NCAAF Picks and Parlays
If you are new to college football betting then you may be after some assistance – whether you’re making straight bets – or parlays! That’s what we do here. We aim to provide you with all the best free college football picks and parlays for upcoming games. Our expert NCAA football predictions cover a range of markets, including Against The Spread, Moneyline bets, Totals bets and more – and we want to keep you fully updated to get the best NCAAF picks and parlays available.
Why NCAAF/College Football Picks?
Although the college football schedule is shorter than many others out there, surprisingly, it is the second most popular league to wager on in the US – just behind the NFL. Division 1 consists of 129 teams – which means that, unlike pro-NFL football, practically everyone has a local team to support and cheer on. This means that every week, enthusiastic bettors have dozens of games to wager on – and more opportunity to be selective with games. Another reason it’s so popular with bettors is that most of the games are played on a Saturday – which leaves Sundays free for NFL betting.
When betting in NCAAF, it’s worth remembering that the betting odds are released on the Sunday before the game – so there’s plenty of time for our NCAAF experts to look at the numbers, check out all the important information and figure out the best bets and college football parlay options available. So, we are in the very best place to offer you free NCAAF picks and parlays as well as expert advice on when is the best time to bet on the odds, the best college football betting strategy options available – and everything that you might need in order to be successful when it comes to college football handicapping. We want to help you make those college picks and parlays from the opening weekend all the way through to the last of the College Football playoffs.
Get Your Free NCAA Football Picks and Parlays
We understand that you don’t necessarily want to be paying for help with NCAAF picks and parlays, which is why we provide lots of free tips and picks – from August all the way through to the National Championship game in January. We are here to help you find value in bets with all different games – from top billings to – not so top billings. Whether a team is full of future NFL stars – or whether it’s a team made up of guys just biding their time before joining the working masses, we don’t care! All we want to do is make sure that whatever games and parlays we help you with, you get the best value from it. Ultimately, our expert handicappers are there to help you turn a mediocre NCAAF season into an exciting and profitable one for you!
Football Picks: Against The Spread and Moneyline Picks
NCAAF betting is very similar to NFL betting – with most bettors putting their wagers on Against the Spread markets. However, value can be found everywhere, in many different betting markets. If a bettor wants to bet on one of the teams outright, without a ‘spread’, then this would be a Moneyline wager. This is a type of wager that doesn’t include any handicap of the final score – the winner of the game wins the bet – whether they win by 1 point or 20 points!
Simply put, a Moneyline bet is betting on the odds based on a team’s chance of winning the game. So, betting on the underdog of a game will give you a much bigger reward than betting on the college football favorite. The difference very much depends on the disparity between the teams. The bigger the favorite, the smaller the return. For example, LSU was -200 (strong favorites) against Clemson in the 2020 National Championship game – which means that you would need to wager $200 in order to win $100.
Let’s take a closer look at the above example:
- LSU (-200)
- Clemson (+160)
This is a straight pick – and just by looking at the NCAAF odds, you can see that most bookmakers expect that LSU is favorite to win the game.
The odds above means that if you bet on LSU, then you would need to wager $200 to win $100. However, on the other hand, if you were to wager just $100 on Clemson, then you would stand to win $160. So, this is a great value bet if you’re looking to bet on the underdog, but not so good if you want to bet on the favorite.
At normal vig, LSU was favored by 4. This would give them odds of -110 which changes the landscape a little if you want to bet on the favorites – s you would now only need to wager $110 in order to win $100… however, to win the bet, they would need to win by more than 4 points.
On the other hand, the Clemson Tigers would therefore have odds of +110 – which would mean that if you bet $100 you would only get $110 as opposed to $160. However, as long as the Clemson Tigers lost by three points or less, you would win your bet – so less winnings but a better chance of winning.
Here, we want to help you decide which is the best value option for that game – what is the risk versus reward for each of those NCAAF bets to help you make the smartest picks or parlays! Some games are better for Moneyline bets, while others are better for Against the Spread bets. It’s all about finding the best edge.
College Football Totals Picks
If you aren’t too sure about betting on who will win – then this isn’t the only way to make wagers or parlays on NCAAF. There may be times when our NCAAF experts think that the best value bet can be found on the total – known to some as an over/under wager. This simply means predicting whether the combined score of the two college football teams will be high or lower than the scoreline set by the sports betting site. In order to make a decent prediction for this type of bet, our experts will look at information such as how a team’s skill positions on offence compared to the pass rush and secondary from the team they are playing. Other factors to consider would include splits, weather and coaching schemes as these will also affect the total points for a particular match. However, you will need to see what the total line is. If the game is expected to be high scoring and the bookmaker gives a very high total line, then it may still not be worth the wager – or it may be worth waiting to see if it goes down.
NCAAF Parlays and Picks
College football parlay options are popular for punters wanting more rewards (for higher risk). NCAAF Teasers and parlays are picks worth more money but are much riskier – and because of sportsbook margins, it’s unusual for players to win betting parlays in the long term. However, you can also read very interesting stories when small wagers result in huge wins because of parlays. These are very interesting types of wagers that require lots of luck and lots of knowledge but can reward you well. There can be bad habits you can fall into when betting on parlays, but if you avoid these then you could find them to be a sound investment!
For example, at a bookmaker, you may find two very favorable lines. You can combine these for an even better return. Moreover, you could make correlated NCAAF parlay picks on the same game – which means that one event happening will increase the likelihood of the other event happening. Here, a handicapper is basically forecasting how they think one single game will play out – and betting on a few scenarios combined in the same game. For example, you could combine a bet on the favorite team to win with an ‘Over’ totals bet. This is a popular type of parlay because you have to research fewer games and fewer teams.
These aren’t easy, especially for those new to NCAAF betting, which is why we will help you out with a parlay pick or teaser for NCAAF games.
Picks for College Football Playoff and Bowl Games
Many punters find that the College Football Playoffs and Bowl Games are the most exciting formats of any major American league sport. It’s as popular as March Madness – the alleged inspiration behind the single BCS Bowl game. This means that enthusiastic punters have even more games to wager on. However, it’s all about getting the best bets in as early as possible – as this is what can make or break your Bowl betting season. You need to handicap the early line, thick means you have even more chances of getting the best value odds.
NCAAF Previews, Predictions and Tips
So, if you are looking for comprehensive NCAA football picks, whether it’s straight-up bets, ATS or totals, then you are exactly where you need to be right now. Number crunching, timing, looking at football betting trends analyses, team and player form examinations, injury reports study – and whatever it takes is the name of our game.
NCAAF and NFL betting are not the same things – so just because you are a skilled and practised NFL bettor, that doesn’t automatically mean that this will translate to NCAAF betting. But while the rules of the game may be the same – as are the helmets, pads and pigskins – betting on the two different leagues is completely different. In fact, one might describe it as a whole different ball game!
Free NCAAF Picks and Parlays Readily Available
Believe it or not, there are some places in the US where college football is even more popular than NFL – and punters aren’t after NFL picks and parlays – instead, they want ready access to college football expert picks. We know that and we understand it completely, which is why we not only cover NFL picks and parlays but also the College Football games – throughout the entire season – to bowl season and even further!
Year-Round NCAAF Picks
Although the college football season only lasts for less than six months of the year, that doesn’t mean betting on the NCAAF stops there. You can enjoy NCAAF betting all throughout the year, starting with preseason futures, as well as props bets and player performance markets, going all the way through to college bowl predictions and picks!
There may be no such thing as a guaranteed winner when betting – on NCAAF or any other sport, but we want to give you the very best chance possible.
College Football Picks Explained
Placing bets on NCAAF is all about knowledge and understanding – and only betting on what you know about – or betting on information from sources that you trust. Whether you bet on the Boise State Broncos or the Oklahoma State Cowboys, you need to know as much information as possible about each and every game. The less you know, the bigger the risk
It’s not enough to just be able to make an educated guess about who would win an average game between the Ball State Cardinals and the Fresno State Bulldogs – as not every game is the average game. So many factors can affect the outcome. So, whether you’re making single picks or parlays you need to know as much as you can about both teams, the recent past of both teams, news, weather reports – everything. Whether betting on totals, ATS or Moneyline picks or parlays, knowledge will always be your best friend – as will we.
2021-22 College Football Predictions
Although there has been plenty of disruption to sports in the past season, it looks as though the 2021-22 season is going to go as planned. Starting on August 28 and going through to December 11, 2021, with the postseason beginning on December 18, 2021, and coming to an end on January 10, 2022, with 44 Bowl games on the schedule.
Important NCAAF Dates 2021-22
- March 1, 2021: The deadline for the eligible NCAAF players to inform the NFL Player Personnel department of whether they intend to forgo the 2021 NFL Draft to go back to college.
- August 28, 2021: The kick-off of Week Zero for the NCAAF regular season
- September 1 to 6, 2021: The majority of the FBS teams open the season. Eight neutral-site ‘kick-off’ games held between these dates. The most prominent games: Duke’s Mayo Classic (Clemson vs Georgia); Chick-fil-A Kickoff (Alabama vs Miami); Allstate Kickoff Classic (Kansas State vs Stanford) and Texas Kickoff (Houston vs Texas Tech).
- December 11, 2021: Regular Season comes to an end.
- December 18, 2021: Postseason begins.
- January 10, 2022: Postseason comes to an end.
Regular Season Free NCAAF Picks and Parlays
College football comprises hundreds of different schools and thousands of college players, with some of these going on to have a pro football career as part of the NFL. The best teams and players generally come from the power five conferences:
The Big Ten is based in the Northwest and Midwest regions. This is one of the oldest and most prestigious of all the NCAA Division I college football conferences and is made up of fourteen different teams including the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Michigan State Spartans and the very famous Penn State Nittany Lions.
Because of this, it is one of the most highly rated of all the conferences by most college football experts. Indeed, it is no rare occurrence to see a Big Ten game featured as a Game of the Week in college football picks and parlays!
Then we have the ‘Big 12’. This is a Division 1 football conference that is, perhaps, one of the most prestigious of them all and is home to come of the most recognizable and popular teams in the US – teams that will feature in numerous NCAAF picks and parlays! The Big 12 conference includes 10 full members that come from the West North Central, West South Central and South Atlantic regions. Their most noteworthy teams being the Texas Longhorns, the Iowa State Cyclones and the Oklahoma Sooners.
Another of the best Division I college football conferences to look out for is the Pac-12, for which you can often find college football picks and parlays predictions. This conference is made up of 12 universities each representing the West Coast, such as the very recognizable Utah Utes, Oregon State Beavers and Oregon Ducks.
The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)
Another Division I conference that is noteworthy is the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), which is home to 15 full members that each represent the Eastern United States. Some of the best and most popular teams include the North Carolina Tar Heels, the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team (which plays its home games at the Notre Dame Stadium) and, of course, the Clemson Tigers!
The Southeastern Conference (SEC)
The last of the Power five conferences in the NCAA Division I is the Southeastern Conference (SEC). This conference covers the South region and Midwest region of the US. There are 14 members in the SEC which include big NCAAF household names such as Louisiana State Tigers, Auburn Tigers, the Alabama Crimson Tide, Georgia Bulldogs, Texas A&M Aggies and Tennessee Volunteers.
- American Athletic Conference – home to teams such as the Cincinnati Bearcats
- Conference USA – home to teams such as the University of North Texas
- FBS Independent – home to the Notre Dame team – which plays its games at the famous Notre Dame Stadium
- Mid-American Conference – home to teams such as the University of Akron
Mountain West Conference – home to teams such as the San Diego State Aztecs