The big schools may not get going until Labor Day Weekend, but there are plenty of intriguing lines for bettors to consider on the Week 0 NCAAF slate. We offer up the top five early bets to make for college football’s Week 0.
For many years, Labor Day Weekend marked the official start of college football. Thanks to the advent of “Week 0”, that is no longer the case. The light appetizer slate of games is back again this year to wet the whistles of many football-starved bettors prior to the season’s true Week 1 kickoff.
On Saturday, Aug. 27, there are 11 total games that will feature at least one FBS school as part of the Week 0 action. Eleven games may not feel like much compared to a typical college football Saturday, but it does provide an NFL-sized slate of options for bettors to choose from. While there is still nearly a month to go before these games actually take place, getting ahead of the public on the early betting lines is never a bad idea.
Here are my early college football best bets for Week 0 based on the odds from our top-rated sportsbooks (pick confidence based on a 1-to-5 star scale).
Early Week 0 College Football Best Bets
Nevada-New Mexico State Under 55.5 (-110 via BetMGM)
UConn +28 (-110 via DraftKings Sportsbook) vs. Utah State
UTEP moneyline (+100 via DraftKings) vs. North Texas
Vanderbilt -6.5 (-110 via FanDuel Sportsbook) vs. Hawaii
Wyoming-Illinois Under 44.5 (-110 via DraftKings)