College Football Live Betting: How to Live Bet on NCAAF Odds

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Washington wide receiver Jalen McMillan (11) celebrates with teammates after catching a touchdown pass against Stanford during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game in Stanford, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. Washington won 20-13. (AP Photo/John Hefti)
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BetMGM @ Jul 13, 2022, 4:03 PM

College football live betting is a fantastic way to experience the 2022 college football season.

From Week 0 odds in August through the College Football Playoff National Championship in January, you can place live bets on college football odds at the online sportsbook. 

Whether you like betting on SEC odds, building moneyline parlays for Friday night games, or pounding unders in ugly games, there’s a variety of live sports betting opportunities for everyone.

What is College Football Live Betting?

Live odds, available after kickoff, give fans more options to bet on college football and bring more excitement to every play of every game regardless of the score, playoff scenarios, or fandom.

For example, Colorado visits Washington in Week 12 of the 2022 season. Perhaps the Huskies are 6.5-point favorites (-110) against the Buffaloes, to whom they lost two straight games after a nine-game winning streak in the series.

Maybe you passed on the spread but placed a $100 pre-game wager on under 49.5 at -110 odds. Or maybe you didn’t place a college football bet on that game, and instead bet on Ole Miss-Arkansas, Utah-Oregon, or other games on Saturday, Nov. 19.

Regardless of your pregame betting or outstanding futures bets, the opportunity to bet on Colorado-Washington didn’t close at kickoff. While you watched the game on TV, streamed it on your computer, or tracked the score online while watching other games, you could place in-game wagers.

And with BetMGM’s easy-to-use live betting page, placing a live wager has never been simpler

How to Live Bet on College Football Odds

You can place in-game bets from your computer with online sports betting or from your phone with mobile sports betting (on the BetMGM Sportsbook app). Betting on live college football lines is easy.

After watching Isaiah Lewis bring Colorado within two points, 16-14, with a pick-six late in the third quarter, the live betting odds might’ve been:

  • Spread: Washington -4.5 (-110), Colorado +4.5 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Washington -275, Colorado +190
  • Total: Over 45.5 (-110), Under 45.5 (-110)

Despite the narrow lead, you were confident Washington would win and do so by holding Colorado to their current total of 14 points. You placed two live bets:

  • $100: Washington -4.5
    • Potential Payout: $190.91 (including stake)
  • $100: Under 45.5
    • Potential Payout: $190.91 (including stake)

In this fictional example, Washington scored on their next possession, a 13-play, 74-yard drive capped by Jalen McMillan’s 11-yard touchdown reception to reinstate the 9-point lead. And after Colorado’s ensuing drive stalled deep in Washington territory, the Huskies ran out the clock for the win.

With the 23-14 win, your two live bets cashed; you won $381.82, a profit of $181.82.

Live Betting Parlays

Live sports betting isn’t limited to straight bets. You can also combine live odds from one or multiple games across one or multiple sports.

When viewing live betting odds for Colorado-Washington on Nov. 19, odds were also available during the fourth quarter of the Boise State-Wyoming game. Instead of, or in addition to placing the two straight live bets on Colorado-Washington, you could’ve combined those two bets with one or multiple bets from live odds in Laramie.

An example of a $100 live betting parlay involving the two games:

  • Washington -5.5 (-110)
  • Colorado-Washington under 45.5 (-110)
  • Boise State -8.5 (-110)

And if all three bets hit, the parlay payout would’ve been $695.79 on a $100 wager. BetMGM calculates parlay payouts for you, but you can also learn how to calculate parlay odds and payouts. 

More College Football Betting

College football betting doesn’t start or stop with live betting. 

From college football futures like national championship odds and win totals to weekly NCAAF odds, there are plenty of different opportunities to bet online at the best online sportsbook.

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