2021 College Football National Championship Trends: Which Longshots Have Captured Bettors’ Attention?

Last year, LSU rewarded its early backers with a nice payday after opening at 30/1 at William Hill to win the 2020 national championship. Have there been any longshots that bettors are eyeing this time around?

Three teams with odds in that ballpark currently rank in the top 10 among all schools in both total number of tickets and total dollars wagered. Auburn (25/1), Notre Dame (28/1) and Texas (35/1) have each attracted 4% of the total number of tickets. Meanwhile, the Irish are at 5% of the total dollars wagered along with Florida (15/1), while the Tigers and Longhorns are both at 3%.

However, it’s been the usual suspects of Clemson, Ohio State and Alabama that are topping both the betting board and bettors’ interests.

Clemson is the 11/5 favorite and has also drawn 20% of the total dollars wagered, the highest of any team. Alabama, who has the third-lowest odds at 9/2, leads the way in total number of tickets at 8% as well as racking up 14% of the total dollars wagered. 

Ohio State (4/1) has received 7% of the total number of tickets and 9% of the total dollars wagered, which ranks second and third in those respective categories.

Further down the board, Oklahoma State currently resides at 75/1 after being priced as high as 250/1. The Cowboys have gotten 4% of the total dollars wagered, the seventh-highest figure, including two separate $500 bets at 250/1 that would stand to net $125,500 apiece if the Cowboys can corral the championship.

Check out the latest odds and trends for William Hill’s 2021 college football national championship futures below.

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