Oct 20, 2018; Knoxville, TN, USA; Former Tennessee Volunteers head coach Butch Jones on the sidelines as the Alabama Crimson Tide play at Neyland Stadium. Alabama defeated the Vols 58-21. Mandatory Credit: Bryan Lynn-USA TODAY Sports

College Conference Championship Opening Odds: Big Ten, SEC, ACC

It’s conference championships week in college football, but thanks to COVID-19 it’s a much busier schedule than usual.

We’ll start with a look at the opening odds in the championship games for the major conferences. In the Big Ten the Ohio State Buckeyes opened as a 19.5-point favorite against the Northwestern Wildcats. Ohio State has won eight straight against Northwestern with a 7-1 record against the spread.

In the ACC the Clemson Tigers opened as a 7-point favorite against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Earlier this season Notre Dame upset Clemson 47-40 as a 4.5-point underdog. It’s important to remember that Clemson was missing starting quarterback Trevor Lawrence in that game.

In the SEC the Alabama Crimson Tide opened as a 14-point favorite versus the Florida Gators. Alabama has owned this matchup with six straights wins and a 5-1 ATS, record.

In the Big 12 the Oklahoma Sooners are in the championship game again and they opened as a 4-point favorite versus the Iowa State Cyclones. The Sooners have won the last four Big 12 title games, and eight of the last 10. Earlier this season Iowa State upset Oklahoma 37-30 as a 7.5-point underdog.

Finally, in the Pac-12 the USC Trojans opened as a 6-point favorite versus the Washington Huskies. Washington is 4-3 SU and 5-2 ATS in their last seven versus USC.

Outside the conference championship games the largest spread on the board this week was in the Vanderbilt Commodores and Georgia Bulldogs matchup. The Bulldogs opened as a 33.5-point favorite against the winless Commodores. When favored by 30 points or more the Bulldogs are 27-0, but only 8-19 ATS.

A few other notable opening lines on the odds list this week include Texas A&M at Tennessee (+13), Mississippi at LSU (-2), Boise State vs. San Jose State (+8), Michigan at Iowa (-13.5), and Minnesota at Wisconsin (-11.5).

Here are a few standouts trends ands states from some of those games. Texas A&M is 6-2 ATS in their last eight road games. LSU upset Florida 37-34 as a 23-point underdog last week. Michigan is 1-4 SU in their last five and 1-7 ATS in their last eight. Wisconsin has lost three straight as the favorite.

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Sep 30th, 7:30 PM

Virginia +4 -110

Miami-FL -4 -110

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Oct 1st, 7:30 PM

Houston +4 -110

Tulsa -4 -110

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Oct 1st, 8:00 PM

Iowa (5) -3 +100

Maryland +3 +100

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Oct 1st, 9:00 PM

BYU (13) -7.5 -110

Utah State +7.5 -110

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Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Arkansas (8) +18.5 -107

Georgia (2) -18.5 -107

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Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Tennessee +3 -107

Missouri -3 -107

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Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Pittsburgh -3.5 -107

Georgia Tech +3.5 -107

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Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Western Michigan -6.5 -110

Buffalo +6.5 -110

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Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Texas -5 -110

TCU +5 -110

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Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Duke +16 -110

North Carolina -16 -110

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Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Toledo -26.5 -107

Massachusetts +26.5 -107

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Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Charlotte +9 -107

Illinois -9 -107

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Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Memphis -11.5 -107

Temple +11.5 -107

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Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Minnesota +2.5 -107

Purdue -2.5 -107

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Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Michigan (14) +4.5 -107

Wisconsin -4.5 -107

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Oct 2nd, 12:30 PM

Louisville +7 +103

Wake Forest (24) -7 +103

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Oct 2nd, 2:00 PM

Appalachian State -9 -107

Georgia State +9 -107

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Oct 2nd, 2:00 PM

USC -6.5 -107

Colorado +6.5 -107

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Oct 2nd, 2:30 PM

Louisiana-Monroe +31.5 -110

Coastal Carolina (16) -31.5 -110

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Oct 2nd, 2:30 PM

Eastern Michigan +2 -110

NIU -2 -110

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Oct 2nd, 2:30 PM

Cincinnati (7) +1.5 -107

Notre Dame (9) -1.5 -107

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Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Troy +8.5 -107

South Carolina -8.5 -107

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Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Ole Miss (12) +16.5 -110

Alabama (1) -16.5 -110

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Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Oregon (3) -7 -107

Stanford +7 -107

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Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Florida International (FIU) +10 -110

Florida Atlantic -10 -110

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Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Syracuse +3.5 -110

Florida State -3.5 -110

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Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Bowling Green +14.5 -107

Kent State -14.5 -107

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Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Central Michigan +1 -107

Miami-OH -1 -107

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Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Ohio -9 -107

Akron +9 -107

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Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Texas Tech +7 -110

West Virginia -7 -110

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Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Oklahoma (6) -9.5 -110

Kansas State +9.5 -110

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Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

UCF -14 -107

Navy +14 -107

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Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Nevada +6 -110

Boise State -6 -110

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Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Tulane -3.5 -110

East Carolina +3.5 -110

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Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Ohio State (11) -14.5 -110

Rutgers +14.5 -110

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Oct 2nd, 4:00 PM

Arkansas State +3.5 -110

Georgia Southern -3.5 -110

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Oct 2nd, 4:00 PM

USF +19.5 -107

SMU -19.5 -107

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Oct 2nd, 5:00 PM

Army -7.5 -107

Ball State +7.5 -107

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Oct 2nd, 5:30 PM

Washington State +7 -107

California -7 -107

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Oct 2nd, 6:00 PM

Florida (10) -7.5 -107

Kentucky +7.5 -107

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Oct 2nd, 6:00 PM

UNLV +19 -110

UTSA -19 -110

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Oct 2nd, 6:00 PM

LA Tech +19.5 -107

NC State (23) -19.5 -107

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Oct 2nd, 6:30 PM

Southern Miss +3 -107

Rice -3 -107

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Oct 2nd, 6:30 PM

Air Force -10.5 -110

New Mexico +10.5 -110

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Oct 2nd, 7:00 PM

Kansas +32.5 -107

Iowa State -32.5 -107

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Oct 2nd, 7:00 PM

Mississippi State +9 -110

Texas A&M (15) -9 -110

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Oct 2nd, 7:00 PM

Baylor (21) +3.5 -107

Oklahoma State (19) -3.5 -107

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Oct 2nd, 7:00 PM

Marshall -10.5 -107

Middle Tennessee +10.5 -107

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Oct 2nd, 7:00 PM

Liberty +1.5 -107

UAB -1.5 -107

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Oct 2nd, 7:30 PM

Boston College +14.5 -110

Clemson (25) -14.5 -110

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Oct 2nd, 7:30 PM

UCONN +13.5 -110

Vanderbilt -13.5 -110

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Oct 2nd, 7:30 PM

WKU +8 -107

Michigan State (17) -8 -107

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Oct 2nd, 7:30 PM

Northwestern +10 -107

Nebraska -10 -107

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Oct 2nd, 7:30 PM

Indiana +10.5 -107

Penn State (4) -10.5 -107

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Oct 2nd, 8:00 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette -9.5 -107

South Alabama +9.5 -107

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Oct 2nd, 9:00 PM

Washington -3 -107

Oregon State +3 -107

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Oct 2nd, 9:00 PM

Auburn (22) +3.5 -110

LSU -3.5 -110

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Oct 2nd, 9:00 PM

Old Dominion +3.5 -107

UTEP -3.5 -107

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Oct 2nd, 10:30 PM

Arizona State +3.5 -107

UCLA (20) -3.5 -107

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Oct 2nd, 10:30 PM

New Mexico State +26 -107

San Jose State -26 -107

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Oct 2nd, 11:00 PM

Fresno State (18) -11 -107

Hawaii +11 -107

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Oct 7th, 7:30 PM

Coastal Carolina (16)

Arkansas State

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Oct 7th, 7:30 PM

Houston

Tulane

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