A few takeaways from a successful season of college football gambling Bud Elliot, SB Nation · December 6, 2018 at 2:35 pm With the legalization of sports gambling in about a sixth of US states in 2018, interest naturally picked up even more in college football gambling. This is my recap and look back at my college football picks column for the 2018 season. I ended up netting 26.55 units ($2655 when using the standard $100 unit). My picks against the spread went 161-128 | (56%) | +$2,025Sides: 148-116-5 | (56%) | +$2,070 My goal is to beat the closing line. College football is a hotly contested, efficient market. Getting a number better than the closing line will more often than not lead to winning wagers.