The millions of fans that have been patiently waiting the start of the big college sports season are reaching a fever pitch. There are so many fans of college football that it’s nearly impossible to calculate just how many fans are going to be tuning into every single game, Saturdays for the foreseeable future. Among those mega fans are those that are looking to make serious money with college football betting. While most people assume that throwing money down on a game is a matter of luck, those that are insiders know that it’s not luck; it’s skill, talent, and hard work. The work is in the process that leads up to the official binding bet, which usually means that a person has to study rosters, changes, field condition, and special components that could harm or increase the likelihood of a team winning. There are so many factors to consider that the average fan isn’t going to jump on board with just any old bet. That’s why the following is so crucial, because without these you just might end up on the losing end of things. Consider the following 3-college football betting mistakes never to make.
Bet on your Favorites – Favorites are awesome to have, but not when you’re dropping your hard earned money on the line. Do not bet on only your perennial favorites, you will be sorely disappointed and you’ll lose each time. If you’re betting on your favorite and know for a fact they are going to blow out teams, then that’s a different story, but if you like a team that is perennial last place in their conference, it’s better to not take that bet.
Assume Random Chances Create True Victory – There are a lot variables that change the way players perform on the field, but random chance is not going to get you into the big money. You have to analyze what’s going on at a grand scale. If a quarterback is not doing so well academically, they might not have a great game, for instance. You have to keep your eyes open to all possibilities, not leave it up to chance. This is where that aforementioned “homework” comes into play. Without studying the odds, lifestyles, and ongoing with the student athletes, you’ll miss out on key signs.
Trust A Sure Thing – Always be wary of so called “sure things”. One of the key components to college football and most collegiate sports is the term “upset”. Even the top ranked schools can falter in their winning season. Some recent memorable upsets included major losses by Stanford, USC, Cal, Auburn, and many others. Even the best team on the field gets upset by a mere 3 points if not less. It’s not impossible to win on a sure thing, just make sure you’re not banking solely on that term each week.
The above 3 things you should never do will keep you in the green all throughout the season.
Article by Miranda Hewitt