This weekend’s online sports betting schedule at BetMGM delivers some epic matchups across multiple sports.
That includes college football, where conference championship showdowns will provide the final data point ahead of the College Football Playoff reveal.
No. 4 UConn at No. 5 Kansas
Friday, Dec. 1 | 9 p.m. ET | ESPN
The first month of the college basketball season is quietly chugging along, and Friday night will deliver another premium entry. Reigning national champion UConn puts its 13-game winning streak on the line in a trip to Lawrence that will surely make waves in the college basketball national championship odds market.
The Huskies have looked impressive so far despite losing major pieces after last season, earning double-digit wins over both Texas and Indiana at Madison Square Garden prior to Thanksgiving.
But Kansas – not UConn – has been the primary target for college basketball betting throughout most of the last six months. As of this week, about one-sixth of all national championship dollars at BetMGM had been wagered on the Jayhawks. That’s the most of any team.
UConn accounts for just 4.4% of all handle.
Kansas dropped its first game of the season to Marquette in Honolulu back on Nov. 21. However, Kansas hasn’t lost a non-conference home game since Jan. 29, 2022.
No. 1 Georgia vs. No. 8 Alabama
Saturday, Dec. 2 | 4 p.m. ET | CBS
With the regular season now done and dusted, the college football odds market shifts toward the postseason. The first stage is conference championships, which will be played this weekend.
As is usually the case, the SEC Championship will carry major playoff implications. This Saturday’s showdown should be another classic between undefeated Georgia and Alabama.
The Georgia Bulldogs haven’t lost since the 2021 SEC Championship Game, when they were handed their first loss of the season. The opponent? Alabama, naturally. The Crimson Tide won that game 41-24.
Georgia ultimately earned a measure of revenge in the national championship game, and the two haven’t played since.
This year’s game features mostly new players, with Carson Beck and Jalen Milroe replacing Stetson Bennett and Bryce Young, respectively.
Georgia can run its winning streak to 30 straight games with another win over Nick Saban and Alabama. At BetMGM, the Bulldogs are 6-point favorites as of Thursday morning.
49ers at Eagles
Sunday, Dec. 3 | 4:25 p.m. ET | FOX
The Eagles might be locked in the middle of their most challenging schedule stretch of the season, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the results. Philadelphia has found its way to late wins over the Chiefs and Bills in back-to-back weeks, running its NFL-best record to 10-1.
Now comes arguably the biggest challenge of the season: an NFC Championship rematch against the San Francisco 49ers. And this time, San Francisco should have a quarterback.
As of Thursday, the 49ers were a 3-point favorite in BetMGM’s football odds market.
Sunday’s game carries major playoff implications. Both the 49ers and Eagles are +400 co-favorites in the Super Bowl odds market, but only one of them can clinch a first-round bye in the current playoff format.
With the Eagles staring down road games against the Cowboys and Seahawks, a loss to the 49ers would put a lot of pressure on Philadelphia to maintain its outright lead in the standings over the final month of the season.
PFF grades Jalen Hurts as the better quarterback in this game but the 49ers as the No. 1 overall team in the NFL.