The countdown is on! With the NBA and NHL seasons coming to an end, it’s time to start thinking football. The summer months fly by and the new season is going to be here before you know it. In fact, the first game of the season is less than 3 months (81 days to be exact) away.

Oddsmakers are quick to release their 2017-18 NCAAF Championship Odds. Those are out basically the day after the title game. Even Hesiman odds can be found in February.

We do have to wait for a number of future odds to be released. Week 1 lines and spreads for a few big games each week of the season are released sometime in May-June. We also start seeing win totals for the top programs and power 5 schools. Eventually there’s a win total available for every FBS team. If you like win totals, be sure to check our 2017 NFL Win Totals.

Understanding NCAA Football Win Totals Future Odds & How/Where to Bet

This article is all about the college football regular season win totals. As they become available, we list the over/under numbers and the odds that come with it. The lines are displayed by conference, starting with the Power 5 schools and going from there.

I’m guessing most of you know what a “win total” is and how you would go about betting on it. If that’s you, feel free to skip over this section.

For those of you that aren’t quite sure, still have some concerns/questions or just started taking betting seriously.

Win totals are a great investment opportunity that the public often looks over. Why don’t they get a lot of action from the amateurs? The vast majority of the betting public is searching for immediate results. The idea of making a wager in the summer that they have to wait until after Thanksgiving to cash isn’t appealing.

I get it and would never recommend having all your bankroll locked up before the season starts. However, you can definitely make some money betting win totals.

It’s a very simple wager. Oddsmakers assign a number of wins that they think a team will win. You have the option of betting on that team to exceed (go over) that mark or come up short (stay under). That’s why you will often hear these referred to as a teams vegas over/under wins.

When the odds are initially set, the books list both sides of the wager at -115 (-110 if you are lucky). That simply means it cost you $1.15 for every $1 you want to wager. You would have to risk $115 to win $100.

From there it’s treated like a money line, as far as how the odds are adjusted. Instead of moving the win total number, they adjust the lines based on the action.

Let’s say “Team A” has a win total of 8 with the same odds (-115) on both sides. If all the money the books are getting is on the OVER 8, they are going to make it so all future bets on the OVER are at -125. Now instead of losing $115 on every $100 risked, you lose $125. Note the amount you win doesn’t change. They will keep raising it until the action slows down.

If by chance the bets keep pouring in or the oddsmakers get news of an injury, they will adjust the number. This is why it’s critical to shop around for the best odds and get your bets in early.

With the technology today’s bookies have, there’s a good chance you can wager on these right now. However, the easiest way to do is at an online sportsbook or head to Vegas and place it there.

One thing to note that is often confused with first-timers. Payouts aren’t until the end of the regular-season. Not until the team you wagered on has completed their season can you cash a winning ticket. Even if there’s two weeks to go and no way of you losing.

Handicapping College Football Season Over/Under Numbers

Free Win Total Bet – Louisville OVER 9 (-125)

I’m actually shocked that the books didn’t make this number bigger. Louisville is a team that I think is flying way under the radar. While the Cardinals ended up landing right on their win total number of 9 last season, they were better than a 9-win team. Louisville started the season 9-1 with their only loss coming on the road at Clemson by a final of 36-42. They outgained the eventual national champs by 61 yards and were +5 in first downs.

The problem with that loss was they now needed Clemson to lose twice the rest of the way for them to win the ACC Atlantic and make the 4-team playoff. The Cardinals continued to roll and thought they were in the mix as a potential second team that would be invited out of the ACC. When a bunch of teams ahead of them lost in the middle of November and they didn’t move up in the polls like they had hoped, they let it get to them. It showed in a 10-36 loss at Houston the next week. That was followed by a 38-41 defeat at home to Kentucky and 9-29 loss to LSU in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.

A lot of people see that 3-game losing streak to end the season as a sign that the start of the season was a fluke. The thing is, when these kids have a shot and truly believe they are good enough to make the playoffs, it’s devastating when they realize those goals are out of reach. They just aren’t going to have the fight in them and simply won’t play up to their potential.

The fact that Louisville felt like they belonged last year and they are getting no respect coming into this season, is something I love. Instead of potentially getting a big head and letting the media blow expectations way out of water, this team will instead have a chip on their shoulder. Not very often you will see this, given we are talking about a team that returns last year’s Heisman Trophy winner in QB Lamar Jackson, who was so good the Heisman race was over in the first half of the season. It’s just the media is going to be all over Clemson, even though they are destined to decline after losing a player like Deshaun Watson at quarterback. Florida State is also being picked ahead of the Cardinals and while they should be a good and get to host Louisville, they also lost 20-63 to the Cardinals in a game that wasn’t even as close as the final score.

I believe this could be the best offense in the country in 2017 with Jackson back at quarterback and the addition of elite freshman running back Colin Wilson, who may be the best talent Petrino has ever recruited at that position. A lot of people also forget that the defense ranked 14th in the country in yards allowed (322.2 ypg). They lost some nice pieces on this side as well, but have been consistently replacing NFL talent on this side of the ball the past few years. As good as they were, Petrino wasn’t satisfied and added in a new DC in Peter Sirmon, who comes over from Mississippi State.

I also think people overlook just how good Bobby Petrino has been as a head coach. It wasn’t that long ago, he had Arkansas competing for titles in the loaded SEC West. He’s won whever he’s coached and could very well have his best team yet. I believe this team is fully capable of going 12-0 and making the playoffs. Worst case in my opinion is 10-2 and that’s with them getting upset at maybe UNC or NC State. Making this an easy play on the OVER at 9. I recommend getting this in now, as the value will be lost if it goes to 9.5 or 10. I also want to throw out there that I love Louisville -25 vs Purdue in the early week 1 NCAAF odds that have been released.

Updated 2017 NCAAF Win Totals for Every Conference & All FBS Teams

The numbers you see below are the most accurate at the time of this article. I’ve broken down teams based on the division and conference that they play in. The teams are listed based on last year’s standings. I believe this is important for a number of reasons. It lets you compare how a team finished the previous season and the expectations placed on them this year. It also lets you easily spot the teams in each conference that the experts feel are going to either over or under achieve.

Power 5 Conferences (SEC, Big 10, ACC, Big 12,  Pac-12) + Independents

TeamOver/Under
AlabamaO 10.5 (-190)
U 10.5 (+155)
AuburnO 8 (-140)
U 8 (+110)
LSUO 9 (-130)
U 9 (+100)
Texas A&MO 7 (-115)
U 7 (-115)
ArkansasO 7 (-125)
U 7 (-105)
Mississippi StateO 5.5 (-130)
U 5.5 (+100)
Ole MissO 5.5 (-115)
U 5.5 (-115)
TeamOver/Under
FloridaO 8 (-125)
U 8 (-105)
TennesseeO 7.5 (-105)
U 7.5 (-125)
GeorgiaO 8 (-175)
U 8 (+145)
KentuckyO 7 (-110)
U 7 (-120)
South CarolinaO 5.5 (-115)
U 5.5 (-115)
VanderbiltO 6 (-130)
U 6 (+100)
MissouriO 6.5 (-125)
U6.5 (-105)
TeamOver/Under
WisconsinO 9.5 (-155)
U 9.5 (+125)
IowaO 6.5 (-105)
U 6.5 (-125)
NebraskaO 7.5 (-165)
U 7.5 (+135)
MinnesotaO 7.5 (-115)
U 7.5 (-115)
NorthwesternO 7 (-125)
U 7 (-105)
IllinoisO 3.5 (-120)
U 3.5 (-110)
PurdueO 2.5 (-125)
U 2.5 (-105)
TeamOver/Under
Penn StateO 9.5 (+120)
U 9.5 (-150)
Ohio StateO 10.5 (-150)
U 10.5 (+120)
MichiganO 9 (-150)
U 9 (+120)
IndianaO 6 (-105)
U 6 (-125)
MarylandO 3 (-120)
U 3 (-110)
Michigan StateO 6.5 (-115)
U 6.5 (-115)
RutgersO 3 (-115)
U 3 (-115)
TeamOver/Under
ClemsonO 9 (-150)
U 9 (+120)
LouisvilleO 9 (-125)
U 9 (-105)
Florida StateO 9.5 (-150)
U 9.5 (+120)
NC StateO 7.5 (-115)
U 7.5 (-115)
Wake ForestO 5.5 (-110)
U 5.5 (-120)
SyracuseO 4 (-115)
U 4 (-115)
Boston CollegeO 4 (-120)
U 4 (-110)
TeamOver/Under
Virginia TechO 9 (-115)
U 9 (-115)
North CarolinaO 7 (-115)
U 7 (-115)
MiamiO 9 (-130)
U 9 (+100)
PittsburghO 7.5 (+100)
U 7.5 (-130)
Georgia TechO6.5 (-115)
U 6.5 (-115)
VirginaO 5.5 (-115)
U 5.5 (-115)
DukeO 5.5 (+100)
U 5.5 (-130)
TeamOver/Under
WashingtonO 10 (-115)
U 10 (-115)
Washington StateO 7.5 (-125)
U 7.5 (-105)
StanfordO 8.5 (+100)
U 8.5 (-130)
Oregon StateO 5.5 (+100)
U 5.5 (-130)
CaliforniaO 3.5 (-115)
U 3.5 (-115)
OregonO 8 (-105)
U 8 (-125)
TeamOver/Under
ColoradoO 7.5 (+100)
U 7.5 (-130)
USCO 9.5 (-175)
U 9.5 (+145)
UtahO 6.5 (-125)
U 6.5 (-105)
Arizona StateO 5 (-105)
U 5 (-125)
UCLAO 6.5 (-150)
U 6.5 (+120)
ArizonaO 5.5 (-115)
U 5.5 (-115)
TeamOver/Under
OklahomaO 9.5 (-150)
U 9.5 (+120)
Oklahoma StateO 9 (-115)
U 9 (-115)
West VirgniaO 7 (+120)
U 7 (-150)
Kansas StateO 8 (-115)
U 8 (-115)
TCUO 7 (-150)
U 7 (+120)
TexasO 7.5 (-125)
U 7.5 (-105)
Texas TechO 5.5 (+100)
U 5.5 (-130)
BaylorO 8 (-110)
U 8 (-120)
Iowa StateO 5.5 (+100)
U 5.5 (-130)
KansasO 2.5 (+100)
U 2.5 (-130)
TeamOver/Under
BYUO 10(-105)
U 10 (-125)
ARMYO 8 (-115)
U 8 (-115)
Notre DameO 7.5 (-110)
U 7.5 (-120)
UMASSO 2.5 (-120)
U 2.5 (-110)

FBS Small Conferences (AAC, MWC, MAC, C-USA & Sun Belt)

TeamOver/Under
NavyO 7 (-105)
U 7 (-125)
TulsaO 7.5 (-115)
U 7.5 (-115)
MemphisO 8.5 (-110)
U 8.5 (-120)
HoustonO 8.5 (-115)
U 8.5 (-115)
SMUO 5 (-105)
U 5(-125)
TulaneO 4.5 (-110)
U 4.5 (-120)
TeamOver/Under
TempleO 7 (-115)
U 7 (-115)
South FloridaO 10 (-115)
U 10 (-115)
UCFO 7.5 (-115)
U 7.5 (-115)
CincinnatiO 5 (-120)
U 5 (-110)
East CarolinaO 2.5 (-120)
U 2.5 (-110)
ConnecticutO 4 (+100)
U 4 (-130)
TeamOver/Under
Boise StateO 8 (-115)
U 8 (-115)
New MexicoO 5.5 (-115)
U 5.5 (-115)
WyomingO 8 (-115)
U 8 (-115)
Air ForceO 5 (+100)
U 5 (-130)
Colorado StateO 7.5 (-110)
U 7.5 (-120)
Utah StateO 4.5 (-105)
U 4.5 (-125)
TeamOver/Under
San Diego StateO 9.5 (-125)
U 9.5 (-105)
Hawai’iO 4 (-105)
U 4 (-125)
San Jose StateO 3.5 (-110)
U 3.5 (-120)
NevadaO 3.5 (-120)
U 3.5 (-110)
UNLVO 5.5 (+100)
U 5.5 (-130)
Fresno StateO 4 (-110)
U 4 (-120)
TeamOver/Under
Western MichiganO 9 (+100)
U 9 (-130)
ToledoO 8.5 (-110)
U 8.5 (-120)
Northern IllinoisO 6 (+100)
U 6 (-130)
Eastern MichiganO 4.5 (-120)
U 4.5 (-110)
Central MichiganO 7 (-105)
U 7 (-125)
Ball StateO 4 (-115)
U 4 (-115)
TeamOver/Under
OhioO 7.5 (-115)
U 7.5 (-115)
Miami (OH)O 8 (-105)
U 8 (-125)
Bowling GreenO 4 (-110)
U 4 (-120)
AkronO 5.5 (-115)
U 5.5 (-115)
Kent StateO 3.5 (-120)
U 3.5 (-110)
BuffaloO 3.5 (-115)
U 3.5 (-115)
TeamOver/Under
Louisiana TechO 9 (-115)
U 9 (-115)
UTSAO 6.5 (-120)
U 6.5 (-110)
Southern MissO 7.5 (-110)
U 7.5 (-120)
North TexasO 4 (-120)
U 4 (-110)
RiceO 3.5 (-120)
U 3.5 (-110)
UTEPO 2.5 (+110)
U 2.5 (-140)
UABTBD
TBD
TeamOver/Under
Western KentuckyO 9.5 (-110)
U 9.5 (-120)
Old DominionO 6.5 (-115)
U 6.5 (-115)
Middle TennesseeO 7.5(-110)
U 7.5 (-120)
FIUO 4.5 (-110)
U 4.5 (-120)
CharlotteO 4 (-110)
U 4 (-120)
FAUO 4 (-115)
U 4 (-115)
MarshallO 5 (-110)
U 5 (-120)
TeamOver/Under
Appalachian StateO 9.5 (-130)
U 9.5 (+100)
Arkansas StateO 7.5 (-110)
U 7.5 (-120)
TroyO 8.5 (-125)
U 8.5 (-105)
IdahoO 4.5 (-115)
U 4.5 (-1150)
UL-LafayetteO 5 (-120)
U 5 (-110)
Georgia SouthernO 5 (+100)
U 5 (-130)
Louisiana MonroeO 3.5 (-110)
U 3.5 (-120)
South AlabamaO 4 (+100)
U 4 (-130)
Georgia StateO 6 (-120)
U 6 (-110)
New Mexico StateO 3.5 (-115)
U 3.5 (-115)
Texas StateO 2.5 (-120)
U 2.5 (-110)
Coastal CarolinaO 5.5 (-120)
U 5.5 (-110)

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