A year ago at this time, the college football season was in serious doubt.
The Pac-12 and Mountain West Conference both postponed their college football seasons. To add to the frustration, there was no indication that games would return. Though they did in October.
What a difference a year makes.
Now, all five “local” college football teams are set to take the field this week.
As you would expect, the Colorado sports betting apps have responded with the odds boosts and promotions for games across the country. Here is a rundown of the ones that could be worth your time. Right now, there aren’t many to choose from. This story will get updated as more sportsbooks release their boosts and promos.
For now, college football betting in Colorado is about to storm out of the gates with Raphie.
Clemson vs Georgia — Hammer the Over
There’s no doubt this is one of the most popular games of the week. Heck, perhaps the most popular. It’s a possible National Championship preview; at the very least, a potential College Football Playoff game.
Clemson enters Saturday’s game ranked No. 2 in the nation, while Georgia is ranked No. 4.
At DraftKings online Colorado sportsbook, all users can bet over for the Tigers and Bulldogs game on Saturday.
Here’s how it works: For every 2,500 college football bettors who wager the over, the point total needed in the game will be reduced by .5 points. The more people who bet, the better chance the over hits.
Sportsbooks have used versions of this promo in the past and it’s been incredibly popular. The game doesn’t need help, but this promo from DraftKings could make it even more appealing. What makes this one of the better promos is the fact it’s for all bettors, not just new people to the app.
The max bet for this is $25.
Double Your Money +90 Spread
Speaking of Ralphie, Folsom Field will welcome fans back for the University of Colorado opener on Friday against the University of Northern Colorado.
This game shouldn’t be close, even with former Denver Broncos wide receiver Ed McCaffrey making his collegiate coaching debut for the Bears.
To assist with that, PointsBet Colorado Sportsbook has an odds boost for the Buffaloes fans. Heck, even Northern Colorado fans.
In honor of its partnership with CU and the Buffs’ 1990 National Championship, the sportsbook has boosted the spread on Friday to +90.
As PointsBet points out, Colorado has never lost by 90 points, and that’s not about to change on Friday. While the game itself won’t be close, a bet on the house is a decent way to start the college football season.
The max bet for this boost is $10.
Triple Your Money — Alabama to score a TD in every quarter
Alabama opens as a huge favorite to Miami on Saturday. The favorite to win the National Championship is also the focus for a decent promo at Fox Bet Colorado Sportsbook.
The promo allows you triple your money on the Crimson Tide to score a touchdown in every quarter.
The max bet is $10.
Colorado Even Money this fall
The BetMonarch Sportsbook is giving even odds any Colorado football team, college or pro, all season long.
When you sign into your account, you can place a “no-juice” bet on the University of Colorado, for example. The typical spread number is -110, so an even spread will pay out more if the team you bet on covers.
As noted earlier, as more sportsbooks release their college football odds boosts and promos, this story will get updated.