College Football Odds

MI

College Football

NCAAF

Sun, May 16 2021, 6:00 PM

South Dakota State

Moneyline

-190

Spread

-4.5

Total

O 47.5

Sam Houston State

Moneyline

+145

Spread

+4.5

Total

U 47.5

NCAAF Championship 2021/2022

Sun, December 5 2021, 10:56 AM

Alabama Crimson Tide

+225

Clemson Tigers

+300

Ohio State Buckeyes

+400

Georgia Bulldogs

+600

Oklahoma Sooners

+800

LSU Tigers

+2500

Texas A&M Aggies

+2500

Iowa State Cyclones

+3300

Texas Longhorns

+3300

USC Trojans

+3300

Heisman Trophy 2021

Sun, December 5 2021, 10:57 AM

Rattler, Spencer

+550

Uiagalelei, D.J.

+600

Young, Bryce

+800

Daniels, JT

+1200

Howell, Sam

+1700

Corral, Matt

+2000

King, D'Eriq

+2000

Robinson, Bijan

+2000

Slovis, Kedon

+2500

Stroud, C.J.

+3300

BIG Ten Conference Winner 2021

Sun, December 5 2021, 10:58 AM

Ohio State Buckeyes

-125

Penn State Nittany Lions

+700

Michigan Wolverines

+700

Wisconsin Badgers

+800

Iowa Hawkeyes

+1100

Nebraska Cornhuskers

+1600

Minnesota Golden Gophers

+1600

Indiana Hoosiers

+1600

Northwestern Wildcats

+1800

Maryland Terrapins

+4000

SEC Conference Winner 2021

Sun, December 5 2021, 10:59 AM

Alabama Crimson Tide

-110

Georgia Bulldogs

+250

Texas A&M Aggies

+700

LSU Tigers

+1000

Florida Gators

+1200

Auburn Tigers

+1600

Missouri Tigers

+1600

Ole Miss Rebels

+2500

Tennessee Volunteers

+4000

Kentucky Wildcats

+5000

ACC Conference Winner 2021

Sun, December 5 2021, 11:00 AM

Clemson Tigers

-835

Miami Florida Hurricanes

+700

North Carolina Tar Heels

+700

North Carolina State Wolfpack

+1800

Virginia Tech Hokies

+2500

Louisville Cardinals

+2500

Florida State Seminoles

+3300

Virginia Cavaliers

+3300

Boston College Eagles

+5000

Pittsburgh Panthers

+5000

Big 12 Conference Winner 2021

Sun, December 5 2021, 11:01 AM

Oklahoma Sooners

-134

Iowa State Cyclones

+250

Texas Longhorns

+400

Oklahoma State Cowboys

+1000

TCU Horned Frogs

+1400

West Virginia Mountaineers

+2200

Kansas State Wildcats

+2800

Baylor Bears

+4000

Texas Tech Red Raiders

+5000

Kansas Jayhawks

+15000

PAC-12 Conference Winner 2021

Sun, December 5 2021, 11:02 AM

Washington Huskies

+275

Oregon Ducks

+275

USC Trojans

+400

Arizona State Sun Devils

+450

UCLA Bruins

+1200

Stanford Cardinal

+1400

Utah Utes

+1600

Colorado Buffaloes

+2000

Washington State Cougars

+2000

California Golden Bears

+2500

BIG Ten West Division Winner 2021

Sun, December 5 2021, 11:03 AM

Wisconsin Badgers

+150

Iowa Hawkeyes

+200

Minnesota Golden Gophers

+650

Nebraska Cornhuskers

+650

Northwestern Wildcats

+700

Purdue Boilermakers

+2000

Illinois Fighting Illini

+2500

BIG Ten East Division Winner 2021

Sun, December 5 2021, 11:03 AM

Ohio State Buckeyes

-250

Michigan Wolverines

+450

Penn State Nittany Lions

+450

Indiana Hoosiers

+1000

Maryland Terrapins

+2000

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

+2000

Michigan State Spartans

+2500

SEC East Division Winner 2021

Sun, December 5 2021, 11:04 AM

Georgia Bulldogs

-250

Florida Gators

+300

Missouri Tigers

+500

Kentucky Wildcats

+1400

Tennessee Volunteers

+1400

South Carolina Gamecocks

+3300

Vanderbilt Commodores

+15000

SEC West Division Winner 2021

Sun, December 5 2021, 11:04 AM

Alabama Crimson Tide

-230

Texas A&M Aggies

+400

LSU Tigers

+550

Auburn Tigers

+800

Ole Miss Rebels

+1200

Arkansas Razorbacks

+3300

Mississippi State Bulldogs

+3300

ACC Atlantic Division Winner 2021

Sun, December 5 2021, 11:05 AM

Clemson Tigers

-2000

North Carolina State Wolfpack

+800

Louisville Cardinals

+1200

Florida State Seminoles

+1600

Boston College Eagles

+2000

Wake Forest Demon Deacons

+2000

Syracuse Orange

+4000

ACC Coastal Division Winner 2021

Sun, December 5 2021, 11:05 AM

Miami Florida Hurricanes

+125

North Carolina Tar Heels

+125

Virginia Tech Hokies

+650

Pittsburgh Panthers

+900

Virginia Cavaliers

+1000

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

+2200

Duke Blue Devils

+4000

PAC-12 South Division Winner 2021

Sun, December 5 2021, 11:07 AM

USC Trojans

+125

Arizona State Sun Devils

+175

UCLA Bruins

+450

Utah Utes

+450

Colorado Buffaloes

+800

Arizona Wildcats

+3300

PAC-12 North Division Winner 2021

Sun, December 5 2021, 11:07 AM

Oregon Ducks

+110

Washington Huskies

+110

Stanford Cardinal

+750

Washington State Cougars

+900

California Golden Bears

+1400

Oregon State Beavers

+2000

NCAAF Odds & Betting Lines

College football is one of the most popular sports in the U.S., behind the NFL. With the legalization of sports betting, many Americans wager on NCAAF throughout the season at trusted sportsbooks, like TwinSpires Sports.

College football betting lines are available on most of the 130 Division I FBS football programs. Starting in late August, and ending in mid-January, the college football season provides countless opportunities to earn extra cash, with so many matchups each week.

Bowl season — when college football’s postseason exhibition games are played — is an especially popular time for betting on football. The Rose Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, and Orange Bowl are some of the most high-profile bowl games played at the end of the season.

The college football champion is decided in the College Football Playoff, a four-team tournament featuring the highest-ranking teams in the country. It’s estimated more than 25.5 million people watched the CFP national championship game between LSU and Clemson in 2020.

Ready to get started on NCAAF betting? Read below to learn more about college football odds, how NCAAF odds work, and the best betting tips for winning throughout the year.

How do college football odds work?

From moneyline odds to the point spread and over/under, you can wager on almost every aspect of a college football game, from kickoff to conclusion.

How to read NCAAF odds​

To understand college football odds, let’s dissect an example from a regular-season conference game in the Big Ten, one of the Power Five conferences in college football.

TeamSpreadMoneylineTotal
Michigan Wolverines
+3.5
+150
O 67.5
Ohio State Buckeyes
-3.5
-180
U 67.5

The first column features the two teams playing in a particular conference matchup. The Michigan Wolverines, listed first, are the away team, while the second team listed, the Ohio State Buckeyes, are the home team.

The second column is the point spread, the third column is the moneyline, and the fourth column is the total. We’ll examine each of these types of betting lines in detail below.

College football point spread

Spread betting is the most common way people bet on football.

A spread, or point spread, is a number set by oddsmakers to even the playing field in a matchup. Oddsmakers will choose one team as the favorite and one team as the underdog, then assign a point value based on how many points the favorite must win by, in order to cover the spread.

In the example above, Ohio State is favored to win by 3.5 points against Michigan. The minus sign indicates the Buckeyes are the favorite (-3.5), while the plus sign indicates the Wolverines are the underdog (+3.5).

Betting Michigan to cover: If you bet on Michigan, you win your bet if the Wolverines either win the game outright or lose by fewer than 3.5 points.

A 30-27 Buckeyes victory would win you your bet, because Michigan lost the game by less than the 3.5-point margin.

Betting Ohio State to cover: If you bet on Ohio State, you win your bet if the Buckeyes win by four points or more.

College football moneyline odds​

When you bet the moneyline, you simply pick which team you think will win the game.

For example, the Buckeyes are the favorite above, at -180 odds, to defeat Michigan.

The minus sign in front of the Buckeyes’ moneyline odds indicates Ohio State is the favorite to win. The larger the number next to the minus sign, the more likely the favorite is to win.

The plus sign in front of the Wolverines’ moneyline odds (+150) indicates Michigan is the underdog. The larger the number next to the plus sign, the less likely the underdog is to win.

Betting the underdog: The number next to the plus sign specifies how much money you would win if you bet $100. Based on a wager of $100, if the Wolverines — the +150 underdog — win outright, you will earn an extra $150, which would net you $250 in return.

Betting the favorite: The number next to the minus sign specifies how much money you need to risk in order to win $100. You must bet $180 in order to earn $100 if the Buckeyes — the -180 favorite — win outright. You would then net $280 in return.

Total or Over/Under​

In a matchup, oddsmakers set a predicted total, or the combined final score of a game. Based on the projected total, you can bet whether you believe the combined score will be more or less than the amount set by the sportsbook.

The total for the Michigan-Ohio State game is set at 67.5 points.

Over 67.5: If you believe Michigan and Ohio State will combine to score 68 or more points, you would bet the Over. Let’s say the final score is 41-31. The two scores added together equal 72, which is higher than 67.5, so you would win your bet.

Under 67.5: If you believe Michigan and Ohio State will combine to score less than 67.5 points (any total 67 or lower), you would bet the Under. Let’s say the final score is 34-30. The two scores added together equal 64, which is lower than 67.5, so you would win your bet.

You can also find first-half or second-half NCAAF betting lines, where you predict the total score by the end of the first or second half.

College football future odds

With a futures bet, you can wager on the outcome of an event in the future, such as which team will win the Big Ten Championship Game or the College Football Playoff.

A futures bet can be made well before the beginning of the season. Once the college football season is underway, you’ll find the odds on each team change week-to-week, based on performance and record.

Betting on a team with longer odds ahead of the NCAAF season can provide excellent value if they turn out to perform better than expected.

You can also bet on the winner of an individual award, like the Heisman Trophy, with college football futures.

Tips on how to win NCAAF odds

You don’t have to watch all 130 FBS teams in order to win big on college football. With these tips and strategies, you can boost your bankroll, even if you prefer to follow just one team throughout the season.

Start by looking over the NCAAF odds this week, then search for information, like team records, past performances, recent stats (such as passing yards allowed, or rushing yards per game) to decide which team has the best chance of winning a matchup.

Check the spread

The point spread is set by oddsmakers to create a balance between bettors who want to wager on the favorite vs. the underdog. In college football, you may see some very large point spreads — sometimes around 40 points — when a team like Clemson is playing an easy out-of-conference opponent on the schedule.

As the week goes on, sportsbooks gain a better idea of how large or small a point spread should be. Keep an eye on the line movement, so you can capitalize on better value, often early in the week, before the majority of the public has influenced the spread.

Study the starting lineup

It’s more common in college football to see a team rotate through a few quarterbacks at the start of the season, before it decides on a full-time starter. Make sure you're aware of who is starting under center, whether a star player at another position might be sidelined because of injury, or if inclement weather is in the forecast for game day.

These are college athletes, not professionals, so unsuspecting changes, unfamiliar elements, and playing under the spotlight of a high-profile game on network television, can impact these players’ performances much more so than it does pro athletes in the NFL.  

Compare team stats

There are a ton of stats available for college football. Some teams traditionally rely more on the run, while others pass the ball more often. When analyzing a matchup, find out what type of offense each team runs, then compare defensive stats for each team based on that scheme. 

For example, last year, Navy ran the ball 86.4% of the time. In the American Athletic Conference, UCONN was the worst team statistically against the run, so they presented a huge mismatch against Navy on the schedule. 

Not surprisingly, Navy won that contest 56-10 while putting up 408 yards on the ground.

Bet on college football now

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