Rivalry Week College Football Early Odds

Rivalry Week College Football Odds

Welcome to Rivalry Week in college football! This is when school pride takes the front seat ahead of stats, records and which bowl game is in the cards. Click here for the complete list of college football rivalry week odds.

Rivalry Week College Football Early Odds

No. 18 Cincinnati at No. 17 Memphis -12

Cincinnati has won nine straight, but Memphis has won seven in a row. Cincy’s only loss this season came on the road while Memphis is unbeaten at home this season (5-0). The Tigers also average almost 14 points per game more than the Bearcats in this Week 14 AAC conference clash.

The Game
No. 2 Ohio State -9 at No. 10 Michigan
at 12:00 PM ET
TV: FOX
First Meeting: October 16, 1897
Michigan leads, 58–50–6

The Game might be one of the biggest rivalry matchups there is, but Ohio State has dominated by winning seven straight dating back to 2012. Michigan has won four consecutive games, but unbeaten No. 2 Ohio State is ranked first in scoring (49.4 ppg) and points allowed (10.5 ppg).

Palmetto Bowl
No. 3 Clemson -26 at South Carolina
at 12:00 PM ET
TV: ESPN
First Meeting: November 12, 1896
Clemson leads, 70–42–4

This annual rivalry matchup has been called the Palmetto Bowl since 2014, but the defending national champion Clemson Tigers have won five straight against South Carolina. More importantly, the Tigers have put at least 52 points on the board in four straight while the Gamecocks have dropped two straight while getting held to 15 points or less in each contest.

Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate
No. 4 Georgia -29 at Georgia Tech
at 12:00 PM ET
TV: ABC
Played since: 1893
Series record: Georgia leads 64-39-5
Governor’s Cup

The Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate rivalry dates back to 1893, but Georgia has won two straight by at least 24 points. The Bulldogs have won five straight while limiting the opposition to 17 points or less. While Georgia Tech got past NC State 28-26 this past weekend to snap a three-game losing streak, the Yellow Jackets have been limited to 10 points or less in two of their last four.

Iron Bowl
No. 5 Alabama -3 at No. 16 Auburn
at 3:30 PM ET
TV: CBS
Played since: 1893
Series record: Alabama leads 42-35-1

Alabama has won two straight since suffering their only loss of the season while Auburn has alternated SU wins and losses over their last four games. While Alabama won this annual Iron Bowl rivalry matchup 52-21 a year ago, the Crimson Tide are without star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and that could mean big trouble against an Auburn team that upset Alabama in 2017.

Paul Bunyan’s Axe
No. 13 Wisconsin -4 at No. 9 Minnesota
at 3:30 PM ET
TV: ABC
First meeting: November 15, 1890
Tied, 60–60–8 (.500)

Minnesota bounced back from their only loss of the season by beating Northwestern on Saturday to narrowly cover the spread as a 15.5-point home favorite. Wisconsin has won three straight and the Badgers have the better statistical defense in this one by almost seven points. I smell an upset brewing.

No. 11 Baylor -14 at Kansas
at 3:30 PM ET
TV: ESPN

One-loss Baylor might not be getting the respect they deserve, but the Bears look like the easy pick as a two-touchdown road favorite in this one. Kansas has dropped three straight while getting held to 13 points or less in two of those contests. Naylor has won each of the last 10 meetings in this series including a 19-point win last season as a 7.5-point home favorite.

Civil War
Oregon State at No. 14 Oregon -20.5
at 4:00 PM ET
TV: PAC12N
Played since: 1894
Series record: Oregon leads 61-46-10

Oregon might have suffered a seriously damaging road loss against Arizona State on Saturday. Oregon State has picked up the pace by winning three of their last five while topping the 50-point plateau in two of those contests. Oregon has also won two straight in this Civil war rivalry by at least 40 points.

Legends Trophy
No. 15 Notre Dame -14.5 at Stanford
at 4:00 PM ET
TV: FOX
January 1, 1925
Notre Dame leads, 19-13

The Legends Trophy rivalry game has been played annually since 1997. The Irish snapped a three-game losing streak in this series by routing Stanford 38-17 last season as a 4.5-point home favorite. Notre Dame has won four straight while scoring 38 or more in each of their last three. Stanford has dropped three straight while getting held to 22 points or less in each contest.

No Name Rivalry
Texas A&M at No. 1 LSU -15
at 7:00 PM ET
TV: ESPN
December 2, 1899
LSU leads, 33-21-3

This annual matchup might not seem like a rivalry affair, but it actually is. Unfortunately, Texas A&M is facing a tall task in trying to get past, unbeaten and top-ranked LSU in this affair. LSU has put at least 56 points on the board in each of their last two games despite failing to cover the spread in each contest. The Tigers have failed to cover the chalk in three of their last four – and two straight times at home.