#Betting101: Week 6 NCAAF Arbitrage Bonanza

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 7:42 PM UTC

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 7:42 PM UTC

There’s more free money up for grabs in Week 6 of the college football season. These are by far the easiest NCAAF picks you will ever make, so why not make them?

And they said you’d never use math in real life. Look at all the free money you can scoop up on the NCAAF odds board: We’ve got some more arbitrage plays for you this Saturday, so let’s get straight to business, shall we? These prices won’t last forever.


No. 21 Notre Dame Fighting Irish at North Carolina Tar Heels
3:30 p.m. ET, ABC

The lines are all over the map for this one. At press time, you can get the Irish at –490 and the Tar Heels at +765. Open up the SBR Arbitrage Calculator, plug in those numbers, and it says to bet $100 on Notre Dame and $13.92 on North Carolina. That will give you a profit of $6.49, or 5.70 percent return on your investment. Beats the hell out of mutual funds.


Bowling Green Falcons at Miami-Ohio RedHawks
2:30 p.m ET

Not quite the same bounty here, but the RedHawks are available at –550, and the Falcons are out there as high as +615. Betting $100 on Miami and $16.53 on Bowling Green will get you $1.65 in profit, or 1.42 percent.


No. 16 Virginia Tech Hokies at Boston College Eagles
7:15 p.m ET, ESPN2

Hokie-doke, we’ve got Virginia Tech at –665 and Boston College at +732. Not the sexiest college football picks you’ll ever make, but betting $100 on the Hokies and $13.83 on the Eagles will get you $1.21. That’s 1.06 percent. Doug Flutie says hi.


Michigan State Spartans at No. 7 Michigan Wolverines
7:30 p.m ET, ABC

How great is it to bet both sides in this epic rivalry? Let’s see... 5.24 percent, according to the calculator. You can get Michigan at –350 and Michigan State at +480; betting $100 on the former and $22.17 on the latter works out to $6.40 in cold, hard cash. Tan pants for everyone!


Fresno State Bulldogs at San Jose State 
7:30 p.m ET

One more for the road. It’s a small play, but with a little digging around, you can find Fresno State at –650 and San Jose State at +732. The standard $100 bet on the Bulldogs and a non-standard $13.87 bet on the Spartans will combine forces to net you $1.52, or 1.33 percent. Tastes like Fresno.

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