College football is often seen as a sports bettor’s paradise for a lot of reasons. The college football scene also considered to be a lot more profitable than the National Football League by a lot of bettors. The main reasons are quite easy to understand once you know what the main differences between the two scenes are. The college football scene is much larger than the NFL scene. To bring it down to sheer numbers, there are 117 Division IA teams compared to only 32 teams in the NFL. So this difference alone makes it a lot more challenging for bookmakers and sports books to make proper calculations, so errors often creep in.
On top of that, there is a huge talent gap from the top to the bottom and hence it makes things even more complicated. So even though some teams are favored, college football betting lines also work in favor of the underdog or the team that is not favored. In such situations, intelligent and professional bettors can easily make a lot of money from the uncertainty and the general mistakes. The huge gaps and discrepancies between the competing teams make for really high betting lines, much higher than the NFL lines. This makes things even more profitable.
Some of the common rules of proper betting apply while betting on college football games. So first of all, be careful of scams run by fraud websites and touts. These are only there so that you lose you money. There are many ways that a tout and a website can scam you, so beware of them and read up on safe betting habits. Next, you need to start looking at the lines more carefully. You will be given picks by a lot of people including your colleagues, friends and family. Most of them will be wrong but some of them can be right.
So before you make a hasty decision, put in as much research as you can. As mention earlier college football lines are very high because of the large discrepancies in the teams. So researching a team’s history and the playing conditions should not be hard. This is especially true if you are at the end of a season. Because by that time, you know how the teams have been performing. At the beginning of the season, it might pay to listen to a few analysts, but try to research nonetheless. Also, if you see someone having a long hot streak, like a 16-11 for example, it might be worth your while follow their picks for the next three plays or so.
Another advantage of college football is that the bookies sometime make mistakes; your job is to spot these and cash in on them. Scattering your bets can also ensure that you make some money at the end of the season. This can be done quite easily because of the large number of teams that are playing. Make sure you scatter small bets and not large ones.
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