Top 5 Games to Bet on College Football Week 1

2016 College Football Week 1 Free Picks and odds

The first week of the 2016 college football season is loaded with good games. Let’s take a look at five of the best games for Week 1 college football, Oklahoma vs. Houston, LSU at Wisconsin, USC vs. Alabama, Clemson at Auburn and Mississippi at Florida State.

Oklahoma Sooners at Houston Cougars

The most important game in Week 1 college football could be the one between the 15th ranked Cougars and the 4th ranked Sooners on Saturday, September 3rd. The winner of this game will stay alive in the hunt for the College Football Playoffs while the loser might be eliminated.

The Sooners are listed as 10-point favorites at top sportsbooks in this game that can be seen on ABC. This could be a high scoring contest as the Sooners have a potent offense while the Cougars have an explosive quarterback in Greg Ward Jr.

College Football Picks

I will take this game over the total.

LSU Tigers at Wisconsin Badgers

The LSU Tigers are road favorites as they visit the Wisconsin Badgers in a game that will be played at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. The Tigers are listed as 9-point favorites with a total of 44.5 at online sports betting sites in this contest that can be seen on ABC.

This will be a ground and pound contest as the Tigers will look to run Heisman Trophy candidate Leonard Fournette early and often. Wisconsin has a solid defense with perhaps the best linebacker crew in the Big Ten.

College Football Picks

I will take this game under the total.

USC Trojans at Alabama Crimson Tide

The top-ranked and defending national champion Alabama Crimson Tide are 10-point favorites as they take on USC in Week 1 college football action. This game that takes place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas can be seen on ABC.

The Crimson Tide have won their last 14 opening games and the last four have been by double-digits. Alabama has some question marks but head coach Nick Saban just reloads every season.

USC has also been great in season opening games winning their last 18 but they almost never play good teams in their openers.

College Football Picks

I will take this game under the total.

Clemson Tigers at Auburn Tigers

The high-powered offense of the Clemson Tigers starts the 2016 season on the road as they visit the Auburn Tigers on ESPN. The Tigers are listed as 7-point favorites at the best sportsbook online odds.

The situation for Auburn is not a good one as they can’t even decide on a starting quarterback while the Tigers have the best one in the country in Deshaun Watson.

College Football Picks

This one could be over early so I will lay the points and take Clemson.

Ole Miss Rebels at Florida State Seminoles

Week 1 college football action concludes on Monday, September 5th on ESPN as the Rebels visit the Seminoles. The Rebels are getting a lot of respect as they are just 4-point underdogs in this game that will take place in Orlando.

The Seminoles have a potent offense led by Dalvin Cook but the Rebels have a decent defense. Florida State may not get a lot of tough tests this season but this should be one of them.

College Football Picks

I will take the points with Mississippi in this game.