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Parity Problem in the CFB, Say Oddsmakers: 4 Teams See 70% of Action

Written by:
Ean Lamb
Published on:
Aug/23/2022

There will undoubtedly be upsets during the upcoming college football season, but the odds suggest the Big 4 will be among the final 4.

The BetOnline team released odds to reach the College Football Playoff tournament Tuesday. Alabama is an odds-on favorite (-150) to make the playoff while the other three expected contenders (Ohio State, Georgia, Clemson) all have better than 3-1 odds. 

Then it goes down from there, way down.

USC comes in with 9-1 odds.  And that is the last of the single-digit odds to win.

"I can't recall a season where there was so much separation between the top teams and the rest of the field," BetOnline.ag Brand Manager Dave Mason said. "The talent, the schedules, the conferences...it just kind of created a perfect storm of superiority in the college football ranks. Here's to hoping some team surprises us."

Mason said that nearly 70% of the book's total handle for this year championship is on those four teams. Alabama comprises of more than 30% of that total while Ohio State is second at 22%.

Texas A&M did have slightly shorter odds a few months back, but they've dropped to 11-1.  Both Oklahoma teams have seen a real dropoff as well.

Odds To Make CFP                

Alabama                      -150

Ohio State                   +170

Georgia                       +200

Clemson                      +250

USC                             +900

Texas A&M                 +1100

Texas                           +1400

Miami                         +1800

Oklahoma                   +1800

Notre Dame                +2200

Utah                            +2200

Michigan                     +3300

Florida                         +4000

LSU                              +4000

NC State                      +4000

Oregon                        +4000

Penn State                  +4000

Wisconsin                   +4000

Ole Miss                      +5000

Tennessee                   +5000

Arkansas                     +6600

Baylor                          +6600

Kentucky                     +6600

Michigan State            +6600

Oklahoma State          +6600

Pittsburgh                   +9000

                       

Odds To Win CFP                   

Alabama                      +200

Ohio State                   +375

Georgia                       +475

Clemson                      +850

USC                             +2000

Texas A&M                 +2500

Texas                           +3300

Miami                          +4000

Oklahoma                   +4000

Notre Dame                +5000

Utah                            +5000

Auburn                        +8000

Michigan                     +8000

Florida                         +10000

LSU                              +10000

NC State                      +10000

Oregon                        +10000

Penn State                  +10000

Wisconsin                   +10000

Ole Miss                      +12500

Tennessee                   +12500

Arkansas                     +15000

Baylor                          +15000

Florida State               +15000

Kentucky                     +15000

Michigan State            +15000

Oklahoma State          +15000

South Carolina            +15000

Cincinnati                    +20000

Iowa                            +20000

Minnesota                   +20000

Mississippi State         +20000

Nebraska                     +20000

North Carolina            +20000

Purdue                        +20000

UCLA                           +20000

Boston College            +25000

California                    +25000

Houston                      +25000

Indiana                        +25000

Iowa State                   +25000

TCU                             +25000

Wake Forest                +25000

Arizona State              +30000

Georgia Tech               +30000

Kansas State                +30000

Louisville                     +30000

Maryland                    +30000

Oregon State               +30000

Pittsburgh                   +30000

Stanford Cardinal        +30000

UCF                             +30000

Washington                +30000

West Virginia              +30000

Arizona                        +50000

BYU                             +50000

Coastal Carolina          +50000

Colorado                     +50000

Louisiana                     +50000

Syracuse                      +50000

Texas Tech                  +50000

Virginia                        +50000

Virginia Tech               +50000

Washington State       +50000

Appalachian State       +100000

Army                           +100000

Boise State                  +100000

Fresno State                +100000

Illinois                          +100000

Kansas                         +100000

Memphis                     +100000

Missouri                      +100000

Navy                            +100000

Northwestern             +100000

San Diego State           +100000

SMU                            +100000

Vanderbilt                   +100000

- Ean Lamb, Gambling911.com

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