College Football Betting in North Carolina: How to Bet on College Football in NC

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You'll be able to bet on college football this season, as North Carolina sports betting will be up and running come the fall.

Below, I explain how to bet on NCAA football in North Carolina, including the types of wagers you can place and the events you can bet on.

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How to Bet on College Football in North Carolina

Betting on college football, as well as college basketball and all other college sports, is legal in North Carolinaβ€”both in person and online. You'll just need to be 21 or older and physically located in North Carolina.

Follow these steps to find NCAA football lines:

  1. βœ… Choose a North Carolina sportsbook app or website.
  2. βœ… Create a new player account.
  3. βœ… Deposit funds using one of the sportsbook's approved methods.
  4. βœ… Navigate to the College Football section (it might be under the general "Football" dropdown menu).
  5. βœ… Choose the type of bet you want to place.
  6. βœ… Enter the amount you want to wager into your betslip and confirm your bet.
  7. βœ… Monitor the game and collect any winnings you earn!
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College Football Odds Explained: How to Read NCAA Football Odds in NC

NCAA football odds are almost always presented in the American odds or moneyline format. You'll see either a plus sign or a minus sign in front of a number. The number following a plus sign (+) is the amount you can win on a $100 bet. The number following a minus sign (-) is the amount you would need to bet to win $100.

These odds demonstrate a team's perceived chances of winning or losing. Negative odds indicate the favored football team; positive odds indicate the underdog team. All you have to decide is which team will win.

The American odds format is used to indicate not just moneyline markets, but totals, futures, and prop bets, as well. So, if you understand how these moneyline odds work, you're on your way to becoming an NCAAF expert.

College Football Betting Tips & Strategies for NC Bettors

  1. πŸ’‘ Stay up to date on the latest news, such as injury reports, transactions, game locations, player stats, and matchup history.
  2. πŸ’‘ Click through all the tabs under "College Football" at betting sites. You might find some timely and interesting markets available.
  3. πŸ’‘ Read terms & conditions for bet types and promotions to understand how each sportsbook defines stats.
  4. πŸ’‘ Shop for the best odds! The same bet could have different odds across multiple sportsbooks.
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Popular Types of Betting on NCAAF Odds

For all of these bet types, I suggest checking the latest North Carolina sports betting promos to see if you can find boosted odds, bonus bets or bet insurance that can help you maximize your wagers.

Let's take a look at some of the most common NCAA markets you'll find:

  • Moneyline This is the simplest bet in college football: Which team will win the game? Pick a side, and place your bets. All you need to get right for this type of bet to pay out is the outright winner.
  • Point Spread The spread indicates the margin of victory expected in an individual college football game. Sportsbooks handicap both team's final score to level the playing field. The bigger the number, the more lopsided the game is expected to be. You can bet on whether a team will "cover the spread" and win by more their predicted amount.
  • Total Points You can bet on the total amount of points scored in a game; this bet is sometimes called an over/under. Sportsbooks will predict the combined total of both team's points at the end of each quarter, half and game. You can bet on whether that number is too high or too low.
  • Prop Bet There are tons of prop bets throughout the college football season, including a player's total catches in a game or which state the National Champion will be from. Pay attention to the latest regulations in North Carolina, though, as some states are banning prop betting specifically on college athletics.
  • Futures Futures are bets placed on an outcome several weeks or months ahead of time, including the ACC conference winner, National Champion winner or Heisman winner. These odds fluctuate all offseason and into the regular season, so you can find some great value by checking odds periodically.
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Best College Football Betting Sites in North Carolina

Every sportsbook licensed in North Carolina will post odds on NCAA football in some form or fashion. Here's what each of the expected sites does best:

It's worth noting that Underdog Sports North Carolina up to this point has only been available for daily fantasy sports, which doesn't include college yet.

Today's Best College Football Betting Lines

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North Carolina Teams

There are several contending teams that hail from the Tar Heel State, including:

  • πŸ›οΈ UNC Tar Heels (see more: UNC Football Odds)
  • πŸ”· Duke Blue Devils (see more: Duke Football Odds)
  • ⛰️ Appalachian State Mountaineers
  • 🎩 Wake Forest Demon Deacons
  • 🐺 NC State Wolfpack
  • πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ East Carolina University Pirates

Conference Championships

Division I football is divided into conferences. Throughout the regular season, teams' conference rankings are determined by their win-loss records. At the end of the season, each conference holds a tournament to determine the overall winner.

Where teams finish in their conferences determine which bowl games they are then eligible for in the postseason.

Bowl Season

NCAA D1 football is unique in that most top teams finish out their seasons in bowl games. In 2023-24, there were 43 bowl games, and you can bet on every one of them. Most bowl games have corporate sponsors.

Last season, Duke's bowl game was against Troy in the Birmingham Bowl. Duke won 17-10. Meanwhile, UNC lost the Duke's Mayo Bowl to West Virginia, 30-10.

College Football Playoffs

The College Football Playoffs are a single-elimination, four-team tournament that was established in 2014 to determine the National Champion. The Playoff Selection Committee chooses the top four teams at the end of each season to compete for the national title.

The two semifinal games rotate between the "New Year's Six," six major bowl games traditionally played around New Year's: Cotton Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Orange Bowl, Peach Bowl, Rose Bowl, Sugar Bowl. The winners of the two semifinal bowl games then play in the National Championship.

College Football Playoff odds for 2024-25 are available at most major betting sites. Here are the current favorites according to FanDuel:

πŸ₯‡ Georgia+300
πŸ₯ˆ Ohio State+480
πŸ₯‰ Texas+700
🏈 Oregon+850
🏈 Alabama+1300
🏈 LSU+1500
βœ… Odds Last Updated:April 21, 2024

Heisman Trophy Odds

The Heisman Trophy is awarded to the best player each season in college football. Heading into the 2024 NFL Draft, 24 former Heisman winners have gone on to be the No. 1 overall pick, including the Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (Auburn) and the Saints' George Rogers (South Carolina).

You can place bets at basically any point in the season on who will win that season's Heisman.

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Author

Shannon Lane is a commercial editor and fact-checker for BetCarolina. She's spent the last decade working in sports media, including at NFL Media and as a reporter/fact-checker at Sports Illustrated. She covers everything NFL football to give North Carolina sports betters the best information on the Panthers and other NFL teams.

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