Like the NFL, College Football is heavily wagered on sport in the United States. It’s available in all the same states as the NFL, but there are some restrictions in specific states regarding what you can and can’t wager on.
Below, we’ll go over all things College Football betting, including betting markets, facts about it, where you can bet, and more.
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There’s a lot of intrigue about College Football as some players will move on to be in the NFL. College Football games are often action-packed with over/under lines of 60 points or more regularly.
Here, we’ve created an all-in-one resource for College Football betting. This page has information on betting types and other information about betting on the sport.
A point spread is the number of points that show the gap in power between two teams, and you’ll wager accounting for that. The betting odds are typically around -110.
For example, if Alabama is -3.5, not only do they need to win the game, but they must do so by four points or more to cover.
Over/under wagers involve wagering on the combined number of points scored at the end of a College Football game. These odds are also typically around -110.
Here’s an example:
|Alabama Crimson Tide
|O 45 (-110)
|U 45 (-110)
The “O” indicates “Over,” and the “U” is for Under. If the final score of the match were 24-20, this would be under.
These wagers can also appear in prop bets, where you’re betting on the individual statistical performance of a player.
|Caleb Williams Passing Yards
The moneyline is the most straightforward bet type in sports betting—simply pick which team you think will win. In College Football, the moneyline odds can get quite lopsided as 30+ points favor some teams. Thus, you could see a team -10000, meaning you need to bet $10,000 to win $100.
If you want to amp up the excitement of a betting slate, take a look at parlays and teasers.
With a parlay, you’ll combine multiple games onto one bet slip and wager on them. The perk of doing this is that the odds are enhanced because, with a parlay, all “legs” or selection must be victorious for the ticket to cash.
To add to parlay betting, you can use teasers. Teasers allow you to maneuver the point spread and/or total line points. However, when you alter these, the odds will be altered. A popular example of this six-point teaser.
For example, if you have two teams on a parlay that are -10 and the is +6, they’ll become -4 and +12, respectively.
For more in-depth information on teaser bets, check out our video guide on teasers.
With futures betting markets, you’ll wager on events that will resolve themselves later. In College Football, these include the National Champion, Heisman Trophy Winner, Top Draft Pick, Conference winners, and more.
The goal with futures is to bet them as early on as possible to retain as much value before the field of competitors in the futures market starts to break away from one another.
Here at WSN, we regularly update numerous NCAAF College futures betting markets, including the following: Heisman, National Champion, SEC Champion, ACC Champion, Pac-12 Champion, Big Ten Champion, Big 12 Champion, and more.
A prop bet is another type of bet that you can make that can have something or nothing to do with the game's outcome. Popular prop bets include those for players, which measure individual statistical performance, and you’ll wager on them in an over/under format most of the time, as referenced above.
There are over 100 teams in the FBS.
There are 12 regular season games.
There are more than 40 bowl games in College Football.
The College Football Playoff consists of four teams.
There are 11 conferences in the FBS: ACC, American, Big 12, Big Ten, C-USA, Independent, MAC, Mountain West, PAC-12, SEC, and Sun Belt.
Betting on college football is available in all states in the United States, where sports betting is legal. However, some nuances are depending on the state you’re in. These will include things like not wagering on in-state teams, not betting on player props, only betting on teams in a tournament, and not betting on live player props.
Daily fantasy sports is a form of online gaming where, at least when it was first introduced, you build a lineup of players that are given a salary. You look to stay under or at that number. Now, there are other DFS options available that are similar to betting on player props. DFS is legal in most states, but not all of them.
The College Football season doesn’t start an end when the first snap is played, and the final snap occurs in the National Championship game. There are plenty of other important times during the year.
With Spring Practice, this allows fans and onlookers to get a first glimpse of the team and examine position battles.
Throughout April, there are spring games where the school plays themselves to have live in-game action.
The regular season starts in late August with Week 0.
These games happen in late November/early December. They feature the two top teams from each conference that battle for the conference title.
Throughout December and into January, 40+ bowl games are played. To qualify, you must win at least six games.
The two matchups in the College Football Playoff take place in early January.
A week after the Playoff, the National Championship happens.
Betting on College Football offers a plethora of betting markets, as you saw above. Here at WSN, we have a guide on where you can bet on college football legally, which walks you through all of the states and the restrictions that come with each state. We also have other. helpful content for anyone just starting with sports betting like our gambling glossary, American odds explanation, information about line movement, and more.
To start betting, check out our reviews, find the site(s) you’re interested in, create an account, deposit funds, and start adding contests to your bet slip.
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