Just like for the NFL, college football brings in a certain crowd that enjoys the fast pace and hard hitting competition that is football. There are many differences between the NFL and college football, which should be obvious since one it professional and the other a college sport. Even though the NFL has national coverage and is viewed by millions of people, college football is just as, or even more widespread than the NFL. However, the rules and regulations that come with college football are completely different than those that the NFL has. For this reason it is important for sports bettors to understand the rules that come with betting on college football. There are also several basic aspects of college football betting that everyone should know about, such as knowing the game, as well as maintaining a good bankroll.
College Football Differences
There are many differences that make college football a different game altogether, but still making it as, or even more, competitive than the NFL. There are four main differences, along with other differences that are not as noticeable; clock management, pass reception, knee-downs, and tie-breakers.
In college football, the clock is managed completely different than it is in pro-football. Every time one team or the other gets a first down, the clock is stopped. The reason for this is so that the measurement crews have enough time to reset the chains. In pro-football, however, the clock is not stopped for a first down; there may be other factors that may make the clock stop but it is not due to a first down.
In college football, in order for a receiver to have a complete reception of a pass, they have to have control of the ball, and have at least one foot on the ground; this rule applies when the receiver is catching the ball and he may go out of bounds. In pro-football, the player has to have both feet on the ground in order for it to be a catch. As a result, this allows for longer and wider passes in college football.
This has been a very amusing difference between college and pro football. In college football, the play is done once the player’s knee that has possession of the ball touches the ground. However, in pro football the play is still live, even if the player’s knee has touched the ground, until one of the opposing players touches them. This has made college football much faster paced and competitive.
In college football, ties are determined by whichever team gets the most points after their possession. Each team gets the ball on their opponent’s 25 yard line, with 1st and Ten. At the end of both possessions, the team with the most points wins. However, in case they are still tied, this process continues until a winner is determined. In pro football, the tie is determined by sudden death, where one team gets possession first; possession is determined by a coin flip. College football breaks ties in this manner because it seems to equal out the chances each team gets at winning.
College Football Betting
There are several factors that bettors should know about betting on college football. One of these aspects is the legality, while the others simply pertain to the betting process. The process of betting on college football is quite simple, just as simple as it is when betting on any other sport. The only complicated matter of college football is how large it is.
College Football Legality
Betting on any type of college sport, and even more so when it is part of such large network like college football is, there are always some rules and regulations when it comes to anything monetary. As most college football fans should know, paying at football player to play or as an incentive to play is completely illegal. This is why those that are near the college football scene are not permitted to conduct any kind of gambling in regards to college football.
For those that have nothing to do with college football and are just regular sports bettors can go about betting in two different ways; through a casino or an online sportsbook. There are plenty of casinos, in Las Vegas, that take bets on any kind of sporting event. However, travelling to Las Vegas simply to bet on some college football matches seems out of the question for most. This is where online sportsbooks come in. They have the advantage of being accessible from home, and also have instantly updated information at the bettor’s disposal.
Process of Betting on College Football
The process is very simple, especially for those already familiar with sports betting. The process starts out when a bettor wants to find a way to bet on college football. What they would do is find the best possible sportsbook, with the best odds; this would give them the best bang for their buck. After finding the right sportsbook, the bettor will have the arduous task of finding the college football matches that they want to wager on; as there are so many different matches. Once they have found the match or matches, they can proceed to bet on them; using any of the options they have in the betting lines.
Knowing College Football
To be able to appropriately bet on college football, the bettor needs to know certain aspects in order to make the right bets and betting decisions. There is an enormous amount of college football team’s, conferences, and tournaments that it would be impossible for a bettor to follow every single team. This is why they need to focus on certain teams or tournaments. This shouldn’t be too much of a burden, any more and the bettor would have to invest way too much time and effort; they would practically be living off of these bets.
Focusing the time and energy on those teams will allow the bettor to find out the team’s statistics, along with the player performances. This will help the bettor when they try to accurately predict which team will be victorious.