CFP Entrants Futures Odds as of Week 4

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With conference play set to open up over the next few weeks, I thought now would be the perfect time to check back on how the College Football Playoff entrants futures odds looked since first reporting on them the opening week of the season. Shocker not much has changed! Ohio State, Alabama, and Georgia are now even bigger favorites to qualify after running their respective records to 3-0 and looking mighty impressive in doing so.

 

Clemson however hasn’t moved an inch unsurprisingly is the Clemson Tigers with it beating up on a trio of cream puffs to get out to its 3-0 start. Is there a team out there that can keep the Fighting Dabo’s out of the equation? Let’s dig into these odds offerings at PointsBet Sportsbook and see if we can’t pinpoint the team/s that can possibly turn the CFP on its head.

 

Bet Teams to Make the Playoff at PointsBet Sportsbook

 

TEAM

YES OPEN

NO OPEN

YES CURRENT

NO CURRENT

OHIO STATE

-275

+200

-400

+300

ALABAMA

-150

+185

-500

+350

GEORGIA

-120

-110

-500

+350

CLEMSON

+150

-200

+150

-200

USC

+365

-550

+275

-400

MICHIGAN

+425

-715

+350

-500

OKLAHOMA

+475

-835

+400

-600

TEXAS A&M

+700

X

+2000

X

TEXAS

+900

X

+2000

X

WISCONSIN

+1000

X

+2500

X

MIAMI

+1500

X

+2000

X

OK STATE

X

X

+1800

X

OREGON

X

X

+1800

X

UTAH

X

X

+1300

X

TENNESSEE

X

X

+1000

X

PENN ST

X

X

+1000

X

NC STATE

X

X

+1000

X

 PointsBet Sportsbook Review

USC Trojans: Yes +275

I recommended buying shares of the Trojans a few weeks back when Lincoln Riley’s kids offered up a +365 return on investment. Since then, USC has gone on to log wins and covers against Stanford and Fresno State convincingly to push their record to 3-0 both SU and against the college football betting odds. Caleb Williams has thrust himself into the Heisman Trophy conversation by way of being the shot caller for the country’s No. 7 ranked scoring offense.

 

While the defense looks a bit rough around the edges, especially against the run (No. 103), the unit looked the best it has all season last time out against the Bulldogs. Should it pass this weekend’s test in Corvalis, there aren’t many more landmines the team will need to avoid the rest of the way. Should Clemson stumble like many expect, the selection committee would likely jump at the opportunity of sending the Trojans to the CFP for the first time in program history.

 

Michigan Wolverines: Yes +350

While the Wolverines failed to make a mark in their first trip to the Final Four a season ago, this year’s team looks to have put that massacre at the hands of Georgia behind them and pressed on. While the opposition faced has been less than mediocre, Michigan went out and clubbed its way to an unblemished record and covered -31 and -47.5 point spreads in the process. The offense is humming like a well-oiled machine now that J.J. McCarthy has nestled in under center, while the defense has locked the opposition down. Again, the caliber of opponents was laughable, but the foundation is being laid for a confident bunch of Wolverines to hit the ground running for when B1G play opens up this Saturday against Maryland.

 

Tennessee Volunteers: Yes +1000

Vols fans are tickled pink right now with the team getting out to perfect 3-0 SU and ATS records by way of taking down Ball State, Pitt, and Akron. While a pair of MAC reps comprise that list, they were each defeated by the combined score of 122-16 so Tennessee let it be known that neither deserved to breathe the same air. This Hendon Hooker kid is a joy to watch.

 

Along with being able to sling the pigskin all over the field, he’s shown the ability to tuck it and run and do some damage when called upon. While he’s got the offense humming along, it’s the defense that will ultimately decide whether or not Tennessee is ready to compete with the big boys in the SEC once again. Its pass defense has been horrendous (No. 100), but the unit’s buckled down in conceding just over 14 points per game. Chances of throwing a wrench in how the CFP plays out will ultimately come down to how it fares against Bama and Georgia.

 

Utah Utes: Yes +1300

If not the Trojans, why not the Utes? Utah did itself a major disservice by dropping a competitive game in the Swamp to the Florida Gators to kick off the season. Since then, Cam Rising and Co. have logged a pair of impressive victories over Southern Utah and San Diego State by the aggregate score of 108-14 and covered -45.5 and -22.5 point spreads respectively.

 

If not for letting Anthony Richardson have his day in the sun in that opener, the Utes odds of qualifying for the CFP would be a skosh shorter. Run with the line value and take a stab! This is a veteran team that’s already shown it can put a major scare in a big boy after getting up big on Ohio State in last year’s Rose Bowl. It won’t be the least bit intimidated when the Men of Troy invade SLC on October 15. Things will get a whole heck of a lot more interesting should it hold serve and hand the Trojans a crippling defeat!