- BetOnline has updated National Championship odds following Week 3 of the college football season
- Georgia (+600) hosts Notre Dame (+5000) this Saturday in one of the year’s biggest games
- Michigan (+2500) squares off with Wisconsin (+5000) in a Big Ten showdown
Since there were no games between ranked opponents in Week 3 of the college football season, the odds to win the National Championship remain largely the same as last week.
However, with a couple of sexy matchups on tap for Week 4, let’s examine the title odds at BetOnline and discuss how things may change after the weekend.
2020 CFP NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ODDS
GEORGIA VS NOTRE DAME
Last week, the No. 3 Bulldogs and No. 7 Fighting Irish crushed their respective opponents by a combined score of 121-14. Notre Dame will now travel to Athens, Georgia, for a game that’s as highly-anticipated as it is craz-expensive for fans.
The last meeting between these two schools in 2017 was an instant classic that resulted in a 20-19 Georgia win and an eventual trip to the National Championship Game. Oddsmakers aren’t expecting this one to be nearly as close, putting the Irish in the role of Rudy as two-touchdown underdogs.
— 247Sports (@247Sports) September 15, 2019
Georgia has two Heisman Trophy candidates in quarterback Jake Fromm and running back D’Andre Swift playing behind an NFL-caliber offensive line.
Meanwhile, Notre Dame still has several key pieces from the 2018 roster that made the College Football Playoff, including senior QB Ian Book who has looked impressive through the season’s first three games.
An upset victory would immediately put the Irish back in the national title conversation after being mostly disrespected and ignored to this point
An upset victory would immediately put the Irish back in the national title conversation after being mostly disrespected and ignored to this point, while a win would cement Georgia as a true championship contender.
If you have a strong feeling about who will come out on top, bet their National Championship futures now, because they’ll be getting shorter next week.
MICHIGAN AT WISCONSIN
It was only a few weeks ago that No. 11 Michigan was a popular pick to win the Big Ten with the fourth-best National Championship odds (10-1) in the country. But, after barely escaping a matchup with Army (24-21) a couple Saturdays ago, the Wolverines’ title odds sunk all the way to 25-1.
This weekend’s contest against No. 13 Wisconsin will give Jim Harbaugh’s crew a chance to repair its reputation, but it’s fair to wonder if their offense is up for the job.
Michigan’s No. 1 challenge vs. Wisconsin? Containing star RB Jonathan Taylor https://t.co/eEvjvVDXxI
— Ryan Zuke (@ryanzuke) September 17, 2019
Quarterback Shea Patterson has already lost three fumbles in two weeks and was sacked four times by Army, only throwing for a measly 207 yards.
While Michigan’s defense has been solid so far, Wisconsin has been dominant through two games, outscoring their opponents 110-0. Badgers running back Jonathan Taylor has also had past success versus the Wolverines, rushing for 132 yards in 2017 and 101 yards in 2018.
Michigan opened as a 3.5-point underdog to Wisconsin, which is especially bad news for a Wolverines team that has lost 13 games in a row when the other team is favored.