By Dan Kilbridge | | 11 mins
5 Best College Football Over/Under Win Total Bets For 2021
That’s especially true in college football with so much turnover from year to year, even more so now with the growing number of players entering the transfer portal each offseason. Jumping on college football spreads and futures lines now before the dominos start to fall is a great way to profit and keep a standing interest throughout the entire season.
The futures market on betting sites and betting apps was pretty murky last year with so much uncertainty due to the pandemic, but the 2021 schedule is set in stone and it’s all out in the open as every team prepares for a normal slate.
2021 College Football Win Totals To Back
Here’s a look at five of our favorite over/under bets for season win totals in 2021.
|Team||Win Total Bet To Back||Odds|
|Michigan State||Over 5||-110|
|Air Force||Over 6.5||-125|
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Nebraska Under 6.5
Odds: -130 at DraftKings
The Huskers have had four consecutive losing seasons and haven’t even won six games in a year since 2016. Coach Scott Frost is optimistic things will change soon change in Lincoln, but the schedule is tough and it could be another rough year for Huskers fans.
Nebraska opens at Illinois and has a scary nonconference game against Buffalo before playing at Oklahoma in Week 4. They miss basement-dwellers Rutgers and Maryland and travel to Minnesota and Wisconsin. They also host Michigan, Northwestern, Ohio State and Iowa. We don’t see Nebraska winning more than three Big Ten games at most, and we definitely don’t see the Huskers getting to seven overall by season’s end.
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Auburn Under 7.5
Odds: -120 at FanDuel
Gus Malzahn is gone as former Boise State coach Bryan Harsin prepares for his first season with the Tigers. He’s facing a brutal schedule, including a Week 3 trip to Penn State and back-to-back games at LSU and home against Georgia in early October. The final month doesn’t get any easier with trips to Texas A&M and South Carolina before the season finale against Alabama.
Harsin should be able to get more out of junior quarterback Bo Nix and put him in better positions than Malzahn did. The defense should be solid again, but it’s still a brand new system on both sides of the ball and there are question marks on offense.
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Michigan State Over 5
Odds: -110 at DraftKings
We expect second-year coach Mel Tucker and the Spartans to go bowling this season. They should have no trouble knocking off three wins in the first six weeks with games against Youngstown State, Western Kentucky and Rutgers. We also expect them to beat either Northwestern or Nebraska for a 4-2 start.
The second half of the schedule is tough, but still includes home games against Maryland and rival Michigan, as well as a road game at Purdue. There’s been a lot of excitement around this program all summer. Michigan State isn’t ready to compete for a Big Ten title, but six wins should be the floor for this team entering 2021. Bet it accordingly at sportsbooks.
Air Force Over 6.5
Odds: -125 at DraftKings
The Falcons should get back on track this season after 10 of 11 projected defensive starters opted out in 2020. That gives Air Force an experienced, talented group that could become a great defense in 2021.
The offense loses some pieces but has several options at quarterback. They need to plug some holes on the offensive line, but the system is well established with coach Troy Calhoun entering his 15th season. Air Force has exceeded 6.5 wins nine times in that stretch and looks poised to do so again with a favorable schedule.
TCU Under 7.5
Odds: +105 at DraftKings
The Horned Frogs are still very competitive under Gary Patterson. But they haven’t exceeded seven wins in the past three seasons. They also play one of the toughest schedules in the nation for 2021.
TCU plays California at home in Week 2, then embarks on a nasty stretch with games against SMU, Texas, Texas Tech and Oklahoma. They also finish with two tough road games over the last three weeks, playing at Oklahoma State and at Iowa State in the season finale. TCU should win the must-haves against the likes of Baylor and Kansas, but eight wins looks like a long and improbable road for the Horned Frogs.
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