NCAA college sports, and particularly football, has become incredibly popular in recent times, attracting masses of fans and leading to a huge surge in spectatorship, as well as sports betting. Read on for some pro tips could help give you a winning edge.
Taking Advantage In The Early Season
Oddsmakers are skilled at predicting how the public will bet and set their lines accordingly. Though it’s more difficult for them to do this early in the season while there is not a lot of data, betters are in much the same position.
As the season progresses. the advantage usually goes to the oddsmakers, giving bettors a better chance to gain an advantage early on. To analyse early-season matchups, pay attention to the number of returning starters and watch televised spring games to gain valuable insights about teams.
Find Teams That Are Lacking Motivation
This betting strategy for college football focuses on both the middle and late season. The strategy is based on the idea that teams that are highly rated at the start of the season may suffer losses and lose motivation if they realize they cannot make the playoffs.
Bettors can look for matchups where some teams still need to achieve goals. While others though, have already seen their hopes dashed. College football generally more cutthroat and unpredictable than other sports, and so young players’ emotions can fluctuate more than professional players.
Utilise Look-Ahead Games
Teams in college football tend to overlook their opponents before big rivalry games. Examples of notable rivalries in college football include Army vs Navy, Auburn vs Alabama, Notre Dame vs USC, and Oklahoma vs Texas, etc. Bettors can pay attention to the schedule of rivalry games and then bet against the teams that are playing before the big games. This is known as the “look-ahead spot”.
The Letdown Spots
The term “letdown spots” in college football refers to the tendency for teams to perform poorly in the game following a physically demanding and emotionally charged match, such as a rivalry game. This presents an opportunity for bettors to take advantage of the weaker opponent.
However, it’s not always the case, some rivalry games are usually played the season’s last week. Letdown spots can also happen when an unranked team causes a big upset over a top-10 team, who may may face unforeseen distractions on campus.
Opportunity In Live Betting
In college football sports betting it is worth paying attention to NCAA picks, the Top 25 polls, and the rankings from the College Football Playoff as they are adjusted regularly. Teams that are not in the top four CFP rankings may be more inclined to push their lead and make the second-half moneyline more appealing.
Although, teams that are happy with their spot may not want to win as urgently, making the underdog bet more likely to make sense. However, it is important to remember that oddsmakers are also aware of this, and it should always be considered on an individual basis.