Futures: Bama now +250 ‘chalk’ to win CFP
Published on Tuesday, 11/17/15, at 11:52 a.m. Eastern.
Odds to win the 2015 College Football Playoff at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas.
Alabama +250 (risk $100 to win $250)
Ohio St. +275
Notre Dame 8/1 (risk $100 to win $800)
Oklahoma St. 12/1
Michigan St. 40/1
North Carolina 80/1
FIELD (all others not included on this list) 500/1
**B.E.’s Bonus Nuggets**
–Florida is currently a 5.5-point home favorite vs. FSU in the regular-season finale for both teams on Nov. 28. This game will kick at 7:30 p.m. Eastern on ESPN.
—My preview of tonight’s Toledo at Bowling Green game over at VegasInsider.com.
—My latest Top 50 Power Rankings going into Week 12.
–Gene Chizik has done an incredible job as the new defensive coordinator for Larry Fedora’s UNC squad this year. The Tar Heels rank 21st in the country in scoring defense, giving up only 18.8 points per game. UNC allowed 39.0 PPG last year.
–Arizona St. senior safety Jordan Simone was lost for the rest of the season due to a knee injury sustained in this past Saturday’s 27-17 home win over Washington. Simone was ASU’s leading tackler and was second in stops in the entire Pac-12.
–TCU stars Josh Doctson and Trevone Boykin are both listed as ‘questionable’ for Saturday’s crucial Big-12 showdown at Oklahoma.
–Florida will be without three defensive linemen Saturday vs. FAU. DE Alex McAllister (foot) is ‘out’ and the timetable for his return is unknown. If McAllister can’t go against FSU and/or Alabama (assuming the Tide clinch the SEC West with a win at Auburn), that’ll be a huge loss for the Gators. Also, Joey Ivie (four sacks) and Jordan Sherit are ‘out’ against the Owls.
–Here are several current GOY lines at The Westgate that could impact who makes the CFP:
Alabama -14 at Auburn
Ohio St. -6.5 at Michigan
Oklahoma -4.5 at Oklahoma St.
Clemson -19.5 at South Carolina
Stanford -2.5 vs. Notre Dame