College Football Betting: What Games You Must Bet and Avoid in Week 1

College Football Betting: What Games You Must Bet and Avoid in Week 1

College Football is underway! We had some interesting "Week 0" games take place, and now we are ready for the full gauntlet of games. Week 1 has arrived. We have some games we love and think you should bet on and some games we are afraid of and suggest you avoid.

Let’s start with five games we suggest you bet on, one for each day of College Football this weekend.


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2023 NCAA Division I FBS football season | 154th season of college football in the United States
NCAAF Week 1: August 26th – September 4th, 2023


Utah Utes vs. Florida Gators

NCAAF Odds: Florida Utah -6.5; Florida +6.5
Friday, September 1, 2023 at 7:30 PM | FOX
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA

We love the Utes here. Experienced, well-coached, physical and tough. This game is played in Utah. The Florida Gators are a shell of the program they used to be. Starting Graham Mertz under center is not the answer for the Gators. Utah is going to roll to a win in this one.

NCAAF Week 1 Betting: Utah Utes -6.5 | Bet Utah vs. Florida
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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Louisville Cardinals

NCAAF Odds: Georgia Tech +8; Louisville -8
Friday, September 1, 2023 at 7:30 PM | FOX
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA

It’s an Atlantic Coast Conference game right out of the shoot. This game will be played in Atlanta, which gives the Yellow Jackets a little bit of a crowd advantage.

The Yellow Jackets hope to use their rushing tools to defeat the Cardinals. Look for this to be a competitive game, and it should come in under the touchdown + that the oddsmakers are placing it at.

NCAAF Week 1 Betting: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +8 | Bet Georgia Tech vs. Louisville
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Colorado Buffaloes at TCU Horned Frogs

NCAAF Odds: Colorado +21.5; TCU -21.5
Sunday, September 3, 2023 at 12:00 PM | FOX
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX

I’m not totally sold on Coach Prime and his Buffaloes. But the TCU Horned Frogs have lost some outstanding talent from a season ago.

There is no reason Colorado cannot come out with their athletes, albeit young and inexperienced, and compete with the Horned Frogs. Sure, it’s a tough road atmosphere, but it’s a game Colorado can compete in. Colorado covers.

NCAAF Week 1 Betting: Colorado Buffaloes +21.5 | Bet Colorado vs. TCU
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San Jose Spartans vs. Oregon State Beavers

NCAAF Odds: San Jose +17; Oregon State -17
Sunday, September 3, 2023 at 8:00 PM | CBS
CEFCU Stadium, San Jose, CA

The Sunday game. San Jose State got smacked around a little by USC. But the Beavers are not the Trojans. San Jose State’s game experience will have a little advantage in this game.

Look for San Jose State to win the time-possession battle and keep this game close throughout. Do not be surprised if the Spartans pull the upset, but the +17 seems to be in pretty good shape here.

NCAAF Week 1 Betting: San Jose Spartans +17 | Bet San Jose vs. Oregon State
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Duke Blue Devils vs. Clemson Tigers

NCAAF Odds: Duke +12.5; Clemson -12.5
Monday, September 4, 2023 at 8:00 PM | ESPN
Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, NC

The final game of the College Football weekend. Another Atlantic Coast Conference game. The Duke Blue Devils get to stay at home and welcome Dabo Swinney’s Tigers to town. Clemson still has too many question marks to be too confident about them.

Duke can score and will play enough defense. This could be a 10-point game, but I find it hard to believe the Blue Devils cannot keep it under two touchdowns. Taking Duke is the right answer here.

Now, let’s look at our four-pack of games to avoid betting on. One for each day, Thursday – Sunday.

NCAAF Week 1 Betting: Duke Blue Devils +12.5 | Bet Duke vs. Clemson
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UConn Huskies vs. North Carolina State WolfPack

NCAAF Odds: UConn +15; NC State -15
Thursday, August 31, 2023 at 7:30 PM | FS1
Pratt & Whitney Stadium, East Hartford, CT

The Wolf Pack are going to be solid this season. But they have to go on the road to a Huskies team that will be better than many think. Look for the Huskies to keep this game close and give North Carolina State a little bit of a scare to start the season.

NCAAF Week 1 Betting: UConn Huskies +15 | Bet UConn vs. North Carolina State
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Central Michigan Chippewas at Michigan State Spartans

NCAAF Odds: Central Michigan +14.5; Michigan State -14.5
Friday, September 1, 2023 at 10:30 PM | FS1
Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI

An inner state battle. The Chippewas, out of the MAC, have nothing to lose going to East Lansing. The Spartans are going to want to figure a few things out and could get off to a slow start.

Central Michigan is likely going to have a tough time pulling the outright upset, but keeping this under two scores can and should be done.

NCAAF Week 1 Betting: Central Michigan Chippewas +14.5 | Bet Central Michigan at Michigan State
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Coastal Carolina Chanticleers at UCLA Bruins

NCAAF Odds: Coastal Carolina +14.5; UCLA -14.5
Saturday, September 2, 2023 at 10:30 PM | ESPN
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA

The Bruins have to be on upset watch here. UCLA is going to have to figure out how they want to move the football this season effectively. Many are high on the Bruins still, but it will be a struggle from the start. Look for Coastal Carolina to keep this a competitive football game on Saturday.

NCAAF Week 1 Betting: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers +14.5 | Bet Coastal Carolina at UCLA
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Florida State Seminoles vs. LSU Tigers

NCAAF Odds: Florida State +2.5; LSU -2.5
Sunday, September 3, 2023 at 7:30 PM | ABC
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL

Sunday should be fun. Two good teams are going toe to toe in Orlando. Both teams are going to be ready to go, and this seems too tough to call.

The Seminoles and Tigers can start the season with the best win of the season on their resume—good idea just to avoid this one and watch the excitement.

NCAAF Week 1 Betting: Florida State Seminoles +2.5 | Bet Florida State vs. LSU
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