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2018 College Football Season is Upon Us

The 2018 College Football season is on top of us. If you are a football lover then now is the time to get serious about a few things. A few of these is about who to bet on this year, how to bet them and most importantly, where to bet them.

There are certainly no shortages of online bookmakers and they all want your money! Find a top of the line bookie this year and you will be surprised at the difference in your bottom line.

Lines and odds are one of the most important factors when choosing a great bookie. Lines should always be competitive, and a great bookmaking service will always have a huge selection of betting options.


Key NFL Betting Numbers and How to Use Them


When betting team totals, one very important factor in this equation is the conference in which they play. Never underestimate the power of the “power conferences”. What do we mean by this?

The power conferences are exactly that; power packed, and most of them have several teams that will lose very few games.

The Power Conferences:

ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC
Boston College Illinois Baylor Arizona Alabama
Clemson Indiana Iowa State Arizona State Arkansas
Duke Iowa Kansas California Auburn
Florida State Maryland Kansas State UCLA Florida
Georgia Tech Michigan Oklahoma Colorado Georgia
Louisville Michigan State Oklahoma State Oregon Kentucky
Miami Minnesota TCU Oregon State LSU
North Carolina Nebraska Texas USC Mississippi
NC State Northwestern Texas Tech Stanford Mississippi State
Pittsburgh Ohio State West Virginia Utah Missouri
Syracuse Penn State Washington South Carolina
Virginia Purdue Washington State Tennessee
Virginia Tech Rutgers Texas A&M
Wake Forest Wisconsin Vanderbilt

Every single year these conferences hit it hard and they send a lot of teams to college bowl games. A lot of these teams end up with great records. Knowing exactly who to pick on the yearly team total can be a serious challenge. Are you up for the task?

Cashing In on Line Movements at Online Sportsbooks

Betting the power conferences is difficult for a few reasons. One that really sticks out is the level of competition. They all play each other and predicting who will win 10 or 11 games is not going to be easy.

Can Alabama be beaten? What about Clemson or Miami? How will Oklahoma do without Baker? Has USC turned the corner? What about Chip Kelly at UCLA? Will he be the savior of the program and give them the kind of offense that he ran in Oregon?

A lot of questions exist when it comes to knowing what teams have a shot at 9 and 10 wins and even more. You are probably not a professional handicapper. You probably have nowhere near the kind of time that would be necessary in order to handicap all of the teams in the power conferences.

Here is a friendly suggestion. Don’t bet them! That’s right. Don’t bet the team total from any of the power conferences.

Parlay Betting – Successful Strategy or Bankroll Buster

Now you are probably scratching your head and asking, then why the big build-up? Simple. It is to prove a point.

We are not saying to not bet individual teams. Obviously you want to stick with what you know from week to week. Bet the teams that can bring you football betting value.

What we are saying is to not give the total in the power conferences, the time of day. It’s an enormous risk and who needs the loss at the end of the year? Nobody!

Who to bet concerning totals?

We believe that the smaller conferences get a bad rap and we also believe that when it comes to gambling on college football totals, there is value to be found in lesser known, but quality schools.

Boise State:

Many “Vegas” types felt that the Broncos hit the brakes last season. They thought they were off the beaten path in terms of getting back to what they once were. Maybe this is true on a national championship, at conversation-level.

Honestly, look at the bigger picture. When has Boise State ever been in a serious national championship conversation?

Does the NFL Preseason Mean Anything, is it Worth Betting?

Check with your favorite bookie and find out exactly what they are offering on the total wins for the Broncos.

You should see 10. If you do, jump on the over. The Broncos went 11-3 last year and that was a “down year”! This years Broncos are going to be very good on offense, defense and special teams.

They feature an experienced, fourth year quarterback that could wind up in Heisman talks. Check out their schedule and get in on a great bet and get in now, before the season kick off.


Dirty has been an employee or owner of some of the top online sports gambling forums since 1998. He worked at EOG.com from it's inception until 2008 when he left and opened GamblingIQ and then in 2012 opened Handicappers Hidaway. He has written hundreds af articles over the years and always has his "Dirty Dozen" College Football poll up starting the first week of October.
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