2019 NCAA COLLEGE FOOTBALL CONFERENCE BETTING ODDS, PREVIEWS & SHARP PLAYS!

The 2019 NCAA College Football Season is just weeks away, commencing with the Florida Gators facing off with the Miami Hurricanes in the Camping World Kickoff!  The start of the College Football season also coincides with the best time of the year (besides Christmas morning): Fantasy Football drafts over at PlayFFWC.com! They have drafts for all kinds of budgets & if you love LIVE Drafts then there is nothing better than the Fantasy Football World Championships in Las Vegas! They have secured some of the most incredible venue locations including the Thursday Night Kick-Off Watch Game/Party at the amazing SKY VILLA in the Palms Casino! All weekend long you can DRAFT, DRINK, WATCH & WAGER on all the gridiron action all weekend long in style!

 

 

The sharps behind the counters in Vegas have released the 2019 NCAA College Football Conference Betting Future Odds! Wondering who the ‘books envision winning their respective Conference & where the value lies among the sharps? Well Vegas Whispers gets the sharpest information Vegas books do not want you to have! If you want to know what kind of the season the bookies are predicting for your alma mata and/or if you should invest some serious coin while in Vegas for the FFWC you need to read below…without further adieu…

2019 ACC CONFERENCE

Clemson -500

Miami +1200

Florida St +1500

Virginia Tech+1700

Virginia +1800

Syracuse +2500

NC State +5000

North Carolina +7500

Pittsburgh +8000

Boston College +15000

Duke +20000

Wake Forest +20000

Ga Tech +20000

Louisville +30000

ACC BETTING BREAKDOWN: The ACC features the defending National Champion Clemson Tigers off their stellar undefeated 15-0 (9-6 ATS) season and they return Heisman hopeful Trevor Lawrence at QB who burst onto the scene as a freshman with an insane 30-4 TD to INT ratio. In that title game, they dismantled the Alabama Crimson Tide 44-16 and now enter the 2019 season having won 10 consecutive games by 20+ points with 8 returning starters on the offensive side of the ball.  The ‘books see it the same way we do here at VW as the Tigers are posted at the prohibitive odds of -500 as they see them entering the College Playoff on a possible 27-game win streak come January. The Tigers open the season as -34 point home favorites over Georgia Tech—a team many sharps see as possibly one of the worst teams in 2019. The Yellow Jackets are switching from running an option style offense to a more pro style attack and even though they return 5 starters on ‘O they don’t have the personnel to successfully make that move this season. This will be a huge rebuilding season and don’t be surprised to see the sharps fading them heavily on a weekly basis during 2019. The Miami Hurricanes should improve off their 7-6 (5-8 ATS) campaign a season ago and are the favorites to win the Coastal Division of the ACC with a top 10 defense and an easier schedule in 2019. They also could feature Bishop Gorman’s Tate Martell at QB after transferring from Ohio State. Virginia Tech off a down season of 6-7 SU (6-7 ATS) returns 10 starters on defense and are a strong contender to be one of the most improved teams in the nation in 2019. The ‘books see it the same way as the sharps– as the Hokies open the year on the road off a losing season —as-2.5 pt favorites in Chestnut Hill over Boston College on August 31st. It would not surprise us to see that number move up through the prime number of a full field goal. The Virginia Cavaliers off a successful 8-5 season (9-4 ATS) under Bronco Mendenhall are eligible to improve off that number in 2019. QB Bryce Perkins could be one the most exciting players in the nation and with a team returning 14 starters on both sides the ‘Cavs opened as 1 pt ‘dogs on the road vs Pittsburgh to open the season but the sharps have backed them hard and we now currently see them as -2.5 favorites.

VALUE/PLAY: Its impossible for us to suggest playing the Tigers in Conference wagering at these odds for those faint of heart–however those of us here at VW see those who do–cashing that ticket with ease in several months. There is more value on playing the Tigers at +300 to repeat as National Champions as opposed to laying $500 to win $100. The sharps saw value and have quietly backed the Florida State Seminoles who opened around 25-1 and now stand around 15-1 at some of the sharpest books in town. Florida State finished the 2018 season a woeful 5-7 overall (4-8 ATS), however many sharps in town see a huge turnaround for a Seminole squad returning 8 starters on both offense and defense. They opened the season as -3.5 point home favorites in a tough opening game vs Boise St but the sharps have quietly drove that line up to -4.5. We don’t see Clemson failing to win the ACC –outside of an injury to Lawrence–however Miami, UVA, Va Tech & Fla St are teams that depending on match-ups could offer extreme value on a week to week basis versus the spread in 2019.

2019 SEC CONFERENCE

Alabama -160

Georgia +350

Florida +1000

LSU +1000

Auburn +2000

Texas A&M +2500

Mississippi St +4000

South Carolina +7000

Kentucky +10000

Tennessee +10000

Ole’ Miss +175000

Arkansas +25000

Vanderbilt +30000

SEC BETTING BREAKDOWN: The Alabama Crimson Tide beat EVERY team on their schedule during the regular season by 20+ points and those of you who are Vegas Whispers VIP members already know backing the ‘Tide in 1st Half wagers was an absolute cash cow for us in 2018! In contrast, the ‘books juiced the ‘Tide full game point spreads so much combined with Saban often resting his star players in the 4th Q of games that ‘Bama only finished 8-7 ATS in 2018 burning their backers on a regular basis for a team winning by 20+ points!  The ‘Tide returns Heisman favorite Tua Tagovailoa at QB and open the 2019 year on a school record 26-game home winning streak. As we know the ‘Tide are a factory for NFL teams and despite losing a plethora of star players to the next level once again,  Nick Saban’s squad is loaded again and may be one of Saban’s most motivated teams ever looking to redeem themselves after being embarrassed by Clemson on the biggest stage by a 4+ touchdown margin! Tua will have the Biletnikoff Award winner back at his disposal as WR Jerry Jeudy should showcase once again that he is the best wideout in the nation. Alabama opened offshore as -30 point favorites at home versus Duke however the sharps and public have now pushed that number up a full field goal to -33.5. Going over their season win total of 11 games is a wager those of us here at VW have already backed heavily at the window. Georgia (11-3 overall, 8-6 ATS) is once again on a collision course with the ‘Tide in the SEC Title game and just like ‘Bama will be favored in every regular season game in 2019. With Jake Fromm at the helm, the Bulldogs open the season on the road vs Vanderbilt as -20.5 point favorites and we see that number moving thru the prime number of -21 by kickoff. We advise grabbing that number now if you can. Dan Mullen leads the Florida Gators for a second season and will be looking to improve off their 10-3 season (9-4 ATS) with QB Feleipe Franks at the helm. The Gators face a much more difficult schedule in 2019 with pivotal games versus Miami, LSU & Georgia all on the road away from the friendly confines of the Swamp in Gainesville. The Gators kickoff the 2019 College Football season in the above mentioned Camping World Kickoff where they opened as -7.5 pt favorites over the Miami Hurricanes but thanks to sharp action taking the more than full touchdown of points on “The U” the Gators can be found as low as -6.5 pt favs at some respected shops here in Vegas.

VALUE/PLAY: Any time you can get ‘Bama at plus money odds you often have to grab it. However, can Tua stay healthy for a full season and reward those looking to back ‘Bama at such short odds without a proven Jalen Hurts to come in off the bench? Those of us here at VW have backed OVER their season win total of 11 games as opposed to playing the -160 juice in the Conference wagering.

2019 BIG TEN CONFERENCE

Michigan +150

Ohio St +175

Nebraska +1000

Michigan St +1500

Wisconsin +1600

Iowa +1800

Minnesota +2000

Penn St +2000

Purdue +2500

Northwestern +4000

Indiana +9500

Maryland +17500

Illinois +30000

Rutgers +100000

BIG 10 BETTING BREAKDOWN: As we all know, Jim Harbaugh is 0-4 as Head Coach of Michigan when facing Ohio State. However, the books have the Wolverines as slight favorites over the Buckeyes to win the Big Ten in 2019. The books believe this is the year he finally gets over the hump, possessing a top 10 offense and defense. Michigan off a 10-3 campaign (6-7 ATS) gets Ohio State in their house in Ann Arbor on November 30th.  The Wolverines have lost seven straight and 14 of the last 15 regular season games versus Ohio State– only winning 40-34 in Ann Arbor in 2011. Michigan is moving to a spread offense attack this year and that should suit QB Shea Patterson’s skill set enabling the Wolverines to surpass their 10-3 record from a season ago. Harbaugh is a paltry 2-7 at the helm versus Ohio St, Michigan State & Notre Dame but he gets all three of those games this season at home and will be favored to win them all. The Wolverines open the season at home versus Middle Tennessee St as -31.5 point favorites having won 10 straight home openers by an average of 32 points per win. Wonder where the boys in the desert got the posted point spread from? Ohio State (13-1 SU & 7-7 ATS) loses QB Dwayne Haskins but gains the services of Georgia transfer Justin Fields under center. Fields is much more athletic and will make the Buckeye rushing attack even more dangerous in 2019. Ohio State loses Head Coach Urban Meyer & Haskins and now plays a way more difficult schedule but they open the season in Columbus against Lane Kiffen & Florida Atlantic as -26.5 point favorites.

VALUE/PLAY: Its now or never –with everything aligning for Harbaugh to get off the schneid and finally beat Ohio State & take down the Big Ten–Meyer gone, a new QB & the game at the ‘Big House’. We here at VW already backed Michigan to win the Big Ten at the counter. However, do not overlook a team getting a lot of sharp attention here in the preseason– the Nebraska Cornhuskers. With QB Adrian Martinez returning to run Scott Frost’s offense for a second season Nebraska is a team many expect to improve off their disappointing 4-8 (6-5-2 ATS) 2018 season. They play a much easier schedule in 2019 and avoid in-season games versus both Michigan and Michigan State. As the players bought into Frost’s system in 2018 the Cornhuskers went from averaging 23 pts/per gm in the first half of their season to 37 pts/per gm over the final six games.  Nebraska opened as -32.5 pt favorites at home versus South Alabama and after serious sharp action can be found as -35 pt favs in some respected shops here in Vegas. Those of us here at VW also have already visited the window and dropped coin on the posted OVER win total of 8.5 games here in town backing Frost and the boys.

2019 BIG 12 CONFERENCE

Oklahoma -140

Texas +300

Iowa St +1100

TCU +1500

Oklahoma St +1700

Baylor +2100

West Virginia +3500

Texas Tech +4000

Kansas St +7500

Kansas +35000

BIG 12 BETTING BREAKDOWN: This biggest question here is whether Oklahoma (12-2 SU & 6-7-1 ATS) Head Coach Lincoln Riley can make it three years in the row coaching the eventual Heisman Trophy winner!? The past two seasons he has not only guided Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray to the award but he also helped them land the #1 overall selection in the subsequent NFL Drafts. Riley now attempts the three-peat with Alabama transfer Jalen Hurts –who only went 24-2 as a starter for the ‘Tide. The Sooners have been installed as substantial favorites to win the Big 12 but Riley will have his work cut out as he loses four starters along the offensive line. Texas (10-4 SU & 6-7-1 ATS) will have a star under under center in Junior QB Sam Ehlinger who not only threw for 25 touchdowns last season but he also ran for 16! If he can repeat that effort in 2019 and Texas improves upon their 10-4 season then Ehlinger will be on the stage in NYC in December. Texas opens the season at home in Austin as -20.5 point favorites vs Louisiana Tech and we advise grabbing that now before it goes up to or thru the prime number of three touchdowns.

VALUE/PLAY: We love the experience that Jalen Hurts brings to the Sooners, but the biggest question will be can he handle all the media attention all season when the pundits continuously compare him with Tua and their stats heads-up? We are so impressed with what Ehlinger brings to the table and although we wont be placing any wagers on winning the Big 12 Conference we have already went to the window on Texas -20.5 in their home opener, the OVER 9 Texas team win total and Ehlinger to win the Heisman at +2500.

2019 PAC 12 CONFERENCE

Utah +300

Oregon +325

Washington +325

USC +600

Washington St +800

UCLA +1300

Stanford +1800

Arizona St +3000

Arizona +3500

California +5000

Colorado +10000

Oregon St +50000

PAC 12 BETTING BREAKDOWN: The Pac 12 may arguably be the toughest conference to settle on a winner as its a three-headed fight to the wire amongst Utah, Oregon and Washington. Utah faces an easier schedule avoiding regular season games with Oregon and Stanford in their quest for the school’s first-ever Pac 12 Title. Utah is currently a -5 point road favorite to open the season vs BYU in the “Holy War”. The Utes lost the Pac 12 Title game last year to Washington by a score of 10-3 and will be looking to build upon their 9-5 season (7-7 ats) in 2018. The Oregon Ducks (9-4 SU & 5-8 ATS) have star QB Justin Herbert under center–who when April comes around could contend for the #1 overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft. Herbert is easily the most talented player in the Pac 12 with incredible arm strength but the schedule makers did the Ducks no favors in 2019 with road games against Auburn, Washington, USC and Stanford. Oh yeah, in case your wondering the Ducks are a miserable 11-16 in Pac 12 Conference games the last three seasons and an even more paltry 4-12 in Pac 12 road games during that span. Yikes! The one big thing Herbert does have in his favor is playing behind what many consider the best offensive line in the nation. He will need that line to hold up in the season opener as the Ducks travel to the hostile confines of Jordan Hare Stadium where the oddsmakers currently have them installed as +3 point underdogs versus the Auburn Tigers.  The defending Pac 12 Champion Washington Huskies meanwhile have a favorable path to the top as they get Oregon, Utah & USC all at home–with Georgia QB transfer Jacon Eason calling the signals–who will be looking to extend Washington’s home Pac 12 home-winning streak which currently stands at 14 straight. However, as most astute bettors are aware backing the Huskies was bad for the wallet as they went just 4-10 ATS in 2018.

VALUE/PLAY: Although we don’t have a play in this Conference our lean would be with Utah as we have already visited the betting window and got down on the Utes OVER 9 season win total.

2019 MAC CONFERENCE

Ohio U +225

Toledo +250

Western Michigan +500

No Illinois +700

Eastern Michigan +1000

Miami Ohio +1500

Buffalo +1500

Kent St +2500

Central Michigan +5000

Akron +5000

Ball St +5000

Bowling Green +20000

MAC BETTING BREAKDOWN: The Ohio BobCats are the slight favorites to win the MAC Conference with QB Nathan Rourke at the reigns. On paper, Rourke looks to be the class of the QB’s in the MAC and will be looking to guide the Bobcats to improve upon their 9-4 season (8-5 ATS) from a year ago. The Toledo Rockets (7-6 Su & 6-7 ATS) have an easier path to win the MAC in 2019 as they get both Western Michigan and Northern Illinois at home but they could be getting off to a rocky start as they are currently +12.5 road ‘dogs versus Kentucky. The defending MAC Champion Northern Illinois (7-7 ATS) lost Head Coach Rod Carey to Temple and even though they return 13 starters on Offense and Defense they have brutal road games at Utah & at Nebraska in consecutive weeks–two squads the sharps are backing to make some noise in 2019.

VALUE/PLAY: Ohio is the play here for us to win the MAC and we will gladly take over 2-1 back on our money with the best QB in the Conference guiding the ship.

2019 MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE

Boise St +115

Air Force +500

Fresno St +500

San Diego St +500

Utah St +750

Nevada +2500

Hawaii +4000

Wyoming +4500

Colorado St +10000

UNLV +17500

New Mexico +20000

San Jose St +50000

MOUNTAIN WEST BETTING BREAKDOWN: Boise State begins the season with a tough road match-up with Florida State (a game we highlighted the sharps have backed the Seminoles). The Broncos will be trying to get to the Mountain West Title game for the 4th time in 6 seasons under Head Coach Bryan Harsin. The Broncos went 10-3 in 2018 (7-5-1 ATS) and will now turn to freshman QB Hank Bachmeier and they will get the comfort of not having him face Fresno State or San Diego State while getting Air Force at home on the blue turf. Air Force will be much improved off their 5-7 season (6-5-1 ATS) and the oddmakers agree as they currently have them installed as co-2nd choice with Fresno State and San Diego State. Fresno State may have the best Head Coach in Jeff Tedford who took over a Bulldogs program that was 1-11 in 2016 and turned them around in one season to a 10-4 record and a Mountain West Title game appearance and followed that up with a 12-2 (10-4 ATS) campaign in 2018. The Bulldogs are expected to get off to a rough start as the boys behind the counter here in Vegas opened them as +10.5 point road underdogs to open the season versus USC and have seen significant sharp action fading them–ballooning the line up to a now hefty +13.5 points.

VALUE/PLAY: Boise State is the play here at small plus odds to win the Mountain West in 2019. Here is where it helps to heavily dive into the numbers beyond this Conference wagering as they often can tell a story behind a story. Lets explain. Air Force will be much improved but their season win total is set at 8 games heavily juiced to the UNDER and the ‘books see a significant regression in 2019 for Teford as they currently have Fresno State’s season win total at 8 games following two straight double digit seasons. San Diego St season win total is also set at 8 games heavily juiced to the UNDER with Utah St set at 6.5 games. Now, lets take a gander at what the oddsmakers have set Boise St at….how about 9.5 games juiced heavily to the OVER. That’s 1.5 games better than either of the co-2nd choice teams. Nearly a two game disparity in season wins, despite the predicted opening season loss to start the season vs out of conference foe Florida St. Vegas Whispers is reading between the tea leaves being told by Vegas ‘books’ & listening to what the full story of investigating all team wagering unveils.  The ‘Smurf Turf” will see our “Green” backing at the counter!

2019 SUN BELT CONFERENCE

Appalachian St -110

Troy +350

Arkansas St +400

LA Lafayette +1000

Ga Southern +1400

LA Monroe +2000

Coastal Carolina +10000

South Alabama +10000

Texas St +10000

SUN BELT BETTING BREAKDOWN: Appalachian State is a team that finished 11-2 in 2018 and simply dominated the Sun Belt Conference. Quarterback Zac Thomas is the best experienced signal caller in the Conference. Troy lost Head Coach Neal Brown to West Virginia and now will be looking for their 4th straight double digit win season under new Head Coach Chip Lindsey. Lindsey inherits a Trojans team that went 9-3-1 ATS that will get a huge schedule benefit hosting Appalachian State, Arkansas St, Southern Mississippi & Georgia Southern at home. However, the 13 returning starters on both sides will have their hands full in each of those home contests.

VALUE/PLAY: Appalachian State was a healthy 9-4 ATS in 2018 & will once again have our backing here at Vegas Whispers to take down the Sun Belt Conference in 2019.

2019 CONFERENCE USA

FAU +325

Marshall +350

N Texas +400

Fla International +750

Louisiana Tech +800

Southern Miss +850

UAB +850

Middle Tenn St +3000

Western Kentucky +3000

Charlotte +5000

Old Dominion +9500

UTSA +10000

UTEP +30000

Rice +30000

CONFERENCE USA BETTING BREAKDOWN: The expectations for Lane Kiffen and Florida Atlantic were through the roof last season and the Owls disappointed in a big way finishing the season at 5-7. The Owls lose star RB Devin Singletary to the NFL but they add Florida St transfer QB Deondre Francois and Alabama transfer RB BJ Emmons. They avoid playing North Texas and Louisiana Tech and get both Marshall and FIU at home in Boca Raton. FAU will have it rough out of the gate where they are expected to get crushed on the road versus Ohio State as the oddsmakers have them as four touchdown underdogs. Head Coach Doc Holiday annually has the Marshall Thundering Herd competing at a high level year in and year out and that’s expected once again in 2019 off a 9-4 season a year ago.

VALUE/PLAY: Its tough to get a strong handle on this Conference as its hard to trust backing Kiffen and Florida Atlantic after being let down so hard by the Owls in 2018 with a 4-8 ATS record. This is a conference where the value will be found when the sharps back these teams in particular situations during the season as opposed to any future wagering.

 

 

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