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College Football Week 1 Cheat Sheet: Everything Bettors Need to Know

Sep 01, 2018 8:45 AM EDT
  • College football is back, and we've compiled everything you need to know to bet on Week 1 games.
  • We've got betting systems, tips, power ratings, futures bets, Week 1 picks and so much more.

We’ve made it. College football is back. And if you’ve been procrastinating on betting prep and research, don’t sweat it. Save that for your bets throughout the weekend.

Whether you crave information to make bets or just the picks themselves, we’ve got you covered. Below you’ll find everything you need.

Team-by-team previews? Check. Power ratings to compare with point spreads? Yep. All kinds of futures, from MAC win totals to national title long shots? You bet.

Check out our live odds page to stay up to date on the latest line moves and download The Action Network app to get our experts’ picks.


Week 1 Game Betting Guides, Picks

Week 1 College Football Picks, Tips

There’s a great slate of games in Week 1, and we’ve got you covered from a betting perspective. We’ll add to this section as we roll out content throughout the week.


College Football Betting Tools, Tips

Keep these stories in your toolbox all season long. We’ve got everything from general tips on how to bet college football to the best and worst coaches to bet on to our proprietary power ratings that will put you ahead of the curve when getting bets down early in the week.


College Football Betting Systems

Over at BetLabs, our guys have been crunching numbers and building profitable college football betting systems using millions of data points. You can do the same with a free trial of BetLabs.


Best Futures Bets

The preseason futures market has fully matured, but there’s still time to get money down. Our staff has a little bit of everything — national title bets, win totals, conference championships and more.

Team Previews

Need to learn more about a team you might bet this weekend? We’ve got previews for all 130 teams, from Alabama and Clemson to Liberty and UTEP.

Betting the Heisman

Betting an individual award can be difficult, but we’re trying to make it easier. Here’s everything you need to know about betting the Heisman Trophy.

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