Oddsmakers anticipate Alabama and Clemson to dominate regular-season opponents once more this school soccer season. After squaring off in final season’s nationwide championship recreation as undefeated foes, each applications return high-profile quarterbacks who’re Heisman Trophy favorites.
DraftKings is the primary sportsbook to put up regular-season win totals for 2019. Among the many 25 colleges supplied, the Crimson Tide and Tigers have the best traces, at 11. Every should go undefeated in 12 regular-season video games to money the over wager. Convention title and bowl video games are usually not included.
“Faculty soccer totals are usually not often for the ‘common Joe’ to wager [in May]. There’s been fairly a little bit of sharp cash thus far on them,” Johnny Avello, DraftKings’ director of race and sports activities operations, informed ESPN. “The gamers have an opinion, they usually voice their opinion with their cash.”
Avello stated that sharp cash has come on beneath 11 wins for Alabama.
“Jalen Hurts is pretty much as good of a backup as you may have in school soccer,” Avello stated of the quarterback who transferred to Oklahoma. “So if Tua [Tagovailoa] does get harm, that 11 goes to be actually questionable.”
ESPN’s Soccer Energy Index initiatives Bama, Clemson, Georgia, Michigan and Oklahoma as favorites in each recreation on their respective schedules. Nevertheless, it is necessary to notice that doesn’t imply they’re projected to go undefeated.
The Wolverines have a betting whole of 9.5 wins (over, -150). They’ve received 10 video games in three of Jim Harbaugh’s 4 seasons. Rival Ohio State, in its first season since City Meyer’s retirement, additionally has a line of 10 video games (beneath, -121). FPI initiatives 8.6 wins. The Wolverines will host “The Sport” in Ann Arbor, although Harbaugh has but to beat the Buckeyes.
Oklahoma State has the bottom line supplied, at six wins (over, -200 after opening -110). FPI initiatives Oklahoma State with 7.three wins.
Avello stated the Cowboys have seen extra motion than every other college.
“They misplaced fairly a little bit of personnel, however this workforce has completed such a superb job taking the expertise they’ve had and getting probably the most out of it,” Avello stated. “I do not blame the gamers for making the wager over.”
DraftKings lists Alabama and Clemson as co-favorites (+200) to win the nationwide championship. The Tigers might be led by sophomore quarterback Trevor Lawrence, whereas Tagovailoa, a junior, returns to Tuscaloosa and is projected as subsequent yr’s high NFL draft choose.