In about two weeks, the 2021 College Football Season kicks off with 5 games, including Nebraska at Illinois and Hawaii heading to Pasadena to take on the UCLA Bruins. Because the season is on our doorstep, we thought it the perfect time to release seven of the boldest college football predictions imaginable. Check it out! Be sure to check out the latest 2021 College Football odds at out online Bitcoin sportsbook.
7 Bold Betting Predictions for the 2021 College Football Season
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- When: Saturday, Aug. 28 – Saturday, Dec. 11
Prediction #1 – Georgia upsets Clemson on Sep. 4
Once the moneyline is set, Georgia should be close to a 2-to-1 underdog. Not only that, but Clemson’s game total is 11.5, which means oddsmakers, college football fans, close to everyone, expects the Tigers to beat the Dawgs. This game should set the tone for both teams. The difference? Kirby Smart has developed one of the best defenses in college football. Georgia’s defense this season should be superior to Clemson’s, which is why UGA will hand Clemson an early season loss.
Prediction #2 – Northern Arizona beats Arizona on Sep. 18
How bad is the University of Arizona? The Wildcats are so awful they may not win a game this season. The only game they’re supposed to win is on Sep. 18 when they face the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks. U of A must start a freshman at quarterback. NAU’s QB is 6’ 4”, 220 lbs. Keondre Wudtee, a graduate student from Oklahoma State. They don’t recruit you to play quarterback at Oklahoma State unless you can ball.
Prediction #3 – Notre Dame loses 4-of-5 from Sep. 25 through Oct. 30
We should commend the Fighting Irish for setting up one of the most difficult schedules for any ranked team this season. In the span of five weeks, the Irish play Wisconsin, Cincinnati, Virginia Tech, USC, and North Carolina. Our prediction is the Irish loses 4-of-5. On the flip side, if the Fighting Irish win all 5, they figure to run the table and secure a CFP bid.
Prediction #4 – Iowa State beats Texas on Nov. 6 and Oklahoma on Nov. 20
The Iowa State Cyclones have a real shot of going undefeated, winning the Big 12, and securing a College Football Playoff bid. Not only does Iowa State boast a couple of Heisman Trophy candidates in Brock Purdy and Breece Hall, but they also start seniors and juniors on defense. Beating both Texas and Oklahoma won’t be easy. The Cyclones will accomplish the feat.
Prediction #5 – North Carolina upsets Clemson in the ACC Championship
After facing Georgia on Sep. 4, Clemson plays cupcake after cupcake until the ACC Championship where they’re likely to face Mac Brown’s North Carolina Tar Heels squad. Led by quarterback Sam Howell Jr., the Heels are loaded on both sides of the football. Playing an easy schedule doesn’t always work in your favor. UNC will be battle-tested while Clemson most definitely won’t, which is why if the ACC title contest ends up Tar Heels versus Tigers, North Carolina prevails.
Prediction #6 – Alabama finishes the regular season under .500 against the spread
Alabama should go undefeated straight up. The Crimson Tide won’t play Georgia until the SEC Championship. Plus, Auburn, Texas A&M, and LSU could have down seasons. But just because a team goes undefeated on the moneyline, it doesn’t mean they will go undefeated against the spread. Nick Saban hired Bill O’Brien, the former Houston Texans head coach, as his offensive coordinator. O’Brien wasn’t exactly a genius at Houston. Bryce Young, even though he’s signed over $1 million in endorsements, must prove he’s and effective quarterback at the college level. Not only that, but the Tide must always cover ridiculous spreads. Alabama will win games. They will disappoint ATS.
Prediction #7 – Wisconsin upsets Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship
The Badgers are a senior-laden team while the Buckeyes, like in most seasons, are young. But even though Ohio State is unproven and young, they should win the Big Ten East. Michigan, Penn State, and Indiana aren’t good enough to take the division. Wisconsin should win the Big West, which will lead to another Badgers versus Buckeyes Big Ten title game. This season, Wisconsin takes the conference.
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