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2024 College Football Schedule: Week 0 and Week 1 Betting Odds

August 24th may feel far away, but if you’re in the mood for college football betting, DraftKings Sportsbook has you covered. Some of the Week 0 and Week 1 odds are out for the 2024 college football schedule and bettors are sifting through the early season information.

The transfer portal and NIL have made CFB the wild west on steroids, so it can be a little tricky to keep track of which players went where, but at least it remains pretty easy to know who graduated and was drafted. Still, we have some spreads now and that means it’s a little easier to get into a college football mindset.

Betting odds of week 0 and week 1

Odds as of Thursday, May 2, 4:45 PM PT

Saturday August 24

Florida State (-13.5) vs. Georgia Tech (Dublin, Ireland)

SMU (-19.5) in Nevada

Thursday August 29

State of North Dakota in Colorado (-7)

North Carolina and Minnesota (-1)

Friday August 30:

Temple in Oklahoma (-39.5)

TCU (-11) at Stanford

Saturday August 31

Penn State (-10) in West Virginia

Clemson vs. Georgia (-13.5) (Atlanta)

Notre Dame at Texas A&M (-2)

Miami (FL) (-2) at Florida

Virginia Tech (-10.5) at Vanderbilt

Fresno State at Michigan (-23)

South Dakota State and Oklahoma State (-8)

Sunday September 1

LSU (-6) vs. USC (Las Vegas)

Monday September 2

Boston College in the state of Florida (-23.5)

Saturday September 7

Colorado at Nebraska (-6.5)

Texas (-3) and Michigan

Iowa State at Iowa (-2.5)

Tennessee (-5.5) vs. NC State (Charlotte)

Week 0 and Week 1 have a handful of really interesting games, mainly Notre Dame/Texas A&M, LSU/USC and Texas/Michigan, but you also see two FCS teams in the mix in South Dakota State and North Dakota State.

The Games of the Year rules for the rest of the season are also available, but here are some early Week 0 and Week 1 thoughts based on the rules above:

Georgia Tech +13.5 vs. Florida State

This ACC clash takes place across the pond in Dublin, where Oregon State transfer DJ Uiagalelei returns to the conference after transferring from Clemson. Maybe DJU can continue the improvements he found with former OSU head coach Jonathan Smith (now at Michigan State), but that’s a big number with a new team against a Yellow Jackets crew that won a bowl last season and returns 14 starters, including starting players. QB Haynes King.

Minnesota -1 vs. North Carolina

This game will feature two new starting QBs, as Minnesota saw Athan Kaliakmani’s transfer to Rutgers, while North Carolina saw Drake Maye head to the NFL as the third overall pick. The Golden Gophers have upgraded significantly at the position with New Hampshire transfer Max Brosmer casually leading the FCS ranks.

Before Kaliakmanis left, Minnesota was in the top 20 in returning production according to Bill Connelly, while North Carolina was in the bottom 10. Maybe LSU transfer Max Johnson will be the next star QB in Tar Heel land, but UNC has problems with physicality and good rushing teams and PJ Fleck’s Minnesota squad should be able to get back to its roots. But Brosmer is a huge upgrade and they should be a much more balanced attack overall.

Nebraska -6.5 vs. Colorado

In a battle of head coaches who approach things in very, very different ways, I prefer the Cornhuskers over the Buffaloes. Matt Rhule’s squad is in the top five in returning production and Nebraska will be a popular team to bet on this season. After deploying a bevy of quarterbacks and falling short by one score in five games, the Dylan Raiola era is ready to begin in Lincoln. The highly talented five-star freshman shined in Nebraska’s spring game and he should make his debut here.

The Buffaloes also return quite a bit of production, including Shedeur Sanders and Travis Hunter, but it’s been a revolving door in Boulder with players coming in and out and continuity felt like a major problem all year. Perhaps the OL at offensive tackle will be rounded out by five-star freshman Jordan Seaton, but it will take more than that.