NCAA Football Odds
Before viewing the weekly NCAA football odds below read up on some
of the ins and outs of booking college football bets and how these
spreads can create profitable betting situations.
In the college football spreads article we had noted that the bookmaker
is more of a broker than a gambler and the point of the odds is
to get equal action on both sides of the game and collect “his
cut” or “brokerage fee” for holding the money
between both bettors. Seems the bookie doesn’t do much work
to get his 10% but in reality the sportsbooks jobs are a lot harder
than it sounds and are often on the hook or having a rooting interest
in a games final outcome.
We all know by now the financial structure of college football
betting as it is rather elementary. The public bets at -110 odds
meaning they are risking in increments of $11 for every $10 bet
he wishes to place. When one side wins the other is paid off and
the book collects his 10% from the losing bettors ticket. This is
all a very profitable business for the book when equal action is
obtained but lets look at why a bookmaker can often be very exposed
on one side, and the value that is often offered against the NCAA
football betting odds because of this.
For the example lets use Nebraska and Kansas State. Lets say this
season the Wildcats are playing excellent ball and have one of their
better teams in recently memory. The linesmaker will look at this
game and see that the Cornhuskers have consistently pounded the
weak Wildcats for years, beating them by double digits year in and
year out. The books know that public perception could care less
how good the Kansas State football team is this year and will only
remember that Nebraska’s blowout wins from previous seasons.
When the sportsbooks put out the initial opening line for this
game it will more than likely be 4-5 points higher than what these
teams would match-up on paper. Because of that public perception
they juice the football odds on this game up to avoid being one-sided
on a game. Sure they could open the game at -10, but if 95% of the
bets are going to come in on the Cornhuskers the books could put
themselves in a terrible position to be clobbered if Nebraska was
to cover the point spread.
What this creates is an excellent opportunity for bets on the Kansas
State Wildcats against the NCAA football odds. You are getting great
value and in essence are getting 4-5 free points because of the
general public’s opinion. Always look for situations like
this when you are College football betting. See if you can spot
any off lines with this weeks NCAA football spreads below.
Every Sunday the new lines will be posted and available for you
to view. We recommend book marking this page so you will always
have the most up to date Weekly NCAA football Odds at your disposal.
If there is a College football line that stands out to you, you
can click on any of the NCAA Football Odds links and you will be
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