College Football Lines

EXPERT NFL PICKSCOLLEGE FOOTBALL PICKSSUPER BOWL ODDSHANDICAPPER RANKINGS

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Friday, August 26th 2016
10:00291
292
California
Hawaii
-20.0
20.0
0
0

64.5
Buy Pick
Thursday, September 1st 2016
03:30189
190
Appalachian St
Tennessee
20.0
-20.0
0
0

58.0
Buy Pick
07:00135
136
Charlotte U
Louisville
40.0
-40.0
0
0

60.5
Buy Pick
07:00137
138
Tulane
Wake Forest
17.0
-17.0
0
0

43.0
Buy Pick
07:30133
134
Indiana
Florida Intl
-9.0
9.0
0
0

61.0
Buy Pick
08:00139
140
Rice
Western Kentucky
16.5
-16.5
0
0

63.0
Buy Pick
08:00141
142
South Carolina
Vanderbilt
3.5
-3.5
0
0

43.0
Buy Pick
09:00143
144
Oregon State
Minnesota
13.0
-13.0
0
0

51.0
Buy Pick
Friday, September 2nd 2016
07:00145
146
Ball State
Georgia State
3.0
-3.0
0
0

53.0
Buy Pick
07:00147
148
Army
Temple
17.0
-17.0
0
0

45.5
Buy Pick
08:00149
150
Colorado State
Colorado
7.5
-7.5
0
0

54.5
Buy Pick
09:00151
152
Kansas State
Stanford
15.5
-15.5
0
0

50.0
Buy Pick
09:00179
180
Toledo
Arkansas State
3.0
-3.0
0
0

65.0
Buy Pick
Saturday, September 3rd 2016
07:30153
154
Georgia Tech
Boston College
-3.5
3.5
0
0

44.0
Buy Pick
12:00155
156
Hawaii
Michigan
41.5
-41.5
0
0

41.5
Buy Pick
12:00171
172
South Alabama
Mississippi St
31.0
-31.0
0
0

56.5
Buy Pick
12:00197
198
Oklahoma
Houston
-10.0
10.0
0
0

68.0
Buy Pick
12:00203
204
Boise State
UL Lafayette
-20.5
20.5
0
0

63.5
Buy Pick
12:00165
166
Missouri
West Virginia
9.5
-9.5
0
0

50.5
Buy Pick
12:00161
162
Bowling Green
Ohio State
28.0
-28.0
0
0

63.5
Buy Pick
12:00159
160
Western Michigan
Northwestern
5.5
-5.5
0
0

51.5
Buy Pick
02:00191
192
Rutgers
Washington
26.0
-26.0
0
0

55.0
Buy Pick
03:30163
164
Kent
Penn State
20.0
-20.0
0
0

46.0
Buy Pick
03:30157
158
Miami Ohio
Iowa
27.0
-27.0
0
0

52.0
Buy Pick
03:30173
174
Texas State
Ohio
21.0
-21.0
0
0

58.0
Buy Pick
03:30193
194
LSU
Wisconsin
-10.0
10.0
0
0

44.5
Buy Pick
03:30185
186
UCLA
Texas A&M
3.0
-3.0
0
0

56.0
Buy Pick
04:00177
178
Louisiana Tech
Arkansas
26.0
-26.0
0
0

54.0
Buy Pick
05:30195
196
North Carolina
Georgia
2.5
-2.5
0
0

54.5
Buy Pick
07:00187
188
San Jose State
Tulsa
3.5
-3.5
0
0

70.0
Buy Pick
07:00169
170
SMU
North Texas
-9.5
9.5
0
0

66.0
Buy Pick
07:30181
182
Massachusetts
Florida
35.0
-35.0
0
0

48.5
Buy Pick
07:30175
176
Southern Miss
Kentucky
6.0
-6.0
0
0

63.5
Buy Pick
08:00199
200
Fresno State
Nebraska
28.0
-28.0
0
0

62.0
Buy Pick
08:00167
168
New Mexico State
UTEP
7.5
-7.5
0
0

61.0
Buy Pick
08:00201
202
USC
Alabama
10.5
-10.5
0
0

54.0
Buy Pick
09:00183
184
Clemson
Auburn
-7.0
7.0
0
0

59.0
Buy Pick
10:30205
206
BYU
Arizona
1.0
-1.0
-110
-110

62.0
Buy Pick
10:30207
208
Northern Illinois
Wyoming
-10.0
10.0
0
0

55.5
Buy Pick
Sunday, September 4th 2016
07:30209
210
Notre Dame
Texas
-3.0
3.0
0
0

60.0
Buy Pick
Monday, September 5th 2016
08:00211
212
Mississippi
Florida State
4.0
-4.0
0
0

57.0
Buy Pick



It doesn’t matter whether the game that catches your eye is the one featuring Alabama and LSU or Florida International and Florida Atlantic. The college football lines for every game can be the one that really makes your bankroll boom, and we’re going to talk about it all today at BetVega.

There are two main ways in which you can bet the college football lines, and that’s to bet a side, also known as a point spread, or a ‘total’.

When you bet on a point spread, you have to consider a whole heck of a lot of things.

We’ll start with home field advantage. Typically speaking, home field advantage is worth three points when you talk about football, so if you’ve got two teams which are exactly the same, the team that is home should be favored by a field goal. It is generally accepted that teams should be getting a little bit more respect than that. An average of around 3.5 points is considered acceptable. However, there are some stadiums that are just flat out harder to play in than others. SEC games generally feature bigger stadiums, thus more people in the stands and a much harder environment to play in.

The really tough games to try to handicap on the college football lines are the ones which are outside of conference play. The good news? If you can figure out what you’re doing, you might have a leg up on the oddsmakers. The bad news? It’s really hard to compare teams, especially when you’re talking about the huge mismatches that are out there in non-conference play at times. Should Alabama be favored by 35 or 45 against Florida International? On one glance, you’d think that there isn’t a number that the Crimson Tide couldn’t cover, but quite often, there’s a big difference between 35 and 45 on the college football lines.

That’s why you see a heck of a lot 45-7 games that don’t ultimately end in a cover for the favored team, especially when those favorites are amongst the Top 10 or so ranked teams in the America.

You also have to remember that because games are higher scoring in college football than they are in the NFL that the value of some of these points isn’t what they are at the next level. For example, the key number of ‘3’ or ‘7’ on the NFL lines are still key, but they aren’t nearly as crucial in the college game.

That’s why some bettors prefer playing the college football lines with ‘totals’. ‘Totals’ are a lot more straightforward, and you don’t have the issue of trying to figure out what home field advantage is really worth or anything like that. You only need to determine whether the two teams on the field are going to score more points than what the oddsmakers think or not. Points are a lot easier to come by in college, and with the way that the clock stops with first downs and offenses run a lot more fancy schemes than they do in the NFL, but the oddsmakers have adjusted. It’s rare that you’ll see a ‘total’ any lower than around 45 or so, and it’s not all that unusual to see numbers to beat in the mid- to high-70s either on the college football lines.