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If your looking to increase your winning percentage at beating the bookie you have come to the right website! We here at Predictem.com are all about sharing info with our readers on how to beat the point spread.

Note: If you came here looking for picks against the spread, please go here: Weekly College Football Picks.

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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Editor's Picks - Each weekend our very own in-house All-American Editor makes his NCAA point spread predictions in an attempt to force fumbles, sack and intercept your bookie!

Expert College Football Picks - Free premium college foots plays against the spread from expert handicappers from around the web from week 1 through the National Championship.

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.

Computer Picks - We enter them into the computer and the machine makes it's picks. This is a great guide especially when betting totals! These are available after the first few weeks of the season.

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.

2017/2018 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 2018 National Championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8th.

2017 Heisman Trophy Predictions - USC QB Sam Darnold is a heavy pre-season favorite to win college football's most coveted award, but Jay isn't buying it. In fact, he's passing up the top (3) favored players in favor of a QB who he's confident will be NCAA football's best player in 2017.

2017-2018 College Football Championship Predictions - NCAA football experts have the Alabama Crimson Tide running away with the National Championship this season and who can blame them? Roll Tide is LOADED! It never happens that easy though. The USC Trojans (+825), Florida St. Seminoles (+850) and Ohio St. Buckckeyes (+875) all have a legit shot. Oddsmakers have Oklahoma (+1300) on the bubble and everybody looking from the outside in at 20/1 or higher. 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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Heisman Trophy Betting Odds - USC QB Sam Darnold starts the season off as a heavy favorite at +350 odds. Sooners QB Baker Mayfield is second on the list at +700 but can he keep his nose clean? Louisville QB Lamar Jackson should dominate this season but will Louisville be taken seriously? Oregon Ducks RB Royce Freeman is worth a pop at 60/1 if he gets the carries. Bama WR Calvin Ridley brings experience and big-time playmaking ability and will be featured on National TV a bunch, giving him a legit darkhorse shot. But will they throw the ball enough with a QB who likes to run? Missing from this year's list of odds is a defensive player.

Odds to Win the 2017 College Football Championship - The Alabama Crimson Tide are heavy favorites to win the National Championship this year at 5/2 followed by Ohio St. at 13/5, USC at 7/1 and FSU at 17/2. Things drop off a bit with the Oklahoma Sooners coming in at 12/1, Auburn Tigers at 14/1 and Michigan Wolverines at 16/1. Check out your favorite school's odds here!

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