How Can I Bet On The College Football National Championship Game?
College football futures deal with the long-term CFB odds like winning college football’s national championship, winning a conference, winning a division or various other props like regular season win totals. These are bets that last over the course of the college football season. The odds of a team winning the national title will change to varying degrees with each week, keeping in mind that there are 12 games in the regular season and then a 13th game for the conference championship games, but the further in advance you bet, the more risk but usually the greater the payout.
An example of the odds would look like:
- Clemson Tigers +400
- Alabama Crimson Tide +500
- USC Trojans +1800
- TCU Horned Frogs +5000
What this means is if you bet $100 on the college football betting lines, you’d win the amount next to the plus sign for the teams above if one of them wins. For example, a $100 bet on Clemson would pay $400 if they in fact won. Or a bet on TCU would be $5000 if they came through.
Keep in mind that the NCAAF Vegas odds vary based on how teams are expected to perform, their talent, their record and many other factors.
Tips For Betting On The College Football National Championship Game
Live Bet The Game
The National Championship Game is the final game of the year. While many people will tell you that they have an edge on the National Championship odds for the big showdown, usually it’s one of the tightest lines and it’s tough to make a decision. When there are 50 games on a college football Saturday, you can generally find an edge somewhere. When there is just one game on the board, it gets much harder.
That’s why we recommend live betting the game. If you don’t have a good read on what will happen ahead of time, watch some of the game and then make your decision. Seeing how some of the matchup plays out will help you come to a conclusion as to which side is the better bet.
Play The Props
Again, if you don’t have a good read on who’ll win the game outright, look to the props. For the National Championship game, there are going to be tons of props on the board. That means if you do your homework, you can probably find an edge somewhere with a player’s rushing total, a receiving over-under or a head-to-head performance prop.
Sift through the props as there is bound to be far more variety than just the general point spread, moneyline and total for the game.
Study The Schedules
One of the toughest parts of handicapping the National Championship Game is you’re usually weighing two very different teams. In the Super Bowl, you’ll generally have some common opponents between the teams or at least some inklings as to how the teams might perform against each other. In college football, you might have one team come out of the Big 12 in a year where none of the teams played any defense and the league was strictly focused on offense. At the same time, the other team might come from the rugged SEC where teams rely on defense to win. That makes judging the matchup all the more difficult.
What we recommend here is to really dive into the teams’ schedules. See if there are any common opponents. If not, try to see if they had opponents that played a style similar to the championship opponent.
Beyond that, rely on tools like Power Rankings or mathematical tools like the Sagarin Rating, which assigns a score to each team’s season-long performance. The more homework you do, the better the chance you’ll find an edge in the game.