Golden Nugget's NCAAF 'Games of the Year' spreads

Everyone knows Alabama is the team to beat this season, and the Golden Nugget’s college football “Games of the Year” reinforce that point, listing the defending national champs as hefty favorites in all 10 of their featured matchups.

The Golden Nugget, which releases early spreads – and totals – on some of college football’s biggest games Friday, has pegged the Crimson Tide with an average spread of -22.5 points over those 10 contests, with the tightest being 6-point chalk at Texas A&M on September 14.

Alabama’s 10 games are among the 250 select matchups offered by the Golden Nugget, which is going on its seventh season releasing the “Games of the Year”.

“We're very excited about this year,” Aaron Kessler, sportsbook supervisor at the Golden Nugget, told Covers. “We have the expanded game list and even some totals. However, we're releasing even earlier this year, so a lot of people might not have their opinions set yet. I do think our handle will be well ahead of last year.”

Check out the full interview with the Golden Nugget's Aaron Kessler and our own Covers Expert Bruce Marshall, who helped set the Golden Nugget’s “Games of the Year” odds.

Not only can football bettors wager on spreads from the September, October and November schedules but also have a small sample of totals to bet on this spring.

There are 10 games currently with totals and eight of those matchups feature teams from the SEC. The other two contests with available over/under wagering are Wisconsin at Ohio State (45) and Ohio State at Michigan (50.5).

Totals

Alabama at Virginia Tech (48.5)
Alabama at Texas A&M (54.5)
LSU at Georgia (52)
Wisconsin at Ohio State (45)
Florida at LSU (41.5)
Georgia vs. Florida (44.5)
LSU at Alabama (39.5)
Texas A&M at LSU (47.5)
Florida State at Florida (44)
Ohio State at Michigan (50.5)

Here’s a look at the “Games of the Year” spreads for some of the BCS contenders and popular programs:

Alabama Crimson Tide

Alabama vs. Virginia Tech (+17, 48.5)
Alabama at Texas A&M (+6, 54.5)
Colorado State at Alabama (-41)
Mississippi at Alabama (-17)
Alabama at Kentucky (+30)
Arkansas at Alabama (-29)
Tennessee at Alabama (-27)
LSU at Alabama (-11.5, 39.5)
Alabama at Mississippi State (+23)
Alabama at Auburn (+24)

Oregon Ducks

Oregon at Virginia (+21)
Tennessee at Oregon (-25)
California at Oregon (-34)
Oregon at Colorado (+37)
Oregon at Washington (+14)
Washington State at Oregon (-35.5)
UCLA at Oregon (-20)
Oregon at Stanford (+4)
Utah at Oregon (-28.5)
Oregon at Arizona (+12)
Oregon State at Oregon (-16)

Ohio State Buckeyes


San Diego State at Ohio State (-21.5)
Ohio State at California (+21)
Wisconsin at Ohio State (-11, 45)
Ohio State at Northwestern (+8)
Iowa at Ohio State (-23)
Penn State at Ohio State (-16)
Ohio State at Purdue (+17)
Ohio State at Illinois (+23)
Indiana at Ohio State (-25)
Ohio State at Michigan (+6, 50.5)

Texas A&M Aggies

Alabama at Texas A&M (+6, 54.5)
Texas A&M at Arkansas (+17)
Texas A&M at Mississippi (+4)
Auburn at Texas A&M (-24)
Vanderbilt at Texas A&M (-16)
Texas A&M at LSU (-1, 47.5)
Texas A&M at Missouri (+13)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Temple at Notre Dame (-24)
Notre Dame at Michigan (Pick)
Notre Dame at Purdue (+14)
Michigan State at Notre Dame (-6)
Oklahoma at Notre Dame (-2)
Arizona State vs. Notre Dame (-4)
USC at Notre Dame (-5)
Notre Dame at Air Force (+18)
Navy at Notre Dame (-18)
Notre Dame at Pittsburgh (+10.5)
BYU at Notre Dame (-11)
Notre Dame at Stanford (-5.5)

Here’s the full list of the Golden Nugget’s college football “Games of the Year”:

Thursday August 29, 2013

UNLV at Minnesota (-13)
North Carolina at South Carolina (-12)
Mississippi at Vanderbilt (+4)

Saturday August 31, 2013

Washington State at Auburn (-11.5)
Northwestern at California (+10.5)
Nevada at UCLA (-15)
Colorado vs. Colorado State (-3.5)
Temple at Notre Dame (-24)
Penn State vs. Syracuse (+6.5)
Mississippi State vs. Oklahoma State (-14)
BYU at Virginia (+3.5)
Boise State at Washington (-2)
Alabama vs. Virginia Tech (+17, 48.5)
Georgia at Clemson (+3.5)
LSU vs. TCU (+4)

Monday September 2, 2013

Florida State at Pittsburgh (+13)

Saturday September 7, 2013

Washington State at USC (-21)
South Carolina at Georgia (-4)
Syracuse at Northwestern (-13)
South Florida at Michigan State (-16)
Notre Dame at Michigan (Pick)
San Diego State at Ohio State (-21.5)
West Virginia at Oklahoma (-16)
Texas at BYU (+7.5)
Oregon at Virginia (+21)
Florida at Miami (+2.5)
Arizona at UNLV (+17)

Thursday September 12, 2013

TCU at Texas Tech (+4)

Saturday September 14, 2013

Mississippi State at Auburn (+1)
Wisconsin at Arizona State (Pick)
Ohio State at California (+21)
Boston College at USC (-21.5)
Nevada at Florida State (-26)
Iowa at Iowa State (-4)
Louisville at Kentucky (+14)
UCLA at Nebraska (-6)
Tulsa at Oklahoma (-18)
Alabama at Texas A&M (+6, 54.5)
Mississippi at Texas (-8)
Oregon State at Utah (-6)
Washington vs. Illinois (+11)
Central Michigan at UNLV (-4)
Tennessee at Oregon (-25)
Notre Dame at Purdue (+14)
Vanderbilt at South Carolina (-11)

Thursday September 19, 2013

Clemson at North Carolina State (+11)

Saturday September 21, 2013

Oregon State at San Diego State (+6.5)
Arizona State at Stanford (-10)
Michigan at Connecticut (+12)
Tennessee at Florida (-12)
North Carolina at Georgia Tech (-4.5)
Michigan State at Notre Dame (-6)
Auburn at LSU (-18)
West Virginia at Maryland (+2)
Arkansas at Rutgers (Pick)
Kansas State at Texas (-9)
Utah at BYU (-7.5)
Colorado State at Alabama (-41)

Thursday September 26, 2013

Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech (+1)

Saturday September 28, 2013

Texas A&M at Arkansas (+17)
USC at Arizona State (Pick)
Miami at South Florida (+10)
LSU at Georgia (-6, 52)
Southern Mississippi at Boise State (-21.5)
Oklahoma at Notre Dame (-2)
Florida at Kentucky (+20)
Florida State at Boston College (+17)
Wisconsin at Ohio State (-11, 45)
Colorado at Oregon State (-22)
Wake Forest at Clemson (-21)
Arizona at Washington (-5)
Stanford at Washington State (+18.5)
Oklahoma State at West Virginia (+11)
Mississippi at Alabama (-17)
South Carolina at Central Florida (+14)
California at Oregon (-34)

Thursday October 3, 2013

Texas at Iowa State (+12)
UCLA at Utah (+5)

Saturday October 5, 2013

Washington at Stanford (-10)
Oregon at Colorado (+37)
Arkansas at Florida (-17)
Ohio State at Northwestern (+8)
Arizona State vs. Notre Dame (-4)
Minnesota at Michigan (-15)
Clemson at Syracuse (+8)
Kansas State at Oklahoma State (-9)
TCU at Oklahoma (-9)
Louisville at Temple (+17)
West Virginia at Baylor (-7)
North Carolina at Virginia Tech (-6.5)
LSU at Mississippi State (+9)
Michigan State at Iowa (+9)
Georgia Tech at Miami (-7)
Kentucky at South Carolina (-23.5)
Georgia at Tennessee (+11)

Thursday October 10, 2013

Arizona at USC (-7)
Rutgers at Louisville (-10)

Friday October 11, 2013

Temple at Cincinnati (-18)

Saturday October 12, 2013

South Carolina at Arkansas (+13)
Colorado at Arizona State (-27)
California at UCLA (-16.5)
Missouri at Georgia (-18)
Alabama at Kentucky (+30)
Florida at LSU (-4, 41.5)
Texas A&M at Mississippi (+4)
Michigan at Penn State (+2.5)
Boston College at Clemson (-22)
Oklahoma vs. Texas (Pick)
Georgia Tech at BYU (-3)
Stanford at Utah (+13)
Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech (-13.5)
Oregon at Washington (+14)
Oregon State at Washington State (+13)
Northwestern at Wisconsin (-6)
Baylor at Kansas State (-5)

Thursday October 17, 2013

Miami at North Carolina (Pick)

Friday October 18, 2013

Central Florida at Louisville (-11)

Saturday October 19, 2013

Washington at Arizona State (-5)
Utah at Arizona (-12)
UCLA at Stanford (-10)
Oregon State at California (+13)
Minnesota at Northwestern (-15)
USC at Notre Dame (-5)
Florida at Missouri (+6)
LSU at Mississippi (-2)
Iowa at Ohio State (-23)
TCU at Oklahoma State (-10)
Florida State at Clemson (-2)
Georgia at Vanderbilt (+10)
Auburn at Texas A&M (-24)
Arkansas at Alabama (-29)
Washington State at Oregon (-35.5)

Friday October 25, 2013

Boise State at BYU (-1)

Saturday October 26, 2013

Utah at USC (-18)
Arizona at Colorado (+20)
North Carolina State at Florida State (-20)
Louisville at South Florida (+13)
Oklahoma State at Iowa State (+14)
South Carolina at Missouri (+7)
Penn State at Ohio State (-16)
Texas Tech at Oklahoma (-14)
Stanford at Oregon State (+3)
Vanderbilt at Texas A&M (-16)
California at Washington (-17)
Tennessee at Alabama (-27)
Notre Dame at Air Force (+18)
Northwestern at Iowa (+12)
West Virginia at Kansas State (-9)
UCLA at Oregon (-20)
Texas at TCU (+3)
Arizona State at Washington State (+15)

Friday November 1, 2013

USC at Oregon State (-2)

Saturday November 2, 2013


Auburn at Arkansas (-3.5)
Arizona at California (+11)
Colorado at UCLA (-22)
Miami at Florida State (-8)
Georgia vs. Florida (+4, 44.5)
Navy at Notre Dame (-18)
Michigan at Michigan State (-3)
North Carolina at North Carolina State (+2.5)
Illinois at Penn State (-19)
Kansas at Texas (-31.5)
Clemson at Virginia (+13.5)
Iowa State at Kansas State (-13.5)
Ohio State at Purdue (+17)
Mississippi State at South Carolina (-15)
West Virginia at TCU (-10)

Thursday November 7, 2013

Oregon at Stanford (+4)
Oklahoma at Baylor (+6)

Friday November 8, 2013

Louisville at Connecticut (+10.5)

Saturday November 9, 2013


UCLA at Arizona (-4)
USC at California (+17)
TCU at Iowa State (+9.5)
Nebraska at Michigan (-4)
Penn State at Minnesota (+8)
Florida State at Wake Forest (+18)
Kansas at Oklahoma State (-29)
Notre Dame at Pittsburgh (+10.5)
BYU at Wisconsin (-8)
Texas at West Virginia (+12)
LSU at Alabama (-11.5, 39.5)
Virginia Tech at Miami (-3.5)
Auburn at Tennessee (-8)

Thursday November 14, 2013

Georgia Tech at Clemson (-9)

Friday November 15, 2013

Washington at UCLA (-2)

Saturday November 16, 2013

Georgia at Auburn (+15)
Oregon State at Arizona State (-4.5)
Washington State at Arizona (-19)
Stanford at USC (-1)
Syracuse at Florida State (-16)
Michigan at Northwestern (-3)
Houston at Louisville (-17)
Michigan State at Nebraska (-6)
Iowa State at Oklahoma (-20)
Purdue at Penn State (-13.5)
Oklahoma State at Texas (-6.5)
Alabama at Mississippi State (+23)
Ohio State at Illinois (+23)
TCU at Kansas State (-4.5)
Utah at Oregon (-28.5)
Florida at South Carolina (-5)

Saturday November 23, 2013


Oregon at Arizona (+12)
California at Stanford (-22)
Arizona State at UCLA (-3)
USC at Colorado (+24.5)
Kentucky at Georgia (-29)
Michigan State at Northwestern (-3)
BYU at Notre Dame (-11)
Memphis at Louisville (-24)
Texas A&M at LSU (-1, 47.5)
Wisconsin at Minnesota (+10)
Indiana at Ohio State (-25)
Baylor at Oklahoma State (-11)
Washington at Oregon State (-5)
Nebraska at Penn State (Pick)
Michigan at Iowa (+10.5)
Oklahoma at Kansas State (+4)
Virginia at Miami (-15)
Vanderbilt at Tennessee (-1)

Thursday November 28, 2013

Texas Tech at Texas (-16)
Mississippi at Mississippi State (+6.5)

Friday November 29, 2013


Iowa at Nebraska (-14)
Miami at Pittsburgh (+7)
Washington State at Washington (-14)
Iowa State at West Virginia (-7.5)
Oregon State at Oregon (-16)

Saturday November 30, 2013


Alabama at Auburn (+24)
Arizona at Arizona State (-5)
Notre Dame at Stanford (-5.5)
UCLA at USC (-7)
Florida State at Florida (-2, 44)
Georgia at Georgia Tech (+9)
Tennessee at Kentucky (+7.5)
Arkansas at LSU (-17)
Minnesota at Michigan State (-14)
Ohio State at Michigan (+6, 50.5)
Texas A&M at Missouri (+13)
Virginia Tech at Virginia (+10)
Penn State at Wisconsin (-9)
Northwestern at Illinois (+13)
Kansas State at Kansas (+21.5)
BYU at Nevada (+7.5)
Clemson at South Carolina (-4.5)
Baylor at TCU (-5)

Thursday December 5, 2013

Louisville at Cincinnati (+3)

Saturday December 7, 2013

Oklahoma at Oklahoma State (-3)
Texas at Baylor (+8)

Saturday December 14, 2013

Army vs. Navy (-9)

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