NCAAF Vegas Odds

NCAAF Vegas Odds

With hundreds of NCAA-sponsored football teams across the country, vegas odds college football can be tricky. But fear not, we’re here to give you the “lay of the land” if you will.

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Thursday 31 October
West Virginia 20:00 Baylor Bears 7.25 1.10
Georgia Souther. 20:00 Appalachian Sta. 6.75 1.12
Friday 01 November
Navy Midshipmen 20:00 Connecticut 1.02 29.00
Saturday 02 November
Liberty Flames 12:00 Massachusetts 1.06 12.25
Nebraska 12:00 Purdue 1.77 2.10
Michigan 12:00 Maryland 1.09 8.50
Old Dominion Mo. 12:00 FIU 7.00 1.11
NC State 12:00 Wake Forest 3.45 1.34
Boston College 12:00 Syracuse Orange 2.15 1.74
Houston Cougars 12:00 UCF 14.50 1.04
Buffalo Bulls 12:00 Eastern Michigan 2.10 1.77
UTSA 12:00 Texas A&M Aggies 151.00 1.002
NILL 12:00 Central Michigan 1.91 1.91
Akron Zips 14:00 Bowling Green 2.85 1.44
Virginia Tech 14:30 Notre Dame 7.50 1.10
Troy 15:00 Coastal Carolin. 1.91 1.91
Marshall 15:30 Rice Owls 1.24 4.35
UTEP Miners 15:30 North Texas 14.50 1.04
Army West Point 15:30 Air Force 5.75 1.15
UNLV Rebels 15:30 Colorado State 3.65 1.31
Miami Hurricanes 15:30 Florida State 2.55 1.57
Kansas State 15:30 Kansas Jayhawks 1.46 2.80
Texas Christian 15:30 Oklahoma State 2.33 1.65
Rutgers 15:30 Illinois 11.00 1.07
Middle Tennessee 15:30 Charlotte 49ers 1.67 2.30
Georgia Bulldogs 15:30 Florida Gators 1.44 2.90
Arkansas State 15:30 Louisiana-Monroe 1.77 2.10
Wofford Terries 16:00 Clemson Tigers
Florida Atlantic 16:00 Western Kentucky 2.20 1.71
Utah Utes 16:00 Washington 1.61 2.45
Pittsburgh 16:00 Georgia Tech 1.33 3.50
Tulsa 16:00 Tulane 4.10 1.27
MSST 16:00 Arkansas 1.36 3.40
Oregon State 16:30 Arizona Wildcats 2.75 1.48
Texas State 17:00 UL Lafayette 12.50 1.06
Northwestern 19:00 Indiana Hoosiers 5.25 1.18
Cincinnati 19:00 East Carolina 1.04 14.50
UAB Blazers 19:00 Tennessee 4.35 1.24
Mississippi Reb. 19:00 Auburn Tigers 8.00 1.09
Virginia 19:30 North Carolina 2.15 1.74
SMU 19:30 Memphis Tigers 2.75 1.48
Vanderbilt 19:30 South Carolina 6.25 1.13
Oregan Ducks 20:00 USC Trojans 1.54 2.60
Colorado 21:00 UCLA Bruins 3.05 1.41
Brigham Young 22:00 Utah State 2.50 1.59
Boise State 22:30 San Jose State 1.11 7.00
New Mexico Lobos 22:30 Nevada Wolf Pack 2.55 1.57
Fresno State 23:59 Hawaii Warriors 2.15 1.74

In certain pockets of the country — namely, the “deep South” and the Midwest — college football is king.

There, it’s completely normal for diehard fans to pack 100,000-seat stadiums on Saturday to see its favorite SEC (Southeastern Conference) or Big-10 team and future NFL stars in action.

Sure, the players don’t get paid, but NCAA football is big money, especially for bettors. 

It’s the perfect sport to add to your betting rotation, especially when visiting the gambling mecca that is Las Vegas.

The “amateurism” of the college game makes for have-to-see-to-believe moments. Seriously, it’s just a different effort level from 20-something-year-olds playing for free compared to the adult millionaires of the pro leagues.

This guide will get you started on betting, and more importantly, beating, those pesky Vegas odds NCAAF.

It’s worth pointing out when we say Vegas odds, we mean the same thing as other common terms like “lines” or “odds” by itself. All three can be defined as the betting chance that an event unfolds in any given game (e.g. this team wins by over seven points or this program wins the national title). 

We’re your destination for any and all Vegas betting. Just find NCAAF Vegas odds here and then use our review section to find the right sportsbook to fulfill your wager.

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It’s all too easy and you’ll be dissecting Vegas football college odds in no time!

Outside of pay, the biggest difference between the college and pro football game is the postseason and bowl games Vegas odds that come with it.

NCAAF postseason is broken up into two parts — bowl games and the College Football Playoff. Allow us to explain:

What the heck is a bowl?

Good question! It’s a game after the regular season that sorta counts but really doesn’t. Oxymoron, right? Yes, that exactly!

There are about 40 different bowl games, each with a high-paying title sponsor (e.g. Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl or our favorite, Cheez-It Bowl).

What’s at stake? Besides a payout to conference (and TV companies airing the game), very little. The result gets added to a program’s win-loss column for the year — nothing less, nothing more. Oh, and there are trophies for the winners. 

Earning a bid to these bowl games isn’t all that difficult, either.

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A team just needs to have a .500 record in the regular season. So in a typical 12-game season, that means just six wins. Seriously, that’s all it takes (heck, under special circumstances, a 5-7 team can even qualify). 

Bowl games are determined the Sunday after conference championship games are played in early December. A selection committee hand-picks the bowl matchups with some oversight from conferences and the bowls themselves.

It’s no wonder why it’s become more common for looming NFL Draft prospects to skip bowl games. They’ve become nothing more but cash grabs — for both conferences and bettors alike. But hey, no bettor every complained about 40 extra games to bet on, right?   

If not bowl games, then how is a national champion determined?

Ok, so this one actually does matter. The four best teams in the country, as determined by the College Football Committee, compete in a single-elimination playoff for the national championship.

The four designated teams are seeded one through four and play in reverse order (one vs. four, two vs. three). 

The 13-person selection committee is not to be confused with the AP Top 25 rankings. While there’s definitely overlap in the rankings, the CFP is its own entity.

Winning one of the “Power 5” conferences — think in terms of the SEC, Big-10, and ACC — almost means a guaranteed spot in the playoff. Due to the strength of the SEC, even finishing runner-up in that division is typically worthy of a CFP bid.

Once the four-team playoff is set, NCAAF Las Vegas odds hold pretty firm. You can either bet the futures or take it game-by-game. 

Futures are more on the lucrative side since there are four separate betting options and wagers have to be placed before a CFP game is even contested.

Breaking it up into different bets — first on semi-finals then finals — removes the element of surprise, but odds will be on the more modest side. Like anything else in betting, assessing risk-reward is key.  

Whether you’re betting on the CFP or college football bowl Vegas odds, you’ll need a trustworthy sportsbook to handle your money. Look no further than TopBet and BetOnline. Both these sites offer friendly Vegas football college odds and quick sign-up processes. 

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How To Read NCAAF Odds In Vegas

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, most of which will be found on betting sites like Bovada review Las Vegas

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.

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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.

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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.

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