2024 College Football Playoff and Bowl Game Betting Lines
Between the bowl games and the College Football Playoff semifinals, the end of December and the beginning of January deliver an overload of college football betting opportunities that cap off the season in a spectacular way.
Odds for the 2024 CFP, the New Year’s Six Bowls, and every other postseason game are covered in our playoff and bowl games preview. We'll also provide a list of the best legal betting sites that are taking wagers on the CFP and bowl games.
The 2024 bowl season kicks off on December 15th and ends with the College Football Playoff National Championship on January 20th. This page is designed to prepare you to place an informed bet on the CFP bracket or any of the bowl games occurring this winter, including odds on who will win the college football National Championship.
Is Betting On The College Football Playoff Legal In 2024?
Yes. There are no US Federal gambling laws prohibiting Americans from betting on the college football playoffs at offshore sportsbooks or domestic state-regulated online sportsbooks. Washington is the only state that prohibits online betting at the state level, but we've yet to hear of any arrests made in WA for betting online. Gambling laws are aimed at taking down the operators and not the bettors.
Also, many of the betting sites we recommend accept members from Washington. We advise refraining from placing a wager on the CFP or any bowl games until you've become familiar with regional laws and the terms of membership at your sportsbook of choice. For further information visit our Legal US Football Betting Guide.
Best College Football Bowl Game Betting Sites 2024
2024 NCAAF Postseason Odds
Below you will find the current odds for the 2024 NCAAF postseason. As the bowl games matchups are announced we will update this page and the odds to help assist in your betting endeavors.
How Does The CFP Work?
Toward the last few weeks of the regular college football season, the CFP Selection Committee will meet at scheduled intervals to determine their top 25 rankings. After the conference championship games have been completed in mid-December, the selection committee will announce the top twelve teams that will compete for the CFP National Title. The first round will be hosted by seeds 5 through 8 against the teams seeded 9 through 12.
The New Year's Six Bowls (Orange, Sugar, Rose, Peach, Fiesta, Cotton) serve as the rotating hosts for the CFP Quarterfinals and CFP Semifinals, with the final game happening at NFL venues. All other postseason college football bowl matchups are determined by each individual bowl game committee. Most bowl games feature attachments to certain conferences. For instance, the Citrus Bowl typically features a matchup between a Big Ten and an SEC school.
The larger bowl games that involve higher-ranked teams extend invitations to teams first, with the lower bowls following afterward once they know what colleges are available to them. Teams have the right to decline a bowl offer and opt for another game. Postseason college football bowl games have no effect on the national championship picture unless they are a part of the CFP semifinals or title game.
The 12-Team CFP Format
The 2024-25 NCAAF season will conclude with a new 12-team CFP format. The 12 teams included will consist of the top four conference winners, six at-large qualifiers, and the next two highest-ranked conference winners.
Here is how each round of the 12-team College Football Playoffs will proceed:
CFP Round 1 (Hosted At Stadiums Of Higher Seeds):
- No. 5 vs. No. 12
- No. 6 vs. No. 11
- No. 7 vs. No 10
- No 8 vs. No. 9
CFP Round 2 (Hosted By New Years Six Bowl Games):
- No. 5 vs. No. 12 Winner vs. No 4
- No. 6 vs. No. 11 Winner vs. No. 3
- No. 7 vs. No 10 Winner vs. No. 2
- No 8 vs. No. 9 Winner vs. No. 1
CFP Semifinals (Hosted By New Years Six Bowl Games):
- Best Remaining Seed vs. Lowest Remaining Seed
- Middle Two Remaining Seeds
CFP National Championship Game (Neutral Site):
- The Final Two Remaining Teams Play For The National Title
What are the New Year’s Six Bowls?
When the four-team College Football Playoff was introduced in 2014, six historic bowl games—Cotton Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Orange Bowl, Peach Bowl, Rose Bowl, and Sugar Bowl—were put in a class of their own and given the name the “New Year’s Six” (NY6). Four bowls host the playoff quarterfinals, and two bowls host the CFP Semifinals.
2024 College Football Playoff Schedule
College Football Playoffs Semifinals
January 9, 2025
Miami Gardens, FL
January 10, 2025
College Football Playoffs Quarterfinals
January 1, 2025
New Orleans, LA
December 31, 2024
January 1, 2025
January 1, 2025
College Football Playoff National Championship
January 20, 2025
TBD vs. TBD
Time: 8 pm ET
Where: Mercedes Benz Stadium - Atlanta, GA
2024-25 College Football Bowl Game Schedule
Myrtle Beach Bowl
Conway, South Carolina
New Orleans Bowl
New Orleans, Louisiana
New Mexico Bowl
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Boca Raton Bowl
Boca Raton, Florida
Armed Forces Bowl
Fort Worth, Texas
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
68 Ventures Bowl
Las Vegas Bowl
Las Vegas, Nevada
Quick Lane Bowl
First Responder Bowl
Guaranteed Rate Bowl
Duke's Mayo Bowl
Charlotte, North Carolina
San Diego, California
The Bronx, New York
San Antonio, Texas
Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl
El Paso, Texas
Music City Bowl