College Football Week 1 odds, predictions and best bets

By Bill Adee  ( 

September 1, 2023 06:32 PM


After a seven-game Week 0, the 2023 college football season gets under way with a full schedule.

We will link to the best of VSiN's college football news and information to help you handicap this week’s menu, adding more links as new stories are published throughout the week.

Week 1 betting tips and tools

Adam Burke's College Football Power Ratings

Week 1 lines and line movements heading into this week

Betting concepts and trends for the opening weeks

Tyler Shoemaker on the new rules and how they impacted totals

Steve Makinen's Week 1 matches for his team stability ratings

When buying points makes sense in CFB

Week 1 situational betting spots

VSiN Analytics Report for Week 1

Thursday previews and a best bet from Adam Burke

Friday previews from Adam Burke

Games of the Week, Heisman Trophy Watch and College Football Playoff Picture

Week 1 Best Bets

Matt Youmans

Tyler Shoemaker

Zachary Cohen

Wes Reynolds

Adam Burke

Steve Makinen

Dave Tuley

College football season overviews

All the stories from the VSiN College Football Betting Guide with conference and team previews.

Betting systems

Steve Makinen's stability scores.

Strategies for using VSiN's betting splits.

Handicapping revenge games

Season Best Bets

Season win total best bets from VSiN hosts and analysts

30 season win total bets from Steve Makinen

Season futures and props from VSiN hosts and analysts

Heisman Trophy bets for players not named Caleb Williams

Futures bets for surprise teams from Zach Cohen 

Season quarterbacks props from Adam Burke

Season running backs props from Zach Cohen

College football resources on

VSiN College Football Home Page.

Live Odds from Across Las Vegas sportsbooks

Odds comparisons by state

Matchup pages

Betting splits

Makinen weekly power ratings

Makinen team power ratings

Top 25 rankings with odds and power ratings

College Football Picks At A Glance

College football podcasts and video

VSiN College Football Betting Podcast: Tim Murray hosts with rotating experts 3-4 times a week during the season. LISTEN NOW.

YouTube College Football Highlights: Best segments from VSiN programming. WATCH NOW.

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The Lombardi LIne: With several high-profile CFB games this weekend, odds for the Heisman and other futures markets could shift drastically. If you have a strong opinion, bet it now to secure the best number. View more tips.

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