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College Football Global Sportsbook Odds

 
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NCAA FOOTBALL FIRST-HALF
 
Updated: Tue, Jul 7 11:48 PM EDT
NOTES:
  • All Game Times are Eastern Standard Time.
 

How to read College Football Global 1st Half

Global odds include operators that operate outside of Nevada. These new operators to market have been known to provide incentives for bettors and that’s an advantage to players in those legal US States.

Similar to our Spread and Money Line and Odds, every matchup is listed in order of Rotation and those numbers are preceded by the Date and Time of the College Football game.

The rotation for college football games typically lists them by scheduled starting time, which can lead to some confusion since the number will remain the same even if the games wind up changing due to television networks often shifting around action to present more attractive matchups. Home teams are listed at the bottom and will therefore be your even-numbered squad.

The numbers next to the teams are called Spreads. Favorites are the teams laying points, which is represented by a minus (-) sign. The team in the Underdog role is getting points, which is represented by the plus (+) symbol that you wouldn’t see on the board but would be represented next team onto you betting ticket or slip.

In 1st Half betting, the spreads are all made solely for the first half of college football games. Once the first two quarters are played and the contest reaches halftime, your wager is ready to be graded.

You can add or subtract the spread from your team’s halftime score depending on what side you backed. The amount of points a team is favored by is set by oddsmakers on Sunday afternoons and the first-half figure is based on those numbers.

Opposite from the spread you’ll find the Total, which represents what oddsmakers believe will be the combined number of points scored in the first half between the teams. That number also increases or decreases based on bets coming in on the Over or Under. 2nd Half odds are typically available at halftime of college football games, creating a short window for bettors to get action in until the beginning of the third quarter.

College Football Global 1st Half Over-Under Odds

The first-half total is based on the number oddsmakers place on a full-game spread but often varies if a game is expected to start slowly or a blowout is expected. You could see a lower figure than half of the full-game number or you might see instances where the number ends up higher since the second-half of games often results in backups chewing up clock. The goal, as always, is to get on the right side of the number.

Alabama -4.5
Total 29.5

In the 2020 Citrus Bowl, the full-game total closed at 60 and and the first-half ended up closing at 29.5. Michigan surprised Alabama early before running out of gas in the second half in a 35-16 loss. Although the ‘under’ connected over four quarters, Michigan kicker Quinn Nordin drilled a 57-yard field goal on the final play of the half to give the Wolverines a 16-14 advantage. The kick stunned ‘under’ bettors a as the teams combined for 30 points. The Crimson Tide then held Michigan scoreless in the second half, scoring three touchdowns to cruise to the cover and allow the low side to prevail for the full game.

How to bet College Football Global 1st Half Odds

There are many times in college football where you’ll see the number is typically higher than exactly half of the spread for the whole game since there are so many blowouts and some teams typically can be counted on to play starters for solely the first half, leading to first-half numbers becoming inflated. The betting strategy then becomes whether you believe a favorite can steamroll their overmatched foe or if you trust the underdog to hang in there and effectively absorb a first punch.

Boise State -7.5
Hawai’i +7.5

In the 2019 Mountain West Championship, Boise State closed as a 14-point favorite against Hawai’i. The Broncos won the regular-season matchup 59-37 and had outscored their previous three opponents entering the game 139-54, so bettors who feared the Warriors potentially securing a backdoor cover could lay the points in expecting favored Boise to continue its dominance by having control of the title game by halftime at home on the blue turf. The game was tied at 3-3 entering the first half’s closing stages before a pair of touchdowns were scored in the final 1:07 after a pair of Jaylon Henderson TD passes, the second of which came with :14 left following a fourth-down stop to help secure an unlikely cover. It was a rough beat for those who took the points expecting Hawai’i to hang around.

Betting the first half effectively requires riding the team or coaching staff you have the most faith in executing their game plan and imposing their will.

  
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