College football is almost as popular as NFL for punters wanting to place their bets, and because the college games take place on a Saturday – meaning that there’s no crossover with the Sunday NFL – betting on NCAAF gets plenty of attention every week.
The NCAAF odds, lines and point spreads are posted on Sundays after the Saturday games, and so it’s a good idea to study team matchups and motivation among other performance indicators before placing any bets.
One of the most popular betting types for NCAAF is spread betting, in which punters choose either one team or the other. The NCAAF oddsmakers set a number of points that the favorite team is favored by, making the spread.
In order to win the bet, the team must win by more than the number points that they are favored to win by. Other NCAAF betting types include moneyline, over/under and prop betting.
Let’s look at what those betting types mean so that you can work out which of them suits you. Money Line means that bettors pick which team will win the game – when the favored team wins, the pay-out will be less than the amount wagered as they are more likely to win, whereas the underdog will usually pay more money than the amount wagered. Another method of NCAAF betting is Over/Under betting, in which you bet on the total amount of points scored by both teams combined.
Finally, there is prop betting, which involves betting on anything apart from the actual result of the match. Some of the things that can be bet on include individual player performances or halftime scores. You can also bet on future outcomes, such as who will triumph in the championships or which team will win each conference.