College Football Futures Odds – 2009
Betting College football futures requires the handicapper to really dig in and analyze the upcoming Schedules of all the college football teams he or she may be considering for a wager. The ability to look ahead handicap wins and losses on a Schedule is crucial. Simply looking at the futures odds and making a play where you think there may be value, based on your opinion of a given team, isn’t going to cut it.
For example, take a look at USC and Ohio State. Both the Buckeyes and the Trojans receive futures money each year reGArdless of their performance the year before. They are public teams, with huge followings. In speaking with oddsmakers at 5dimes.com, they told us that they are seeing “Sooner money, Trojan money, some Longhorn money and even Ohio State action has been coming in.” This is on the winner of the BCS title.
USC is 5-1 odds and Ohio State is 8-1 odds. Now, if you’re thinking of wagering on the Trojans or Buckeyes, you’ll first need to handicap an early season Game which takes place in Columbus on September 12 as the Buckeyes host USC in what breaks down as a monster Game with National Title implications. For Ohio State, it’s a big revenge Game as they were spanked by USC last season out west, 35-3. USC has won the last 6 in the series and Ohio State and the Big 10 in general have been called pretenders by the PAC 10 for years.
One loss against another top BCS contender all but eliminates a team. So, before you lay any money down on college football futures, you first better be able to look ahead, and handicap key Games within the 2009 season. Not always an easy thing to do, but essential if you’re to have any success with futures. Look for betting odds on that Game, USC at Ohio State, to be posted well in advaNCe of the Game itself. Expect USC to be favored by 3 to 7 points. The Game will take place in prime time with an 8 pm start time, and will be on ESPN………Ohio State as a home dog and playing on National TV before a prime time audieNCe. Whoa mamma. I smell a wager on the Buckeyes folks.
If you’re wondering who is favored to win it all this year, that would be the Florida Gators with futures odds of 2-1 to win the BCS title. You can check out the odds on all your favorite teams by visiting 5dimes.com.