College football’s 2021 regular season has been a reminder of everything that’s great about the sport, as stadiums have been full of fans again and all conferences have played simultaneously during a season featuring few noteworthy COVID-19-related disruptions. As the regular season comes to a close in Week 13, the best of the sport will be on display as rivalry battles take place and conference title races are sorted out.
This weekend’s action will impact who participates in the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten and Pac-12 title games, as only the SEC has both of its two championship game competitors (Alabama and Georgia) decided. Even still, the SEC is still providing an intriguing matchup as No. 2 Alabama goes on the road to play arch rival Auburn in a game with CFP implications.
One of the reminders that the 2021 season has provided is that you never know what to expect in college football. But as we gear up for what should be a wild final week of the regular season, let’s check out the early odds.
Caesars Sportsbook has released early lines for the upcoming weekend. Let’s break down what the oddsmakers expect to happen in Week 13.
The biggest games
No. 4 Ohio State (-7.5) at No. 6 Michigan: Ohio State has won eight straight in the series, but if anyone can slow down the Buckeyes in the Big Ten this season, it might be the Wolverines. Both teams are entering off impressive beatdowns of conference opponents and are playing for a spot in the Big Ten title game. This is also an unofficial CFP elimination game. It doesn’t get much bigger than this in college football.
No. 13 Oklahoma at No. 9 Oklahoma State (-3.5): Just like with the Ohio State-Michigan game, this edition of Bedlam is a rivalry game that means even more than it usually does. It’s a…