Here we are in the final week of the regular season for college football. All of the Power 5 Conferences are playing their championship games. Will there be one more week of curveballs to shake up the playoff picture?
The Elldee Sports formula is predicting all favorites to win the championship games. This is the first week, with a minimal number of games, that I do not see any Best Bets to lean on. In each game I can see the favorite rolling but in each game there is hope for the underdog to steal a win, particularly with the points.
The way that Alabama has been rolling, there is no doubt that they have the firepower to cover the large two touchdown line. On the other hand, the Georgia Bulldogs are probably the one team that is built to compete with the Crimson Tide. That coupled with the emotional boost of playing in Atlanta and the painful memory of last years National Championship game might give them just the boost that the Bulldogs need to challenge for the SEC crown.
Ohio State has looked amazing for half of the year, including last week’s explosion over a top Michigan defense. The other half of the year they have struggled to win and looked lost. Northwestern has won 15 of their last 16 Big 10 games and are a gritty, blue collar team. Will they be able to grind it out and shock the world?
As far as the numbers indicate, the favorites should roll but we all know that anything can happen. Best of luck and you will hear from Elldee Sports again after the playoffs brackets have been decided.