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OddsUSA Top Five Prop Bets For The SEC Championship Game
| By: Travis Pulver
There was going to be a lot on the line this weekend in the SEC Championship game. Not regarding Alabama, of course. Win or lose, they are more than likely going to make the College Football Playoffs. It is just a matter of being the No. 1 seed or the No. 4 seed. It was Florida that had a lot on the line. With a win and a loss by Clemson/Notre Dame and a win over Alabama, they had an excellent chance of jumping into the playoff picture—but then they lost to LSU last weekend. Consequently, the stakes will not[...]
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No. 5 Texas A&M Aggies at Tennessee Volunteers Betting Preview
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Oregon Ducks vs. No. 13 USC Trojans Betting Preview
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OddsUSA Top Five Prop Bets For The Big-12 Championship Game
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Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns at No. 12 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Betting Preview
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Saturday, December 19, 2020, Brooks Stadium, Conway, South Carolina, 3:30 p.m. ET Ragin’ Cajuns at Chanticleers Betting Preview: Ragin’ Cajuns  (+3.5), Chanticleers[...]
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No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. No. 7 Florida Gators Betting Preview
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Saturday, December 19, 2020, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia. 8:10 p.m. ET Crimson Tide vs. Gators Betting Preview: Crimson Tide (-17), Gators (+17)[...]
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No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish at No. 3 Clemson Tigers Betting Preview
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Saturday, December 19, 2020, Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina, 4 p.m. ET Fighting Irish at Tigers Betting Preview: Fighting Irish [...]
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No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. No. 14 Northwestern Wildcats Betting Preview
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Saturday, December 19, 2020, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana, noon  ET Buckeyes vs. Wildcats Betting Preview: Buckeyes  (-20.5), Wildcats (+20.5) Buckeyes No.[...]
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No. 6 Iowa State Cyclones vs. No. 10 Oklahoma Sooners Betting Preview
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Saturday, December 19, 2020, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, noon ET Cyclones vs. Sooners Betting Preview: Cyclones  (+5.5), Sooners (-5.5) Cyclones Iowa State[...]
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No. 23 Tulsa Golden Hurricane at No. 9 Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Preview
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Saturday, December 19, 2020, Nipper Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio, 8 p.m. ET Golden Hurricane at Bearcats Betting Preview: Golden Hurricane  (+14.5), Bearcats (-14.5)[...]
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No. 24 San Jose State Spartans vs. Boise State Broncos Betting Preview
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Saturday, December 19, 2020, Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada, 4:15 p.m., ET Spartans vs. Broncos Betting Preview: Spartans  (+6.5), Broncos (-6.5)[...]
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OddsUSA Top Five Prop Bets For The ACC Championship Game
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OddsUSA Top Five Prop Bets For The Big Ten Championship Game
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No. 13 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers at Troy Trojans Betting Preview
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Saturday, December 12, 2020, Veterans Memorial Stadium, Troy Alabama, 3 p.m. ET Chanticleers at Trojans Betting Preview: Chanticleers  (-13.5), Trojans (-13.5) Chanticleers[...]
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No. 9 Georgia Bulldogs at No. 25 Missouri Tigers Betting Preview
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Saturday, December 12, 2020, Memorial Stadium, Columbia, Missouri, noon ET Bulldogs at Tigers Betting Preview: Bulldogs  (-13.5), Tigers (+13.5) Bulldogs No. 9[...]
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Illinois Fighting Illini at No. 14 Northwestern Wildcats Betting Preview
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Saturday, December 12, 2020, Ryan Field, Evanston, Illinois, noon ET Fighting Illini at Wildcats Betting Preview: Fighting Illini  (+14.5), Wildcats (-14.5) Fighting[...]
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No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide at Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Preview
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Saturday, December 12, 2020, Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, Arkansas, noon. ET Crimson Tide at Razorbacks Betting Preview: Crimson Tide (-31),[...]
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No. 11 Oklahoma Sooners at West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Preview
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Saturday, December 12, 2020, Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, West Virginia, noon ET Sooners at Mountaineers Betting Preview: Sooners  (-12.5), Mountaineers (+12.5) Sooners[...]
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Wisconsin Badgers at No. 16 Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Preview
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Saturday, December 12, 2020, Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa, 3:30 p.m. ET Badgers at Hawkeyes Betting Preview: Badgers  (+1.5), Hawkeyes (-1.5) Badgers[...]
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Purdue Boilermakers at No. 12 Indiana Hoosiers Betting Preview
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Saturday, December 12, 2020, Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, Indiana, 3:30 p.m. ET Boilermakers at Hoosiers Betting Preview: Boilermakers  (+10.5), Nickname (-Hoosiers +10.5) Boilermakers[...]
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San Diego State Aztecs at No. 18 BYU Cougars Betting Preview
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Saturday, December 12, 2020, LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo, Utah, 10 p.m. ET Aztecs at Cougars Betting Preview: Aztecs  (+16.5), Cougars (-16.5) Aztecs[...]
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No. 17 North Carolina Tar Heels at No. 10 Miami Hurricanes Betting Preview
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Saturday, December 12, 2020, Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida, 3:30 p.m. ET Tar Heels at Hurricanes Betting Preview: Tar Heels  (+3.5),[...]
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LSU Tigers at No. 6 Florida Gators Betting Preview
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No. 20 Texas Longhorns at Kansas Jayhawks Betting Preview
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Saturday, December 12, 2020, David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, Kansas, 3:30 p.m. ET Longhorns at Jayhawks Betting Preview: Longhorns  (-29.5), Jayhawks[...]

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NFL WEEK 2 BETTING

NCAAF Betting

College football betting is finally legal outside of Nevada and millions of NCAA fans can now place a wager right from their couch on any computer or mobile device. With many states legalizing online sports betting and many others in the process of approving similar laws, fans can now bet on college football legally, easily, and (hopefully) profitably.

NCAA betting has already been legalized in Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Rhode Island, and Mississippi and many other states have proposed legislation that would bring college football betting to all adults over 21 who are located in those states. These sportsbooks, many of which are run by existing casinos, use geolocation technology to confirm you are betting from within state lines and identity-verification software to confirm you are over 21.

Betting on college football can be intimidating in the beginning. There’s weird numbers and strange terms. But it’s actually very easy once you get the hang of it and there’s just a handful of basics to learn to get started. Here is a quick primer on NCAA odds, how to bet on college football, and the different types of bets you can place.

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College Football Betting Odds

Most bets are placed on the point spread, which is intended to make one-sided matchups more interesting and encourage betting on the underdog. The point spread is the margin of victory the favorite must “cover” or win by in order for the bet to win. For example, if Alabama is a -4 favorite and LSU is a +4.5 underdog, Alabama must win by at least 5 points in order for the bet to win while a 4-point win is a “push” or draw and anything else is a loss. On the other hand, LSU can lose by as many as 4 points and you would still win your bet because Alabama failed to cover the spread.

College football as a lot of heavily skewed matchups. Sometimes you will see Alabama or similar teams as a -30 point favorite. The same still applies, Alabama must win by at least 31 points to cover for your bet to win while their lowly opponent can lose by up to 29 points and you would still win your bet.

You can also bet on the moneyline, which is the ratio between the payout and your bet. There are no spreads to cover but sportsbooks try to incentivize betting on the underdog by offering higher payouts. So if Clemson is a -190 favorite, you would need to bet $190 to win $100. But if Ohio State is a +220 underdog, your $100 bet would win $220. The moneyline is not great for many of the heavily skewed matchups in college football unless you expect an unbelievable upset.

You can also bet on the score of the game rather than just the winner. Each sportsbook sets a projected point total for each matchup and you can bet whether the actual final combined score will be “over” or “under” the projected total.

The point spread and the over/under are constantly being adjusted by sportsbooks so both are usually at pretty even odds but sportsbooks will also usually add some juice, which is the fee or commission the sportsbook takes for facilitating the bet. Usually you will see something live -5.5 (-110). The -110 is known as a dime line and is the most common since the juice is usually around 10 percent. That means you would bet $110 to win $100. The juice can also be lower or higher than 10 percent, but usually it will be between -105 and -115.

College Football Betting Markets

The point spread, moneyline, and over/under are just three of many bets you can place at online sportsbooks. Many newer sportsbooks will let you make prop bets on individual games and in live in-game bets on individual drives. You can also make season-long bets on all sorts of events.

Prop bets or side bets allow you to bet on countless single-game events that may not have to do with the eventual winner. Many sportsbooks will let you place these pre-game on events like who will score first, will a quarterback throw for over or under 2.5 touchdowns, or who will lead the game in receiving yards. Each option will have a moneyline attached based on the likelihood of each event happening. You can also bet on what the score will be after one quarter or one half. Some sportsbooks offer point spreads for single-half scoring.

Some of the newer sportsbooks also allow you to make in-game live bets, which are a lot of fun but very fast-paced and intense. First, you can bet on the winner and over/under during the game, which will come with different odds than you saw pre-game because the dynamics have changed. You can also bet on individual drives and whether a team will score a touchdown or field goal. Live bets come with realtime odds that are always changing so you have to stay on your toes.

Many sportsbooks also offer futures bets, which are like prop bets but for longterm and usually season-long events. These allow you to bet on things like whether Michigan will have over or under 10 wins, which player will win the Heisman trophy, or who will win the SEC. Each option will have its own moneyline based on the likelihood of each event happening.

College football betting can be fun and exciting but it can also be costly if you try to do too much too soon. The best beginner strategy is to focus on one sport and get adjusted to one bet type at a time. It is best to start with moneylines, which only require you to predict the winner, before moving to point spreads, which require to predict the winner and the margin of victory. Once you are a master of the point spread, you should have no problem predicting the over/under and, eventually, applying that to other sports.