Betting a college football second half spread can be fun because you get to see how each team performs in the first half before you put any money down. It can also be a bit confusing if you are winning or losing the bet because the only thing that matters is the score in the second half. The first half spread and score half no impact on your second half bet. The easiest way to judge how well your second half spread is going is to take a look at a box score and only focus on the points scored after halftime. Similar to a full game bet against the spread the spread will be listed as a negative number for the favorite and a positive number for the underdog. The numbers will be inverse of each other for example +/- 7 which is how much your team has to win by or what is the max they can lose by depending which side you bet. Take a look above to find our highest value halftime lines and if you are still a bit confused on how college football spreads work make sure to check out our page specifically on that topic. .
College Football 2nd Half ATS Example:
The Washington Huskies are playing the USC Trojans and going into halftime the score is Washington 10 - USC 3. When you go to look at the halftime line you see that Washington (-7) is listed as the favorite and USC (+7) is the underdog. The oddsmakers have set the second half line like this because they believe USC will make a comeback and the final score will be close. Once the third quarter ends the score is now Washington 13 - USC 14. If you bet on USC you should feel good with your halftime bet because USC is dominating the second half. In a back and forth fourth quarter the final score ends up Washington 26 - USC 28 and although the final score is close the second half score was not. If you bet USC with the second half spread (+7) you would have won this bet easily. The second half score ended up Washington 16 - USC 25 and then when you factor in the spread of USC getting 7 points the 2nd half score shoots up to Washington 16 - USC 32.
Betting college football 2nd half lines can not only be confusing but it can be difficult to find a line in time. One of the scariest moments as a bettor is struggling to get your college football halftime bet in, in time. It can also be difficult because the lines are constantly moving and you may not have all your sports betting data in one place. With BetQL you won’t ever have that problem because we always highlight the best value plays for 2nd half college football bets, we have up to the minute lines, spreads, odds, and all your college football betting data is in one place. With BetQL you can create and save dashboards that specifically focus on winning college football halftime spread bets. Sign up for BetQL today and start cashing more tickets.