The Bowl season is on and if you’re looking to take a break from Christmas shopping, there are nine college football games on tap before the big day. Let’s take a look at all the matchups and try to pick a winner in each game. Dec, 19: Boca Raton Bowl (7 PM, ESPN) Dec, 20: […]
College Football Vegas Odds
Emotions run high when state rivals collide in college football. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State… Michigan and Michigan State… Auburn and Alabama… Florida and Florida State… and many more. Longtime supporters and fans often want a piece of the action. It makes victory taste a little sweeter.
Vegas College Football Betting Online
There are dozens of games to place a bet on each and every week of the college football season. From the beginning of September to the end of November, Las Vegas sports books are taking action on the top-ranked teams in the nation all the way down to a few schools some of us have never heard of before.
There’s more to betting on college football than just placing a futures bet on Alabama to win the national championship and cheering for every touchdown the Crimson Tide scores. Every week, bettors can play the money line, point spreads, over and under totals and prop bets.
Las Vegas isn’t the only stop for wagering on these young men of the gridiron. There’s also some top online options available, with such websites as Bovada, TopBet, and BetOnline. And, while college basketball has March Madness, college football ushers in the Christmas holiday season with a full slate of bowl games, ending with the national championship game in early January.
About two dozen conferences compete for one of four spots in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) playoffs, which started in 2014. The top-ranked FBS teams play a semifinal game with the national championship to follow about a week later.
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Clemson rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Alabama 35-31 in the national championship game on Jan. 9, 2017 at Tampa, Fla. It was the Tigers’ first title since 1981. Let’s use the results of that historic game to explain the betting terms below.
College Football Money Line
Alabama (-230) vs. Clemson (+190) — To win a money line bet on the national championship, or any other game for that matter, all you have to do is pick the winner. In this example, a money line bet on Clemson was a winning ticket. If you bet $100 to win on Clemson, your return was a total of $290 ($100 bet plus $190). If Alabama had won the game, you would have had to bet $230 on the Crimson Tide to earn a profit of $100.
College Football Point Spread
Alabama (-6.5) vs. Clemson (+6.5) — If you bet on Alabama against the spread, the Crimson Tide have to win by seven points or more for you to cash your ticket. If you bet on Clemson against the spread, the Tigers have to win outright or lose by six points or less for you to cash your ticket. Since Clemson won outright, obviously the Tigers “covered” the spread.
College Football Over Under
Here’s another straightforward bet. Oddsmakers pegged the betting line on the national championship at 50.5 total points. Bettors decide whether the final score will add up to more or less than that total. In our example, the final score totaled 66 (35+31) points. If you bet the “over,” you have a winning ticket.
College Football Futures
If you bet on Clemson to win the national championship before the season or at any time during the regular season, you have a winning futures ticket. A futures bet is based on an event which takes place in the future. In other words, it’s like advanced wagering on a specific outcome.
College Football Prop Bets
Prop bets are the game within a game. These type of bets have nothing to do with the final outcome. How many touchdowns will a player score? How many field goals will be kicked in the game? Who will win the MVP title? These are all examples of prop bets.Related articles
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