Saturday College Football Odds, Betting Picks & Previews: Your Week 1 CFB Betting Cheat Sheet

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Welcome to Week 1.

After a long eight-month break — with the exception of a few games — a full college football slate makes its much-anticipated return to our TV screens and betting cards today.

As always, the action begins at noon and carries over until early Sunday morning with some late-night Hawaii vs. Portland State action.

And isn’t that what we’ve been waiting for all along? To celebrate, our staff of college football writers attacked this Week 1 slate from every angle.

Looking for guides to each individual game? Check. Best bets from our entire staff? Check. A look into our futures portfolio? Check. Want nine bets on Alabama vs. Miami? We even have you covered there. Find anything you need to bet today’s games below.

So, sit back, relax with a nice cup of coffee, and enjoy a full slate of college football for the first time in nearly a year.


College Football Staff Best Bets

Our Top 5 Picks for Saturday

Our Best Bets for Week 1’s Noon Games
Our Best Bets for Week 1’s Afternoon Games
Our Best Bets for Week 1’s Evening Games

How Collin Wilson is Betting Saturday’s Week 1 Games

Collin Wilson’s Top Bets for Week 1

How Our Staff is Betting Alabama vs. Miami & Georgia vs. Clemson

9 Bets for Alabama vs. Miami
5 Bets for Georgia vs. Clemson

Our Top Futures & Win Totals for 2021

Our Top Futures & Win Total Bets for 2021

More Week 1 Betting Content

10 Potential College Football Lookahead Spots to Bet in Week 0 and Week 1 by Stuckey

Analytics Say to Fade Alabama in First Half by Action Analytics

Terrell Furman’s Top PointsBet Name a Bet Parlay for Georgia Clemson by Terrell Furman Jr.

Mike Calabrese’s Week 1 Group of 5 Parlay by Mike Calabrese

The Three Week 1 Edge Sharps Are Betting on Saturday by PJ Walsh

Collin Wilson and Stuckey’s Favorite Moneyline Underdog Bets by Collin Wilson and Stuckey

Our Biggest Week 1 Model Edge by PJ Walsh

2021 College Football Futures & Win Totals

Stuckey’s Top Futures & Win Total Bets for 2021

Stuckey’s Top CFB Futures Bets

Stuckey’s Favorite Group of 5 Win Totals

Stuckey’s Top Power 5 Win Totals

Stuckey’s 2021 MACtion Betting Manifesto

More Futures & Win Totals Content for 2021

Collin Wilson’s Favorite Conference & Division Bets for 2021 by Collin Wilson

Collin Wilson’s Top 3 “Game of the Year” Bets for 2021 by Collin Wilson

Kody Malstrom’s Top Win Total Bet for Each Power 5 Conference by Kody Malstrom

2021 College Football Win Totals: Finding Betting Value Using Collin Wilson’s Projections by Pete Ruden

Conference Betting Previews

Collin Wilson’s Power Five Betting Previews

Click one of the logos below to find analysis for the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC, respectively.

Kyle Remillard’s Group of Five Win Total Recommendations

Click one of the logos below to find analysis for that specific conference.

Betting Tools, Resources & Education

2021 College Football Betting Power Rankings by Collin Wilson

Don’t Buy Into Home Underdog Narratives in College Football by Steve Petrella

Advanced Stats in College Football: What They Are, Where to Find Them by Steve Petrella

2021 College Football Returning Production & Transfer Grades (TARP) for All 130 Division I FBS Teams by Collin Wilson

Advanced Stat Dives & Offseason Betting Research

Chaos Theory: 2007 vs. 2021

College Football Teams to Bet or Fade in 2021 Using Returning Production Metrics by Alex Kolodziej

Ranking the Top 15 College Football Defensive Coordinators at Creating Havoc by Darin Gardner

The 5 Factors of College Football Betting & Why They Matter by Collin Wilson

What Home-Field Advantage is Worth for Every College Football Team in 2021 by Collin Wilson

Predicting Positive Regression Based on Expected Wins & Pythagorean Expectation by Darin Gardner

How Turnover Luck Could Impact College Football in 2021 by Darin Gardner

Which College Football Team Receives the Biggest Boost from Home-Field Advantage? by Mike Ianniello

Welcome, Brett McMurphy to The Action Network!

Brett McMurphy’s 2021 CFB Bowl Projections

Brett McMurphy’s AP Top 25 Ballot vs. The Action Network’s Betting Power Ratings by Collin Wilson

Big 12 Targets 4 Teams for Expansion, Could Receive Invites This Month by Brett McMurphy

NCAA Investigation of the Nebraska Football Program & Head Coach Scott Frost

Sources: Coach Scott Frost & Nebraska Football Under Investigation for NCAA Violations by Brett McMurphy

College Football Win Totals: Bettors Split on Scott Frost & Nebraska by Tommy Stokke

How to Bet Nebraska vs. Illinois Week 0 Odds, Win Total After Scott Frost Investigation by Alex Kolodziej

College Football Betting Market News, Odds Movement

Bets Piling Up on Michigan, Notre Dame to Make College Football Playoff by Alex Kolodziej

2022 NFL Draft Odds: Spencer Rattler, Sam Howell Favorites to Go No. 1 by Avery Yang

College Football COVID-19 Cancellation Rules: How Each Conference is Handling Postponed Games by Avery Yang

2022 College Football Playoff National Championship Odds Tracker: Alabama, Clemson Open on Top by Alex Kolodziej

College Football Quarterback Battles: Playoff Contenders with Uncertainty Under Center by Alex Kolodziej

2021 Race for the Heisman

Why to Bet Spencer Rattler to Win the Heisman Now by Kody Malstrom

Three Heisman Longshots Who Can Bust College Football Wide Open by Alex Kolodziej

2021 Heisman Trophy Action Report: Bettors Loading Up on Spencer Rattler, 2 SEC Sleepers by Alex Kolodziej

2021 Heisman Trophy Odds: 4 Players Bettors Should Avoid, Including Bryce Young & Brock Purdby Alex Kolodziej

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