There are many ways to bet on college football games that is why many people love to bet on it. And for If you are a beginner but would want to take part of this exciting world of college football betting, choosing the right way to bet on it can be a daunting task for you. Luckily, today we will tackle one way of betting in football - the most traditional of all bets â€œThe Point Spreadâ€?. Read on because Point spread might be the right way for you to succeed. This one consists of picking either the favorite or the underdog to cover the spread. If you take the favorite, you subtract points from your score to determine the winner. If you select the underdog, you add those points to your final score and compare it to that of the favorite's to determine if you covered the bet. Point spread betting in college football is the most traditional form of betting. Also known as "sides," these bets are the most conservative and as noted above the most popular. Basically one must pick or bet on one side as each team is assigned a point spread. One team is the favorite and one team is the underdog. This is essentially to make the matchup even between the two teams somewhat similar to a handicap in golf. It can vary mightily, depending on good or bad the two teams are. Theoretically, the point spread is supposed to gap the difference in talent, but it is really just a number thrown out by the bookies, based on public perception, in an effort to try to get balanced action or even at times, dupe the public into betting on one side.
A typical point spread will look something like this:
Michigan State+3.5 Iowa -3.5 In the above example, Iowa, the team with the (-) is the favored team. Michigan State is the underdog at +3.5. What do the (-) and the (+) mean? It could be said that if a team has a subtraction sign in front of them, that's how many points you take away from their final score. Then you compare that number to the other teamâ€™s final score and this determines who wins against the spread. So NCAA fan, that is only one way to bet on NCAA. Thereâ€™s a lot more to learn about College Football Betting, sometimes we can just think differently than the oddsmakers and the general public. Come up with your own betting method that doesnâ€™t rely on the same information, stats and trends that everyone else, including the bookmakers, are using. Think outside the box, explore.