How to Handicap College Football
With football being such a popular sport around the world, especially in the United States, many people are looking for information on how to handicap college football. College football is one of the most watched sports in the United States and handicapping it is a very popular option of entertainment for many people all over the world. Let's discuss some of the steps necessary to learn when determining how to handicap college football.
- The first step in becoming familiar with handicapping college football is understanding how it works. For each game there is a point spread. What that means is that there is a favorite and underdog in each game. The favorite is expected to win by a certain amount of points. That amount of points is the point spread. In order to correctly handicap the game, the person needs to pick either the favorite or the underdog. In order to correctly pick the favorite, the team selected must win by more than the point spread. In order to correctly pick the underdog, the team must either lose by less than the point spread or win the game. When handicapping college football, it is not always necessary to use the point spreads, sometimes it is just necessary to pick the winner.
- The best way to improve at handicapping college football is by gaining experience in doing so. There is much to learn about home field advantages, the experience level of the team, and many other factors that can alter the outcome of the game.
- There are many publications that come out on a weekly basis with information on sports handicapping. One example of this is "The Gold Sheet," by Phil Steele. These have very helpful information on learning how to handicap college football. There are also many books with information that help people with learning how to handicap college football.
Learning how to handicap college football can be a very fun experience for all people involved. One thing to watch out for is when handicapping sports, the temptation to wager large sums of money on the games exists, after a person has success handicapping games. This is naturally the next step. If handicapping college football leads to a gambling problem, it is important to seek help. One option is by dialing 1-800-GAMBLER.
When done for fun and without wagering too much money, college football is a great hobby to have. A game can be a lot more exciting when the watchers have a vested interest in who wins the game.