In the final stretch of the collegiate football betting season, we’ve seen some of the top teams distinguish themselves from the rest. The Georgia Bulldogs have once again demonstrated this as they hold first place in the oddsboard after another convincing victory.
The 2022 national championship betting odds have been updated at SportsBetting.ag Online Sportsbook, with the Bulldogs becoming the favorite at -120. Ohio State is followed by Alabama at +400, Cincinnati at +2500, and Michigan at +3000 to round out the top five on the board.
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With the season drawing to a close, three teams have distinguished themselves from the rest. The Bulldogs, Buckeyes, and Crimson Tide are ahead of the competition in these odds.
Georgia Bulldogs -120
The Georgia Bulldogs continue to put up amazing performances week in and week out in the 2021-22 college football season. They started the campaign with a gritty victory on the road at Clemson, and they haven’t stopped since, winning all 11 of their games while gaining an undefeated record and posting the best plus-360 point margin in college football.
The Georgia Bulldogs’ defense has been exceptional, surrendering 83 points in 11 games (7.5 points per game). That includes two shutout victories in the last eight weeks, a period during which the Bulldogs have scored 337 goals to 60.
The Georgia Bulldogs are deserving of being the clear front-runners to take home the national title. The remainder of their season is straightforward, so they should cruise to the SEC championship game, where they will most likely face Alabama.
Ohio State Buckeyes +300
Following a disappointing early-season defeat to the Oregon Ducks, the Buckeyes have bounced back and played exceptional football. In that time frame, they are 9-0 with a plus-303 point difference.
QuarterbackCJ Stroud has been instrumental to their success, with his name in the conversation for the Heisman Trophy. On the season, Stroud has 36 TD and just five INTs and is +200 to capture the Heisman.
The Ohio State defense has also improved, going from a liability in the early weeks to one that is now among the best in the Big Ten. In recent games, it has surrendered just 143 points in nine outings (15.9 points per game).
The Buckeyes are in a good position to make the College Football Playoff. They destroyed the seventh-ranked Spartans 56-7 this past week. Next, they will travel to Michigan, which is ranked eighth. The Buckeyes are favored by 7 points; but that has already changed to 8 points.
This is a strong Ohio State squad. If they are to achieve their goal of reaching the playoffs, they may compete for a title.
Alabama Crimson Tide +400
Alabama doesn’t lose many games, so seeing the Crimson Tide fall is always a shock, but this one was particularly unexpected.
In Week 5, Alabama went to Texas A&M to face the Aggies as a 13.5-point favorite. You’ll anticipate them to win that game 99.9 percent of the time if they score 38 points in a game. This was that 0.1% exception. The Alabama defense was shredded by the Aggies.
Since losing to Tennessee, Alabama has bounced back in a major way, netting 222 points while defeating opponents 85-222 in a five-game winning streak.
Alabama is in position to make a return to the playoff after winning its sixth game in seven tries. The Crimson Tide will have a great opportunity to stay near the top when they face an extremely difficult Auburn Tigers squad this coming Sunday in the Iron Bowl.
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Cincinnati Bearcats +2500
There were a lot of high hopes for this Cincinnati Bearcats squad going in to the season, but no one expected them to be this good. The 11-0 Cincinnati Bearcats are coming off a statement victory against a very tough SMU Mustangs team and are ranked third in the country.
The offense, which is led by Desmond Ridder, is currently sixth in the Heisman Trophy odds at +5000.His performance has been better, but not by much. Last week’s effort was his most impressive of the season, however. In 11 games this year, Ridder has thrown for 2,699 yards with 31 touchdowns and just six interceptions.
The Bearcats’ offense has been fantastic, but the defense has been even better. Cincinnati has allowed just 176 points in 11 games this season (16.0 points per game). The issue with Cincinnati’s playoff chances is that its opponents have had a lot of holes.
The Bearcats must continue to perform well the rest of the season and in convincing fashion, which they did this past week.The Cincinnati Bearcats finish their regular season with a 13.5-point advantage over East Carolina, the team they will face in the AAC Championship Game. The Bearcats are a sleeper pick if they manage to get into the College Football betting playoff.
What Is A Futures Bet For NCAAF Teams?
When it comes to major sports events, you can bet months in advance. A futures bet is a wager on which team will win the national championship in this situation.Oddsmakers will change the odds each week to reflect how a team is performing. The chances of a team making it to the final game will plummet if it has several injuries. When a squad’s popularity increases, their odds will improve dramatically.
College Football National Championship Betting FAQ
How are the College Football Playoff teams determined?
The NCAA replaced the BCS (Bowl Championship Series) with the current four-team College Football Playoff in 2014. A group of 13 voters from the five biggest conferences picks the four top teams.
Who won the 2020 national championship?
The Alabama Crimson Tide claimed the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship. In the title match, Alabama beat Ohio State 52-24 to complete a perfect 13-0 campaign.
How do you bet on the national championship?
There are several various avenues to wager on the national championship. The most frequent strategies are to place a futures bet on which team will win before the teams are determined, or to bet on the game once the teams have been chosen.