College football is one of the most popular sports in North America. NCAAF is the top collegiate football league in the United States.
Despite not being a professional sports league, the competition is still extremely intense. These are players that are competing to one day be in the NFL, after all. In reality, NCAAF today is being treated as the "minor leagues" to professional football leagues such as the NFL and the Canadian Football League.
As such, there is a lot of great betting action on NCAAF. If you're wondering how to bet on NCAAF, you don't have to worry.
With our college football betting guide you might become a pro college football bettor!
What is NCAAF?
NCAAF is the college football league in the United States. There are technically four different levels of college football, two brackets of Division 1, plus Division 2 and Division 3.
The two major divisions are the FBS and FCS, which are both Division 1, but FBS is the most popular one by far. In fact, most sportsbooks such as Unibet will offer lines on just about every FBS game throughout the season, but they might only offer lines on the FCS, Division 2 and Division 3 for big games or the playoff rounds.
The FBS, or Football Bowl Subdivision, is the part of NCAAF that people will focus on most. It's the highest level of college football in the U.S., the one with the biggest stadiums, the best coaches, the best players and the most attention paid to it.
How Does College Football Betting Works
When you learn how to bet on NCAAF, you'll realize it works a lot like betting on the NFL or the CFL. While the games themselves are of different lengths, and some of the rules are different, the betting works pretty much the same.
There are the same basic wagers offered by sportsbooks such as Unibet, though the particular lines and over/unders are generally higher. That's because there are many teams in the FBS, so there's a wider gap between the talent levels of the teams and players.
The different types of College Football Bets
College Football Spreads
The most popular wager type on NCAAF is the point spread. This is also sometimes referred to as the handicap line.
In this type of wager, the sportsbook will set a favorite and an underdog for each game, and then a point spread that bettors have to wager against. For example, Team A (the favorite) could be listed as an 11-point favorite over Team B (the underdog). In this case, the point spread line would be displayed like this:
• Team A -11 vs Team B
What this means is that in order for a wager to be successful on Team A, they would have to win by 12 points or more. For a wager to be successful on Team B, they would have to either win the game or lose by 10 points or less. If the final score of the game has Team A win by exactly 11 points, then it would be considered a push, and all bets would be returned.
College Football Moneylines
You can also bet on a college football moneyline. This, too, concerns the outcome of the game. However, in this case, there is no point spread. You simply pick the outright winner of the game.
In these bets, the sportsbook will set odds based on the favorite and underdog. The lines could be:
• Team A -350
• Team B +400
This means that you'd have to wager $350 on Team A to win $100. At the same time, a $100 bet on Team B that is successful would net you a $400 win.
College Football Over/Unders
The final most common wager when you learn how to bet on NCAAF is the over/under. Also known as the point total, this concerns the total number of points scored between the two teams in a game. It doesn't matter which team wins, only how many points are scored. An over/under line might be:
• Team A vs. Team B O/U 66.5
A bet on the over would be successful if at least 67 points are scored in the game by the two teams combined. A bet on the under would be successful if 66 or fewer points were scored.
There are plenty of other bet types you can choose once you learn how to bet on NCAAF.
College Football Parlays
How can we forget about parlays!
If you know about sports betting you know what we mean by parlays.
College football parlays work in the same way as parlays in the NFL.
That means you can parlay multiple bets in a single college football game or you can parlay many different college football games.
On Unibet bet you can build anywhere from a 2 leg to 12 leg college football parlay