Betting the 2nd Half: College Football,
It’s hard to believe that we
are entering week 5 of the college football season, 2018! It has already been a
fun ride with a few surprises along the way but it has also been a very
predictable season with a lot of the same familiar names winning and winning
big. The online sports books are going crazy trying to keep up with the lines and odds. There are
games that prove difficult such as Texas A&M vs Alabama. This was a game
that featured Alabama laying 27 points. That’s a lot of points but Alabama is
Alabama and they are very good at what they do, and that’s beating people up!
The final score in this game was 45-23, a 22 point win and a failed Alabama cover,
the first cover they missed on the season.
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The score at halftime in the
Texas A&M/Alabama game was Alabama 31-13. This game looked as if it was
cruising to an easy cover. Alabama was up by 18 and they needed 9 points to
cover, It didn’t happen. Why? 27 points was too many, it’s that simple. This
game was destined to be better than any other game that the Tide had played
previously this season. A&M came into the game ranked #22 nationally and
for a reason, they have good players and they had a couple of good wins under
their belt and they nearly beat Clemson, they should have beat Clemson and they
let them off the hook in the waning moments.
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Betting the 2nd
Let’s stay with the Alabama
game. As mentioned, the score at halftime was 31-13. It looked great for
Alabama and looked as if it would be another game in which they would win big. The
second half spread varied from book to book but started in the 11.5 range.
Rules to live by:
Many bettors look at the second
half as a do over, a fresh start and a completely new game. Never look at it
like this. Yes, technically speaking when you bet the second half what you need
to have happen is one thing; the team you bet on to cover the spread either way
as a favorite or the underdog. Example: (numbers not exact, example only) The
Crimson Tide were 11.5 point favorites going into the second half so this means
that if you had bet on Alabama, you need them to win the second half by 12 or
more points in order for you to win. Had you bet on Texas A&M, they could
have lost the second half by 11 or less and you would have won the bet. Alabama
won the second half outright by a score of 14-10, they did not cover.
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Here is the real way in which you
should look at a second half: When one team is beating up another and it looks
as if they are going to most likely cover the spread on the entire game, what
you must look at, is the probability of the team that’s winning to add on whatever
the second half line is… can they add to the total of the margin in which are
already winning by? Example: Alabama was up by 18 points at the half and now
they are being asked to cover 11.5, this means that when the final second ticks
away, Alabama must win the game by 30 or you lose. You must evaluate whether or
not you think the team can continue the momentum and continue the onslaught and
keep up the pace and not allow the opponent many scoring chances.
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Betting the second half
can be tricky. You must know the team that you are betting on and what their
capabilities are. Do they usually play better in the second half, and how do
they play the second half with a big lead at halftime? What about the underdog,
how do they respond in second halves typically? Are they a team that gets
motivated or do they let the moment pass and get worked? You must know these
trends if you are going to be successful in second half play.
Find a great
handicapping service to help you. You
probably do not have the time to go this alone. Find a handicapper and relay on
professional opinions and advise. Even if it cost a couple of dollars. It would
certainly be well worth your time to spend a buck or two and get the big win,
then to guess and lose!