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Las Vegas says Florida State, Oregon, Alabama the top favorites in 2014

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The Florida State Seminoles look to have the odds in their favor to repeat as national champions in the 2014 season. According to Las Vegas Sports Book, Florida State is opening with 4/1 odds to win the national championship.

The Oregon Ducks are also were given good odds at 5/1. Alabama has opened at 6/1. The Ducks could be the Pac-12 favorite with Marcus Mariota back for another season and looking to make up for a season that fell a tad shy of expectations in Eugene in the first year of the post-Chip Kelly era. Alabama always seems to have the betting line sin their favor and despite sending eight more players through the NFL Draft it looks as though Vegas is feeling pretty confident Nick Saban will once again be able to reload instead of rebuild in the fall.

Some other notable betting odds, courtesy of David Purdum via Twitter…

The championship stage will be different this season with four teams being selected by a selection committee to participate in a four-team playoff. How this affects the betting odds is over my head, but it is still a good litmus test for which teams could be the trendy picks in the new season. Some schools tend to have more money bet on them than others (Notre Dame will always bring in a little more money than Oklahoma State, for example), and the betting lines are a reflection of that in some ways.

One team that might be worth keeping an eye on might be UCLA. The Bruins have a talented roster coming back in 2014 and a very favorable schedule with home games against Oregon, USC and Stanford in conference play and they play a game against Texas early in Arlington, Texas. At those odds, UCLA might be a good-value bet.

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4 Responses to “Las Vegas says Florida State, Oregon, Alabama the top favorites in 2014”
  1. classyjacklambert says: May 12, 2014 12:22 PM

    I understand FSU and Alabama but Oregon seems very unlikely.

  2. thefiesty1 says: May 12, 2014 12:34 PM

    Since when is UCLA playing Texas in Dallas a home game for them?

  3. normtide says: May 12, 2014 2:42 PM

    I think I’ll still wait to see how the season plays out. While I think these teams will be very good, I also think there will be a surprise team, or four, that will influence the final outcomes.

    Bama enters this season with more questions than any season in the last five years. However, there is tons of talent in place and a proven coach. The unknown is actually bringing me more excitement.

    Best of luck to all our boys, I’m very looking forward to the new season.

  4. Kevin McGuire says: May 13, 2014 8:41 AM

    Oops! I missed that UCLA and Texas was in Arlington. That has been fixed.

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