COLLEGE football betting is part of an American institution worth billions of dollars a year.
Across the nation, schools produce athletes for the NFL. Playing to packed super stadiums, in front of tens of thousands of spectators, the fixtures are among the highlights of the nation’s sporting calendar. With the ultimate incentive of a place in the final of one of the Bowl competitions, NCAA football betting is as competitive as the game itself.
The traditional powerhouses of the game, Oklahoma, Notre Dame and UCLA will always be dominant in College football betting.
But such is the cyclical nature of college football, that recruitment from high schools can often be a reliable guide to subsequent college football betting odds.
The sport’s Saturday afternoon tradition considerably enhances the appeal of a college football betting line. Live college football betting is also increasing in popularity in the UK as internet coverage expands, adding further scope to those who enjoy their online college football betting.
Within the various football conferences, colleges are competing for a place in Bowl finals at the end of the season and college football betting odds invariably become increasingly interesting towards the end of the campaign.
The Bowl matches are the highlight of the season and the final fixtures provide an ideal and potentially profitable introduction to college football bets.
Online bookmakers are taking an increased interest in college football betting and as one British sports journalist commented: “NFL results and odds are always of great interest, but college football betting results too are becoming increasingly important.
“NCAA football betting is growing in popularity. The NFL is a high-scoring and entertaining league, but college football bets often offer greater reward for canny predictiors because the matches are so wide open.
“Lots of colleges use different offensive systems based on either a running or passing game, seldom both, and betting on college football is as much about systems as it results when it comes placing a college football bet.
“These teams are filled with young men desperate to make it into the NFL and hold nothing back. As amateur athletes within reach of the riches of a pro contract, they know what is at stake.
“A college football betting line can include bets on multiple winners or on the margin of victory - there is enormous variety when staking a bet on college football.”
Online bookmaker prices on NCAA football betting can vary enormously as the journalist added: “Free bets are usually on offer, so go for a run on a potential Bowl winner, but also consider a free bet on the winner of the Heisman Trophy, which is awarded to the best college player each season.
“A college football bet provides a break from the routine of the NFL and can be very rewarding.”
Indeed they can. As ever in betting, fixtures determine odds, but predictions are much more difficult to make at college level, adding to the appeal – and potential profitability of this ‘junior’ version of gridiron.