College football betting in North Carolina allows you to bet on 130 FBS teams across the country.
As legal and regulated sportsbooks become available in North Carolina, you can bet on game lines for virtually every NCAA football game and futures odds for the National Championship.
Here’s where to find the best NCAA football betting lines in North Carolina.
This week’s college football betting lines
Once online sports betting becomes legal in North Carolina, you can find the latest up-to-date college football odds from top sportsbooks below. Just click the NCAAF odds you like and get started betting.
How to read college football betting lines
In most cases, you’ll find NCAA football lines that look like this:
|North Carolina||-18.5 (-110)||-1100||Over 54.5 (-110)|
|NC State||+18.5 (-110)||+650||Under 54.5 (-110)|
You can see the two teams playing listed to the left, and the first numbers to the right indicate the point spread.
In this case, the University of North Carolina is expected to win easily and must do so by 19 points or more for bettors on their side to have winning slips. On the other hand, North Carolina State needs to lose by 18 or fewer points for their side to win.
The -110 odds tell us how much we need to bet to win $100. The same works for all the odds at North Carolina sportsbooks. Negative numbers always tell you how much you need to bet to win $100 in profit.
Positive numbers, such as the +650 for NC State, show you what you stand to win for every $100 you wager.
The following numbers for each team indicate the moneyline odds. Negative numbers, like UNC’s -1100, indicate the favorite to win the game. The positive numbers, like those sported by NC State, indicate the underdog.
The final set of numbers we see is the total, also known as the over/under. You don’t have to worry about which team wins the game with this one. Instead, you focus specifically on the final score combined.
Say North Carolina is ultimately going to win 36-13. We see both sides of the bet carrying -110 odds with a total prediction of 54.5 points. The game’s combined score is 49 points, so the under bets end up winning.
Can I bet on NCAA football futures and props?
Prop bets are side bets you make with a sportsbook, usually focused on in-game events, like scoring, statistical goals and more. You will find these at nearly every legal and regulated sportsbook for nearly every major college football game.
Futures are bets that look ahead, like which team will win the College Football Playoff National Championship or a particular conference champion. Futures can also pertain to win/loss records or notable player awards, such as the Heisman Trophy.
Futures bets are available almost immediately following the end of the previous national championship game, and you’ll discover wildly lucrative odds on some of them. That’s because there isn’t enough data to make truly educated decisions about what’s to come approximately a year later. You’re missing future context too, but those odds can still be valuable if you’re confident in your choice.
The closer the date gets to happening, the tighter the NCAA football odds will become, thanks to oddsmakers getting the needed information to plug into their algorithms.
Finding the best College Football Playoff and bowl game lines
The best college football programs in the country come into every season with one goal: make the College Football Playoff and win a national championship.
Making the CFP is commonplace for some teams, like Georgia and Alabama. Other teams, like TCU or Michigan, occasionally earn the right to play for a chance at the title.
As bettors, you can wager on all the college bowl game lines, including the CFP semifinals and the championship game.
For the 2023-24 season, the championship game is scheduled for Jan. 8, 2024, at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The semifinal matchups are this year’s Rose Bowl and the All-State Sugar Bowl, slated for Jan. 1, 2024.
The other CFP games in the semifinal rotation from year to year include:
- Fiesta Bowl (Dec. 30)
- Peach Bowl (Dec. 29)
- Orange Bowl (Dec. 30)
- Cotton Bowl (Jan. 1)
Additionally, nearly three dozen other FBS bowl games are played from late December through early January.
Best college football betting lines in North Carolina
If you’re looking for the best online sportsbooks and betting apps in North Carolina, you’ll find our favorites below.
DraftKings Sportsbook North Carolina
DraftKings has a legion of faithful fans and has launched an online sportsbook in every state with legalized sports betting.
It boasts a very user-friendly betting app and online sportsbook and offers quality welcome bonuses for new customers. Ultimately, DK has every kind of bet you want for NCAA football.
College football lines you’ll find at the DraftKings Sportsbooks include:
- Point spreads
- Totals (over/under)
- College Football Playoff National Championship odds
FanDuel Sportsbook North Carolina
FanDuel has an excellent selection of lines for college football, plus a nice bonus and promos for new and existing players. FD also has a famously easy-to-use app and online sportsbook.
FanDuel fields some of the most competitive NCAAF lines available. For college football games, you’ll find these lines and more:
- Point spreads
- Totals for every game
- Conference title odds
- College Football Playoff National Championship odds
BetMGM Sportsbook North Carolina
BetMGM’s college football offerings are strong, as you might expect from a sportsbook with so much history in the industry. You’ll find all the college football point spreads, totals, and over/unders you could want at BetMGM.
Here’s what BetMGM does better than anyone else:
- Customer service
- Wide variety of banking options
- Massive selection of NCAAF bets
Caesars Sportsbook North Carolina
You’ll find all the odds you could imagine for NCAA football games, including prop bets and futures, at Caesars Sportsbook NC. Caesars does everything well, which is why it’s typically among the first sportsbooks many new customers consider. Its strengths include:
- Futures, props, parlays and more
- Customer service
- User-friendly experience
Live betting on college football
Live betting, also known as in game or in play betting, is a type of sports betting that allows you to bet on a game or event as it is happening. This means you can bet on various outcomes as the game unfolds and adjust your bets based on the performance of teams or players.
Live betting at legal North Carolina sportsbooks can be done via sportsbook websites or betting apps. The types of bets that are available for live betting include the outcome of the game, the point spread, the total number of points scored, as well as player and team statistics.
How to bet on college football lines in North Carolina
If you’re ready to start betting on NCAA football, you must set up an account with a legal and regulated online sportsbook. Signing up for an account requires the following steps.
- Choose your sportsbook: Follow any link from our site and receive the best new customer sports betting bonuses in NC (once available). Use the posted promo code or bonus code during the sign-up process.
- Sign up: Every sportsbook has a sign-up or register option on its homepage. Once you click on it, you’ll be taken to the page to complete all the required information.
- Register: You’ll have to give personal information like your name, email, phone number, date of birth, the last four digits of your Social Security number and more. This is also where you enter any promo or bonus code if you need one for your chosen sportsbook.
- Terms and conditions: We suggest everyone read through the terms and conditions before accepting any agreement, but we know only some will. If you don’t want to read upfront, you can find the terms and conditions on the sportsbook website later.
- Start betting: You have an account now. Make your initial deposit, and you’re ready to start betting on college football at North Carolina online sportsbooks.
How do college football betting lines differ from NFL lines?
The biggest difference between betting on the National Football League and the NCAA is the talent disparity at the college level.
In the professional ranks, rosters are full of the best players to come out of the best college football programs. The worst NFL team every season would likely smoke the NCAA National Championship team if the two were to play. That’s just the reality between professional football and college.
The talent issue comes directly from the sheer number of teams. You have 32 in NFL, while FBS Division I schools in the NCAA number approximately 130.
This translates into large odds differences between the teams in college football, sometimes so lopsided most bettors wouldn’t bother to wager. The NFL odds are always much tighter. The NFL usually ranges between three and seven points in point spread betting, but the NCAA talent disparity leads to double-digit point spreads all season.
In terms of preparing to wager on these game lines, you’ll find that college football’s number of teams makes it much harder to get all the high-level information you get from NFL organizations. However, that’s also the same for oddsmakers. Thus, college football betting is more likely than the NFL to have less dialed-in odds. You can use that to your advantage.
Why do college football betting sites remove moneylines and spreads?
We discussed the talent disparity above. This can lead to insanely lopsided moneyline odds and point spreads. When sportsbooks discover there’s no way to keep the betting balanced on a particularly lopsided game, they will remove the moneyline and spread bets altogether.