Welcome to the first official Football Friday post! Every Friday during the College Football and NFL seasons you can read about the top matchups of the weekend and get fantasy and gambling advice.
College football is officially back with some ranked teams already playing their first game of the season on Thursday, 9/2/21. There are some more games tonight- Friday 9/3/21. However, the real action starts on Saturday.
Top 3 College Games to Watch
Betting Odds from FanDuel Sportsbook on 9/4/21
#19 Penn State Nittany Lions at #12 Wisconsin Badgers (-5.5)
9/4/21, Noon on FOX – O/U 49.5
Big 10 teams have often started the season with easy “cupcake” opponents. Not this year! This is a battle of two giant football schools that could immediately determine who will be putting pressure on Ohio State in the Big 10. It should be a great start to a great college football day.
The pick: Wisconsin -5.5 and UNDER 49.5 – Expect a low-scoring game with the home Badgers ultimately prevailing by at least a TD.
#17 Indiana Hosiers at #18 Iowa Hawkeyes (-3.5)
9/4/21, 3:30 p.m. on Big Ten Network – O/U 46.5
Another massive Big 10 showdown to start the season. And just like the PSU/Wisconsin game, playoff implications are already in play with the competitive Big 10.
The pick: Indiana +3.5 and UNDER 46.5 – First game jitters lead to limited offense production, but Indiana does enough to keep it close.
#5 Georgia Bulldogs at #3 Clemson Tigers (-2.5)
9/4/21, 7:30 p.m. on ABC – O/U 50.5
What a start to college football season! Both teams have legitimate title dreams this season. Whatever team loses will face the pressure of not losing again throughout the season. Get your popcorn ready!
The pick: Clemson -2.5 and OVER 50.5 – Bet it before it gets to -3. Clemson QB DJ Uiagalelei should lead the Tigers to their first win of the season. Both Head Coaches are creative enough offensively that the OVER should hit.
Additional Best Bets
West Virginia -2.5 at Maryland
Louisiana-Lafayette vs Texas UNDER 58.5 points
LSU vs UCLA UNDER 64.5 points
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