College Football National Title Odds 2022: Georgia is favored after Alabama upset
While there may only be a few teams that can realistically win the College Football Playoff to be national champions, following the odds market can be very profitable for futures bettors during the seeason. In addition, the odds movement is quite significant after an upset or unexpected result.
When it comes to betting on futures in college football, the most popular market is wagering on which team will win the National Championship the following year. Whether Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, Oklahoma or others, the odds move throughout the offseason as well, creating a fun market to wager on.
Last year’s 2020-21 college football season was massively impacted by COVID-19. But, the CFB season continued despite the concerns and we saw a few great games, some top performances and clear odds movement on the National Title front. Alabama won the National Championship in 2020-2021, but who is the favorite for this year? Let’s take a look at the latest odds, news, and more throughout the college football season.
National Championship Odds Timeline 2022
A look at how the National Championship odds have moved throughout the 2021-22 college football season.
- Week 7 Update – Georgia’s National Championship odds rise to +120, Alabama at +240.
- October 11th, 2021 – Alabama is upset by Texas A&M, moving Georgia into the top spot as a +125 favorite to win the title.
- October 4th, 2021 – Alabama’s odds sit at +150 after a big Ole Miss win, but Georgia has climbed to +175. Two-team race.
- September 27th, 2021 – The Bulldogs odds have increased to +200. They have a showdown with Arkansas in Week 5, with Ole Miss/Alabama happening too.
- September 20th, 2021 – Georgia’s odds rise to +250 on FanDuel, Alabama is favored at +175 on PointsBet.
- Week 2, September 13th, 2021 – After another incredible performance and OSU faltering, Alabama’s National Championship odds rose to +150 at FanDuel.
- September 6th, 2021 – After Week 1, the odds shifted as Clemson lost to Georgia and Alabama dominated. ‘Bama is as high as +200.
- September 2nd, 2021 – As Week 1 begins, Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, and Oklahoma top the charts.
- Week 0, 2021 – As the CFB season starts, Alabama still is favored to win the National Championship.
- August 19th, 2021 – Alabama odds set at +250 to win the National Championship on DraftKings Sportsbook, Clemson at +380.
- August 2021 – Odds have stabilized as the season approaches. Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, and Oklahoma lead the top 5.
- July 2021 – Georgia climbs into the top three, as odds rose to around +550 to win the National Title
- June 2021 – Odds fluctuate briefly, but the top remains unchanged as Alabama, Clemson, Oklahoma, and Ohio State lead.
- April 2021 – Odds remain relatively unchanged during spring practice.
- February 2021 – After initial betting, Alabama’s odds rose to +300.
- January 2021 – Alabama opens as National Championship favorites, with Clemson right behind them.
College Football Championship Odds 2022
Here is a look at the odds to win the National Championship for the 2022 season.
After Texas A&M upsets Alabama, Georgia becomes favorite to win National Championship
In a stunning upset, the Crimson Tide were upset by an unranked team for the first time in years. While Alabama can still win the SEC, Georgia is now the favorite to win the National Title at +125 on DraftKings Sportsbook. Will Alabama win the title this year? Time will tell, but currently it’s Georgia as the leader of the pack.
— Texas A&M Football (@AggieFootball) October 11, 2021
Georgia National Championship Odds Rise
After Week 3, the odds have settled a bit after some close games between ranked opponents. While Florida was close, Alabama still held them off in the end. This did affect the Crimson Tide’s odds a tad, as they fell from +150 to +175. For the Georgia Bulldogs, their odds are now as high as +250 at FanDuel Sportsbook to win the National Championship.
In Week 4, both Alabama and Georgia had “gimmes”. The big movement came in Week 5 as Georgia and Alabama had two big wins.
— Georgia Football (@GeorgiaFootball) September 20, 2021
Ohio State falls to Oregon, National Championship odds fall
In Week 2, Oregon upset Ohio State which drastically hurt the Buckeyes’ shot at winning a National Championship. At 4/1 or better before Week 2, Ohio State’s odds have fallen as far as 9/1 at some legal sportsbooks. Can the Buckeyes recover? Definitely, here is a look at their schedule through Thanksgiving:
- Penn State
- Michigan State
The Buckeyes are still in a prime spot to win the Big Ten, which means they still have a chance for the college football playoff. This loss hurts though, as they have no more chances.
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) September 13, 2021
Clemson Falls to Georgia, odds plummet
After an awesome Week 1 of college football, the National Title market has shifted with a top team losing. Georgia’s defensive line was far too much for Clemson, as their offense mustered just three points. Clemson did not look good at all, which is some concern for futures bettors holding Tigers’ tickets. Here is an updated look at at the National Championship odds after Week 1.
- Alabama +210
- Georgia +380
- Ohio State +500
- Clemson +700
- Oklahoma +800
— Georgia Football (@GeorgiaFootball) September 6, 2021
Opening Odds to Make College Football Playoff 2021
You can bet on teams to make the college football playoff, making for a potentially more popular betting market given the flexibility. Here is a look at the opening odds, from DraftKings Sportsbook.
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These odds are something to watch for, as the top four teams in college football make the college football playoff. It makes for an easier betting market than wagering on a team to win it all, but the prices are much shorter, of course. As you can see, programs like Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State, and Oklahoma are favored to make the CFP.
National Championship Betting Picks – College Football 2021
With camp in early August and many players and teams practicing together at the same time without restrictions for the first time in two years for some, college football may be getting closer to normal for this season. With that in mind, that makes futures betting more mindful with more teams involved in the 2021-2022 season. Here are our betting picks as the college football season nears, to win the National Championship.
- Clemson (+380)
- Iowa State (+3000)
Alabama is +250, and a very likely contender…but +250 is tough for value for a futures market. Clemson at +380 with their schedule is a great alternative, as they have a loaded roster. Iowa State at 30/1 is the long shot pick, as they are returning everyone and could make for a cinderella season.
Odds to Win CFB Title Shift as Camp Nears
With the college football season starting in late summer, the odds will continue to change and have to date. Just before camp opens, here’s a look at the odds to win the National Title as of July 2021.
- Alabama (+250)
- Clemson (+380)
- Ohio State (+550)
- Georgia Bulldogs (+600)
- Oklahoma (+750)
There was some odds movement in the early summer, as Alabama went from +225 to +250 and Clemson from +300 to +380. One large bit of movement is Ohio State from +550 to +400, as they are in a prime spot to make some noise this football season.
Game day fits locked in! 👔 pic.twitter.com/mce2edbcGE
— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) August 5, 2021
Alabama Crimson Tide Odds Rise after Initial Betting
With the Alabama football program opening at +300 to win the 2022 title, they were the clear favorite with Clemson. After initial wagering, Alabama’s price moved to +250, then +225, indicating some money coming in on the Crimson Tide. Clemson rose as well, going from +350 to +300, with Ohio State and Georgia right behind them.
This follows suit with the Heisman futures market, as expected quarterback Bryce Young’s odds rose to win that award too, which somewhat correlates with National Championship odds. Here’s the latest odds for the top 5 to win the CFB title, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
- Alabama (+225)
- Clemson (+300)
- Ohio State (+400)
- Oklahoma (+650)
- Georgia (+700)
College Football National Championship Opening Odds
Here’s a look at the opening odds for the 2022 college football season.
|San José State||+50000|
|New Mexico State||+75000|
|San Diego State||+75000|
The above table is the latest odds to win the 2022 CFB National Championship, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook. Of course, these odds will greatly change leading up to the next season as there is a long way to go. We will see players leave school early, transfers, unexpected returns to school for some juniors, and more. This early in the game, there is always value to be had. Here is a look at our early picks for the CFB futures market.
Too Early 2022 National Title Picks – Oklahoma Leads the Way
Highest-graded QBs outside the pocket in 2020:
1. Spencer Rattler – 92.1
2. Zach Wilson – 86.4
3. Kyle Trask – 84.1 pic.twitter.com/PRStVs3ACe
— PFF College (@PFF_College) January 6, 2021
The 2022 college football season will of course be without Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, Mac Jones, and Kyle Trask but there are still plenty of solid quarterbacks left on competing teams. The Heisman Trophy favorite Spencer Rattler and Oklahoma make for a terrific futures bet at +800 to win the National Championship. The only doubts for the Sooners are whether or not Lincoln Riley leaves for the NFL, or if their defense will be up to par to compete with the Alabama’s and Clemson’s of the world. At 8:1, we feel good about this value going forward to next season. In addition, Texas A&M return a lot of players from a team that just missed the playoff, and Clemson has some value as a team that is likely to make the college football playoffs again under new star QB DJ Uiagalelei.
Our early picks for the 2022 CFB Playoffs:
- Oklahoma (+800)
- Texas A&M (+3300)
- Clemson (+350)
CFB National Championship Odds FAQ
Who won the National Championship in CFB in 2021?
The winner of the 2021 CFP was Alabama.
Who is the favorite to win the CFB National Championship?
The favorite to win the 2022 CFB National Championship is Georgia.
Can I bet on college football?
Yes. In states with legal sportsbooks, you can wager on college football and who will win the national title.
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