College Football Betting in Colorado: How to Bet on College Football in CO

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College football is one of the most popular sports in Colorado and luckily for its fans, betting on it is legal. The Colorado sports betting market has plenty of opportunities to get in on the action and I'll lay out everything you need to know about betting on college football in Colorado.

How to Bet on College Football in Colorado

Betting on college football, or any other sport for that matter, is incredibly easy. If you're brand new to betting, here are the steps you will go through to place your first college football bet in Colorado:

  1. ✅ Figure out which Colorado sports betting apps you want to use and create your account.
  2. ✅ Find the college football section. During the season, this might be displayed on the home screen. If not, you will likely be able to click on a logo that says something like "CFB" or "NCAAF". Alternatively, you can also use the search function if your app of choice has one.
  3. ✅ Choose the type of wager you want to place.
  4. ✅ Determine the amount you want to bet.
  5. ✅ Double check your bet slip to make sure everything is right.
  6. ✅ Place your bet!

Most Common Wager Types for College Football Betting

While different sportsbooks may offer different levels of variety when it comes to college football betting in Colorado, there are a handful of bet types you will find at nearly every operator in the state. I've laid out the most popular types of bets below.

  • Moneyline This is the most straightforward bet type. With a moneyline wager, you're simply picking who you think will win the game. If your team wins, you win.
  • Point Spread Point spreads, commonly referred to simply as "the spread", indicate the expected margin of victory in a particular college football game. With spread bets, you are wagering whether or not a team will lose or win by a certain number of points. For example, if the Buffs spread is -6.5 against CSU, Colorado would have to win by at least 7 points. If they won by six points or fewer, or lost outright, the Rams would then "cover the spread".
  • Total Points Betting on the total is exactly what it sounds like. Each sportsbook posts a line for the total amount of points the two teams will combine for, and you are tasked with wagering if the teams will score more than or less than the given number.
  • Futures Futures wagers are those placed, as the name implies, on an event that happens later on in the season. The most common type of college football futures bet would be on the national champion. This can also include markets like win totals and the Heisman Trophy winner.
  • Live Bets Live betting is becoming more popular as it allows you to place a wager while the action is unfolding. If you're watching a game, this gives you an advantage specifically in the case of betting on moneyline underdogs.

Is Betting on College Football Legal in Colorado?

Yes, it is legal to bet on college football in Colorado. As long as you are at least 21 years old and not on any exclusionary lists, you are able to place college football wagers. The only restriction is prop bets are not allowed on college sports of any kind. Although there are a few states that still allow prop bets, the majority of them have outlawed these types of wagers. This means you can't place bets on the number of passing yards Shadeur Sanders has in a game or the number of receiving yards Travis Hunter has.

Are There Promos for College Football?

While you likely won't find a Colorado sportsbook sign up bonus specifically for college football, you can generally use any of them to bet on CFB. Additionally, most betting sites will have ongoing promos for new and existing users to take advantage of throughout the year. It's always a good idea to check your favorite apps to see what is being offered as these will change weekly.

College Football Teams in Colorado

There are three Division I college football teams in the state: 

  • Colorado Buffaloes
  • Colorado State Rams
  • Air Force Falcons

While the Buffs and the Rams get the majority of attention, the Falcons shouldn't be overlooked. The Falcons have gone 43-12 since 2019 and have won at least 10 games in three of their four last full seasons.

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Cody Kutzer

Cody Kutzer has been covering the sports betting and gambling space for several years and has been losing his parlay bets for even longer. He currently serves as an editor, writer, and fact-checker for to ensure readers have the latest and most accurate information surrounding Colorado sports betting.

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