College Football Global Sportsbook Odds
How to read College Football Global Money Line Odds
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.
A college football money line wager means you’re simply picking a side. If your team wins, you win. The betting term Against the Spread (ATS) is tossed out the window for these types of wagers since the spread is no factor.
Similar to our Spread and 1st Half 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 based on a scale where $100 is the key figure. Favorites are the teams with the minus (-) sign next to their figure, which represents what it would take to win yourself $100 with the favored group. The team in the Underdog role has the plus (+) symbol next to the amount you would be able to win by wagering $100.
For an example, the Memphis Tigers were heavily favored over the Cincinnati Bearcats in the 2019 American Athletic Conference Championship game.
Memphis -340 (Bet $340 to win $100, Betting $100 wins only $29.41)
Cincinnati +265 (Bet $100 to win $265)
That number is often set by oddsmakers after the spread is established and released on Sunday afternoons but similarly fluctuates throughout the week based on the amount of money coming in on bets.
How to bet College Football Global Money Line Odds
The skill in betting the money line in college football is to try and avoid pitfalls when backing the favorites and to zero in on upsets to cash in on spots where you believe the underdog will rise up. Because the majority of spreads end up being double-digits at this level, money lines for favorites are often very high.
A popular wager for college football bettors is to pick a handful of heavy favorites in looking to hit a big ticket while avoiding the heavy point spreads.
The VegasInsider.com Parlay Calculator is a great tool to see what kind of return you can create while avoiding the pitfalls of risk. Just avoid the upset.
Consider that in the 2019 Sun Belt Championship, Appalachian State was just a six-point favorite at home over Louisiana-Lafayette despite a 10-point road win against them in their first meeting of the season. Bettors might have been hesitant to lay a touchdown for fear of losing ATS, so maybe riding an outright win in a money-line parlay became the play.
Appalachian State -245 (Bet $245 to win $100, Betting $100 wins only $40.82)
Louisiana +195 (Bet $100 to win $195)
The Mountaineers won the Sun Belt title 45-38, so bettors who backed the money line and bet the favorite straight-up (SU) prevailed since App State barely covered. The Ragin’ Cajuns did flirt with a backdoor cover by scoring the final 14 points and attempting an onside kick with 1:19 left.
Betting the money line in games where you don’t want to lay three points for fear of pushing on a field goal and not cashing after 60 minutes of action is a popular reason to ride a money line favorite. It can also be utilized for games where you would rather not lay 1.5-2 points and wind up losing a game your team winds up winning.
Iowa -125 (Bet $125 to win $100)
Iowa State +110 (Bet $100 to win $110)
In the 2019 Cy-Hawk Showdown, Iowa defeated Iowa State 18-17 on the road in their annual rivalry game. Iowa bettors who laid 1.5 points with the Hawkeyes didn’t cash despite the team they backed pulling out the win. Money Line bettors prevailed, albeit nervously. The Hawkeyes pulled ahead on a late field goal and recovered a fumble late but ran out the clock instead of scoring again. There were separate lightning-related delays totaling nearly three hours. Imagine being on the losing end of that beat as an Iowa ATS backer. Sometimes, the money line can be your friend.
Underdogs rise up often in the college game, so pinpointing a handful of spots and attempting to cash in a few winners is also capable of yielding success. Backing heavy ‘dogs isn’t advisable but Georgia State’s upset of Tennessee to open the 2019 season cashed +1138 ($100 won $1138). San Jose State followed suit a few weeks later with a 31-24 upset at Arkansas that delivered +775 ($100 won $775).