Why Michigan, Not Alabama or Clemson, is College Football's Best Bet in 2019


Clemson was a 6.5-point dog in last season’s College Football Playoff national championship game, but Dabo Swinney’s unit smacked Alabama to the tune of a 28-point outright win.

While the Tigers tallied the second-shortest title odds (+600) to open the campaign, they still proved that the presumed favorite (Alabama, +250) isn’t an automatic lock. This season should be no different despite Clemson and Alabama notching the lowest odds for the third time in the past four seasons.

Which team has some value to celebrate under the confetti this time around? I explained in the above video, and the program hails from a conference that’s claimed one nationals championship over the past 16 years.

Below are the favorites for the 2020 national title via Caesars Palace.

Clemson +230
Alabama +230
Georgia 7-1
Oklahoma 10-1
Ohio State 10-1
Michigan 12-1
LSU 20-1
Texas 20-1
Notre Dame 30-1
Florida 35-1
Washington 40-1
Oregon 40-1
Auburn 45-1
Miami (Fla.) 60-1
Utah 75-1