How to Bet on College Football

How to Bet on College Football
Fall means a lot of things: it’s getting colder, the leaves are changing color, pumpkin spice everything is back on the menu and most importantly, it’s football season again! Recent changes to the laws regarding sports betting means that in many states it’s now legal to bet on college football games. Finding the best college football bets can seem like a bit of challenge, especially since betting on sports is a new pastime. This article will provide you with the basics you need to get started betting on college football.
Understand the regulations where you live
When the Supreme Court ruled in 2018 that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was unconstitutional, they left a bit of a mess in its place. The ruling meant that at the federal level, betting on professional and college sports was no longer illegal, but that didn’t necessarily make it legal. That decision was left up to each of the states to make for themselves. Some states — like New Jersey, Delaware and New Mexico — were ready to legalize sports betting immediately, while others have been a bit slower to update their laws. As of today, there are 21 states that allow betting on college sports with nine more in the process of legalizing it. Keep this in mind when placing your bets on the next big game.
Use a betting guide
If you’re new to sports betting, it can be a confusing world. Even the language used can be hard to understand. Is a moneyline bet a better choice than a point spread? Should you put your money into parlays and futures? What even is a round robin bet? A betting guide can answer all of these questions and more. Understanding the different types of bets available is key, and so is understanding how the odds are calculated. A betting guide can help with this as well.
Besides explaining the different types of bets and showing you what the best odds are, betting guides generally also contain links to reputable sports betting sites. This can help you to keep your money safe, so the only thing you have to worry about is if your team will win, not whether or not a sketchy betting site will refuse to pay out what you’re owed if you do win. Finding a reputable betting guide that you trust is an important step in betting on college football or on any sport.
Shop around for bets
Suppose you’ve decided that you want to bet on one — or all — of the big bowl games happening this year. You’ve checked out the 2021 bowl projections, you know who you’re rooting for and where you want to place your money, what’s next? Not all betting sites will offer the same odds. Once you’ve figured out what type of bet you want to place, take the time to shop around a bit for the best odds.
Some betting sites will also have special offers for new customers or when you place a certain kind of bet. Take these into consideration too when you’re deciding where to bet. If an offer is good enough, it just might be worth slightly worse odds, but that’s up to you.
Set a limit and stick to it
Of course you’re not required to set a limit on what you bet, but if you want to keep the betting action fun, it’s best to set one. Playing within your limit can also help you make smarter bets. It can be exciting to throw all your money down on a wild hunch or home team loyalty, but if you have a limit on what you can spend, you are more likely to consider whether a certain bet is a wise move.
Betting on sports is a great way to feel more involved in the game. It gives you a reason to learn more about the teams and the players, which can really give you an insight into the state of the sport at the moment. Betting on college football can also give you an upper hand if you have an interest in betting on the NFL as well. Casual fans might know all about the next big star that everyone is talking about, but a fan who’s done their research, and has been watching college football closely, will have a much better understanding of who’s who and who to keep an eye on during the next NFL draft. Wouldn’t that be a perfect time to challenge your pals to a friendly little wager?