College Football Week 13 Opening Odds – By the Numbers

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The chances to impress the College Football Playoff Selection Committee are starting to run out. For some teams, their last shot to get into the playoff will come this week. For others, this is their penultimate statement before conference championship games take place in Week 14.

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The Numbers

4: The number of consecutive games decided by one score between Georgia and Georgia Tech. Two of those four games were decided in overtime. If this game ends up being a brutally close one, it could really count against the Bulldogs. Remember that the Bulldogs still have an SEC Championship Game to play in next week against either Alabama or Auburn. A loss to Georgia Tech would probably end the Dawgs’ dreams of playing for the National Championship.

8: The number of consecutive years in which the win of the Alabama/Auburn game played in the BCS Championship Game or the College Football Playoff. Only one time, when Alabama was beaten by Ohio State in the national semifinal, did the winner of this one not ultimately play in the title game. This year seems like it isn’t going to be an exception to that rule. Alabama surely will have done enough to play in the CFP if it wins this game, and it might already have enough of a resume to get the job done. Auburn still has work to do once this game is over with even if it wins. The winner of this game will win the SEC West and earn the right to play against Georgia next week in the SEC Championship Game.

13: The number of consecutive games Virginia Tech has over Virginia. Frank Beamer absolutely dominated this series when he was coaching the Hokies, and Justin Fuente has carried that on in his early years on the job in Blacksburg. This might be as good of a shot as UVA has had in recent years against a Virginia Tech team that is fortunate to not have three straight losses under its belt. This is also the same number of games in a row that Wisconsin has beaten Minnesota.

40.5: The number of points Oklahoma State is favored by over Kansas, making it the biggest favorite on the board in Week 13. The poor Jayhawks are now in this space for the third consecutive week as the butt of the joke. They were 32-point dogs against Texas, 40 against Oklahoma and now 40.5 against Oklahoma State. The Cowboys are favored by 40+ points for the first time since college football betting lines became widely available in 1985. This game would have meant a lot more to Okie State if not for the fact that it was the one team that was upset in a big way last week by Kansas State.

Opening Week 13 College Football Odds

Kent State at Akron (-15)
Bowling Green at Eastern Michigan (-15)
Miami-OH at Ball State (+18.5)
Ole Miss at Mississippi State (-17)
Baylor at TCU (-23.5)
Virginia Tech at Virginia (+7.5)
Missouri at Arkansas (+11)
New Mexico at San Diego State (-18.5)
Navy at Houston (-6.5)
Miami at Pittsburgh (+13.5)
Iowa at Nebraska (+2.5)
Texas State at Troy (-24.5)
South Florida at UCF (-9.5)
Western Kentucky at Florida International (+1.5)
Texas Tech at Texas (-10.5)
California at UCLA (-8)
Connecticut at Cincinnati (-4.5)
Boston College at Syracuse (OFF)
Michigan State at Rutgers (+11)
Indiana at Purdue (-3)
Ohio State at Michigan (+10)
North Carolina at N.C. State (-17.5)
Duke at Wake Forest (-10.5)
Appalachian State at Georgia State (+7)
Vanderbilt at Tennessee (-1)
Iowa State at Kansas State (-2.5)
Louisville at Kentucky (+9)
Georgia at Georgia Tech (+10)
Penn State at Maryland (+21)
Northwestern at Illinois (+15)
North Texas at Rice (+13)
Florida Atlantic at Charlotte (+22.5)
Utah State at Air Force (OFF)
Southern Miss at Marshall (-5)
UNLV at Nevada (-3)
Washington State at Washington (-11)
Wyoming at San Jose State (OFF)
Colorado at Utah (-11)
Arkansas State at UL Monroe (+8)
Old Dominion at Middle Tennessee (-13)
Wisconsin at Minnesota (+16)
Notre Dame at Stanford (+1.5)
Clemson at South Carolina (+14)
Texas A&M at LSU (-10.5)
Boise State at Fresno State (+7)
Tulane at SMU (-8)
Kansas at Oklahoma State (-40.5)
Arizona at Arizona State (PK)
West Virginia at Oklahoma (OFF)
Oregon State at Oregon (-21.5)
Idaho at New Mexico State (OFF)
Georgia Southern at UL Lafayette (-6)
Temple at Tulsa (OFF)
UTSA at Louisiana Tech (-1.5)
East Carolina at Memphis (-27)
UTEP at UAB (-20)
Alabama at Auburn (+4.5)
Florida State at Florida (+4.5)
BYU at Hawaii (+3.5)

(Odds Courtesy of BookMaker.eu)