FCS College Football Betting Guide

Sportsbooks are filled with lots of ways to bet on college football and the Top 25 teams often get top billing on sports betting apps. But can you bet on the Football Championship Subdivision, formerly known as D-AA? In states with legalized sports betting like Pennsylvania and New Jersey, you can bet on FCS football.

Read on to find out how and where to bet on your favorite FCS teams.

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Can you bet on FCS?

Yes. In states with legalized sports betting you can bet on FCS.

Where can you bet on FCS games in Pennsylvania?

In Pennsylvania there are 14 legal and regulated sports betting apps and most, if not all offer FCS betting lines. BetMGM PA is one particular sportsbook known for having FCS betting. However, don’t expect to see lines for FCS games on Monday or Tuesday.

Most sportsbooks don’t release lines for FCS games until one or two days before kickoff.

FCS betting insight, limits and sharp betting

Most bettors gravitate toward schools in the Power Five conferences. Who is betting on FCS? Six of the top ranked schools aren’t in states with legalized sports betting. Is betting on your alma mater the newest form of school pride?

Thomas Gable, Borgata Race and Sports Book Director, offered his insight:

“There isn’t a lot of interest on FCS games outside of sharp money. Obviously limits are going to be a lot less for these games than they are for FBS just due to them being not very liquid markets. Numbers will move a lot quicker so while you may take some casual money from local fans of a school like Villanova, most of the people betting these games are people you’re going to pay attention to when they bet. Again, the casual fan or alum won’t be looking to wager $5K on an FCS game usually but we have players that strictly bet FCS and that’s where they make their living.”

2022 FCS rankings

Heading into the 2022 season, defending champ North Dakota State sits atop the FCS rankings. North Dakota State has won nine FCS National Championships between 2011 and 2021.

FCS 2022 rankings at start of season:

  1. North Dakota State
  2. South Dakota State
  3. Montana
  4. Montana State
  5. Missouri State
  6. Villanova
  7. Sacramento State
  8. Kennesaw State
  9. Southern Illinois
  10. Stephen F. Austin

When is the 2023 FCS National Championship game?

The date for is TBD and the game will be played at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. The 2022 title game was played on January 8, at 12:00 p.m. EST and televised on ESPN2.

Pennsylvania football FCS Teams

Pennsylvania’s FCS teams include:

  • Bucknell
  • Duquesne
  • Lehigh
  • Lafayette
  • Penn
  • Robert Morris
  • St. Francis
  • Villanova

FCS futures betting

A rep for BetMGM sportsbook said FCS futures will be up when the National Tournament is set.

Where can you find FCS odds and info?

There actually is a podcast devoted to FCS betting for those who would like to learn more. “Bet the FCS” releases new episodes weekly. ESPN’s FCS Standings page is also a great source for stats and information to help you make informed bets on college Football Championship Subdivision games.

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