College Football Odds & Betting Picks
College Football traditionally runs alongside the NFL in the fall and early part of the winter. Games are primarily played on Saturday's but due to various TV rights, games are often spread out throughout the week In Division I FCS football a playoff takes place among the top four teams as determined by the Playoff Committee.
The latest odds will be listed below when available…
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Popular College Football Betting Markets
Moneyline: This is the easiest bet to understand and is ideal for beginners. With this bet who are placing money on who will win the game. Perfect if you are placing a small wager on your alma mater to win a game for loyalty reasons.
Total Points (Over/Under): A very common bet in College Football this. The Sportsbook will put up a number for the total amount of points they think the two teams will put up and you have to decide whether the two teams together will go over or under that number. If doesn't matter who scores the points, they all count the same. So if Alabama are playing Auburn and the over/under number is 39.5 - if Alabama win 40-0 or 21-19 - the over will win either way. It should be noted here that overtime counts so if a game goes to OT - those points matter and helps the over bettors and crushes the under.
Spread: If you are watching College Gameday on ESPN on a Saturday morning in the fall, you'll often hear Coach Corso say something like 'closer than the expert thinks' and this is a reference to a spread bet. A Sportsbook will look at a game and handicap the two teams accordingly to where they believe they'll get even action on either side of the line. So if they think Alabama should beat Auburn by 6.5pts as an example, Alabama will be priced up at -6.5 on the spread. At that point, you bet it like the Moneyline but with that handicap included. If Alabama win by seven or more then you win. If they lose or win by less than seven points then you will lose.
Teaser Bets: This is essentially the same as a spread bet but you can move the line for shorter/longer odds. Using the example above, if you think Alabama are going to crush their rivals by say 9.5pts or more - you can move the line to get better odds.
Parlay Bets: This bet is where you have the option to bet on multiple games on a single ticket. The upside of this is a far bigger payout but at a hugely inflated risk. You can bet on up to 15 games on one ticket. To get a payout on this one you have to win every single leg of the parlay.
Future Bets: This bet is where you are betting on an outright winner of either the playoffs or the various conferences.
What happened in the 2020-21 College Football season?
The 2020 season was another that took a hit due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Different conferences took differing views about how to safely play the sport. Initially the Pac-10 and BigTen cancelled their fall seasons before doing a 180 and playing. Plenty of players opted out for their own health and some teams played fewer games than others but a four-team playoff took place with Alabama being crowned the National Champions again defeated Ohio State.