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NCAA Football Odds 2019 Week 1

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The 2019 college football season is officially underway following last Saturday's exciting opening slate that saw No. 8 Florida hang on against Miami, and Arizona come up short on the final play of the game against Hawaii later that evening.

While Week 1 has already begun, 2019's first week of the season stretches much longer than seven days, as it comes to an end with No. 9 Notre Dame's battle with Louisville on Monday, Sept. 2 2019. With almost the entirety of the college football world left to debut, here's a look at the odds behind the NCAAF's remaining Week 1 matchups, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

College Football Week 1 Odds

FBS Division I college football Week 1 action resumes this Thursday night, as Cincinnati hosts UCLA at 7 p.m EST, followed by a handful of other AP Top-25 teams in action. Perhaps, the most notable among them are the defending College Football Playoff national champion Clemson Tigers returning to the field as 36-point home favorites over Georgia Tech at 8 p.m. EST.

As for some of the most notable Week 1 odds, the largest spread among all teams in action isn't out of Clemson or Tuscaloosa. In fact, it comes from Birmingham, Alabama, as UAB is currently a 42.5-point favorite over FCS opponent Alabama State.

Houston and No. 4 Oklahoma's matchup on Sunday, Sept. 1 makes for the highest total of Week 1, which is currently set at 82.5 points. Considering this game features the No. 1 and No. 7 scoring offenses in the country from 2018 between Oklahoma (48.4 points per game) and Houston (41.8 PPG), this one could be quite the shootout.

Week 1 Top-25 College Football Matchups & Odds

In rather unorthodox fashion compared to recent years, Week 1 of the 2019 season features only one matchup between two AP Top-25 teams. That lone meeting will see No. 11 Oregon and No. 16 Auburn clash at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 7:30 p.m. EST.


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David Hayes is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David Hayes also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username DavidWHayes. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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