Tonight’s game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the UCLA Bruins will be featured on College Football TV. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. (CT) at Oklahoma State University’s Bedlam Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
The Bedlam Stadium features an outdoor track and an enclosed track, in addition to the main football field. The track surfaces are dirt and clay, and the fences are metal. Each week before the game, the Sooners host their Red Out game, which is inspired by the team’s historic Red jerseys and black helmets. Before the game, fans are encouraged to get in their weekly rituals, which include stretching, warming up, and honing in on the opposing team.
UCLA is among the elite teams in the PAC-12 conference. The Bruins compete in the elite Pac-12 conference and play in one of the most glamorous venues in college football. The Rose Bowl is the team’s home stadium and it seats up to 100,000 fans. The Bruins are led by Chip Kelly, who is the son of the late Coach Kelly, and they have been a major force in the Pac-12 conference under his leadership. During the 2017 NCAA Tournament, the Bruins advanced to the Elite Eight for the second consecutive year, largely due to the team’s offensive firepower.
The Spread And Total
One of the fun parts about an NCAA Division I football game is scanning the betting lines to see what the bookmakers think of the matchup. The betting point spread, or “point spread,” is the difference in points between the two teams. For example, if the spread is listed as +5 points, then bettors can wager that the Sooners will win the game by 5 points or more. Conversely, if the spread is listed as -5 points, then bettors can wager that UCLA will win the game by 5 points or less.
Although many fans and media members take an interest in the spread, the total is almost as important, particularly towards the end of the game. The total is the amount of points that will be scored by both teams combined, not just the final score. For example, if the total is listed as 70 points, then the game will be decided by a margin of up to 70 points. It’s important to keep in mind that, as exciting as the spread is, it doesn’t always mean much. For example, if the spread is -5 points and the total is 65 points, then UCLA has a 5 percent chance of winning the game.
In addition to the spread and total, the excitement surrounding an NCAA football game can be gauged by looking at the betting odds. The odds can be broken down into four categories: moneyline, place, field, and weather. The moneyline odds give the bettor the advantage of betting on either team and at any point in the game. For example, if the moneyline is listed as +150,000 to +125,000, then the bettor is assuming that the Sooners are going to win the game as well as being favored by 15,000 to 125,000 points. For a more in-depth breakdown of betting odds, visit our guides on betting strategy and how to read betting odds.
What To Watch For
Although every game has its quirks, there are a few things that you need to look out for in order to fully understand how to bet on football. One of the most important things is the down and distance. All touchdowns, field goals, and extra point attempts are categorized by down and distance. The down and distance determine how many yards the team has to travel in order to score a touchdown. They also determine how many points the team scores for a field goal or extra point attempt. For instance, a kickoff return for a touchdown is usually categorized as a 1st down, while a punt return for a touchdown is usually categorized as a 21st down.
In addition to down and distance, you also need to look out for the number of times that the offense crosses the goal line. Once the defense gets a first down, the offense typically has the ball for the rest of the game. However, if the offense gets significant yardage on the first or second down, the chances of them scoring further points dramatically increases. Crossing the goal line more than once is usually worth a lot in terms of determining the outcome of the game. Once the defense gets the ball back and the game enters its 4th quarter, the chances of the game being over significantly increases. This is when the defenses typically start playing for keeps and the offenses start playing for padding.
The NCAA Division I Football Season starts on July 24th and continues through August 30th. During this time, schools are transitioning from spring practices to the regular season and fans are eager to get their fix of football. If you’re just getting started or if you’re looking to change your betting style, then this is the perfect time to do so. You can use this guide to learn how to bet on football and our online betting guide to place your first bet.