It’s not a secret that the creators of this site like to dabble from time to time in the roller coaster of emotion known as sports wagering. Though I can’t speak for everyone, my experience has been less Ace Rothstein and more office pool, but that doesn’t stop me from knowing the ins and outs of what pays, what plays, and how to capitalize on the first few weeks of the college football season, which is bar none, the best time to wager on college football. Why is that? Good question.
The first few weeks of the football season the lines are almost impossible to set because no one knows much of anything, most especially the bookmakers in Las Vegas. Come NFL time, there are 32 teams to memorize and know inside and out. On that level, it’s not impossible and makes for accurate lines from the jump for the NFL. For the college ranks, it’s almost impossible to know everything there is to know about every team. Thus, there are strategic advantages the first few weeks. Anytime you have fans that know more information than the bookmakers, that’s an opportunity that is rare and doesn’t last long. By week 4 or so, the lines are pretty much right where they need to be in the major conferences and by week 7 or 8 even the minor ones.
Since the fighting football Cards play their season premier on Thursday, that leaves a bit of a hole on Friday. A hole we’ll fill with post game analysis and our strategies to help you take advantage of the first few weeks should you be so inclined to lay a wager or three. Passing on what we’ve learned and what has worked for us could make all the difference in Junior going to Harvard or Ivy Tech. Why trust us? Last year, the OTP staff ran usually around 60% as a whole on our picks in case you were curious. That doesn’t get you fired up? This will.
Friday. Fire. Up.
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