Home » college football
Peter Addison

College football, and college sports in general, are fairly specific to the United States. They offer a direct route to pro sports for the country’s best young football, baseball and basketball players. Betting on college sports is permissible at some UK sports betting sites. Here’s your complete guide to college football betting in the UK.

{"features":{"2":{"id":2,"name":"Casino","offers":[17080,17114,17090,17096,17087,17111,17102,17099,17117,17132]},"4":{"id":4,"name":"Cashout","offers":[17080,17114,17090,17096,17087,17111,17102,17099,17117,17132]},"5":{"id":5,"name":"Bet Builder","offers":[17080,17114,17096,17087,17111,17102,17099,17117,17132]},"6":{"id":6,"name":"Betting App","offers":[17080,17114,17090,17096,17087,17111,17117,17132]},"3":{"id":3,"name":"Live Stream","offers":[17114,17096,17111,17117,17132]},"1":{"id":1,"name":"Betting Exchanges","offers":[17111]}},"min_deposit":{"17080":"5","17114":"5","17090":"10","17096":"10","17087":"10","17111":"5","17102":"10","17099":"10","17117":"5","17132":"10"},"payment_methods":{"15562":{"id":15562,"name":"Debit cards","offers":[17080,17114,17090,17096,17087,17111,17102,17099,17117,17132]},"15280":{"id":15280,"name":"Paypal","offers":[17080,17114,17096,17087,17111,17102,17117]},"15621":{"id":15621,"name":"Apple Pay","offers":[17080,17114,17096,17087,17111,17117]},"15567":{"id":15567,"name":"Bank Transfer","offers":[17080,17114,17087,17111,17102,17117]},"15271":{"id":15271,"name":"Paysafecard","offers":[17114,17096,17111,17102,17117]},"15265":{"id":15265,"name":"Skrill","offers":[17114,17111,17102,17117]},"15272":{"id":15272,"name":"Neteller","offers":[17114,17111,17117]},"15266":{"id":15266,"name":"Trustly","offers":[17096,17102,17117]},"15994":{"id":15994,"name":"GooglePay","offers":[17114,17096]},"15268":{"id":15268,"name":"MuchBetter","offers":[17111,17102]},"16480":{"id":16480,"name":"Instant Banking","offers":[17111]},"15277":{"id":15277,"name":"Rapidtransfer","offers":[17111]},"15564":{"id":15564,"name":"AstroPay","offers":[17102]},"15273":{"id":15273,"name":"ecoPayz","offers":[17117]}},"sports":{"106":{"id":106,"name":"American Football","offers":[17080,17114,17090,17096,17087,17111,17102,17099,17117,17132]},"109":{"id":109,"name":"Basketball","offers":[17080,17114,17090,17096,17087,17111,17102,17099,17117,17132]},"111":{"id":111,"name":"Boxing","offers":[17080,17114,17090,17096,17087,17111,17102,17099,17117,17132]},"112":{"id":112,"name":"Cricket","offers":[17080,17114,17090,17096,17087,17111,17102,17099,17117,17132]},"114":{"id":114,"name":"Darts","offers":[17080,17114,17090,17096,17087,17111,17102,17099,17117,17132]},"116":{"id":116,"name":"Football","offers":[17080,17114,17090,17096,17087,17111,17102,17099,17117,17132]},"118":{"id":118,"name":"Golf","offers":[17080,17114,17090,17096,17087,17111,17102,17099,17117,17132]},"119":{"id":119,"name":"Handball","offers":[17080,17114,17090,17096,17087,17111,17102,17099,17117,17132]},"120":{"id":120,"name":"Horse Racing","offers":[17080,17114,17090,17096,17087,17111,17102,17099,17117,17132]},"121":{"id":121,"name":"Ice Hockey","offers":[17080,17114,17090,17096,17087,17111,17102,17099,17117,17132]},"124":{"id":124,"name":"Rugby League","offers":[17080,17114,17090,17096,17087,17111,17102,17099,17117,17132]},"125":{"id":125,"name":"Rugby Union","offers":[17080,17114,17090,17096,17087,17111,17102,17099,17117,17132]},"272":{"id":272,"name":"Sooker","offers":[17080,17114,17090,17096,17087,17111,17102,17099,17117,17132]},"129":{"id":129,"name":"Table Tennis","offers":[17080,17114,17090,17096,17087,17111,17102,17099,17117,17132]},"130":{"id":130,"name":"Tennis","offers":[17080,17114,17090,17096,17087,17111,17102,17099,17117,17132]},"135":{"id":135,"name":"Aussie Rules","offers":[17080,17114,17096,17087,17111,17102,17099,17117,17132]},"143":{"id":143,"name":"Greyhounds","offers":[17080,17114,17090,17096,17087,17111,17099,17117,17132]},"138":{"id":138,"name":"Politics","offers":[17080,17114,17090,17096,17087,17111,17099,17117,17132]},"144":{"id":144,"name":"MMA\/UFC","offers":[17080,17114,17090,17096,17087,17111,17102,17099,17117]},"108":{"id":108,"name":"Baseball","offers":[17080,17090,17096,17087,17102,17099,17117,17132]},"141":{"id":141,"name":"E-Sports","offers":[17080,17114,17090,17096,17087,17099,17117,17132]},"131":{"id":131,"name":"Volleyball","offers":[17080,17090,17096,17087,17102,17099,17117,17132]},"113":{"id":113,"name":"Cycling","offers":[17080,17114,17096,17087,17111,17099,17117]},"213":{"id":213,"name":"GAA Football","offers":[17090,17096,17087,17099,17117,17132]},"214":{"id":214,"name":"GAA Hurling","offers":[17090,17096,17087,17099,17117,17132]},"148":{"id":148,"name":"Lacrosse","offers":[17080,17096,17087,17099,17117]},"147":{"id":147,"name":"Badminton","offers":[17080,17114,17111,17102]},"142":{"id":142,"name":"F1","offers":[17080,17114,17111,17102]},"132":{"id":132,"name":"Water Polo","offers":[17080,17090,17102,17132]},"201":{"id":201,"name":"Biathlon","offers":[17114,17090,17111,17132]},"212":{"id":212,"name":"Virtual Sports","offers":[17096,17087,17099,17117]},"215":{"id":215,"name":"Motor Racing","offers":[17096,17087,17099,17117]},"216":{"id":216,"name":"Oscars","offers":[17096,17087,17099,17117]},"145":{"id":145,"name":"Netball","offers":[17080,17114,17111]},"209":{"id":209,"name":"Olympic Games","offers":[17080,17114,17111]},"187":{"id":187,"name":"Winter sports","offers":[17080,17114,17111]},"205":{"id":205,"name":"Floorball","offers":[17114,17090,17111]},"137":{"id":137,"name":"Futsal","offers":[17114,17111,17102]},"162":{"id":162,"name":"Gaelic Football","offers":[17114,17111,17102]},"123":{"id":123,"name":"Motor Sports","offers":[17114,17090,17111]},"159":{"id":159,"name":"Specials","offers":[17114,17090,17111]},"198":{"id":198,"name":"Athletics","offers":[17114,17111]},"199":{"id":199,"name":"Awards","offers":[17114,17111]},"200":{"id":200,"name":"Bandy","offers":[17114,17111]},"202":{"id":202,"name":"Chess","offers":[17114,17111]},"203":{"id":203,"name":"Cross County Skiing","offers":[17114,17111]},"204":{"id":204,"name":"Entertainment","offers":[17114,17111]},"206":{"id":206,"name":"Gaelic Hurling","offers":[17114,17111]},"244":{"id":244,"name":"Kabaddi","offers":[17114,17111]},"210":{"id":210,"name":"Squash","offers":[17114,17111]},"292":{"id":292,"name":"Gaelic Sports","offers":[17080]},"260":{"id":260,"name":"Motorsports","offers":[17080]},"178":{"id":178,"name":"Pesapallo","offers":[17080]},"149":{"id":149,"name":"Rowing","offers":[17080]},"588":{"id":588,"name":"TV & 0velty","offers":[17080]},"263":{"id":263,"name":"Trotting","offers":[17080]},"284":{"id":284,"name":"Alpine Skiing","offers":[17090]},"107":{"id":107,"name":"Australian Rules","offers":[17090]},"274":{"id":274,"name":"Ski Jumping","offers":[17090]},"158":{"id":158,"name":"Arena of Valor","offers":[17102]},"195":{"id":195,"name":"Speicals","offers":[17102]},"160":{"id":160,"name":"Basketball 3x3","offers":[17102]},"161":{"id":161,"name":"Counter-strike","offers":[17102]},"163":{"id":163,"name":"Overwatch","offers":[17102]},"164":{"id":164,"name":"Indy Racing","offers":[17102]},"196":{"id":196,"name":"Lacross","offers":[17102]},"165":{"id":165,"name":"Kings of Glory","offers":[17102]},"166":{"id":166,"name":"League of Legends","offers":[17102]},"167":{"id":167,"name":"Motorcycle racing","offers":[17102]},"169":{"id":169,"name":"Starcraft","offers":[17102]},"170":{"id":170,"name":"Stock Car Racing","offers":[17102]},"171":{"id":171,"name":"Speedway","offers":[17102]},"172":{"id":172,"name":"Valorant","offers":[17102]},"596":{"id":596,"name":"Winter sports - Alpine","offers":[17102]},"175":{"id":175,"name":"Warcraft 3","offers":[17102]},"597":{"id":597,"name":"Winter sports - Biathlon","offers":[17102]},"598":{"id":598,"name":"Winter sports - Ski Jumping","offers":[17102]}},"bonus_types":{"188":{"id":188,"name":"Odds Boosts","offers":[17080,17114,17096,17087,17111,17102,17099,17117]},"140":{"id":140,"name":"Free Bet","offers":[17080,17090,17096,17087,17102,17117,17132]},"146":{"id":146,"name":"BOG","offers":[17080,17114,17090,17096,17111,17117,17132]},"217":{"id":217,"name":"ACCA Insurance","offers":[17114,17096,17087,17111,17099,17117,17132]},"179":{"id":179,"name":"Cash Out","offers":[17114,17096,17087,17111,17102,17099,17117]},"242":{"id":242,"name":"Extra Places","offers":[17080,17114,17096,17111,17117,17132]},"243":{"id":243,"name":"2nd to Favourite","offers":[17114,17096,17111,17117,17132]},"221":{"id":221,"name":"Loyalty Club","offers":[17114,17096,17111,17117]},"247":{"id":247,"name":"Rewards","offers":[17114,17117]},"248":{"id":248,"name":"Free Bet for Friends","offers":[17114,17117]},"246":{"id":246,"name":"Money Back if Bet Loses","offers":[17114]},"245":{"id":245,"name":"Free Bet Builders","offers":[17111]},"593":{"id":593,"name":"Free Bet + Casi0 Bonus","offers":[17099]}},"free_bet_amount":{"17080":0,"17114":0,"17090":0,"17096":0,"17087":0,"17111":0,"17102":0,"17099":0,"17117":0,"17132":0},"tags":{"475":{"id":475,"name":"Enhanced Odds","offers":[17080,17114,17096,17111,17117]},"370":{"id":370,"name":"Paypal","offers":[17080,17114,17096,17111,17117]},"365":{"id":365,"name":"Cash Out","offers":[17114,17096,17117,17132]},"368":{"id":368,"name":"Live Streaming","offers":[17114,17096,17111,17117]},"459":{"id":459,"name":"Placepot bet","offers":[17096,17111,17117,17132]},"507":{"id":507,"name":"Free Spins","offers":[17114,17117,17132]},"371":{"id":371,"name":"Trixie","offers":[17096,17111,17117]},"477":{"id":477,"name":"\u00a35 Deposit","offers":[17114,17111]},"372":{"id":372,"name":"Yankee bet","offers":[17117,17132]},"364":{"id":364,"name":"\u00a330 Free Bet","offers":[17080]},"462":{"id":462,"name":"\u00a320 Free Bet","offers":[17111]},"367":{"id":367,"name":"Each Way Bet","offers":[17117]},"395":{"id":395,"name":"New!","offers":[17132]}}}
[17080,17114,17090,17096,17087,17111,17102,17099,17117,17132]
{"features":{"2":false,"4":false,"5":false,"6":false,"3":false,"1":false},"payment_methods":{"any":true,"15562":false,"15280":false,"15621":false,"15567":false,"15271":false,"15265":false,"15272":false,"15266":false,"15994":false,"15268":false,"16480":false,"15277":false,"15564":false,"15273":false},"sports":{"any":true,"106":false,"109":false,"111":false,"112":false,"114":false,"116":false,"118":false,"119":false,"120":false,"121":false,"124":false,"125":false,"272":false,"129":false,"130":false,"135":false,"143":false,"138":false,"144":false,"108":false,"141":false,"131":false,"113":false,"213":false,"214":false,"148":false,"147":false,"142":false,"132":false,"201":false,"212":false,"215":false,"216":false,"145":false,"209":false,"187":false,"205":false,"137":false,"162":false,"123":false,"159":false,"198":false,"199":false,"200":false,"202":false,"203":false,"204":false,"206":false,"244":false,"210":false,"292":false,"260":false,"178":false,"149":false,"588":false,"263":false,"284":false,"107":false,"274":false,"158":false,"195":false,"160":false,"161":false,"163":false,"164":false,"196":false,"165":false,"166":false,"167":false,"169":false,"170":false,"171":false,"172":false,"596":false,"175":false,"597":false,"598":false},"bonus_types":{"any":true,"188":false,"140":false,"146":false,"217":false,"179":false,"242":false,"243":false,"221":false,"247":false,"248":false,"246":false,"245":false,"593":false},"min_deposit":0,"free_bet_amount":0}
[]
Sort by
Expert rating
Expert rating
Newest
Bonus value
Offers
Show all
Odds Boosts
Free Bet
BOG
More Bonus Types
Banking
Show all
Debit cards
Paypal
Apple Pay
More Payment Methods
Features
Any
Filters
Features
All Filters
Reset
Features
Min. Deposit
GBP
Banking Methods
Sports
Offers
Most popular
Popular
10 Results
Reset

Bet £10, Get £30 in Free Bets

22/04/24

Bet £10, Get £30 in Free Bets

  • Individual game odds, totals, spread
  • Alternative handicaps and totals available
  • Bet on overall champion and Heisman trophy winner
9.7
5 Stars
NO CODE REQUIRED
Play Now
Learn More
0
T&Cs apply. New cust only. Deposit & Place a Bet within 7 days, and settle a £10 minimum bet at odds of 4/5 (1.8) or greater, to be credited with 3x £10 Free Bets: 1 x £10 Horse Racing, 1 x £10 Free Bet Builder and 1 x £10 Football. 7 day expiry. Stake not returned. 18+ BeGambleAware.org.

Bet £20 and get it back as cash if it loses

26/03/24

Bet £20 and get it back as cash if it loses

  • A rare site with NCAAF player props
  • Bet on conference winners too
  • More college football betting markets than most
9.7
5 Stars
Use bonus code
Copied
YSKWEX
Copy
Copy
Play Now
Learn More
0
Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is €/£20. Only deposits made using cards will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply

50% of First Day Losses Back As a Free Bet Up To £25

30/04/24

50% of First Day Losses Back As a Free Bet Up To £25

  • Wager on that season’s supreme non-pro footballer
  • Bet on the eventual winner of the NCAAF
  • Very good coverage of the NFL
9.6
5 Stars
NO CODE REQUIRED
Play Now
Learn More
0
New customer offer only. Must have a minimum of 3 bets of £10 at odds of evens (2.0) or bigger on first day. First day losses equals all settled stakes less all returns. Free bets must be used in their entirety and stakes are deducted from returns. If this promotion is withdrawn it will not impact any qualifying bet you have placed during promotional period

Bet £10 & Get £30 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365

02/04/24

Bet £10 & Get £30 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365

  • Bet on the number of wins a college team will secure
  • Outrights winners, Heisman trophy winners
  • Bet on individual conference winners
9.6
5 Stars
NO CODE REQUIRED
Play Now
Learn More
0
Registration required. Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of qualifying bets. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.

Bet £10 Get £40 In Free Bets

08/05/24

Bet £10 Get £40 In Free Bets

  • Bet on overall winners of the college football season
  • Coverage of bowl games towards season’s end
  • Wager on football’s number one amateur athlete
9.6
5 Stars
NO CODE REQUIRED
Play Now
Learn More
0
New customers only. 7 days to opt in by placing a £10 qualifying bet at 1/1 (2.0) odds or greater to receive 4x Free Bets: 1 x £10 horse racing, 1 x £10 Bet Builder, 1 x £10 Acca and 1 x £10 football. 7 day expiry. Exclusions apply. Stake not returned. T&Cs apply. 18+ BeGambleAware.org.

Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Football Bet Builders

05/01/24

Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Football Bet Builders

  • Odds on individual NCAAF games
  • A few college level player props
  • ACC, Big 12, Big 10, SEC Conference Betting
9.5
5 Stars
Use bonus code
Copied
ZSKAHD
Copy
Copy
Play Now
Learn More
0
New Customer offer. Place a min £10 bet on the Sportsbook on odds of min 1/2 (1.5), get £30 in Free Bets. Rewards valid for 30 days. SMS verification required. Only deposits via cards will qualify. T&Cs apply. Please Gamble Responsibly

Bet £10 Get £10 Free Bet

03/05/24

Bet £10 Get £10 Free Bet

  • Wager on four conferences
  • Heisman Trophy betting available
  • Who will win the NCAA football?
9.4
5 Stars
NO CODE REQUIRED
Play Now
Learn More
0
This offer is for new customers only and is available once per household. Max. FreeBet amount: £10 Minimum Deposit and wagering on sport to activate the Free Bet is: £10 Void/cancelled or cashed out bets do not count towards wagering to activate the free bet. Offer valid only to customers making a first deposit of £10 or more.

Get Up To £50 Free Bet + £20 Casino Bonus

18/04/24

Get Up To £50 Free Bet + £20 Casino Bonus

  • Bet on the overall NCAAF winner
  • Heisman Trophy betting too
  • Place your wagers on the big NCAAF games
9.4
4.5 Stars
NO CODE REQUIRED
Play Now
Learn More
0
18+ New Customer only. Register with Fafabet and get 50% back as a free bet up to £50+20 casino bonus. Deposit and bet on Sportsbook markets of your choice at odds of evens 1/1 (2.00) or greater is required to qualify for the max free bet, which is based on first day losses. T&Cs apply.

Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets

04/04/24

Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets

  • Top level betting only
  • Many NFL markets though
  • Request your bet, and your odds!
9.4
5 Stars
Use bonus code
Copied
R30
Copy
Copy
Play Now
Learn More
0
#ad. 18+. Play Safe. 3x £10 free bets. Free bets expire after 30 days. New customers signing up through mobile or tablet device only. Minimum £10 stake on odds of 1/2 (1.5) or greater on sportsbook (excluding Virtual markets). Further terms apply. begambleaware.org

£35 Free Bet + 10 Free Spins

05/04/24

£35 Free Bet + 10 Free Spins

  • Wager on NCCA Football's top team
  • Follow your player picks into the draft
  • Who will win the Heisman Trophy this year?
9.4
5 Stars
NO CODE REQUIRED
Play Now
Learn More
0
We’ve enhanced our UK Sportsbook Welcome Offer. Get 50% Back as a Free Bet up to £35 (normally £25) plus 10 Free Spins! A minimum of 3 bets at odds of evens (2.00) or greater is required to qualify for the max free bet, which is based on 50% back of first day losses. Even if your account is up, a single £10 Bet at the minimum odds, secures a £5 Free Bet & 10 Free Spins. UK 18+T&C’s

Top 10 College Football Betting Sites

Here is a list of the top betting sites in the UK where you can bet on college football. Note that college football in the US is run by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA for short.

  1. BetUKOur number one pick for NCAAF Betting
  2. PaddyPower – A rare site with individual player props at the college level
  3. BetGoodwin – Place your bets on the Heisman Trophy Winner
  4. Bet365 – Bet on regular season wins on an over/under basis
  5. BetMGM – Offers odds on the annual NCAAF Championship
  6. Betfair – Fixed odds betting on individual NCAAF games
  7. Luckster – Wager on the Big 12 and Big Ten Conferences
  8. Fafabet – Offers bets on the college football champion at the I-A level
  9. William Hill – Bet on the Bulldogs, Buckeyes or Crimson Tide
  10. QuinnBet – Has a small measure of college football betting

Five of the Best College Football Betting Sites

Now you know our top ten online college football betting sites, it’s time to scrum down and get to know our favourite five a little bit better.

BetUK – Our number one pick for NCAAF Betting

BetUK is one of our favourite sports books all round, but we were surprised to find that this site offers college football betting. It is, after all, a site that concentrates on UK betting markets, and even American football fans in the UK find the American love of college sports a little bit baffling. Because BetUK is a great all-rounder when it comes to sports betting, we’ve listed it atop our rundown of the best college football sites in the UK.

betuk college football

So, what can you bet on, NCAAF-wise at BetUK? Well, we are happy to report that BetUK is one of the few betting sites in the UK where you can bet on individual college games. The full moneyline is available – match winner, handicap (the spread) and total points (over/under). If what’s offered isn’t enough, there are alternatives too. Outrights are available as well, such as the overall NCAAF champion and the winner of the Heisman Trophy.

What We Like:

  • Individual game odds, totals, spread
  • Alternative handicaps and totals available
  • Bet on overall champion and Heisman trophy winner

Room for Improvement:

  • Betting on individual conferences would be good

PaddyPower – A rare site with individual player props at the college level

If you bet on the NFL then you will know what player props are. They are bets on the performances of an individual player during a match. For a quarterback, it could be the amount of yards thrown. For a running back, it could be the amount of yards rushed. That’s okay at the pro level, but in America it’s not really the done thing to bet on player props for college athletes, and indeed in many states, it’s banned. However, in the UK, there is no such ban.

paddypower college football

Despite this, there are very few UK sports betting sites that will accept individual player props on college football, but PaddyPower is one. If you head to the site and select ‘American Football > Competitions’ you’ll be able to find both game betting and outright betting. You will find the player props listed there, although when we checked they were for season-long props such as number of passing touchdowns thrown. There was also betting on individual games (with a limited number of markets) and betting on the winners of all the Level I-A conferences.

What We Like:

  • A rare site with NCAAF player props
  • Bet on conference winners too
  • More college football betting markets than most

Room for Improvement:

  • Good coverage, but zero NCAAF promotions

BetGoodwin – Place your bets on the Heisman Trophy Winner

BetGoodwin is a site that is centred upon horse racing betting (and indeed BetGoodwin is the online presence of horse racing telephone betting service Goodwin Racing) and football, so we were shocked when we found that BetGoodwin covered American football too, right down to the college football level which is just what we are looking for! The coverage of the pro players in the NFL is superb, of course, but there are a few snippets for college football fans too.

betgoodwin college football

To get to the college football betting options it takes a few clicks. Go to ‘Sports > American Football > United States > NCAAF’ and you will get there eventually. When we checked the site BetGoodwin were not giving betting options for individual games but we wrote this during the off season, so that might change come August. You could place bets on the winner of the Heisman Trophy (awarded to that season’s top college football player) and the overall winner of the NCAAF Championship.

What We Like:

  • Wager on that season’s supreme non-pro footballer
  • Bet on the eventual winner of the NCAAF
  • Very good coverage of the NFL

Room for Improvement:

  • No individual match bets

Bet365 – Bet on regular season wins on an over/under basis

It will come as no surprise to find that bet365 has made it onto our list of the best college football betting sites in the UK. Bet365 really does excel at everything in terms of sports betting and American football is no exception. We didn’t place it top of the list though as we still have qualms about that ugly site design. In terms of betting opportunities when it comes to college football though, bet365 can hardly be bettered.

bet365 college football

When we checked this sports betting site we found a decent number of NCAAF betting options, including the outright winner, conference winners and the winner of the Heisman trophy, but we found one betting option we’d not seen elsewhere – betting on the number of wins a college team would record over the season on an under/over basis. Not every single Division I-A team was listed here, but almost seventy were! One tip here – make sure you are betting on the right side as universities have similar names (i.e. Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, etc).

What We Like:

  • Bet on the number of wins a college team will secure
  • Outrights winners, Heisman trophy winners
  • Bet on individual conference winners

Room for Improvement:

  • No betting on individual matchups

BetMGM – Offers odds on the annual NCAAF Championship

It’s perhaps no surprise that BetMGM finds its way onto our list of the best college football betting sites in the UK. BetMGM is a betting site that originated in the United States after all, although in the UK it’s run by LeoVegas. This betting site is perhaps not as heavy on US Sports as you might think, but it does offer American football betting and can offer betting on college football as part of that.

betmgm college football

Having said that, we wish there was more. When it comes to the NFL, not only can you bet on individual matches, you can try bets such as betting on an individual side to make the playoffs, or individual division winners. With BetMGM it’s basically just overall winners and the Heisman trophy winner, but we expect better coverage (such as betting on bowl games) as the season draws to a close.

What We Like:

  • Bet on overall winners of the college football season
  • Coverage of bowl games towards season’s end
  • Wager on football’s number one amateur athlete

Room for Improvement:

  • Would be nice to bet on individual matches

Best College Football Betting Sites Compared

Here is a direct comparison of what is on offer at legal college football betting sites in the UK, based on our list of the top ten.

Betting Sites NCAAF Outights Conference Winners Heisman Winner Individual Games Other NCAAF Markets
BetUK
PaddyPower
BetGoodwin
Bet365
BetMGM
Betfair
Luckster
Fafabet
William Hill
QuinnBet

How We Pick the Best College Football Betting Sites

Want to know how we choose the leading betting sites for college football in the UK? Well, hard luck if you don’t as we are about to tell you!

Market Coverage

This is far and away the most important aspect of choosing the best college football betting sites in the UK. Because NCCAF betting is a ‘specialised’ form of betting, sports betting sites in the UK are hardly falling over themselves to offer such markets. However, quite a decent number do, and we pick out those that offer the most markets.

The most common markets at the college level when it comes to American football are the overall winners of the (unofficial) NCCAF championship and the winner of the Heisman trophy. However, we look for sites that offer much more in the way of betting options when it comes to online college football betting sites markets.

College Football Betting Odds

We also check out the odds offered by college football playoff betting sites in the UK. Not only do we check out the simple win/lose odds we also check the handicaps offered and the odds available for the handicaps. It can be difficult betting on college football, as a few well-financed universities tend to be dominant. Therefore, getting decent odds on handicap betting in particular is extremely important.

… and the rest

As you already know, you’re not going to be inundated by markets when betting on college football so when we evaluate a sports betting site in the UK and its suitability for college football betting, we also take a look at the site as a whole. We even keep our fingers crossed and see if we can uncover any kind of betting bonus or promotion specifically for college football betting (although we ain’t come up with one yet).

Other important aspects of a decent site include the software being easy to use, the number of payment options available, the speed of withdrawals and much, much more. You can find out how we rate bookmakers overall by clicking on the link we have just provided.

College Football Structure and Season Overview

Because of the size of the USA, college football is structured on a regional basis in order to avoid excessive travelling. College football teams are sorted into several divisions and conferences. The collegiate football structure for the 2024 season in terms of conferences is as follows:

Division I-A

American Athletic, Atlantic Coast, Big 12, Conference USA, FBS Independents, Mid-American, Mountain West, Pac-12, Southeastern, Sun Belt.

Division I-AA

Big Sky, Big South-OVC, Coastal Athletic, FCS Independents, Ivy League, Mid-Eastern Athletic, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Patriot League, Pioneer Football League, Southern Conference, Southland, Southwest Athletic, United Atheltic.

Division II

CIAA, GLIAC, Great American, Great Lakes, Great Midwest Athletic, Gulf South, Independent DII, Lone Star, Mid America, Mountain East, Northwest 10, Northern Sun, Pennsylvania State Athletic, Rocky Mountain, SIAC, South Atlantic.

Division III

American Rivers, American Southwest, CCIW, Centennial, Commonwealth Coast, ECFC, Empire 8, Heartland, Independent DIII, Landmark, Liberty League, Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic, Michigan, Middle Atlantic, Midwest, Minnesota, NESCAC, New England Women’s And Men’s Athletic, New Jersey, North Coast, Northern Athletic Collegiate, Northwest, Ohio, Old Dominion, Presidents’, So. Cal., Southern Athletic Association, USA South, Upper Midwest, Wisconsin.

The best football players on a high school level usually end up at a college in a Division I-A conference, with less able players finding a college in a lower division conference.

Each season every college team plays a short schedule of only fourteen or fifteen games, with only eight or nine being within their own conference. After each game, all colleges on a division level are ranked by two polls – one by the Allied Press, and one by AFCA coaches. When the season is over, the teams are ranked by the College Football Playoff section committee.

The top four ranked college teams are matched in two championship games. The top-ranked team and the team ranked fourth meet, and the teams ranked two and three play each other. All top 25 ranked teams match up in an end-of-season bowl game. The name of the matchup depends on the venue selected, for example, the Rose Bowl is played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, and the Peach Bowl is played at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The Rose Bowl is considered the most prestigious bowl game, but it is not always a college playoff semi-final.

The winners of the two games mentioned above meet in the National Championship, with the venue rotating every season.

Popular College Football Betting Markets

As you might expect, there is not the depth of betting on NCAAF markets as there is on the NFL. We have though, picked out a handful of bets that you are likely to see when betting on the available college football betting opportunities.

Match Winner

The simplest bet of all – betting on the winner of an individual game. As this is an American sport, college football games seldom end in ties, so don’t expect odds for a tie to be given.

Handicap

Handicap betting or ‘betting on the spread’ as it is also known is the most popular form of betting in the States, and you’ll be able to bet on the spread at UK sports betting sites. Each team will be given an artificial points handicap aimed at evening out the contest. It’s up to you to select which team will win once their handicap is applied.

Total Points

This is a bet on the total number of points in the game, on an over/under basis. The actual points total and the odds will be selected by the sports betting site.

Alternative Handicaps

Most sports betting sites in the UK that accept bets on college football will only give one option for a handicap, but others may offer alternative handicaps that you can take a look at.

Alternative Total Points

Again, some UK sports betting sites will offer a single total points over/under option you can bet on, but others will offer alternative over/under points for your consideration.

Heisman Trophy Winner

The Heisman Trophy is awarded annually to the best player in college football. Illustrious names to have won the Heisman Trophy include Roger Staubach, OJ Simpson, Tony Dorsett, Earl Campbell, Herschel Walker, Bo Jackson and Lamar Jackson. Most sites will offer odds on the winner of that season’s Heisman Trophy.

NCAAF Winner

As well as the options above, many sites will offer odds on the overall NCAAF winner for the season. This is for Division I-A, the highest level of college football in the United States. As described previously on this page, there are ten conferences at this level, comprising 134 teams. Although not an official competition, the winner of the college football playoff national championship is recognised as the NCAAF champion.

Conference Winners

You may find sites that offer prices on the winners of each individual conference, but this is rare. Those that do offer it will probably only accept bets on conferences at the Division 1-A level.

Regular Season Wins

Another rare bet you might find at some UK sports betting sites is the number of wins a college football team will secure on an over/under basis. If you really know your college football, then you could find success with this particular bet.

Individual Player Props

Betting on individual college players is a big no-no in the USA. In some states, it is even banned, and some states such as New York restrict New York sports bettors from betting on any New York-based college team or athlete.

Of course, the UK is not the US, so player props (betting on individual player performances) are allowed, but you’d be hard-pressed to find any. However, some sites do offer them, such as a top-level college quarterback throwing a number of touchdown passes in a season on an over/under basis.

College Football Live Betting and Streaming

Live betting on college football games in the UK is something of a rarity. Very few sites offer betting on individual games at the college level, and even fewer will offer live betting on them. However, if a site does offer individual game betting, you should be able to bet live but your betting options are very likely to be limited. You’ll be able to bet on the eventual game-winner, but that really is about it.

There’s zero live streaming of US college football at UK sports betting sites. Coverage of college football in the UK is pitiful. SkySports have a contract with NBC which allows them to broadcast the occasional Notre Dame (University in Indiana) game, but that’s about it. BTSport used to cover NCAA football games but coverage was dropped when they were taken over by TNT Sports.

College Football Betting Tips and Strategies

Betting on college football is about as niche as it gets. Finding a winning strategy is going to be difficult, as football at this level tends to be dominated by a few colleges that routinely manage to attract the best athletes from high schools all over the country. Here, however, are a few tips on how you can get the most from your college football betting.

  1. Understand that College Football is NOT the NFL

    If you are accustomed to betting on the NFL, then you might think about giving college football a go too, but it is important to be aware of the differences. For example, close games at the college level are less frequent than in the NFL. In the 2023 Orange Bowl, Georgia hammered Florida State by 63 points to three. If you are betting on the spread when it comes to the NCAAF, then expect massive points spreads for some matches. This makes such matches much harder to predict.
  2. Statistics can be Misleading

    Numbers are the cornerstone when you are learning how to come up with a successful betting strategy, but stats at the college level can both be hard to come by, and they can be misleading. Athletes start at college when 17 or 18 and typically spend four years there. Many high school stars flop once they take that next step, or simply stop making the progress expected of them. It can therefore be hard to quantify teams by numbers in the same way you can NFL sides.
  3. It’s Best to Specialise

    There are hundreds of college football teams. Having knowledge of all of them, and their prospects and players is impossible. Therefore, it is probably best that you narrow your college football betting range down to a small handful of conferences, or just one conference overall. If you’re not sure where to start, try the most popular conferences such as the Atlantic Coast, Big 12 or Big Ten.

Where to Find the Best College Football Betting Odds

Congratulations! You’ve found a UK sports betting site that offers odds on college football in the US! But … how can you be sure you’re getting the best odds? In our experience, because college football betting is so niche, the odds for specific college football betting events vary little across the different sites.

For research purposes, we’ve picked out a few sites offering odds on the 2024 NCCA Football Championship and compared the prices of the favourite teams. This may indicate which site offers the best college football betting odds, but it’s best to investigate some of the sites we have listed on this page for the best odds depending on what it is you intend to bet on.

Site Georgia Bulldogs Ohio State Texas Longhorns
BetUK 13/4 9/2 7/1
BetMGM 13/4 9/2 7/1
Paddy Power 3/1 4/1 6/1
BetGoodwin 10/3 9/2 15/1
Bet365 13/4 9/2 8/1

College Football Betting Apps

You will find that all the sites on our top ten list offer apps that you can download and install onto your mobile devices. They are easy to use, which is essential when it comes to finding NCAAF betting markets as you will probably have to dig deep in order to find them!

If you don’t like overloading your precious phone space with apps then don’t worry, all the sites on our list can be used via a mobile browser so you don’t have to download them to use a betting site on your mobile devices. It is more convenient to use apps, though.

As previously mentioned, there is no live streaming of college football at betting sites in the UK, so you won’t be able to live stream college football via apps, either.

Conclusion

So, we’ve outlined a few betting sites for college football betting in the UK and explained a lot about them. We also explained where you can get the best college football betting odds, and how to understand betting markets such as college football point spreads. We hope what we have given you here will help with your NCCAF betting, and we wish you the best in your legal college football betting site usage!

FAQs

Can you bet on college football in the UK?

What is the best college football betting site?

Does bet365 have college football?

What is the best bet on college football games?

How to make money betting on college football?

Where can I learn how to read college football betting lines?

Peter Addison
Peter Addison

Peter is one of the most well-known and well-respected names working in the field of online sports betting today. Having a Bachelor of Arts degree, Peter has worked for many high-profile publications in the industry, both online and in the real world. He joined the SafestBettingSites team in 2021 and has provided millions of words ever since. When not writing, Peter enjoys performing and writing music, gaming, reading and he is a massive movie buff, with a particular love of Japanese cinema and anime.