If you are coming from our College football lines
article we explained the first way to bet on College
football. Now we will examine the College football
point spread. The point spreads purpose is to equalize
the money bet on each side by awarding extra points
to the underdog, and taking points away from the favorite,
in doing so creating what is known as a College football
spread. Thus, if the bookmaker creates a spread of
7 points for a football game and you bet on the underdog
you can still win the wager even though your team
may lose the game straight up.
To clarify this in detail, this whole article will
make reference to this imaginary NCAA football spread
If you placed a bet against the College football
point spread on Arkansas +7, either a loss by less
than seven points or an outright victory will give
you the underdog bettor a winning result. However
if Arkansas was to lose by more than seven points
your bet would be a loser.
If you bet on the favorite (Alabama -7) in this NCAA
football point spread, the Crimson Tide must win by
more than seven points for the bet to be a winner.
A 6 point victory by Alabama is all well and good
for the team itself but not for you the bettor. A
6 point margin of victory doesn't cover the seven
point spread and therefore, your bet on Alabama is
If Alabama wins the game exactly by 7 points, the
game is considered a tie or a push and all monies
are returned to both the player betting the underdog
and the player betting the favorite.
That raps up this tutorial on College football spreads,
if you think you are ready to get your feet wet, check
out this weeks live NCAA football point spread page.
If something stands out click on any of the sportsbook
links to start betting today. We also wanted to remind
you of the winning free football picks that are offered
on the home page. The expert handicappers predictions
can help put you in the positive this football season.