NCAAF Lines, Odds, and Betting Trends

Bet TypeSpread
% Bet
299 NEBNebraska0-0 1% -7 -110 -7 -115 -7.5 -102 -7 -110 -7 -115 -7.5 -103 -7.5 -103
300 ILLIllinois0-0 99% +7 -110 +7 -105 +7.5 -120 +7 -110 +7 -105 +7.5 -118 +7.5 -118
305 UCONUConn0-0 94% +27.5 -115 +27 -110 +27.5 -112 +27.5 -110 +27.5 -110
306 FRESFresno State0-0 6% -27.5 -105 -27 -110 -27.5 -108 -27.5 -110 -27.5 -110
301 HAWAHawaii0-0 39% +16.5 -110 +16.5 -110 +16.5 -104 +16.5 -110 +17 -110
302 UCLAUCLA0-0 61% -16.5 -110 -16.5 -110 -16.5 -118 -16.5 -110 -17 -110
303 UTEPUTEP0-0 98% -7.5 -110 -7.5 -110 -7.5 -105 -7.5 -110 -7 -115
304 NMXSNew Mexico State0-0 2% +7.5 -110 +7.5 -110 +7.5 -115 +7.5 -110 +7 -105
135 TEMPTemple0-0 +13.5 -110 +13.5 -110
136 RUTGRutgers0-0 100% -13.5 -110 -13.5 -110
137 BOISBoise State0-0 100% +3.5 -105 +4 -110 +3.5 -110 +4 -110 +4 -110
138 UCFUCF0-0 -3.5 -115 -4 -110 -3.5 -110 -4 -110 -4 -110
139 ECUEast Carolina0-0 100% +11.5 -110 +11.5 -110 +11.5 -110 +12 -110 +12.5 -115
140 APPLAppalachian State0-0 -11.5 -110 -11.5 -110 -11.5 -110 -12 -110 -12.5 -105
141 USFSouth Florida0-0 83% +18 -115 +18 -110 +17.5 -108 +18 -110 +17.5 -105
142 NCSUNC State0-0 17% -18 -105 -18 -110 -17.5 -112 -18 -110 -17.5 -115
143 BOWLBowling Green0-0 +33 -110 +33 -110 +32.5 -106 +33 -110 +33 -110
144 TENNTennessee0-0 -33 -110 -33 -110 -32.5 -114 -33 -110 -33 -110
145 OSUOhio State (2)0-0 100% -13.5 -110 -13.5 -110 -13.5 -112 -13.5 -110 -13.5 -115
146 MINNMinnesota0-0 +13.5 -110 +13.5 -110 +13.5 -108 +13.5 -110 +13.5 -105
147 UNCNorth Carolina (18)0-0 100% -5.5 -110 -5.5 -110 -5.5 -110 -5.5 -110 -5.5 -110 -5.5 -112 -5.5 -112
148 VTECVirginia Tech0-0 +5.5 -110 +5.5 -110 +5.5 -110 +5.5 -110 +5.5 -110 +5.5 -109 +5.5 -109
149 OLDOld Dominion0-0 100% +32.5 -115 +32 -110 +32.5 -110 +32.5 -110 +32.5 -110
150 WAKEWake Forest0-0 -32.5 -105 -32 -110 -32.5 -110 -32.5 -110 -32.5 -110
151 DUKEDuke0-0 -7 -105 -7 -105 -6.5 -122 -7 -110 -7 -110
152 CHARCharlotte0-0 +7 -115 +7 -115 +6.5 even +7 -110 +7 -110
153 MSUMichigan State0-0 100% +4.5 -110 +4.5 -110 +4.5 -115 +4.5 -110 +4 -110 +5.5 -109 +5.5 -109
154 NWUNorthwestern (10)0-0 -4.5 -110 -4.5 -110 -4.5 -105 -4.5 -110 -4 -110 -5.5 -112 -5.5 -112
155 WMICWestern Michigan0-0 96% +17.5 -110 +17.5 -110 +17.5 -110 +17.5 -110 +17.5 -110 +17.5 -110 +17.5 -110
156 MICHMichigan0-0 4% -17.5 -110 -17.5 -110 -17.5 -110 -17.5 -110 -17.5 -110 -17.5 -110 -17.5 -110
157 ARMYArmy0-0 6% +2.5 -105 +2.5 -110 +2.5 even +3 -115 +3 -115
158 GASTGeorgia State0-0 94% -2.5 -115 -2.5 -110 -2.5 -122 -3 -105 -3 -105
159 STANStanford0-0 100% -1.5 -105 -1.5 -110 -1.5 -112 -1.5 -110 -1.5 -110
160 KSUKansas State0-0 +1.5 -115 +1.5 -110 +1.5 -108 +1.5 -110 +1.5 -110
161 LAMOUL Monroe0-0 +29.5 -110 +29.5 -110 +29 -110 +29.5 -110
162 UKKentucky0-0 100% -29.5 -110 -29.5 -110 -29 -110 -29.5 -110
163 OUOklahoma (6)0-0 100% -26.5 -110 -24.5 -110 -25.5 -110 -24.5 -110 -24.5 -115
164 TULATulane0-0 +26.5 -110 +24.5 -110 +25.5 -112 +24.5 -110 +24.5 -105
165 PSUPenn State0-0 36% +4.5 -110 +4.5 -110 +3.5 -110 +4.5 -110 +4.5 -110 +4.5 -113 +4.5 -113
166 WISCWisconsin0-0 64% -4.5 -110 -4.5 -110 -3.5 -110 -4.5 -110 -4.5 -110 -4.5 -108 -4.5 -108
167 RICERice0-0 +20.5 -115 +20 -110 +20.5 -114 +20 -110 +20 -110
168 ARKArkansas0-0 100% -20.5 -105 -20 -110 -20.5 -106 -20 -110 -20 -110
169 FRESFresno State0-0 +22 -110 +21.5 -106 +22 -110 +22 -110
170 OREGOregon0-0 100% -22 -110 -21.5 -114 -22 -110 -22 -110
171 WVUWest Virginia0-0 15% -3.5 -110 -3.5 even -3.5 -110 -3 -115
172 MARYMaryland0-0 85% +3.5 -110 +3.5 -122 +3.5 -110 +3 -105
173 IUIndiana (12)0-0 +4.5 -110 +5 -110 +4.5 -115 +4.5 -110 +4.5 -110 +4.5 -109 +4.5 -109
174 IOWAIowa (16)0-0 100% -4.5 -110 -5 -110 -4.5 -105 -4.5 -110 -4.5 -110 -4.5 -112 -4.5 -112
175 MIAOMiami (OH)0-0 +23 -110 +23 -110 +23 -110 +23 -110
176 CINCincinnati (8)0-0 100% -23 -110 -23 -110 -23 -110 -23 -110
177 MARSMarshall0-0 100% -2.5 -110 -3 even -2.5 -110 -2.5 -110 -2.5 -110
178 NAVYNavy0-0 +2.5 -110 +3 -120 +2.5 -110 +2.5 -110 +2.5 -110
179 ALAAlabama (1)0-0 89% -17.5 -115 -18 -110 -18.5 -108 -18 -110 -18 -115 -18 -117 -18 -117
180 MIAMiami (22)0-0 11% +17.5 -105 +18 -110 +18.5 -112 +18 -110 +18 -105 +18 -108 +18 -108
181 UMASUMass0-0 +37.5 -105 +38 -110 +37.5 -110 +37.5 -110 +37.5 -110
182 PITTPittsburgh0-0 100% -37.5 -115 -38 -110 -37.5 -110 -37.5 -110 -37.5 -110
183 CMICCentral Michigan0-0 +13 -110 +13 -110 +12.5 -108 +13 -110 +13 -110
184 MIZZMissouri0-0 -13 -110 -13 -110 -12.5 -112 -13 -110 -13 -110
185 LATELouisiana Tech0-0 +26.5 -115 +26.5 -110 +26.5 -112 +26.5 -110 +26.5 -110
186 MSSTMississippi State0-0 -26.5 -105 -26.5 -110 -26.5 -110 -26.5 -110 -26.5 -110
187 LOULLouisiana (15)0-0 86% +9.5 -105 +10 -110 +9.5 -110 +9.5 -110 +9.5 -110
188 UTTexas (19)0-0 14% -9.5 -115 -10 -110 -9.5 -110 -9.5 -110 -9.5 -110
189 SJSUSan José State (24)0-0 100% +16 -105 +16.5 -110 +15.5 -106 +16 -110 +16 -110
190 USCUSC (21)0-0 -16 -115 -16.5 -110 -15.5 -114 -16 -110 -16 -110
191 ORSTOregon State0-0 100% +5.5 -110 +7 -110 +6.5 -102 +7 -110 +7 -115 +6.5 -104 +6.5 -104
192 PURPurdue0-0 -5.5 -110 -7 -110 -6.5 -120 -7 -110 -7 -105 -6.5 -118 -6.5 -118
193 TTUTexas Tech0-0 -2.5 -110 -2.5 -110 -2.5 -115 -2.5 -110 -2.5 -110
194 UHHouston0-0 +2.5 -110 +2.5 -110 +2.5 -105 +2.5 -110 +2.5 -110
195 BAYLBaylor0-0 -13.5 -110 -13.5 -110 -13.5 -110 -13.5 -110 -13.5 -110
196 TXSTTexas State0-0 +13.5 -110 +13.5 -110 +13.5 -110 +13.5 -110 +13.5 -110
197 SYRASyracuse0-0 -1.5 -115 -1 -110 -1.5 -110 -1 -110 -1 -115
198 OHIOOhio0-0 +1.5 -105 +1 -110 +1.5 -110 +1 -110 +1 -105
199 AKROAkron0-0 +36.5 -105 +37 -110 +36.5 -110 +36.5 -110 +36.5 -110
200 AUBUAuburn0-0 -36.5 -115 -37 -110 -36.5 -110 -36.5 -110 -36.5 -110
201 UTSAUTSA0-0 80% +6.5 -110 +7 -120 +6.5 -106 +7 -120 +6.5 -110 +6.5 +102 +6.5 +102
202 ILLIllinois0-0 20% -6.5 -110 -7 even -6.5 -114 -7 even -6.5 -110 -6.5 -124 -6.5 -124
203 FAUFlorida Atlantic0-0 100% +24.5 -110 +24.5 -110 +24.5 -106 +24.5 -110 +25 -110
204 UFLFlorida (13)0-0 -24.5 -110 -24.5 -110 -24.5 -114 -24.5 -110 -25 -110
205 NIUNorthern Illinois0-0 +17.5 -110 +17.5 -110 +17.5 -110 +17.5 -110 +17.5 -110
206 GTECGeorgia Tech0-0 100% -17.5 -110 -17.5 -110 -17.5 -110 -17.5 -110 -17.5 -110
207 UGAGeorgia (7)0-0 98% +4 -110 +4 -110 +3.5 -114 +4 -110 +3.5 -115 +4 -110 +4 -110
208 CLEMClemson (3)0-0 2% -4 -110 -4 -110 -3.5 -106 -4 -110 -3.5 -105 -4 -110 -4 -110
209 SOUMSouthern Mississippi0-0 -1.5 -110 -1.5 -110 -1.5 -110 -1.5 -110 -1.5 -110
210 SALASouth Alabama0-0 +1.5 -110 +1.5 -110 +1.5 -110 +1.5 -110 +1.5 -110
211 KENTKent State0-0 +29.5 -105 +30 -110 +29.5 -106 +30 -110 +30 -110
212 TXAMTexas A&M (4)0-0 100% -29.5 -115 -30 -110 -29.5 -114 -30 -110 -30 -110
213 LSULSU0-0 100% -4.5 -105 -4 -110 -3.5 -114 -4.5 -110 -4.5 -110 -4.5 -108 -4.5 -108
214 UCLAUCLA0-0 +4.5 -115 +4 -110 +3.5 -106 +4.5 -110 +4.5 -110 +4.5 -113 +4.5 -113
215 BYUBYU (11)0-0 100% -11.5 -105 -11 -110 -11.5 -110 -11.5 -110 -12 -110
216 ARZArizona0-0 +11.5 -115 +11 -110 +11.5 -110 +11.5 -110 +12 -110
217 NEVANevada0-0 +3.5 -110 +3.5 -110 +3.5 -118 +3.5 -110 +3.5 -110
218 CALCalifornia0-0 100% -3.5 -110 -3.5 -110 -3.5 -104 -3.5 -110 -3.5 -110
219 NMXSNew Mexico State0-0 +29.5 -105 +30 -110 +29.5 -106 +30 -110 +30 -110
220 SDSUSan Diego State0-0 -29.5 -115 -30 -110 -29.5 -114 -30 -110 -30 -110
221 USUUtah State0-0 +16.5 -105 +17 -110 +16.5 -110 +16.5 -110 +16.5 -110
222 WSUWashington State0-0 100% -16.5 -115 -17 -110 -16.5 -110 -16.5 -110 -16.5 -110
223 NDNotre Dame (5)0-0 -9.5 -110 -9.5 -110 -9.5 -110 -9.5 -110 -9.5 -110 -9.5 -112 -9.5 -112
224 FSUFlorida State0-0 100% +9.5 -110 +9.5 -110 +9.5 -110 +9.5 -110 +9.5 -110 +9.5 -109 +9.5 -109
225 LOULouisville0-0 +8 -110 +7.5 -108 +8 -110 +8 -110 +7.5 -108 +7.5 -108
226 OLEMOle Miss0-0 -8 -110 -7.5 -112 -8 -110 -8 -110 -7.5 -113 -7.5 -113
299 NEBNebraska0-0
300 ILLIllinois0-0
305 UCONUConn0-0
306 FRESFresno State0-0
301 HAWAHawaii0-0
302 UCLAUCLA0-0
303 UTEPUTEP0-0
304 NMXSNew Mexico State0-0
135 TEMPTemple0-0
136 RUTGRutgers0-0
137 BOISBoise State0-0
138 UCFUCF0-0
139 ECUEast Carolina0-0
140 APPLAppalachian State0-0
141 USFSouth Florida0-0
142 NCSUNC State0-0
143 BOWLBowling Green0-0
144 TENNTennessee0-0
145 OSUOhio State (2)0-0
146 MINNMinnesota0-0
147 UNCNorth Carolina (18)0-0
148 VTECVirginia Tech0-0
149 OLDOld Dominion0-0
150 WAKEWake Forest0-0
151 DUKEDuke0-0
152 CHARCharlotte0-0
153 MSUMichigan State0-0
154 NWUNorthwestern (10)0-0
155 WMICWestern Michigan0-0
156 MICHMichigan0-0
157 ARMYArmy0-0
158 GASTGeorgia State0-0
159 STANStanford0-0
160 KSUKansas State0-0
161 LAMOUL Monroe0-0
162 UKKentucky0-0
163 OUOklahoma (6)0-0
164 TULATulane0-0
165 PSUPenn State0-0
166 WISCWisconsin0-0
167 RICERice0-0
168 ARKArkansas0-0
169 FRESFresno State0-0
170 OREGOregon0-0
171 WVUWest Virginia0-0
172 MARYMaryland0-0
173 IUIndiana (12)0-0
174 IOWAIowa (16)0-0
175 MIAOMiami (OH)0-0
176 CINCincinnati (8)0-0
177 MARSMarshall0-0
178 NAVYNavy0-0
179 ALAAlabama (1)0-0
180 MIAMiami (22)0-0
181 UMASUMass0-0
182 PITTPittsburgh0-0
183 CMICCentral Michigan0-0
184 MIZZMissouri0-0
185 LATELouisiana Tech0-0
186 MSSTMississippi State0-0
187 LOULLouisiana (15)0-0
188 UTTexas (19)0-0
189 SJSUSan José State (24)0-0
190 USCUSC (21)0-0
191 ORSTOregon State0-0
192 PURPurdue0-0
193 TTUTexas Tech0-0
194 UHHouston0-0
195 BAYLBaylor0-0
196 TXSTTexas State0-0
197 SYRASyracuse0-0
198 OHIOOhio0-0
199 AKROAkron0-0
200 AUBUAuburn0-0
201 UTSAUTSA0-0
202 ILLIllinois0-0
203 FAUFlorida Atlantic0-0
204 UFLFlorida (13)0-0
205 NIUNorthern Illinois0-0
206 GTECGeorgia Tech0-0
207 UGAGeorgia (7)0-0
208 CLEMClemson (3)0-0
209 SOUMSouthern Mississippi0-0
210 SALASouth Alabama0-0
211 KENTKent State0-0
212 TXAMTexas A&M (4)0-0
213 LSULSU0-0
214 UCLAUCLA0-0
215 BYUBYU (11)0-0
216 ARZArizona0-0
217 NEVANevada0-0
218 CALCalifornia0-0
219 NMXSNew Mexico State0-0
220 SDSUSan Diego State0-0
221 USUUtah State0-0
222 WSUWashington State0-0
223 NDNotre Dame (5)0-0
224 FSUFlorida State0-0
225 LOULouisville0-0
226 OLEMOle Miss0-0
299 NEBNebraska0-0 -294 -280 -300 -275 -275
300 ILLIllinois0-0 +230 +225 +235 +210 +210
305 UCONUConn0-0 +1400 +1300
306 FRESFresno State0-0 -10000 -4500
301 HAWAHawaii0-0 +500 +550 +590
302 UCLAUCLA0-0 -714 -800 -950
303 UTEPUTEP0-0 -312 -280 -300
304 NMXSNew Mexico State0-0 +250 +225 +235
135 TEMPTemple0-0 +425 +420
136 RUTGRutgers0-0 -588 -600
137 BOISBoise State0-0 +135 +145 +152
138 UCFUCF0-0 -164 -165 -188
139 ECUEast Carolina0-0 +290 +300 +370
140 APPLAppalachian State0-0 -370 -400 -520
141 USFSouth Florida0-0 +600 +600 +650
142 NCSUNC State0-0 -909 -900 -1050
143 BOWLBowling Green0-0 +2500
144 TENNTennessee0-0 -10000
145 OSUOhio State (2)0-0 -500 -525 -600
146 MINNMinnesota0-0 +375 +385 +420
147 UNCNorth Carolina (18)0-0 -222 -220 -230 -210 -210
148 VTECVirginia Tech0-0 +180 +180 +186 +165 +165
149 OLDOld Dominion0-0 +2500
150 WAKEWake Forest0-0 -10000
151 DUKEDuke0-0 -250 -260 -290
152 CHARCharlotte0-0 +200 +210 +225
153 MSUMichigan State0-0 +155 +160 +164 +165 +165
154 NWUNorthwestern (10)0-0 -185 -190 -205 -215 -215
155 WMICWestern Michigan0-0 +625 +650 +630 +550 +550
156 MICHMichigan0-0 -1000 -1000 -1050 -1000 -1000
157 ARMYArmy0-0 +115 +120 +126
158 GASTGeorgia State0-0 -139 -140 -154
159 STANStanford0-0 -120 -125 -128
160 KSUKansas State0-0 even +105 +104
161 LAMOUL Monroe0-0 +1600
162 UKKentucky0-0 -6000
163 OUOklahoma (6)0-0 -2500 -2000 -3500
164 TULATulane0-0 +1100 +1000 +1200
165 PSUPenn State0-0 +160 +160 +152 +143 +143
166 WISCWisconsin0-0 -192 -190 -188 -180 -180
167 RICERice0-0 +800 +800 +790
168 ARKArkansas0-0 -1429 -1375 -1500
169 FRESFresno State0-0 +850 +920
170 OREGOregon0-0 -1500 -2000
171 WVUWest Virginia0-0 -165 -168
172 MARYMaryland0-0 +145 +136
173 IUIndiana (12)0-0 +155 +175 +164 +150 +150
174 IOWAIowa (16)0-0 -189 -210 -205 -195 -195
175 MIAOMiami (OH)0-0 +1000 +1000
176 CINCincinnati (8)0-0 -2000 -2000
177 MARSMarshall0-0 -139 -140 -140
178 NAVYNavy0-0 +115 +120 +114
179 ALAAlabama (1)0-0 -1000 -1000 -1200 -1115 -1115
180 MIAMiami (22)0-0 +625 +650 +680 +650 +650
181 UMASUMass0-0 +4000
182 PITTPittsburgh0-0 -100000
183 CMICCentral Michigan0-0 +350 +360 +390
184 MIZZMissouri0-0 -455 -490 -550
185 LATELouisiana Tech0-0 +1600 +1260
186 MSSTMississippi State0-0 -10000 -4000
187 LOULLouisiana (15)0-0 +260 +270 +290
188 UTTexas (19)0-0 -333 -350 -385
189 SJSUSan José State (24)0-0 +550 +550 +540
190 USCUSC (21)0-0 -833 -800 -850
191 ORSTOregon State0-0 +200 +200 +220 +200 +200
192 PURPurdue0-0 -250 -250 -280 -265 -265
193 TTUTexas Tech0-0 -139 -140 -144
194 UHHouston0-0 +115 +120 +118
195 BAYLBaylor0-0 -500 -525 -600
196 TXSTTexas State0-0 +375 +385 +420
197 SYRASyracuse0-0 -120 -120 -122
198 OHIOOhio0-0 even even even
199 AKROAkron0-0 +4000
200 AUBUAuburn0-0 -100000
201 UTSAUTSA0-0 +200 +215 +210 +195 +195
202 ILLIllinois0-0 -250 -265 -265 -265 -265
203 FAUFlorida Atlantic0-0 +1200 +1200 +1200
204 UFLFlorida (13)0-0 -3333 -2500 -3500
205 NIUNorthern Illinois0-0 +600 +600 +630
206 GTECGeorgia Tech0-0 -1000 -900 -1050
207 UGAGeorgia (7)0-0 +145 +150 +146 +145 +145
208 CLEMClemson (3)0-0 -175 -170 -180 -182 -182
209 SOUMSouthern Mississippi0-0 -120 -125 -122
210 SALASouth Alabama0-0 even +105 even
211 KENTKent State0-0 +1800
212 TXAMTexas A&M (4)0-0 -8000
213 LSULSU0-0 -189 -190 -196 -195 -195
214 UCLAUCLA0-0 +155 +160 +158 +150 +150
215 BYUBYU (11)0-0 -370 -400 -520
216 ARZArizona0-0 +290 +300 +370
217 NEVANevada0-0 +140 +145 +142
218 CALCalifornia0-0 -167 -165 -176
219 NMXSNew Mexico State0-0 +1800
220 SDSUSan Diego State0-0 -8000
221 USUUtah State0-0 +550 +575 +540
222 WSUWashington State0-0 -833 -850 -850
223 NDNotre Dame (5)0-0 -385 -365 -385 -400 -400
224 FSUFlorida State0-0 +300 +280 +290 +285 +285
225 LOULouisville0-0 +235 +260 +225 +225
226 OLEMOle Miss0-0 -300 -340 -286 -286

How to Use the Odds Comparison Tool

Compare odds across legal US sportsbooks at ScoreandOdds.com to help you profit throughout the college football season. Find out how to use the odds comparison tool, along with other college football betting tips below.

Are you in a state or traveling to a state with legal sports betting, such as New Jersey, Indiana or West Virginia? Our odds comparison tool is just for you.

Highlighting the best lines — spreads, totals and moneylines — from multiple sportsbooks across the sports betting industry, use our odds tool to add line-shopping to your sports betting routine. Doing so will save you time and money while betting on college football, NFL, NBA and more! Simply click on spreads, totals or moneylines underneath Bet Type. Highlighting the line in red, the tool will direct you to best sportsbook for all of your favorite college football picks. And of course, start by learning how to read lines if you’re new to sports betting.

Additionally, each sportsbook featured in our odds comparison tool has a welcome promo for all new users. Click on the bet you want and sign up today to take advantage of free bets and/or deposit bonuses at various sportsbooks !

Of course, if you are new to college football betting, or sports betting in general, you first need to understand what you are looking at in terms of NCAAF spreads, moneylines and point totals.

NCAAF Betting Glossary & Tips

Spread – The most popular way to bet on college football is by picking a team against the spread (ATS). You will either wager on the favorite or the underdog to cover the spread. The Favorite is the team giving or laying points (ex: Alabama -13.5). The underdog is the team getting points (ex: Notre Dame +13.5).

By betting on the underdog, the team does not have to win the game outright for you to win your bet. The team you bet on need to lose by less than the spread, i.e, the number of points they are getting. An outright win will cash your bet as well, but a win isn’t necessary. Example: If you bet on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish +13.5, the bet wins if the Irish lose by 13 points or less (or win outright. If the odds tool showed a sportsbook had the spread at +14, that’s where you want to place the bet. An extra half-point can be the difference between a losing wager and a push (a tie, in which a bettor neither loses nor wins money).

College Betting Tip: Key numbers are not as important in college football as they are in the NFL. College football games often have larger point spreads, and there’s more parity between teams. Still, finding the best lines by using an odds comparison tool and all the legal US sportsbooks available to you is vital if you want to profit betting against the spread.

Money Line – By betting on the moneyline, you are only wagering on what college football team will win. Large favorites require you to risk more money than you will win (ex: Oklahoma Sooners -450 requires you to risk $45 to win $10). Conversely, betting on underdogs will earn bettors more money than they risk (ex: Texas Longhorns +400, a $10 bet will earn you $40 profit).

College Betting Tip: Moneyline betting in college football is even less popular than it is in the NFL. For a lot of games with larger spreads, moneylines aren’t even available. With public bettors leaning towards favorites, there is generally more value betting on underdogs, specifically underdogs that are getting 2-6.5 points on the spread.

Total (Over/Under) – Betting on the Over/Under or point total means you’re placing bets on the total number of points scored by both teams. So if a game has a total (or Over/Under) of 65 points before kickoff, you can bet on Over or Under 65 total combined points between the two teams for the entire game. Points scored in overtime are included, which can really rack up in a college football overtime. Additionally, there are point totals for quarters and halves.

College Betting Tip: Focus on a conference or a few specific teams when handicapping college football point totals. With so many college football teams and games, oddsmakers are at a disadvantage. You don’t have to beat them on every game, you just need to pick a few spots where you think they’re wrong, which happens a lot more on a college football betting slate than say an NFL Sunday.

Vigorish (vig) or Juice – Ever wonder how sportsbooks turn a profit? It’s the vigorish or juice, i.e., the fee sportsbooks take when sports bettors place wagers. This fee is imbedded in the betting ling, giving sportsbooks a mathematical advantage. Sportsbooks typically have a vig of -110 on both sides of a bet, meaning you have to risk $110 for every $100 you want to win. Taking into account the vigorish, you need to win not half of your bets but at least 52.4% to break even. While -110 is typical, some sportsbooks are nicer than others when it comes to charging bettors juice. You will want to use SAO’s odds tool to find which sportsbooks are charging the least amount for all of your college football picks.

College Betting Tip: College football is a softer betting market than the NFL, making it easier to win over 52.4% of your bets.

Other College Football Betting Terms

Parlay – A parlay involves two or more picks, all of which have to win outright to payout. You have a five-team parlay, and all but one game wins? You hit 80% of your bets, but your parlay still loses just the same as if you went 0-for-5. Two-team parlays traditionally pay 2.6-to-1, three-team parlays pay 6-to-1, four-team parlays pay 10-to-1, etc. Though we refer to these as “two-team parlays,” parlays can consist of picks on the point totals and sometimes even props. Use our parlay calculator for your convenience.

College Betting Tip: Parlays attract bettors, especially beginning bettors, with large payouts. But don’t be fooled. Unless you’re confident you have a large edge in two or more games, betting parlays will eat away your sports betting bankroll.

Teasers – Like a parlay, teasers require more than one pick, and all picks in your teaser must hit. Teasers are a way college football bettors can move multiple point spreads (or totals) to their favor. Since the points are adjusted for the bettor, teasers do not have the large payouts that parlays do.

College Betting Tip: College football games tend to have larger point totals and spreads than NFL games. You can find point totals anywhere from 60-80 points, especially in a pass-happy conference like the Big 12. College football scores are much more volatile than NFL scores, making college football teasers less advantageous.

Live Betting – Live betting occurs after a game starts. Did you sleep in and miss the kickoff of an early 11 am college football game? Don’t tilt! Most US sportsbooks will have live lines available for you to bet on while the game is still in progress.

College Betting Tip:Your team takes an early lead, but an injury or specific scheme leaves you concerned about your bet? Use live lines to hedge your original pre-game bet, minimizing your potential losses. In some cases, you can use live lines to find “middling” opportunities. A “middle” is when you use two different spreads to bet on and against the same team. You can win both bets if the scoring margin falls in between the two spreads. Bettors can also use live lines to middle the Over/Under.