NCAA College Football is by far one of the most difficult sports to handicap, bet on, and win in. Local affiliates cover better than national affiliates, therefore the best information is frequently overlooked. It’s nearly difficult to keep up with the game and new faces, and the list of games is long. In this section, we will give you some pointers on how to get started on what could be a challenging season.
If you’re interested in betting on College Football, you’ve come to the right place! Below you’ll find the latest odds for your favorite NCAAF teams and players.
The Best Ways to Bet on College Football
Betting the Moneyline
In college football, the moneyline bets are usually not appealing. Except when you get to the college football playoffs you can witness extremely close games. The matches are close, the teams are evenly matched, yet there is always one squad that is superior to another.
If Alabama is -180 and Clemson is +160, for example, all you have to do is pick the winner of the matchup. Let’s say Alabama is a better team, and you’re willing to wager $180. If you win, you will receive your money back plus a profit of $100. If Clemson wins, you will receive $160 for every $100 wagered. Remember, this is a betting strategy that should only be used in games when the money lines are not excessively stacked in favor of the favorite.
Betting the Spread
It’s rare in the NFL for a spread to reach double digits. Typically, these are even matchups between highly professional teams. In the NCAA, that does not happen. Spreads with a differential of 30, 40 points can be found in college football. When you see them, don’t be alarmed!
Ohio State, for example, has one of the greatest college programs in the country. If they play a far weaker opponent, such as Illinois, the money line is unattractive since there is no value. Although the spread favors Ohio State by -30.5, it provides you with a bet that can be cashed and allows you to take less risk. Spreads are normally paid at a rate of -110. That is, you win $100 for every $110 you wager. Do not be scared by large spreads; rather, evaluate and profit from them.
Betting the Over/Under
This bet is based on combining both teams’ points and assessing whether they went above (over) or below (under) the figure set by the sportsbooks. There are numerous divisions in college football. Because the vast majority of players do not have optimal defenses, you will see points rain down on you.
If you see totals of 55 or 60 points, don’t be shocked. It’s practically unthinkable in the NFL, but it’s everyday stuff in the NCAA. It’s common to see half-point totals in college football. That is, for example, 55.5. They do this in order to avoid matching bets. The NCAA’s totals are ridiculously high, but if you have two programs with different offenses and poor defenses, don’t be afraid to toss overs.
Do your homework. For example, Alabama and Ohio State have strong defensive prospects. Do not wager the over blindly; instead, examine both halves of the game and make a decision that benefits you.
Betting on the Teasers
In exchange for a smaller payout, a teaser is a combination of two to ten bets in which the point spreads are altered in your favor. You can lower the score for a favorite or raise it for an underdog when a teaser includes a point spread.
Similarly, you can raise or lower a total to improve the chances of highs or lows, but keep in mind that the higher the movement on the line in your favor, the lower the payoff.
To win the bet, you must hit all of the bets, much like a parlay.
You can put a future bet on an event that will take place in the coming weeks or months from before the start of the season to the end of the season.
Before the tournament begins, the book sets its starting lines or odds, either to bet on the playoff championship or the most popular orange bowl.
You can also place a wager on the high or low of a team’s total victories throughout the course of the season, based on lines set by the house.
The team most likely to win receives a lower line, with a lesser payoff, in each of these wagers, and as the probability of a team obtaining the desired outcome decreases, the payout increases.