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While many of these college football betting tips are common sense and many you may know, their good for both the novice and pro bettor to read over, make a mental checklist and be sure to be applying them to each and every game you handicap and bet. It's the overlooked variable that often times ends up costing us a loss which could have been prevented.
The first tip is that you will need to exercise proper money management. This means betting a boring 2% of your bankroll. If your "roll" is $1000, this means you need to relegate yourself to $20 bets in the beginning. Sports betting has many ups and downs so the reason for this is so you can sustain your bank during the rough times. And they do happen!
Be selective! The bookie is forced to put out a line on every game. You aren't forced to bet on every game! Only spring for action when there is an overlay, which means you feel that the value is in your favor.
Focus on small college teams. Less attention is paid to these games as the book is too busy worrying about making sure their Michigan/Ohio State matchup is solid. Often times, if you study hard enough, you can even find information that they don't have putting these games in your advantage on a consistent basis which is the name of the game.
Understand that college football betting is a marathon, not a sprint. If you think this is a get rich quick game your a fool. Football gambling is a grind and at best your only going to win 60% of your games which will provide for a very nice return on your investment. Speaking of investments, if you have a hard time beating the spread, we highly recommend the football cappers at Wunderdog's Free College Football Picks. They're a trusted name in the industry and are one of few sports services that Predictem personally endorses.
Watch line movement. Throughout the week, point spreads move based on betting action and injury information. Keep a close eye on this, try to determine what is causing the line move and if there is any value to be had at the current line.
Take advantage of sportsbook specials. We're not asking you to be a bonus whore, but do indeed take advantage of multiple bonuses, specials such as reduced vig on certain nights of the week, free half points and other great promotions offered by many online sportsbooks. Having multiple bookies online will also allow you to shop for the best line available as often times books can and will have differing lines on the same game.
Bet against huge point spreads over -30. Betting against public favorites over -30 has a huge win rate at near 65% over the past ten years. Keep in mind point spreads are based on public perception. The bookie dangles the carrot just a few inches away from the reality of the situation with a line that is just good enough to dupe novice bettors into taking, but just inches away from what will really happen in the game.
Learn that the difference between a winning handicapper and a losing handicapper is ability to decipher what CAN happen vs. WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN.
Keep records of your bets. There are many reasons for this. First of all, you want to be able to see what is working for you and what isn't. Toss what isn't and pay more attention to what is. Second, You want to have a notation of what your open bets are in case the sportsbook erroneously reports your bet. While most online sportsbooks are 99.9% accurate, errors can and do happen.
Bet the same amount on every game. We are all inclined to bet MORE on a game that looks easy. The problem is that if something looks too god to be true in football betting, it probably is. In fact, lemme rephrase that... That goes for ALL of sports betting. Keep bet sizes the same no matter what. You'll be glad you did.
Don't let losses foul you up emotionally. You bet, you lost, get over it. You can't afford to have previous results affect your future decisions.
Don't bet over your head. It will cause you to be stressed out and make poor decisions costing you even more.
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Underdog of the Week Pick - We sort through it all and find out which University is getting "too many points" this week. If there was a Heisman Trophy for picking underdogs, we'd be a frontrunner. Expect a 57%+ winning percentage with these picks as we've got a keen ear for loud barking dogs.
Line Movement - NCAA football lines open early in the week and often times move up or down based on wagering activity, injuries to key players and weather. We decipher whether it's square or wiseguy action and predict the point spread winner based on value.
College Football Consensus Picks - We assess the public perception each week and let them pick the winners for us as we fade their selections which provides us with many trips into our bookies endzone.
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Trends - Despite what you have been told or read on tout sites, the trend ain't your friend. We however turn the tables and fade the almighty trend for what should be some great profits over time.
2016/2017 College Football Predictions - Bob gives his picks to win each major conference. At the end, he gives his prediction on who thinks will win the 2017 National Championship game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9th.
2016 Heisman Trophy Predictions - DeShaun Watson is favored to win the award at +575 with Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey (+575) and LSU RB Leonard Fournette (+850) close behind. However, the real value may be with Oregon Ducks RB Royce Freeman at 40/1.
2016-2017 College Football Championship Predictions - NCAA football experts have the National Championship as a 4-horse race which includes Bama at +665, Clemson +725, LSU +900 and Ohio State +1075. Teams on teh bubble include Oklahoma at +1200, Michigan +1300 and FSU at +1350. Jay gives his pick to win it all along with how his top 15 rankings for season's end. Get your bets in early before your favorite team's line drops!
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Odds to Win the 2016 College Football Championship - The Alabama Crimson Tide are favored to be repeat winners of the National Championship this year at +700 followed by Ohio St. at +750 and Clemson at +800. Things drop off a bit with the Michigan Wolverines, LSU Tigers and Oklahoma Sooners all coming in at +1200. Check out your favorite school's odds here!