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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.
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
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
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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