College football isn’t the most polished game in the world. No one watches it for the perfect plays. College football is pure chaos. Huge upsets and crazy fumble plays are the norms. That is also what makes college football so fun to bet on. There are a few reasons why that is and we will bet getting into that in a bit. Knowing how to bet on college football isn’t that hard. When it comes to most of your favorite sports writers many use the same tips and resources mentioned in this article.
College basketball might have been my first experience in sports betting, but college football is where I fell in love with it. There are key points in the season where bettors make money and the delayed season this year will only add to those opportunities. The zanier the season gets, the better. The unpredictable outcomes make it a lucrative sport to bet on. In professional leagues, you can’t get a 45.5 point spread. Especially when it comes to football. So, how does someone learn how to bet on college football and do it successfully? These three tips will give you the edge you need over your friends and sportsbooks.
Know When to Bet
Generally speaking, the best time to bet on college football is within the first few weeks of the season. The reason is simple, there are more teams that are underrated or overrated in those first few weeks versus later in the season. There are a lot of AP Top-25 teams in those first couple of weeks that are frauds. Then again, there are others that come out of nowhere. Appalachian State, Western Michigan, etc. While it isn’t always the easiest to spot the dark horse, there are ways to get as close as you can. When I am looking at those early-season lines, I look for matchups that feature a Power-5 team with a freshman QB and young OL going up against an experienced team with less hype behind them. Perhaps against a team from a Group of 5 conference.
Now, I know this isn’t the most helpful tip on its own, but that’s why there are multiple tips here. Knowing when to bet is great, but that doesn’t get you all the way there.
Have a Re”Source”
Not everyone can be an expert, but you can get tips from the experts. Of course, you can read everything you need here at Def Pen Betting, but find what site or podcast fits you. There is no right or wrong answer. Find a writer that breaks it down in a way that you understand and feel comfortable with? Stick with them. You will usually pick up their habits and their tips and tricks, and adapt them to your own. Sometimes, it is just a reminder of the games going on for that week. Sometimes you look at someone’s picks and think, “I should fade them,” just get comfortable with an outlet.
Def Pen Betting is a great place to start for free picks and lines. When it comes down to it, a lot of so-called experts will try to upsell you on fancy packages and things like SuperDuper Five Star Pick of the Week…it’s mostly bunk. Having a source is a great way to educate yourself and learn the ropes yourself if you feel inclined.
Be Consistent in All You Do
Being consistent is important. You have to be consistent in the way you keep up with the sport, be consistent with your wagers, and hopefully, your money will be consistent. Read the scores and box scores if you can from each week. If you don’t want to keep up with every little team across the country, pick a few conferences. Focusing on small groups of teams will help educate you faster and not seem as overwhelming.
One of the fastest ways bettors go bust is in inconsistent betting. I have done it, everyone who has placed a wager has done it. You start off making some money off a couple of $15 bets then all of a sudden you’re up +$200. Now you get cocky and throw that down on a two-team parlay that you have no background information on. Bust. Make sure no bet, even the surest ones, are too much for your balance to handle. Being consistent and responsible with wager amounts will make sure you play longer and make consistent cash.
College football is tricky to bet on. You don’t see things like the Kick Six from 2013 in any other sport really.
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The 2010’s – Kick Six
— Auburn Tigers (@AuburnTigers) November 27, 2020
These are just a few tips of course to a complex game. College football is so fun to bet on because truly anything can happen. A turnover can change everything, a player might have a breakout game like never before, college football has seen it all. Take a look at those early-season lines, get a source to inform you, and make sure you stay consistent. That’s how you bet on college football.