Labor Day Weekend College Football Lineup

  • Oregon and Auburn will meet in Arlington in the only top-25 matchup of the week.
  • SEC play begins with Georgia traveling to Nashville to take on Vanderbilt.
  • The Battle of the Carolinas takes place to start the season, as UNC leads the series 34-19-4.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – College football is here! Week 1 began earlier this week, but the heart of the games is played on Saturday. Between a few conference opponents opening their seasons, a neutral site top-25 matchup, and a handful of other rivalry storylines, the excitement is palpable across the country.

Not every program will be playing in this weekend’s slate of games, but you can be sure that the ones who are will see heavy betting action from the legal sportsbooks in the area.

Remember, some states have restrictions on the games you can bet on. For example, betting on collegiate teams at Iowa sportsbooks is allowed but they do not offer player prop bets for the college action. Meanwhile, other states like New Jersey do not allow for betting lines to be offered on any school that is from the area, regardless of where the game is being played (or if two non-Jersey programs are playing inside the state).

With this, bettors can always switch borders into a different state without their restrictions, but this can be a hassle. Instead, using an offshore betting site may be the best bet, as travel time and convenience are points of emphasis in support of the overseas operators.

Just because a line is offered in a local sportsbook, it does not mean that is “the” line for the game. Every sportsbook uses different equations to come to their spread and moneyline numbers. Then after bettors lay their money down, these odds can change even more in order for the books to keep their balance.

A good bettor never buys the first line they see, but shops around for the best option to take. This is just another reason why the offshore sportsbooks are still superior to the in-state counterparts. But regardless of your outlet for sports betting in New York, be sure to tune in to one of these games:

Game: Ole Miss vs. Memphis

  • Location: Memphis, TN (Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium)
  • Date: Saturday, August 31
  • Time: 12 p.m. EST
  • Spread: MEM -4
  • Moneyline: MISS (+150) vs. MEM (-180)
  • Point Total: 65

Game: South Carolina vs. North Carolina

  • Location: Charlotte, NC (Bank of America Stadium)
  • Date: Saturday, August 31
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. EST
  • Spread: SC -11
  • Moneyline: SC (-405) vs. UNC (+335)
  • Point Total: 63

Game: #11 Oregon vs. #16 Auburn

  • Location: Arlington, TX (AT&T Stadium)
  • Date: Saturday, August 31
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. EST
  • Spread: AUB -4
  • Moneyline: ORE (+150) vs. AUB (-175)
  • Point Total: 56

Game: Virginia vs. Pittsburgh

  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Heinz Field)
  • Date: Saturday, August 31
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. EST
  • Spread: UVA -2.5
  • Moneyline: UVA (-140) vs. Pitt (+120)
  • Point Total: 46.5

Game: Georgia vs. Vanderbilt

  • Location: Nashville, TN (Vanderbilt Stadium)
  • Date: Saturday, August 31
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. EST
  • Spread: UGA -22.5
  • Moneyline: UGA (-1400) vs. VAND (+925)
  • Point Total: 57.5

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