COLLEGE FOOTBALL NATIONAL TITLE ODDS 2021: CLEMSON AND OHIO STATE FAVORED

2021 College Football National Championship Betting Trends

Did you bet on LSU to win the National Championship last year? If you did before the season started, you got the Tigers at 30/1, which resulted in $300 for a $10 bettor. Who is this year’s LSU? Bettors are looking to find out, as 2021 College Football National Championship odds have been released and have moved already. Since LSU won the title in early 2020, odds have shifted based on which players entered the NFL Draft, and more. Let’s take a look at the latest college football odds, odds movement, and where bettors are putting their money courtesy of William Hill US.

 

Latest College Football National Championship Odds – Bulldogs Rise to +700

ProgramCurrent National Championship Odds
Clemson+200
Ohio State+250
Alabama+350
Georgia+700
LSU+2000
Florida+2500
Oklahoma+3300
Notre Dame+3300
Texas A&M+4000
Auburn+5000
Texas+5000

Clemson remains as the favorite to win the 2021 CFB National Championship at +200 DraftKings Sportsbook. Ohio State comes in at +250, but every other team is at least +350 or higher, with Alabama follows in third at +350 after falling from +300. It is no surprise that the top two teams in terms of odds to win the 2021 CFB title have two returning Heisman-hopeful quarterbacks in Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields. Other teams in the top 10 all have teams with new quarterbacks. Georgia, Alabama, Oklahoma, and LSU have all lost their quarterback to the NFL Draft. Keeping an eye on odds movement throughout the offseason will be key, as it will become more and more clear after spring (or summer, due to coronavirus concerns) practices. In mid-April, the Texas A&M Aggies jumped into the Top 10 at +3300 on DraftKings Sportsbook, but have fallen to +3300. As of July, the odds changed with new proposed conference-only schedules…hence the Clemson move from +250 to +150, then back to +200 after adjustments. In early August, Georgia’s odds rose from +1200 to +700.

 

2021 College Football National Championship Odds Movement

ProgramCurrent National Championship OddsJuly 25July 15July 1June 15 OddsMay 15 OddsApril 15 OddsApril 4 OddsChange
Iowa+10000+10000+10000+10000+10000+10000+8000+8000+2000
Michigan+8000+8000+8000+6600+6600+6600+5000+5000+1600
USC+8000+8000+8000+5000+5000+5000+4000+4000+1000
Texas+5000+5000+5000+4000+4000+4000+3300+3300+700
Oregon+5000+5000+5000+5000+5000+5000+4500+4000+500
Notre Dame+3300+3300+5000+2800+2800+2800+2500+2000+300
Oklahoma+3300+3300+3300+3300+3300+3300+3000+2500+300
Texas A&M+4000+4000+4000+3300+3300+3300+3000+4000+300
Florida+2500+2000+2000+1800+1800+1800+1600+1400+200
LSU+2000+2000+2000+1800+1800+1800+1600+1400+200

The latest National Championship odds movement on DraftKings Sportsbook is quite drastic for some mid-tier teams as well, as Notre Dame dropped from +2800 to +5000 after a potential schedule change in July. Then once it happened, they went back to +3300. Another B1G program in the Michigan Wolverines saw their odds drop in a large way too, going from +5000 to +6600, and now +8000. The other movers are the USC Trojans, Texas Longhorns, and LSU Tigers/Florida Gators. There was no movement in mid-May or into June other than Clemson dropping and Ohio State rising, both at +250 on DraftKings Sportsbook. No movement in early July, either. But in mid-July, the odds adjusted with potential new schedules due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Notre Dame change came in late July. In early August, the Florida Gators’ odds dropped from +2000 to +2500.

Make sure to find the best odds to get the best value for your bets, and check out the CFB Win Totals market, as well.

 

Georgia Bulldogs To Make Noise in 2020?

One team to keep an eye out for is the Georgia Bulldogs. Did Kirby Smart make a mistake letting Justin Fields go? Maybe, but with Jamie Newman in as the Bulldogs’ new QB, Georgia is trending upwards. The worry will be if the virus hurts Newman’s chances to get acclimated to the offense. Georgia’s current odds on DraftKings Sportsbook are +1200 to win the College Football Playoff, dropping since early April at +900. In August, odds rose to +700 for the SEC powerhouse.

 

Most Popular College Football Championship Bets

Popular CFB Bets – Percentage of Tickets

Popular Bet to Win CFB TitlePercentage of Tickets
Alabama8%
Ohio State7%
Clemson6%
Florida5%
Georgia5%
Notre Dame4%
Iowa4%
Auburn4%
LSU4%
Texas4%

It is quite refreshing to see the percentage of betting tickets on CFB futures to be so spread out. With that being said, Alabama, Ohio State, and Clemson top the charts all above 5%. What is interesting is the Florida Gators are fourth behind the perennial powerhouses with 5% of the total betting tickets at +1500. The Gators have LSU and Georgia this season in addition to its rivalry games, so the schedule could be a potential problem. If the Gators can win at least one of those games, +1500 is a good price to pay for a potential national championship contender. Another team to keep an eye on is Iowa at 4%, as many Iowa fans may have caused this to skew at William Hill sportsbooks.

Popular CFB Bets – Percentage of Dollars Wagered

Popular Bet to Win CFB TitlePercentage of Dollars Wagered
Clemson20%
Alabama14%
Ohio State9%
Georgia7%
Florida5%
Notre Dame5%
Oklahoma State4%
Miami3%
Auburn3%
Texas3%

While the total tickets are spread out, there is no doubt who bettors are backing with their money. 20% of the total dollars wagered on this futures market has come in on Clemson. With nearly all of their top offensive players returning, it makes sense. Given the overwhelming likelihood of Trevor Lawrence being a Heisman favorite and a potential first pick in the NFL Draft, Clemson has all the ammo to make a run at a National Championship. Second behind the Tigers is Alabama at 14% of the total dollars wagered. Alabama will always garner respect in futures betting, but this makes sense given the fact that they are +450, up from +600. Even with a new quarterback, Alabama will be one of the more talented teams in the entire country with the second-ranked class per 247 sports.

Two teams to keep an eye on are Oklahoma State at 4% of the money at 75:1 (down from 250:1) and Miami at 60/1 down from 200/1.

For more odds, be sure to check out William Hill Sportsbook.

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