College Football Matchups
College Football Games & Records
The VegasInsider.com College Football Matchups are easy to follow and they’re broken into two seasons for sports bettors.
The College Football Games played in the regular season are scheduled for 15 to 16 weeks, which begins in late August and ends in early December. The College Football Games listed on the matchups section for the Playoffs begin as early as the first week of December and conclude in January, usually the second Monday in the first month of the season.
The matchups show games played from both the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The College Football Matchups page lists all the Games in order of Rotation, which is produced by the sportsbooks. Every college football matchup has a designated Home and Away team and both are given a rotation number. The games are not necessarily listed in order of time, since some matchups are shifted around for television viewing purposes. All matchup times are listed in Eastern Standard Time Zone (ET) on this matchup page.
Understanding the Records
The College Football Matchups Records section provides the Wins and Losses for each team and they’re also a great Streaks feature.
(Away or Home Record)
The Win-Loss is broken up by overall record and either the away or home record, depending on who is the host or the visitor for the college football matchup.
Although the majority of college football teams only play 12 regular season games, streaks and slumps do occur on the gridiron. The Streak section tells you how hot or cold a team is and is measured by Wins (W) and Losses (L). If a team wins six straight games, the Streak would read W-6. On the other side, a team off two consecutive defeats would see L-2 in their streak column.
College Football Betting Trends
If you’re curious of what other bettors are playing, the VegasInsider.com College Football Matchups is your direct source. Discovering what the masses are betting is a great angle and some savvy bettors like to fade or go the opposite of the public. The term ‘contrarion’ is a sports betting term that’s often heard for those bettors.
The Betting Trends for College Football show percentages (%) up to 100 for three categories.
- Spread (Point-Spread Bets)
- Money (Money-Line Bets)
- O/U (Total Bets)
The three betting trends are fairly simple to follow and they’re more volatile as kickoff of a game approaches.
The Spread percentage is for the point-spread while the Money is for money-line wagers and that field usually skews heavily to favorites since not many bettors expect huge upsets, especially when the point-spread is high. The O/U is the total and the Over is always listed on top of the Under in the last Betting Trend column.
Similar to most sports, bettors tend to gravitate toward favorites and over wagers. Make a note that it’s not uncommon to see 100% listed in the Betting Trends and that’s only because the volume of money on that particular matchup is low. The goal of the sportsbooks is to receive 50% on all of the categories because they’ll cash out and earn money on the juice associated with each wager, usually -110 depending on the operator.
College Football Matchup History
What’s great about the Matchups is that VegasInsider.com shows all the data from previous games throughout the season. Plus, the Matchups page shows history on ATS results. In the sports betting world ATS stands for Against the Spread, which measures the profitability of a team for bettors in terms of the point-spread. Since most college football wagers are on the point-spread, the ATS outcome is important for bettors. The ATS column shows which team earned the Cover, plus it posts the Over or Under result as well. The Total result (Over-Under) shows the combined points scored in the game while the Cover result shows how many points the team exceeded the spread by.
Along with the ATS history on the college football matchups, you can also view Line Movements and Betting Trend movements for each game. Plus, you can get a quick Recap as well. If you are in a state where sports betting is legal, please check out our online sportsbook directory to find the best and most secure places to make college football bets.