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College Football Betting Examples - How To Bet on College Football

Forty eight of the 65 teams in BCS conferences will play a I-AA opponent at some point in this season. Those games aren't of immediate interest to bettors since there are no lines on games with I-AA opponents, but they can have a major effect on the rest of the season. If a team has a close call, or a loss, against a I-AA opponent then their spread can be impacted in the next game.

Bettors are naturally going to overcompensate for a loss or a near loss against a I-AA opponent, which can set you up for an advantageous bet in the next game if you still believe in the major division opponent. It makes sense that the team that struggles with a I-AA opponent will bounce back well in their next game.

With all that in mind, here is a look at some of the upcoming matchups with I-AA teams that could provide a challenge for the major conference opponents and could provide betting knowledge and opportunities in the future. In every case the major conference team is unquestionably the better team, but that doesn't always matter on the football field:

College Football betting can be a major money maker for sports bettors because of the fact that there are 117 Division IA teams as opposed to 32 NFL teams. Thus, there is a huge gap in talent from top to bottom. Also, the high volume of games each Saturday leaves bookmakers vulnerable to making a mistake with the college betting lines that the keen sports gambler can get action on most of the week. But to be successful at wagering on college football, you must have an understanding of how the NCAA football betting lines work and the College Football terminology used for betting NCAA football.

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Betting College Football Odds

Sometimes when you are wagering, the odds can be confusing. (name here) will try help you understand about betting odds, explain what each of the football odds mean and will give examples to you on what they should look like. Let’s begin with the basics of the betting odds that you will see with football. With NFL or college football betting you will see odds for a side and a total.

An example would look like this:

101 Dallas Cowboys  35 Total
102 Philadelphia Eagles - 6

The game number is always listed first. That number is how you identify your team when placing your wager. It is called a rotation number and makes it easier to call out your bet when using the phone. The team on the top is the road team while the bottom team is at home. The top number next to the Dallas Cowboys is the total. That is the total amount of points scored by both teams for the game. If you think a lot of points will be scored you would like over the total of 35. If you think it will be low scoring, you bet under 35. The number next to Philadelphia is the amount of points that the Eagles are favored by. If you like Philly to win the game you lay 6 points and must beat the Cowboys by more than 6 to win the bet. If you win by exactly 6 points your bet ends in a tie, or what is called a push, and your wager is refunded. If you like the Cowboys, you get those six points. Most of the time you are wagering 110 dollars to win 100 or a similar amount.

For example, you take the Eagles minus 6. If they don’t win by more than 6 you lose your 110 dollars. If you had the Cowboys, you would win your 100 dollars. So when betting on football remember that you want to bet 10% more than the amount you want to win. 110-100, 220-200, 550-500, etc. If you win the bet, you win that flat amount. If you lose the bet, it costs you that extra 10 percent. You can also bet the moneyline in the NFL and some college football games. The moneyline bet takes away the point spread and you are betting on the team to win the game straight up, no points involved. Those odds are listed separately and look something like this:

101 Dallas Cowboys 35 +200
102 Philadelphia Eagles 6 -240

So if you like the Eagles you lay 240 dollars to win 100. If you like the Cowboys you lay 100 to win 200 dollars.

When you are betting NFL or college football you may also see odds for first half and halftime wagering. They are listed just the same way that you see regular odds. First half odds are listed all throughout the week while halftime odds are posted when each game goes to the half. Sometimes when wagering on football you will see a betting line that looks a little bit different. It has odds attached to it. Let’s take the above example. Instead of what is listed above, it will look like this.

101 Dallas Cowboys 35
102 Philadelphia Eagles 6 -120

In this case, if you like the Eagles, you are still laying the 6 points, but you are also laying an extra 10%. So if you were betting to win 100 dollars you would be risking 120 to win 100. On the other hand if you liked the Cowboys you would now be risking only 100 dollars to win 100 instead of the normal 110-100. This line tells you that the betting line could be very close to moving to Philadelphia -6.5 and that the sportsbook wants to make you pay a little extra if you like the Eagles. You will see this type of line especially at the half. A lot of the time when you see a halftime line it will look like this:

Dallas Cowboys 18
Philadelphia Eagles PK -140

In this case, if you like the Eagles, you are laying 140 to win 100, or if you take the Cowboys, you are risking 100 to win 120 dollars. That PK is just like the moneyline. You just need the team you bet on to win. In this case, they have to win the second half of the game. The 20 dollar difference is the vig that is built into the line and can vary at different sportsbooks.

Those are the basics when betting football and the odds you are likely to see. If you ever have a question as to what something means don’t worry. Ask any of the Online sportsbooks that we offer and they are always happy to explain anything you don’t understand.

quicktips

Always check the injury report. Injuries are huge in NFL gambling and can mean the difference between a win and a loss.

Don’t be afraid to double up on Monday. If you are down and like the Monday game double your wager.

Keep your cool. Never chase your money. Meaning never wager on games because they are the only thing to place a wager on.

Control you bankroll. Set a certain amount you are gone to bet and stick with that all season.

Start early. Usually the lines are a little looser in the beginning months of the season. So start your season with the NFL season.

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