NCAA Playoffs Betting - Odds To Win 2019-20 Championship Game

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2019-20 NCAA Football Playoff Betting

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The demand for the college football to have an actual playoff to determine its National Champion finally came to a head in 2015 with the very first College Football Playoff. The four-team postseason we have isn't considered ideal by one and all, but for a format that remains in its early stages, it's hard to say that this has been anything but a smashing success to date. Every single game means something over the course of the season, and that has really added to the hype of the entire year.

The 2020 College Football Playoff will start at the Peach Bowl and the Fiesta Bowl in Atlanta and Phoenix respectively. The games will kick off on Saturday, December 28, 2019 and will be shown live on ESPN. The National Championship Game will take place at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Monday, January 13, 2020 and will also be televised on ESPN.

Odds to Win 2019-20 Championship Game

TEAM AUGUST 5 AUGUST 12 AUGUST 19
Clemson +225 +225 +224
Alabama +225 +225 +225
Georgia +800 +765 +765
Ohio State +1200 +1175 +1175
Michigan +1202 +1300 +1300
Oklahoma +1400 +1475 +1500
LSU +1956 +1875 +1875
Texas +4000 +4000 +4500
Oregon +3850 +4800 +5000
Washington +6700 +5700 +5700
Texas A&M +6000 +6000 +5500
Florida +6000 +6000 +6000
Utah +6500 +6500 +6500
Notre Dame +6300 +6300 +6700
Nebraska +6700 +8000 +8500
Auburn +7500 +8000 +9000
Penn State +13500 +14500 +13500
Florida State +14000 +14000 +14000
Miami Florida +12500 +14500 +14500
Iowa State +15000 +16500 +17500
Wisconsin +17000 +18500 +18500
Michigan State +19000 +19000 +19000
USC +18500 +18500 +20000
TCU +20000 +20000 +21000
Iowa +18500 +20000 +21000
Mississippi State +16500 +21000 +21000
Baylor +20000 +21000 +22000
Washington State +21500 +21500 +23000
Virginia Tech +20000 +22500 +24500
Oklahoma State +30000 +30000 +30000
Syracuse +30000 +30000 +32500
Purdue +30000 +32500 +35000
UCLA +37500 +37500 +37500

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The Clemson Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide are the two best programs in the country and are widely expected to make it back to the College Football Playoff once again this season. Clemson lost some talent to the NFL but returns star quarterback Trevor Lawrence and has a pretty easy schedule, which is lining up for a great shot at making the national semifinals. Tua Tagovailoa is back for the Crimson Tide, which lost to Clemson in last year’s title game but is ready to avenge that this year. With the current format taking four teams, it would be an upset if either Alabama or Clemson gets left out of the College Football Playoff.

Georgia, Ohio State and Oklahoma are the teams in the next tier. Georgia has a great team but is affected by playing in the same conference as Alabama. That makes the road tougher, but it’s certainly possible for both teams to make it. Ohio State is favored to win the Big Ten once again, with Michigan the likely greatest roadblock. Oklahoma lost star quarterback Kyler Murray, but Jalen Hurts is ready to take over and should keep this team hitting on all cylinders.

The Wolverines are among the third tier, alongside teams like Notre Dame, Texas and LSU. All of them have a bunch of talent, but they are not the team to beat in their conference, so it may take an upset in order to qualify for the College Football Playoff. These teams would pay off better if they can navigate the schedule to make it.

College Football Playoff Format

Over the course of the last several weeks of the regular season, the College Football Selection Committee gets together and votes on its Top 25. The committee is tasked with ultimately choosing the best four teams in America to play against each other.

Though it isn't explicitly stated by the committee, there is a preference given to conference winners. That said, Ohio State was in the College Football Playoff in 2017 even after losing to Penn State, the team that went on to win the Big Ten title.

The SEC made history in 2018 when it had both Georgia and Alabama selected. The Crimson Tide became the first non-conference winner to win a CFP game, and they, of course, went on to win the title over Georgia in overtime. Alabama made the championship game once again in 2019 but fell short against Clemson.

The teams are bracketed together; the No. 1 team plays the No. 4 team, while No. 2 and No. 3 meet. The team that is ranked No. 1 will get geographic preference for where it will play its national semifinal.

The locations of the national semifinals move every season. In 2019, the Peach Bowl and Fiesta Bowl are hosting the semis. The National Championship Game is separate from the semifinals and is at a new location every season. Though the title game is usually played at one of the sights of the other New Year's Six bowl games, that doesn't necessarily have to be the case as shown in 2017 when Clemson beat Alabama at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa for the National Championship.

Alabama is the only team to have played in the College Football Playoff in all five years of its existence, while the ACC is the only other conferences that has been represented in all five years.

The ACC champion has reached the CFP in each year it has been around, but the Big Ten winner in 2016, Penn State, didn't go to the College Football Playoff while Ohio State did. The Big XII has only had three representatives in the five-year run of the College Football Playoff, Oklahoma doing so in 2015, 2017 and 2018.

2019-20 College Bowl Games Betting Schedule

DATE BOWL LOCATION / TIME MATCHUP
College Football Playoff
Dec 28 Peach Bowl Atlanta, GA / 4 or 8 PM TBA vs. TBA
Dec 28 Fiesta Bowl Glendale, AZ / 4 or 8 PM TBA vs. TBA
Jan 13 CFP National Championship New Orleans, LA / TBA Semifinal Winners
Selection Committee Bowl Games
Dec 28 Cotton Bowl Arlington, TX / Noon At-large vs. At-large
Dec 30 Orange Bowl Miami Gardens, FL / 8 PM ACC vs. Big Ten/SEC/ND
Jan 1 Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA / 5 PM Big Ten vs. Pac-12
Jan 1 Sugar Bowl New Orleans, LA / 8:45 PM Big 12 vs. SEC
Other Bowl Games
Dec 20 Bahamas Bowl Nassau, Bahamas / 2 PM C-USA vs. MAC
Dec 20 Frisco Bowl Frisco, TX / 7:30 PM American vs. Sun Belt
Dec 21 Celebration Bowl Atlanta, GA / 12:00 PM MEAC vs. SWAC
Dec 21 New Mexico Bowl Albuquerque, NM / 2 PM C-USA vs. Mountain West
Dec 21 Cure Bowl Orlando, FL / 2:30 PM American vs. Sun Belt
Dec 21 Boca Raton Bowl Boca Raton, FL / 3:30 PM MAC vs. American
Dec 21 Camelia Bowl Montgomery, AL / 5:30 PM MAC vs. Sun Belt
Dec 21 Las Vegas Bowl Las Vegas, NV / 7:30 PM Pac-12 vs. Mountain West
Dec 21 New Orleans Bowl New Orleans, LA / 9 PM C-USA vs. American
Dec 23 Gasparilla Bowl Tampa, FL / 2:30 PM C-USA vs. ACC/American
Dec 24 Hawaii Bowl Honolulu, HI / 8 PM BYU vs. American
Dec 26 Independence Bowl Shreveport, LA / 4 PM SEC vs. ACC/Notre Dame
Dec 26 Quick Lane Bowl Detroit, MI / 8 PM Big Ten vs. ACC/Notre Dame
Dec 27 Military Bowl Annapolis, MD / Noon American vs. ACC/Notre Dame
Dec 27 Pinstripe Bowl The Bronx, NY / 3:20 PM Big Ten vs. ACC/Notre Dame
Dec 27 Texas Bowl Houston, TX / 6:45 PM Big 12 vs. SEC
Dec 27 Holiday Bowl San Diego, CA / TBA Big Ten vs. Pac-12
Dec 27 Cheez-It Bowl Phoenix, AZ / 10:15 PM Big 12 vs. Pac-12
Dec 28 Camping World Bowl Orlando, FL / Noon Big 12 vs. ACC/Notre Dame
Dec 30 First Responder Bowl University Park, TX / 12:30 PM Big Ten vs. C-USA/ACC
Dec 30 Music City Bowl Nashville, TN / 4 PM SEC vs. ACC/Big Ten/ND
Dec 30 Redbox Bowl Santa Clara, CA / TBA Big Ten vs. Pac-12
Dec 31 Belk Bowl Charlotte, NC / Noon SEC vs. ACC/Notre Dame
Dec 31 Sun Bowl El Paso, TX / 2 PM Pac-12 vs. ACC/Notre Dame
Dec 31 Arizona Bowl Tucson, AZ / 4:30 PM Mountain West vs. Sun Belt
Dec 31 Alamo Bowl San Antonio, TX / 7:30 PM Big 12 vs. Pac-12
Dec 31 Liberty Bowl Mephis, TN / 3:45 PM Big 12 vs. SEC
Jan 1 Outback Bowl Tampa, FL / 1 PM Big Ten vs. SEC
Jan 1 Citrus Bowl Orlando, FL / 1 PM Big Ten vs. SEC
Jan 2 Birmingham Bowl Birmingham, AL / 3 PM SEC vs. American
Jan 2 Gator Bowl Jacksonville, FL / 7 PM SEC vs. ACC/Big Ten/ND
Jan 3 Idaho Potato Bowl Boise, ID / 3:30 PM MAC vs. Mountain West
Jan 4 Armed Forces Bowl Fort Worth, TX / 11:30 AM Mountain West vs. Big Ten
Jan 6 Mobile Alabama Bowl Mobile, AL / 7:30 PM MAC vs. Sun Belt

Most National Championships (Since Poll Era, 1936)

WINS TEAM YEAR
12 Alabama 1961, 1964-65, 1973, 1978-79, 1992, 2009, 2011-12, 2015, 2017
8 Notre Dame 1943, 1946-47, 1949, 1966, 1973, 1977-78
7 Oklahoma 1950, 1955-56, 1974-75, 1985, 2000
7 USC 1962, 1967, 1972, 1974, 1978, 2003-04
6 Ohio State 1942, 1954, 1957, 1968, 2002, 2014
5 Miami 1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, 2001
5 Nebraska 1970-71, 1994-95, 1997
4 Minnesota 1936, 1940-41, 1960
4 Texas 1963, 1969-70, 2005
3 Florida 1996, 2006, 2008
3 Florida State 1993, 1999, 2013
3 LSU 1958, 2003, 2007
3 Clemson 1981, 2016, 2018
2 Auburn 1957, 2010
2 Army 1944, 1945
2 Michigan 1948, 1997
2 Michigan State 1952, 1965
2 Penn State 1982, 1986
2 Pittsburgh 1937, 1976
2 Tennessee 1951, 1998
1 BYU 1984
1 Colorado 1990
1 Georgia 1980
1 Georgia Tech 1990
1 Maryland 1953
1 Oklahoma State 1945
1 Syracuse 1959
1 TCU 1938
1 UCLA 1954
1 Washington 1991

USC is one of the most storied programs in college football history. The Trojans have won over 800 games in their history, claimed 11 national championships, 39 conference titles, have appeared in 54 bowl games and they’ve had the most players selected in the NFL Draft.

Joining the Pacific Coast Conference, which eventually morphed into the present-day Pac-12, in 1922, USC made an immediate impact. The Trojans won the first of their league titles and defeated Penn State in the Rose Bowl to finish the year 10-1. By 1939 the Trojans would have four recognized national championships and six Rose Bowl victories without a loss. Prior to 1975 the conference did not allow its teams to participate in any Bowl game other than the Rose Bowl. The Trojans played in 20 of their 38 Rose Bowl games before 1975 going 14-6.

If there was a dead era of USC football it started in the late 1950s. From 1957 to 1961 the Trojans experienced four losing seasons and did not appear in a bowl. They broke out of that funk in a big way in 1962, capping an undefeated season with a Rose Bowl win and the program’s fifth national championship. Under John McKay, the program’s winningest coach, USC won four national championships and 127 games. The Trojans won back-to-back national titles under Pete Carroll in 2003 and 2004, though the last was vacated by the NCAA due to sanctions related to Reggie Bush.

Throughout the program’s history no coach had ever won 10 or more games in his first two seasons. Helton broke that spell with 11 wins in 2017 and got the Trojans their first Pac-12 title and first since 2008 when the team was competing in the Pac-10 Conference. The team suffered a downturn in 2018 and will aim to put that in the rearview mirror with better success in 2019.

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