College football odds, lines, picks, predictions for week 1, 2021: proven computer model loves LSU, Iowa
Several top-tier teams will replace their starting quarterbacks when the Week 1 college football schedule continues on Saturday. No.1 Alabama and No.3 Clemson are among the teams that will take on the task this weekend. Caesars Sportsbook has Alabama named a 19.5-point favorite against No.14 Miami, while the Tigers are three-point favorite against No.5 Georgia in the College Football Week 1 odds list. Notre Dame , ninth in the standings, is a 7.5-point favorite against Florida State in the first week of college football on Sunday.
The first week of the season can often offer the most value, as punters are still formulating their numbers. What are the best college football predictions for week 1? Before making any picks or bets on Week 1 College Football, be sure to see the latest college football predictions from SportsLine’s proven model.
The SportsLine projection model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past five plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a staggering profit of over $ 3,600 for gamers with $ 100 on its college football pick against the spread. He also enters Week 1 of the 2021 season on a 57-37 streak across all of the top-rated college football picks. Anyone who has followed him has seen huge returns.
Best college football predictions in week 1
One of the top college football picks the model recommends for Week 1: The # 16 LSU covers as a 2.5-point favorite at UCLA on Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. ET. The Tigers may not be the same team that won the title in 2019, but they should be better than the one that stumbled last year. Their defense is expected to be improved under the guidance of new defensive coordinator Daronte Jones. He will have at his disposal two of the best cornerbacks in the country, Derek Stingley Jr. and Eli Ricks.
UCLA are overvalued after their 44-10 win over Hawaii in Week 0. Quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson completed only half of his passes for 130 yards and he now has to face Stingley Jr. and Ricks. The model expects LSU to win this game by more than one touchdown, creating a lot of value on that line. LSU covers this gap in well over 60% of the simulations, while the under (65) reach almost 60% of the time.
Another of the model’s college football predictions: Iowa’s No.18 (-4) covers against Indiana’s No.17. The Hoosiers have lost wide receiver Whop Philyor and quarterback Michael Penix Jr. has just injured his knee. Iowa will lead the ball with star running back Tyler Goodson, who works behind another strong offensive line. Quarterback Spencer Petras should have some success against a poor Indiana high school.
The Hawkeyes are dismissing most of their main defensive players, so they should be able to control this game from both sides of the pitch. SportsLine’s model predicts that Iowa will cover this gap in more than 50% of simulations. The model also expects the under to cash in more than 60% of the time, as Iowa will slow the game down with its strong rushed attack.
How to make week 1 college football picks
The model also called for who wins and covers in every other fixture on the Week 1 college football schedule, and he’s calling on a national title contender to go down hard. You can only get every pick for every game on SportsLine.
So what college football choices can you make with confidence? And which national title contender falls hard? Check out the latest college football odds below, then visit SportsLine to see which teams are winning and covering the gap, all from a proven computer model that has generated a profit of $ 3,600 over the past five seasons and more, and find out.
Week 1 College Football Odds (via Caesars)
Here are the college football lines for some of Week 1’s most notable clashes
Saturday September 4th
Tulane in Oklahoma (-26.5, 69)
Penn State in Wisconsin (-4.5, 50)
Featured Game | Wisconsin Badgers vs. Penn State Nittany Lions
Alabama vs. Miami (+18.5, 62)
Featured Game | Miami (FL) Hurricanes vs. Alabama Crimson Tide
Indiana at Iowa (-3, 46)
Featured Game | Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Indiana Hoosiers
Louisiana in Texas (-8, 58)
Featured Game | Texas Longhorns vs. Louisiana Ragin ‘Cajuns
Georgia v Clemson (-3, 51.5)
Featured Game | Clemson Tigers vs. Georgia Bulldogs
LSU to UCLA (+2.5, 66)
Featured Game | UCLA Bruins vs. LSU Tigers
Sunday September 5th
Our Lady of the State of Florida (+7.5, 56)
Featured Game | Florida State Seminoles v Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Monday September 6
Louisville vs. Ole Miss (-9.5, 75.5)
Featured Game | Ole Miss Rebels vs. Louisville Cardinals