The point spreads for the top 200 college football games of 2014 were released by Golden Nugget on Friday.
To the surprise of no one, Jameis Winston and Florida State are at least two-touchdown favorites in every game listed. The Seminoles are favored by 17 points in their season opener against Oklahoma State on Aug. 30. The oddsmakers also like FSU by 24 points against Notre Dame on Oct. 18. The smallest spread for the defending national champions: their road game against Miami, where they are favored by 14½.
There are many more interesting lines to come out.
Alabama is favored by six points at home against Auburn in what will likely be the most anticipated game of 2014. The Crimson Tide are also favored by 2½ points on the road against LSU. The SEC East may run through Columbia, S.C., this year since South Carolina hosts Georgia (+3) and Missouri (+11). The Bulldogs are also seven-point road favorites over Mizzou.
Out West, Oregon opened as a 10-point favorite over Stanford despite the Cardinal's recent dominance. The winner of this game has gone on to win the last five Pac-12 titles, and this one will likely have huge implications on the College Football Playoff. As for some of the other great rivalries, Ohio State opened as an eight-point favorite over Michigan, and Oklahoma is favored by nine over Texas at the Cotton Bowl.
As far as non-conference battles go, the oddsmakers have Oregon -13 against Michigan State on Sept. 6. Georgia is favored by nine points at home against Clemson, and LSU is a seven-point favorite against Wisconsin.