The College Football Playoff (CFP) is an annual postseason knockout invitational tournament to determine a national champion for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), the highest level of college football competition in the United States. Four teams play in two semifinal games, and the winner of each semifinal advances to the College Football Playoff National Championship game.
The inaugural tournament was held at the end of the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season and was won by the Ohio State Buckeyes, who defeated the Oregon Ducks in the championship game. After the first season, the playoff was dominated for several years by two teams, the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers; they faced each other in the championship game three times, and in one other year they met in the semifinals.
When we are talking about NCAA football betting odds, we are discussing point-spreads or totals that fans may bet on weekly during the college football regular season for any specific team. The college football betting odds-maker’s job is to post betting lines that will attract action on both the favorite team and the underdog team. NCAA football betting odds-making is a science that comes down to the following formula: three-fourths is collating averages, numbers, and statistics and one-fourth is going with a gut feeling. A good football betting odds-maker will be able to look ahead and foresee how fans are going to be likely to bet and set the odds according to that foresight. In spite of which, it is very probable that the line will lean toward the favorite team as football betting fans will more often than not want to bet on that team to go ahead and win the game.
In comparison to the NFL professional league, when it comes to NCAA football betting, there are far more wagering trends that have been kept overtime. These trends are very popular among those people who like to bet on college football. There are many more possibilities because of the simple fact that there are more teams and games going on at a time. The weekend is usually packed wall to wall with college football betting action all day long. The NFL usually features 15 games per week only, and even fewer than that during the postseason. The betting lines for college football are issued on Sundays for games that will mostly take place the following Saturday, meaning that you have an entire week to do your homework and study the teams and their statistics before going ahead and placing a wager – or more – on them.