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College football Games of the Year can present some large edges for bettors. Well before each season, books set lines on the campaign's biggest games in an attempt to attract some early action. If you're considerably lower or higher on certain teams than the rest of the market, it could pay dividends.
Though we're still months away from the college football season, here are the most notable lined games on the docket so far, with some insight on ones I like.
Navy vs. Notre Dame (-16.5)
BYU at Utah (-6.5)
USC at Alabama (-16.5)
My gut initially points to Alabama in this spot. USC head coach Clay Helton is one of the country's worst when getting double digits, and the last time these two blue bloods met, the Crimson Tide wiped the floor with the Trojans. It's Alabama - and potentially the over - for me.
Michigan at Washington (+1.5)
Anything higher than 47 in this game is an under for me. Both offenses will be led by inexperienced quarterbacks and coaches who don't mind slowing the game down to a halt. Lean Washington in essentially a pick 'em, but the matchup is a dream under.
Ohio State at Oregon (-6.5)
Louisville at Clemson (-23.5)
I might wait to see this contest hit -24 before making a play because it'll be on Louisville. The defense will likely give up the standard 45-plus to the perennial national contender, but quarterback Micale Cunningham and wide receiver Tutu Atwell form one of the country's most lethal duos. I generally don't mind laying three-plus touchdowns with Clemson against conference foes, but this isn't one of those games.
Texas at LSU (-6.5)
I really like Texas in this spot, especially if it gets to 7. It'll likely be a night game in Baton Rouge, but I'll take an experienced quarterback and a head coach who's brilliant at covering when his team's a 'dog.
Georgia at Alabama (-7.5)
Baylor at Oklahoma (-13.5)
Penn State at Michigan (-3.5)
Notre Dame at Wisconsin (-1)
Notre Dame won't travel too often in 2020, but this will be the second leg of a back-to-back on the road with a home game against rival Stanford on deck. Wisconsin's defense, which ranked No. 8 nationally in points allowed per contest last season, will return the 14th-most production could give the Fighting Irish fits in what should be a low-scoring affair.
LSU at Florida (-1)
Last year's total flew over and I wouldn't be surprised to see this one do the same. LSU quarterback Myles Brennan will have enough games under his belt to lead the offense while Florida's Kyle Trask could rip up the secondary for the second straight season. It's March and I'm already thinking about betting overs.
Texas vs. Oklahoma (-3.5)
Auburn at Georgia (-3.5)
USC at Oregon (-6.5)
Alabama at LSU (+2.5)
Clemson at Notre Dame (+7.5)
It turns out that I could be fading Notre Dame often in 2020. This is a good spot for Clemson, which will be coming off a bye week.
Wisconsin at Iowa (+2.5)
Iowa might have a tough time replicating last year's success, as the program will bring back less than half its production on both offense and defense. Fading the Hawkeyes as home 'dogs rarely works out, but my initial read here is Wisconsin minus the points.
Michigan at Ohio State (-7.5)
Auburn at Alabama (-9.5)
Alex Kolodziej is a betting writer for theScore. He's a graduate of Eastern Illinois who has been involved in the sports betting industry for 12 years. He can quote every line from "Rounders" and appreciates franchises that regularly wear alternate jerseys. Find him on Twitter @AJKolodziej.