College Football Betting Tips

College Football Betting

Sports bettors wanting to bet on college football have the task of having to select which bets to place, which teams could win, lose, beat the spread, and any other factor that involves predicting the outcome of a football game. With such a widespread sport that is college football, there are so many different teams, matches, and even tournaments that the bettor has to get informed about. This can be an impossible task, even for those that bet on sports for a living. Bettors that are unable to do everything on their own is a normal occurrence, this is why there are some basic tips that can help a bettor improve at betting on college football.

As there is money involved when betting, many do not tend to follow reason or logic, which is why some may find these next tips as common sense, but in reality these are what many bettor overlook or do not apply themselves.


Proper Money Management

Money is involved in sports betting, which means that there is something at stake for the bettor. Think of the money a bettor has as their life-line, and in order to protect this life-line, they need to manage it properly, or else they could lose it all. Betting on college football differs from betting on the NFL, since there are so many more matches to choose from. Due to this overwhelming amount of possible bets, the bettor needs to carefully handle their money or bankroll.

Size of Bet

The size of a person’s wager depends greatly on the size of their bankroll. For those that have a small bankroll, $1,000 or less, should only be placing 2% of it on each bet. This means the bettor will be placing a $20 wager each time they bet. This may seem like a low number, but seeing as there are so many matches and types of bets, in the end the bankroll could end up being used completely. This way the bettor diversifies and will have better chances of getting a winning ratio.

Bettors should never change the amount they bet, even when they have a great “feeling” or “tip”. Consistency is what will get the bettors more payouts.

Being Picky

Even if a bettor still has a lot of money in their bankroll, they should be aware that they do not have to bet on every single match. Instead, they should really look for the matches where they have a better grasp on the teams playing; betting on the matches whose outcomes can be predicted instead of guessing. It isn’t about the quantity of wagers placed, but the quality.

Long Term

College football betting should be considered as a lengthy process, not like a get rich quick scheme. If a bettor tries to place all their money on just one bet, they may get a bigger payout, but the risk is astronomical that they could end up losing it all. This is why betting smaller amounts, while winning smaller amounts is the smart move. I mentioned winning ratio previously; it simply means that the bettor has won more bets than they have lost. This would mean that they have won more money than they have lost, which is what every sports bettor looks to achieve.


Information Handling

It is paramount that a bettor has a firm grasp on the information that they both acquire and analyze. This information is what will help the bettor predict the outcomes of the matches.

Recording Wagers

The successful sports bettors are those that learn from their mistakes and continually improve upon working systems. A system is a strategy, the way a person places bets, what they do before they place a bet, and everything in between; this does not mean that if a bettor was wearing a hat when they won a bet, they should always wear a hat. Keeping a good record of the wagers a bettor has placed will help them improve.

Bettors need to learn why a certain bet was successful and why the other bets simply failed. By improving the methods used when placing winning bets the bettor will be able to continually predict the outcomes in that manner. By getting rid of what does not work also helps improve the overall efficiency.

Work the Betting Lines

Bettors should always stay up to date with that is happening on their sportsbook, more specifically what is happening on the betting lines. These lines will be changing daily, until the match has started. The betting lines, and the odds, change depending on what is happening to those particular teams. They could change based on any player injury or could be based on how well the team is being hyped. Either way, learn to read the lines and the odds, as the changes say more about the match than most other information.



This topic goes really well with information handling, since handicapping is a method of predicting the outcome of an event based on quantitative data; such as team and player statistics. The one issue that bettors should be aware of when using this system is the fine line between what should happen during a match and what could happen during a match. Bettors should be able to understand and interpret the information appropriately in order to do so.