College Football Futures Betting Markets
2021 College Football Playoff Championship Odds
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How to Bet on College Football Futures
American Football is the most popular game among bettors in the United States and a large portion of that interest comes from College Football. Analyzing the Future Odds and predicting which school will become the champion every season continues to receive attention at the betting counter. Check out our online sportsbook directory to find the best and most secure places to make college football bets, as well as exclusive sportsbook offers.
College Football Futures can be bet on throughout the 12-month calendar year but to any betting market, we always have peaks and valleys for wagers. After each season ends in early January, oddsmakers send out their opening Future Odds for the following season in the second or third week of the first month. The main market is for the NCAA Division 1 Football Bowl Subdivision or more widely known as the FBS. There are over 125 teams that are divided into 10 conferences, plus there is a group of independent schools that stand alone with no affiliation.
A handful of sportsbooks will set College Football Futures on every school that are eligible to win the championship but many keep the list at 50 teams, since some lower-tier teams just don’t have a competitive chance. The Future Odds market doesn’t receive as much attention in the spring but an increase of bets can often be placed in the summer when the student athletes report back for the fall semester. Coaching changes, suspensions, injuries and depth charts always affect the College Football Futures betting market.
2021 College Football National Championship Odds to Win
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College Football Championship Game Odds
The Future Odds on the College Football Championship Game receive plenty of attention, especially when the season begins. Unlike other popular American sports, College Football doesn’t have an automatic qualifying system for its postseason. At the end of the regular season, only four teams will have a chance to win the College Football Championship Game. The top four teams that are selected by a committee, subjectively, will meet in two semifinal matchups before the final.
The Future Odds on those four schools for the College Football Championship Game are available earlier in the year and as the regular season progresses, you’ll start to see the oddsmakers adjust their betting odds on who they believe will be playing in the championship. In the first or second week of the December, bettors will only have four schools to choose from and the Championship Game Odds don’t offer as much value compared to the initial opening numbers posted in January at the sportsbooks.
How do I bet on the College Football Championship Game?
The Future Odds wager is very simple for the College Football Championship Game. Many bettors identify it as an “Odds to Win” bet or future wager. Like all other wagers, bettors must correctly select a team to win an event that takes place a later time – in this case the College Football Championship.
The money wagered will be tied up until there is an outcome and bettors will receive fixed odds when they place the wager. For college football, the most valuable odds and big payout tickets are scooped up before the season begins when a school is quietly going unnoticed.
To figure out how you win when betting on the College Football Championship Game, it’s just simple math. You take the odds and multiply by the amount wagered.
Ex. Ohio State Buckeyes (3/1) to win the National Championship.
The Buckeyes are listed as an 3/1 betting choice to win the National Championship. If you wager $100 on Ohio State to win it all and they capture the championship, then you would win $300 (3 ÷ 1 x 100). You would collect $400, which includes your win and stake ($100) or initial amount that you used to bet on the Future Odds ticket.
Bettors preferring to use American Odds would see Ohio State listed at +300 on their Future Odds market while the Decimal version on the Buckeyes would be 4.00.