College Football Lines

EXPERT NFL PICKSCOLLEGE FOOTBALL PICKSSUPER BOWL ODDSHANDICAPPER RANKINGS

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Thursday, September 29th 2016
08:00105
106
Connecticut
Houston
28.0
-28.0
0
0

50.0
Buy Pick
08:30103
104
Kansas
Texas Tech
28.5
-28.5
0
0

80.0
Buy Pick
Friday, September 30th 2016
09:00109
110
Stanford
Washington
3.0
-3.0
140
-160

44.0
Buy Pick
10:15107
108
Toledo
BYU
3.5
-3.5
165
-185

52.0
Buy Pick
Saturday, October 1st 2016
12:00181
182
Florida
Vanderbilt
-10.0
10.0
0
0

41.0
Buy Pick
12:00129
130
Notre Dame
Syracuse
-10.0
10.0
0
0

74.5
Buy Pick
12:00179
180
Georgia State
Appalachian St
18.5
-18.5
0
0

52.0
Buy Pick
12:00133
134
SMU
Temple
12.0
-12.0
0
0

52.0
Buy Pick
12:00151
152
Central Florida
East Carolina
4.0
-4.0
0
0

61.5
Buy Pick
12:00123
124
Rutgers
Ohio State
38.0
-38.0
0
0

58.0
Buy Pick
12:00121
122
Northwestern
Iowa
13.0
-13.0
0
0

43.0
Buy Pick
12:00157
158
Miami Florida
Georgia Tech
-7.0
7.0
0
0

52.0
Buy Pick
12:00197
198
Baylor
Iowa State
-17.0
17.0
0
0

60.0
Buy Pick
12:00185
186
Texas
Oklahoma State
3.0
-3.0
0
0

71.0
Buy Pick
12:35127
128
Virginia
Duke
3.5
-3.5
0
0

60.5
Buy Pick
01:05111
112
Buffalo
Boston College
17.5
-17.5
0
0

39.5
Buy Pick
02:30187
188
Oregon State
Colorado
17.5
-17.5
0
0

0
Buy Pick
02:30149
150
Ohio
Miami Ohio
-2.0
2.0
0
0

52.0
Buy Pick
03:00147
148
Eastern Michigan
Bowling Green
3.0
-3.0
0
0

66.5
Buy Pick
03:30159
160
Illinois
Nebraska
21.0
-21.0
0
0

54.0
Buy Pick
03:30161
162
Wisconsin
Michigan
10.5
-10.5
0
0

44.5
Buy Pick
03:30165
166
North Carolina
Florida State
11.0
-11.0
0
0

69.0
Buy Pick
03:30169
170
Navy
Air Force
7.5
-7.5
0
0

47.5
Buy Pick
03:30177
178
Tennessee
Georgia
-3.5
3.5
0
0

53.0
Buy Pick
03:30189
190
Wake Forest
NC State
11.5
-11.5
0
0

48.5
Buy Pick
03:30167
168
UL Monroe
Auburn
32.5
-32.5
0
0

55.5
Buy Pick
03:30155
156
Purdue
Maryland
10.0
-10.0
0
0

56.0
Buy Pick
03:30153
154
Akron
Kent
-7.0
7.0
0
0

54.5
Buy Pick
03:30119
120
Minnesota
Penn State
3.0
-3.0
0
0

56.0
Buy Pick
03:30117
118
Tulane
Massachusetts
-3.0
3.0
0
0

43.0
Buy Pick
03:30125
126
Kansas State
West Virginia
3.5
-3.5
0
0

54.0
Buy Pick
03:30145
146
Northern Illinois
Ball State
4.0
-4.0
0
0

58.0
Buy Pick
04:00191
192
Texas A&M
South Carolina
-18.0
18.0
0
0

48.0
Buy Pick
04:00211
212
San Jose State
New Mexico
9.5
-9.5
0
0

55.0
Buy Pick
05:00209
210
Troy
Idaho
-13.5
13.5
0
0

59.5
Buy Pick
05:05201
202
Oklahoma
TCU
-3.5
3.5
0
0

69.5
Buy Pick
06:00183
184
Utah
California
2.5
-2.5
0
0

67.0
Buy Pick
06:00135
136
Old Dominion
Charlotte U
-8.5
8.5
0
0

58.0
Buy Pick
07:00115
116
Memphis
Mississippi
14.5
-14.5
0
0

66.5
Buy Pick
07:00131
132
South Florida
Cincinnati
-6.0
6.0
0
0

59.5
Buy Pick
07:00143
144
Western Michigan
Central Michigan
-3.5
3.5
0
0

55.5
Buy Pick
07:00141
142
Florida Atlantic
Florida Intl
-7.0
7.0
0
0

52.0
Buy Pick
07:00139
140
UTEP
Louisiana Tech
19.0
-19.0
0
0

57.0
Buy Pick
07:00137
138
Middle Tenn St
North Texas
-16.0
16.0
0
0

62.5
Buy Pick
07:00171
172
Rice
Southern Miss
24.5
-24.5
0
0

59.0
Buy Pick
07:05175
176
Kentucky
Alabama
35.0
-35.0
0
0

57.5
Buy Pick
07:30113
114
Marshall
Pittsburgh
16.0
-16.0
0
0

68.0
Buy Pick
07:30203
204
Missouri
LSU
13.0
-13.0
0
0

53.5
Buy Pick
08:00163
164
Louisville
Clemson
-2.0
2.0
0
0

67.5
Buy Pick
08:00207
208
UL Lafayette
New Mexico State
-4.5
4.5
0
0

65.0
Buy Pick
08:00205
206
San Diego State
South Alabama
-19.0
19.0
0
0

51.0
Buy Pick
08:00199
200
Michigan State
Indiana
-7.0
7.0
0
0

53.5
Buy Pick
08:30195
196
Arizona State
USC
10.0
-10.0
0
0

64.0
Buy Pick
09:30215
216
Oregon
Washington State
-2.0
2.0
0
0

75.5
Buy Pick
10:15173
174
Wyoming
Colorado State
6.5
-6.5
0
0

55.5
Buy Pick
10:15213
214
Utah State
Boise State
19.5
-19.5
0
0

58.5
Buy Pick
10:30193
194
Arizona
UCLA
13.5
-13.5
0
0

58.0
Buy Pick
10:30217
218
Fresno State
UNLV
9.0
-9.0
0
0

59.5
Buy Pick
11:59219
220
Nevada
Hawaii
-3.5
3.5
0
0

58.5
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.