season. And with that Sparty still found a way to earn 10 wins. The Big Ten East is crazy deep and if State can find a way to win their division, the conference title and follow that up with a two-game success in the college football playoffs then Mark Dantonio is the easy College Football Coach of the Year.
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