Updated 2019 College Football Championship Odds - November 12th Edition

Updated 2019 College Football Championship Odds – November 12th Edition

Written by on November 12, 2018

If you’re fired up about the stretch run portion of the 2018 college football season and the ensuing postseason and four-team College Football Playoff, then you need to know which teams are looking good as far as their chances of winning it all to cash in on their season-long 2019 college football championship odds.

Thanks to my fun-filled, yet, expert look at the favorite, my smart pick and top longshot contender, you’re going to be well-armed with insightful betting information that could help you cash in over the course of the remaining weeks of the 2018 season.

Okay, with that said, let’s get started.

Updated 2019 College Football Championship Odds – November 12th Edition

The Favorite to Win the 2019 College Football Championship

  • Alabama -250

The top-ranked Crimson Tide (10-0) not only are the prohibitive favorites to win it all this season, many are mentioning this year’s team as Nick Saban’s best ever – and rightfully so – seeing as how they are simply blowing their opponents away in 2018. While Alabama has been its usual stupendous self defensively in leading the nation in fewest points allowed (12.7 ppg), the fact of the matter is that we’ve never seen a Nick Saban team this explosive offensively – and it’s all because of gifted quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

Alabama is averaging a stellar 48.6 points per game to rank third nationally in scoring as their sophomore signal-caller has completed a blistering 67.9 percent of his passes with 28 TD passes and just two interceptions. Thanks to Tagovailoa’s ascension to the starting spot after he saved Alabama’s title hopes in last season’s championship game, Alabama has the look of a team that won’t bow out in its chase for this season’s national championship barring a minor miracle.

The Smart Pick to Win the 2019 College Football Championship

  • Clemson +400

The second-ranked Tigers are an unblemished 10-0 this season and outside of Alabama, they are the most ‘sure thing’’ in all of college football. Clemson has made three straight appearances in the CFP while making consecutive appearances opposite Alabama in the national championship game in 2016 and 2017 and winning it all in their second trip. Over their last three seasons prior to this one, Clemson has gone 40-4 under head coach Dabo Sweeney and now, they look like they could challenge the Tide again.

The Tigers have a stud in freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Clemson ranks fifth nationally in scoring (45.7 ppg) and an encouraging 11th in rushing behind blossoming running back Travis Etienne (1,077 yards). Lawrence has passed for 1844 yards with 19 TDs and just four interceptions while completing 66.4 percent of his passes. Defensively, Clemson is ranked a phenomenal second in points allowed (12.7 ppg) and they’ve got a defensive line that features at least four future NFL performers, two of whom will almost assuredly be first round draft pick.

Last season, Clemson came up short because their passing attack wasn’t that good under Kelly Bryant. Now, with Lawrence in charge, the Tigers are dangerous with a capital ‘D’ and they could be the only team in the nation that could possibly unseat mighty Alabama.

The Longshot to Win the 2019 College Football Championship

  • West Virginia +600

I know the ninth-ranked Mountaineers (8-1) would need to leap-frog several teams just to get into the four-team CFP, including Big 12 rival Oklahoma, but I don’t think it’s impossible which is why I have West Virginia as my top longshot pick to win it all at a value-packed 60/1 odds.

First and foremost, in order to beat Alabama or Clemson, you need an elite quarterback and the Mountaineers certainly have one in Will Grier. The former Florida signal-caller has thrown 31 TD passes this season and just eight interceptions while completing an incendiary 69.0 percent of his passes for 2,961 yards. Grier has thrown three or more TD passes in every game this season except one.

West Virginia averages a stellar 40.9 points per game to rank 10t nationally in scoring, but the Mountaineers’ offense isn’t the only reason I think they could be championship worthy.

No, for me, it’s West Virginia’s 24th-ranked defense (20.9 ppg) that makes me think they could pull off the upset over one of the ‘big boys’ this postseason. West Virginia has held five opponents under 17 points this season and it’s that kind of defense that makes me believe they could be a great longshot pick to win it all.