NCAAF Week 12: Betting Playoff Contenders
As the college football season wears on, the coronavirus continues to impact the weekly schedule. The SEC has been hit especially hard in recent weeks. Just about half the conference sat out Week 11 due to team outbreaks.
Who Are The Betting Playoff Contenders For NCAAF Week 12?
None the less, the show goes on. The four-team playoff picture continues to take shape. SportsBetting.ag has the following five teams at the top of its NCAAF futures list to win the national title:
- Alabama Crimson Tide (SEC) +200
- Ohio State Buckeyes (Big Ten) +225
- Clemson Tigers (ACC) +325
- Notre Dame Fighting Irish (ACC) +700
- Florida Gators (SEC) +800
Moving to Week 12 of the season, most of these contenders will be back on the field this upcoming Saturday.
No. 1 Alabama will be playing its first game in November as a 31-point home favorite against the Kentucky Wildcats. At 6-0 straight-up, the Tide are 4-2 against the spread. They have also covered in their last five home games.
The No. 3 Buckeyes missed last Saturday’s game against Maryland. They return to action this Saturday in a big showdown against the No. 9-ranked Indiana. Ohio State is listed as a 20 ½-point home favorite. The total for this game is 66 points. Indiana has covered ATS in seven of its last nine games against the Buckeyes.
As the No. 4 team in the nation, Clemson returns to action following a bye. It lost to Notre Dame its last time out. This Saturday’s game is against the ACC rival Florida State Seminoles. The Tigers are favored by 34 ½ points on the road. While they are 7-1 SU, they are just 2-6 ATS. Clemson is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games against the Seminoles.
Notre Dame has settled in at No. 2 following its stunning 47-40 upset over Clemson as a 4 ½-point home underdog. The 8-0 SU (4-4 ATS) Irish have a bye this week. They beat Boston College 45-31 last Saturday as 13-point road favorites.
Florida was one of the few SEC teams to play last week. The Gators (5-1 SU and 4-2 ATS) moved to No. 6 in the AP Top 25 with a 63-35 romp over Arkansas as 17-point home favorites. They go on the road this week as heavy 31 ½-point favorites against Vanderbilt. Florida has won its last six games against the Commodores SU. It covered the closing number in four of those six meetings.
Looking further down US Sportsbook futures list to win the 2020 national title, the betting odds drop like a rock.
The sixth team on the list is the No. 7 Cincinnati Bearcats (7-0 SU) at +2500. Playing out of the AAC, they would need quite a few breaks to fall their way. The Mountain West’s BYU Cougars (8-0 SU) at +3300 odds are in the same boat.
A few one-loss teams in the Top 10 are Texas A&M at +4000 and the Miami Hurricanes at +5000. Rounding out that grouping is the Wisconsin Badgers at +5000 odds.