NCAAF Futures and Season Props

Bet Type National Championship Winner
Georgia (4) +325 + +350 + +325
Ohio State (10) +450 + +350 + +450
Texas (3) +800 + +700 + +700
Oregon (6) +1000 + +1000 + +850
Ole Miss (9) +1400 + +1100 + +1100
Alabama (5) +1100 + +1400 + +1100
LSU (12) +1200 + +1600 + +1400
Notre Dame (14) +2500 + +2500 + +1400
Michigan (1) +1400 + +1600 + +1600
Penn State (13) +2200 + +2500 + +2000
Clemson (20) +2500 + +3000 + +2000
Florida State (6) +1800 + +2000 + +2500
Tennessee (17) +4000 + +5000 + +3000
Texas A&M +3300 + +4000 + +3000
USC +3300 + +3500 + +3000
Missouri (8) +4000 + +3500 + +4000
Oklahoma (15) +4000 + +3500 + +4500
Washington (2) +5000 + +8000 + +5000
Auburn +10000 + +10000 + +5000
Kansas State (18) +6600 + +10000 + +6000
Miami +6600 + +3500 + +6000
Utah +6600 + +6600 + +8000
Louisville (19) +10000 + +10000 + +10000
Wisconsin +12500 + +10000 + +12000
Florida +12500 + +15000 + +12000
Arizona (11) +7500 + +12500 + +12000
Texas Tech +15000 + +20000 + +12000
Nebraska +15000 + +20000 + +15000
North Carolina +15000 + +15000 + +15000
Arkansas +25000 + +30000 + +15000
SMU (22) +30000 + +20000
Kentucky +10000 + +30000 + +20000
Kansas (23) +15000 + +15000 + +20000
Colorado +20000 + +10000 + +20000
UCLA +20000 + +15000 + +20000
NC State (21) +10000 + +20000 + +25000
Oklahoma State (16) +20000 + +15000 + +25000
South Carolina +30000 + +30000 + +25000
TCU +20000 + +15000 + +30000
Michigan State +40000 + +30000 + +30000
Maryland +40000 + +40000
Iowa (24) +30000 + +20000 + +40000
Iowa State +30000 + +20000 + +40000
Virginia Tech +40000 + +40000
UCF +25000 + +30000 + +40000
James Madison +50000 + +40000
Oregon State +50000 + +30000 + +50000
Cincinnati +75000 + +50000 + +50000
West Virginia +40000 + +20000 + +50000
California +50000 + +50000
Liberty (25) +60000 + +50000
Mississippi State +50000 + +50000 + +50000
Boise State +40000 + +60000
Troy +70000 + +70000
Baylor +50000 + +50000 + +70000
Tulane +60000 + +50000 + +70000
Temple +300000 + +80000
Pittsburgh +80000 + +30000 + +80000
Syracuse +80000 + +80000
Miami (OH) +150000 + +80000
Washington State +80000 + +80000
Arizona State +60000 + +80000
Memphis +150000 + +80000
Minnesota +75000 + +30000 + +80000
Virginia +80000 + +80000
Boston College +80000 + +80000
Vanderbilt +150000 + +80000
Illinois +75000 + +80000
Coastal Carolina +80000 + +50000 + +100000
Western Michigan +300000 + +100000
Army +200000 + +100000
Purdue +100000 + +30000 + +100000
UTEP +300000 + +100000
Duke +80000 + +100000
Utah State +150000 + +100000
Northern Illinois +300000 + +100000
Air Force +80000 + +100000
UNLV +80000 + +100000
Rice +300000 + +100000
Navy +150000 + +100000
Fresno State +80000 + +100000
San Diego State +150000 + +100000
Eastern Michigan +300000 + +100000
UAB +150000 + +100000
Colorado State +150000 + +100000
Old Dominion +150000 + +100000
Charlotte +300000 + +100000
Middle Tennessee +300000 + +100000
UTSA +75000 + +100000
San Jose State +80000 + +100000
Western Kentucky +100000 + +100000
South Alabama +100000 + +100000
Texas State +150000 + +100000
Hawaii +300000 + +100000
Indiana +150000 + +50000 + +100000
Georgia State +150000 + +100000
Houston +80000 + +50000 + +100000
UMass +500000 + +100000
Georgia Tech +75000 + +100000
South Florida +100000 + +100000
Georgia Southern +150000 + +100000
Marshall +150000 + +100000
Florida International +300000 + +100000
Wake Forest +80000 + +30000 + +100000
Florida Atlantic +150000 + +100000
UL Monroe +500000 + +100000
East Carolina +200000 + +100000
Louisiana Tech +300000 + +100000
UConn +300000 + +100000
Louisiana +200000 + +100000
Wyoming +100000 + +100000
Southern Miss +300000 + +100000
Toledo +80000 + +100000
Kent State +500000 + +100000
Central Michigan +300000 + +100000
BYU +75000 + +100000
Buffalo +300000 + +100000
Stanford +100000 + +100000
Bowling Green +200000 + +100000
New Mexico State +150000 + +100000
New Mexico +300000 + +100000
Ball State +300000 + +100000
Nevada +200000 + +100000
Arkansas State +300000 + +100000
Appalachian State +100000 + +100000
Ohio +150000 + +100000
Northwestern +100000 + +100000
Akron +500000 + +100000
North Texas +200000 + +100000
Jacksonville State +200000 +
Sam Houston +200000 +
Tulsa +300000 +

Fans of college football REALLY like college football. There are fewer casual college football fans than there are for other leagues, like the NBA and NFL. Their passion is often rooted in a deep connection to their favorite school, which also includes a deep dislike of rival schools. This is great, but it also can lead to some, ahem, irrational wagering.

How else does one explain UMass being listed by all five major sportsbooks in the National Championship futures category? Sure, the Minutemen are 50,000/1 long-shots (is there a term for a longer shot than a long-shot?), but there they are, a woeful 1-11 team in 2022, with odds to win the 2023 title. Who on earth would make that wager? While some sportsbooks do list every single team in their futures markets, it’s also very possible that a few UMass fans put a few bucks down on their team just for fun.

NCAA College Football Odds

Sportsbooks offer a robust futures market for NCAA football. Major operators list the following futures categories, which are tracked in real-time by SAO:

  • Heisman Trophy Winner (best college football player)
  • National Championship Winner
  • Total Wins by Team
  • AAC Winner
  • ACC Winner
  • Big 10 Winner
  • Big 12 Winner
  • C-USA Winner
  • MAC Winner
  • MWC Winner
  • Pac-12 Winner
  • SEC Winner
  • SEC East Winner
  • SEC West Winner
  • MAC East Winner
  • MAC West Winner
  • Big 10 East Winner
  • Big 10 West Winner

That’s a lot of different markets to track. The best part of the SAO NCAAF Futures Odds Comparison tool is that it tracks markets that are only available on one or two sportsbooks. For example, while all the sportsbooks currently offer odds on the biggest teams like Alabama or Ohio State to win the National Championship, some sportsbooks go a little deeper and offer futures odds on division titles. 

In fact, only FanDuel offered odds on the Big 10 East Division Championship in late June. Additionally, also in late June, DraftKings was the only sportsbook to offer MAC East Division and West Division championship futures along with Sun Belt championship odds. Add to that the dozens of teams that have Total Win futures and Championship futures offered by some sportsbooks and not others, and it would be a full-time job just to keep all the information updated. Luckily for you, SAO already did the work. All you have to do is navigate the above table and find the odds on your favorite (or least favorite) team.

Finding Value In NCAAF Futures Bets

Let’s just get this out of the way. There is no value in taking Georgia to win the National Championship. Betting a team +220 to win the title with the season still months away is a questionable strategy. You’re tying up your bankroll until January for a 2.2/1 wager that is far from a sure thing. 

However, there are plenty of reasons to bet on NCAAF futures, most of which have to do with picking someone other than Alabama. For example, Utah has generated a lot of buzz in the 2023 offseason. Someone thinking they may make a run at the playoff could find a ton of value by picking them to win it all. One quick check of the tracker in late June 2023 showed that the price on a Utah future varied from 50/1 to 66/1. That’s $1600 of extra profit on a $100 bet! At +6600, PointsBet was/is the place to go for a Utah future. In fact, PointsBet has the best value on a lot of the top teams, as you can see in the table above. 

Expert College Football Predictions 2022

Looking at the SAO NCAAF Futures tracker can cause confusion and angst. Where is the value? Are conference futures a better bet than team totals? Should you lock up your funds for several months? It’s enough to make you want to lie down. Consider SAO Premium your antidote to futures betting anxiety. The SAO team does all the hard work, breaking down each team’s roster and schedule to find the betting value that lies in the futures tracker.

Each week during college football season, subscribers to SAO Premium get the freshest NCAA football picks. Our pickers have a proven track record of success and are ready and eager to tackle the 2023 college football season. Sign up for SAO Premium today!