CFB Betting Brief: Odds, Trends For Power 5 Conference Championships

  • The No. 3 Clemson Tigers are favored to beat the No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish by 10.5 points.
  • The SEC Championship Game between the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide- and No. 7 Florida Gators has the highest point total of any conference championship game at 74.5.
  • The Ohio State Buckeyes are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games against the Northwestern Wildcats.

ATLANTA — The College Football season has reached its most pivotal week as conference champions will be crowned and teams will make their final case to the selection committee for a spot in the College Football Playoff.

Conference Championship weekend is one of the best times to bet on college football as upsets aren’t taboo during these games.

Those looking to bet on these games should look at a notable trend we have featured for each of the major Conference Championship games.

Big Ten Championship Odds – No. 14 Northwestern Wildcats vs. No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes

  • Spread: Buckeyes (-20)
  • Moneyline: Wildcats (+700) Buckeyes (-1200)
  • O/U: 57

Notable Trend: Northwestern Wildcats are 1-7 ATS in their last eight games against the Ohio State Buckeyes.

The spread is a much better option betting wise than the moneyline for the Big Ten Championship game. Ohio State is by far the best team in the Big Ten and they need a win here to put the cherry on the top of their College Football Playoff resume.

The Buckeyes are 3-2 ATS this season but taking them to cover the spread against Northwestern provides the best value of any odds listed above. Ohio State’s defense should have no problem containing the Wildcats offense as the Buckeyes look to capture their fourth straight conference championship.

Big 12 Championship Odds – No. 10 Oklahoma Sooners vs. No. 16 Iowa State Cyclones

  • Spread: Sooners (-6)
  • Moneyline: Sooners (-220) Cyclones (+180)
  • O/U: 58

Notable Trend: The Oklahoma Sooners are 0-5 ATS in their last five matchups against the Iowa State Cyclones.

The Oklahoma Sooners have failed to cover the spread in their last five games against the Iowa State Cyclones. Since Lincoln Riley has taken over the Sooners program, he has only lost against Iowa State once.

Historically there have been some close games between these two programs with two of the last three meetings being decided by one touchdown or less. The Cyclones even beat the Sooners earlier this season, handing them their second and final loss of the year.

The Cyclones +180 moneyline odds are intriguing but if looking to bet on the Sooners roll the dice on them to finally cover against Iowa State in the Big 12 Championship game. The Sooners look like a much different team than they were in their first month of play.

ACC Championship Odds – No. 3 Clemson Tigers vs. No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

  • Spread: Tigers (-10.5)
  • Moneyline: Tigers (-400) Fighting Irish (+300)
  • O/U: 60

Notable Trend: The Over has hit in five of Clemson’s last six games.

The Clemson Tigers will finally get to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish with their starting quarterback Trevor Lawrence. The Tigers come into this game as double-digit favorites over the Fighting Irish. This matchup has the highest impact when it comes to College Football Playoff betting.

The first game between these teams showed that Notre Dame could put up points on a tough Clemson defense. The O/U when these teams met earlier this season was 51 points legal sports betting sites have adjusted for the ACC Championship game with a 60 point total.

Clemson and Notre Dame are no strangers to the Over this year as the Over has hit in six of the ten games for both teams this season. Expect a shootout in the ACC Championship game.

SEC Championship Odds – No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. No. 7 Florida Gators

  • Spread: Crimson Tide (-17.5)
  • Moneyline: Crimson Tide (-900) Gators (+550)
  • O/U: 74.5

Notable Trend: The total has gone Over in the last three Alabama-Florida matchups.

The top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide look to continue their dominance of the Florida Gators. The SEC Championship game point total is the highest of any conference championship games this season. The Gators and Crimson Tide both have high-powered offenses which makes the Over for this matchup a strong play.

While Alabama’s defense is elite, the Gators’ defense is not so expect the Crimson Tide to do the heavy lifting if the Over is to hit. With the total being 74.5 the Under should be considered. But, ultimately bettors should lean towards the Over as the quarterback matchup between Alabama’s Mac Jones and Florida’s Kyle Trask will be the driving force behind what could be one of the highest-scoring SEC championship games in recent memory.

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