The 2019 college football season is almost here, and there are plenty of bets available to make right now.
I've revealed them briefly on Daily Wager (Monday-Friday, ESPNews) over the past few weeks, but here they are in written form, along with my reasons for betting them.
These are my 25 favorite CFB futures bets heading into the season.
Odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook as of Aug. 14, unless otherwise noted.
25. Georgia Bulldogs to win the SEC (+275)
At Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook
Win projection: 10.88
Kirby Smart's squad is stacked with elite talent. This is my No. 3-ranked team going into the season, and there is a pretty big gap between them and the next two (LSU and Oklahoma). We know the Bulldogs can stand toe to toe with Alabama, given their matchups the past two seasons in which they've trailed for a combined one minute and four seconds.
This ultimately comes down to a comparison between the current and potential price in an SEC title game. In a worst-case scenario -- matching up against Alabama -- I project Georgia to be only a 4.5-point underdog, which is roughly a price of +170 on the money line. That makes having a +275 ticket in our back pocket extremely valuable at that point. There's an outside chance that UGA doesn't win the East division, but there's also a chance that Alabama isn't representing the West -- which presents more upside to a Bulldogs ticket (since they would be a favorite over any other team).
The swing game could be Florida, but I project Georgia to be a 9-point favorite and win the game 75% of the time. Of the 25% of the time they lose to the Gators, it's nearly 16% the Bulldogs win the East anyway (more on Florida later).