07/27/2021; Hollywood, California, USA; UCLA Bruins head coach Chip Kelly speaks to the media during Pac-12 Football Media Day at W Hollywood. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports
UCLA opened as an 11.5-point favorite, but the Bruins are currently at minus 17 ahead of Hawaii in their opener.
On August 28, there will be a total of five college football games with large conference teams, officially known as “Week 0”.
The Bruins are the second biggest favorite of the opening weekend in college football, with Fresno State (-27.5) being the biggest heavy. Visiting UConn opened with +26.5 points, but could fall on a four-touchdown dog at kick-off.
A winning bet on Fresno State – also known as a moneyline – has odds of -10000 or an implied probability of 99.01 percent. Specifically, a bettor would have to bet $ 100 on the money line to win $ 1.
UCLA and Hawaii hold the highest over-under week 0 award at 70.
Week 1 of college football season kicks off September 1 with UAB across from Jacksonville State, the hodgepodge appetizer for Labor Day weekend. Several games are planned for Thursday, Friday and Saturday that will feature four top 20 matches, none of which are expected to be more than No. 5 Georgia versus No. 3 Clemson in the primetime game on ABC.
The Tigers are 3.5 point favorites and have a -160 moneyline in the neutral site game in Charlotte, NC
No. 19 Penn State and No. 12 Wisconsin play at 12 p.m. ET, and No. 1 Alabama meets No. 14 Miami at 3:30 p.m. ET, the same starting place for Indiana (No. 17) in Iowa (No. 18 ). . Alabama, the national championship favorite with +260 starting the season, is favored against the Hurricanes with 18.5 points.
The Week 0 lone Power 5 match is a Big Ten game in Champaign, Illinois, where the Fighting Illinois opened as a 9.5-point home underdog. That line closes almost every day, with Nebraska being the 7-point favorite starting Wednesday at 12 noon ET.
This conference game starts the five-game chalkboard at noon CT with a national television audience on FOX. Illinois is a popular pick to surprise in the debut season of former Wisconsin and Arkansas coach Bret Bielema.
The Illinois moneyline is at +220 after opening at +280.
In the only other game on the board for the late August weekend, UTEP, as a 9.5-point favorite in the state of New Mexico, is stuck in a line that hasn’t moved since the morning odds were posted.
There is no line for Southern Utah in San Jose State, the final game on August 28th (10pm ET).
All of the above lines are courtesy of PointsBetUSA.