NCAA Basketball Betting

Beyond the actual game being played on the court, the similarities between college basketball and its professional counterpart are few and far between. The tradition and passion you see in NCAA basketball on a regular basis is hard to fine in the NBA. Have you ever seen a game played in front of a completely silent crowd like at Taylor University? Or how about the “Cameron Crazies” student section at Duke, with thousands of blue-painted fans psyching out the opposing team? [+]

College basketball diehards are made up of the school’s current student base and alumni, and naturally, they’re more invested in their school than fans of professional sports teams. 

The passion those fans exude for their schools creates more intense rivalries, too. Some of the rivalries in sports are rooted in NCAA basketball — Duke vs. North Carolina, UCLA-Arizona, Louisville-Kentucky, among others. Bad blood in the NBA is a fleeting concept with players “taking their talents” to other teams on a regular basis. 

The NBA’s transient mentality leads to another college basketball advantage: players are forever tied to their alma mater. Take basketball legend Allen Iverson for example. He burned bridges throughout his professional career with Philadelphia, Denver, Memphis, and even overseas in Turkey. But on the campus of Georgetown, AI is welcomed back with open arms and is considered a Hoya for life.

Moreover, the pros are a player-driven league. Whereas LeBron James is calling the shots in Cleveland on and off the court, college basketball is ruled by head coaches. Loyalty runs deep in college gyms. Coaches like Jim Boeheim, Tom Izzo, and Mike Krzyzewski have dedicated the majority of their life to the school and players. Their job isn’t about managing million-dollar egos like in the pros, instead they’re turning boys into men.

Lastly and most importantly, the NBA postseason doesn’t hold a candle to March Madness. Matter of fact, no playoff system in any sport compares to the NCAA Tournament. I mean, what do you expect when you bring together the 68 best teams in a single-elimination tournament? Madness — in the form of stunning upsets, heroic performances, cinderella stories, and net-cutting championship moments.

College basketball is a one-of-a-kind sport and that’s the beauty of it. This page is jam-packed with betting tips to help you rack in money from 300-plus programs around the country. 

Best NCAA Sportsbook Odds

Below is where you’ll find sportsbook odds for all of the upcoming NCAA basketball games, whether it’s regular season encounters or March Madness games. 

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 11 February
FT Lehigh 75 - 87 Bucknell Bison +185 -213
FT Norfolk State 66 - 54 Florida A&M -125 +107
FT Virginia Cavaliers 69 - 61 N.C. Tar Heels +100 -118
FT Howard Bison 79 - 73 Bethune-Cookman +150 -169
FT MSH 61 - 68 North Carolina A&T +700 -1111
FT Delaware State 52 - 87 NCC +550 -833
FT Morgan State Bears 85 - 88 SST -102 -118
FT Coppin State Eagles 84 - 85 SCS +180 -217
FT MIS 59 - 82 Alabama State +475 -667
FT Arkansas-Pine Bluff 69 - 60 Alabama A&M -125 +105
FT Grambling Tigers 65 - 53 Alcorn State Braves -278 +240
FT Jackson State 67 - 76 Southern Jaguars -118 -102
FT Oklahoma Sooners 53 - 59 Baylor Bears +220 -256
AOT Kansas Jayhawks 82 - 77 TCU Horned Frogs +130 -143
FT Portland State 67 - 78 Sacramento State +160 -179
Tuesday 12 February
FT Purdue Boilermakers 56 - 70 Maryland Terrapins -147 +135
FT St. Bonaventure 76 - 51 St. Joseph´s Hawks -102 -116
FT Buffalo Bulls 76 - 70 Akron Zips -435 +365
FT Pittsburgh Panthers 57 - 66 Boston College +110 -127
FT Central Michigan 72 - 79 Bowling Green +250 -286
FT Davidson Wildcats 79 - 69 Fordham Rams -333 +290
FT LSU Tigers 73 - 71 Kentucky Wildcats +355 -370
FT Eastern Michigan 66 - 57 Ohio Bobcats +130 -145
AOT Rider Broncs 88 - 98 Quinnipiac Bobcats -123 +105
FT Georgia Bulldogs 56 - 73 Texas A&M Aggies +210 -244
FT Northern Illinois 74 - 76 Western Michigan
FT Michigan State 67 - 59 Wisconsin Badgers -135 +135
FT Marquette 92 - 73 DePaul Blue Demons -179 +160
FT Drake Bulldogs 72 - 69 Southern Illinois +195 -217
FT Michigan Wolverines 69 - 75 Penn State -333 +300
AOT Butler Bulldogs 73 - 77 St. John's +165 -179
FT Duke Blue Devils 71 - 69 Louisville -370 +315
FT Arkansas Razorbacks 78 - 79 Missouri Tigers -132 +115
FT Alabama 62 - 81 Mississippi State +200 -227
FT Kansas State 71 - 64 Texas Longhorns +140 -154
FT Air Force Falcons 72 - 77 UNLV Rebels +385 -455
FT San Diego State 71 - 60 Colorado State Rams -161 +145
Wednesday 13 February
FT Boston Uni. Terries 61 - 71 Army Black Knights
FT St. Louis Billikens 73 - 58 George Washington -250 +210
FT South Carolina 73 - 85 Tennessee +1175 -1667
FT Providence Friars 67 - 85 Villanova Wildcats +500 -667
FT UMass Lowell 86 - 54 Albany Great Danes +160 -185
FT Loyola-Maryland 86 - 84 American Eagles +255 -313
FT UMBC Retrievers 64 - 50 Binghamton Bearcats -278 +240
FT Hampton Pirates 84 - 87 Campbell +220 -256
FT Memphis Tigers 79 - 69 East Carolina -417 +375
FT Missouri State 68 - 56 Evansville -161 +143
FT New Jersey Tech 55 - 57 Florida Gulf Coast +130 -149
FT Wake Forest 66 - 88 Florida State +1500 -3333
FT Charleston Southern 74 - 77 Gardner-Webb +170 -200
AOT Massachusetts 75 - 80 George Mason +290 -345
FT Troy Trojans 63 - 77 Georgia State +360 -385
FT South Alabama 65 - 75 Georgia Southern +340 -400
FT Longwood Lancers 62 - 59 High Point Panthers +280 -345
FT Maine Black Bears 73 - 81 Hartford Hawks +425 -556
FT Duquesne Dukes 72 - 73 La Salle Explorers +105 -123
FT Clemson Tigers 64 - 65 Miami Hurricanes -154 +137
FT Lefayette Leopards 80 - 74 Navy Midshipmen +135 -154
FT Kennesaw State Owls 57 - 80 North Florida +800 -1250
FT Rutgers 59 - 56 Northwestern +205 -238
FT Iona Gaels 57 - 52 Siena Saints +130 -141
FT UNC-Asheville 57 - 53 SCS +205 -244
FT Jacksonville 93 - 70 Stetson Hatters -189 +165
FT SMM 74 - 82 Temple Owls +195 -222
FT South Florida Bulls 65 - 78 UCF +285 -333
FT Richmond Spiders 60 - 81 VCU +500 -667
FT New Hampshire 44 - 73 Vermont Catamounts +4250 -10000
FT Presbyterian 85 - 93 Winthrop Eagles +230 -270
FT Colgate Raiders 74 - 70 Holy Cross -118 -103
FT Liberty Flames 74 - 66 Lipscomb Bison +280 -345
FT McNeese State 57 - 67 Stephen F. Austin +200 -238
FT Loyola-Chicago 54 - 61 Bradley Braves -154 +140
FT Houston Baptist 75 - 71 Central Arkansas +115 -135
FT Northwestern State 70 - 75 Lamar Cardinals +475 -667
FT Syracuse Orange 58 - 73 N.C. State Wolfpack +133 -145
FT Abilene Christian 64 - 48 Nicholls State -256 +220
FT Illinois State 64 - 77 Norther Iowa +135 -118
FT Incarnate Word 64 - 70 SLL +475 -667
FT Sam Houston State 70 - 69 TCI -217 +180
AOT Indiana State 87 - 82 Valparaiso +170 -189
FT Georgia Tech 68 - 76 Virginia Tech +635 -833
FT Mississippi Rebels 60 - 55 Auburn Tigers +355 -400
FT Georgetown Hoyas 75 - 90 Seton Hall Pirates +165 -189
AOT Creighton Bluejays 61 - 64 Xavier Musketeers -123 +105
FT Vanderbilt 57 - 66 Florida Gators +500 -500
FT Minnesota 61 - 62 Nebraska +165 -175
FT San Jose State 60 - 92 New Mexico Lobos +1400 -2500
FT Texas Tech 78 - 50 Oklahoma State -294 +260
FT Wyoming Cowboys 59 - 76 Utah State Aggies +2125 -5000
AOT UCLA Bruins 75 - 67 California -333 +280
FT Long Beach State 82 - 85 Cal State Fullerton +240 -278
FT Northridge Matadors 59 - 76 UC Davis +180 -208
FT Arizona State 73 - 77 Colorado Buffaloes +105 -123
FT Boise State Broncos 63 - 65 Fresno State +230 -256
FT Southern California 76 - 79 Stanford Cardinal +105 -122
Thursday 14 February
FT Kent State 82 - 63 Western Michigan -208 +200
FT St. Francis (Pa.) 87 - 62 Fairleigh Dickinson +150 -169
FT Eastern Illinois 79 - 65 SIU-Edwardsville -110 +100
FT Sacred Heart 105 - 104 Bryant Bulldogs -185 +160
FT Illinois-Chicago 81 - 77 Cleveland State -189 +175
FT TCB 83 - 91 E. Tennessee State +1300 -2000
FT North Texas 47 - 57 Florida Atlantic -189 +165
FT Rice Owls 65 - 86 FGP +145 -154
FT Hofstra Pride 99 - 95 Charleston Cougars -120 +105
FT Drexel Dragons 69 - 71 James Madison Dukes +103 -118
FT Robert Morris 62 - 76 Mount St. Mary's -169 +150
FT Illinois 63 - 56 Ohio State Buckeyes +315 -357
FT LIU-Brooklyn 76 - 83 St. Francis (N.Y.) +150 -169
AOT Delaware 78 - 71 Towson Tigers +110 -110
FT Tulsa 80 - 57 Tulane Green Wave -294 +250
FT Houston Cougars 71 - 63 Connecticut Huskies -455 +385
AOT Grand Canyon 75 - 87 UMKC Kangaroos -385 +315
FT Northeastern 81 - 77 UNC-Wilmington -238 +200
FT CBD 57 - 63 Wagner Seahawks +180 -217
FT Mercer Bears 74 - 65 Western Carolina -208 +200
FT VMI Keydets 84 - 95 Wofford Terriers +2750 -5000
FT IUPUI Jaguars 73 - 75 Youngstown State -125 +110
FT NC-Greensboro 57 - 67 Furman Paladins +150 -164
FT Texas-Arlington 52 - 56 Little Rock +110 -120
FT UTEP Miners 57 - 71 Louisiana Tech +475 -588
FT Eastern Kentucky 72 - 78 Morehead State +112 -130
FT TSM 84 - 74 Arkansas State -200 +173
FT Oakland 54 - 66 Green Bay +115 -130
FT CSB 75 - 62 Chicago State -1429 +1000
FT UAB Blazers 77 - 68 Marshall +165 -179
FT Detroit Titans 90 - 84 Wisconsin-Milwaukee +125 -135
FT Oral Roberts 73 - 85 North Dakota State +280 -333
FT South Dakota State 84 - 85 Nebraska Omaha -164 +150
FT Texas-San Antonio 71 - 78 Southern Miss +150 -167
FT Middle Tennessee 63 - 71 Western Kentucky +600 -833
FT Jacksonville State 67 - 57 Tennessee Tech -556 +445
FT Belmont Bruins 77 - 66 Tennessee State -909 +675
FT SMS 72 - 81 UT Martin +205 -238
FT Murray State Racers 73 - 71 Austin Peay -116 -102
FT IPFW Mastodons 94 - 81 Denver Pioneers -152 +135
FT Montana State 84 - 76 Idaho State Bengals -125 +112
FT Utah Valley 77 - 84 New Mexico State +360 -455
FT Arizona Wildcats 76 - 83 Utah Utes +155 -172
FT Montana Grizzlies 83 - 80 Weber State -103 -118
FT Northern Colorado 75 - 47 Idaho Vandals -1250 +850
FT Northern Arizona 94 - 103 Portland State +205 -238
AOT Brigham Young 88 - 82 San Diego Torreros +145 -161
FT Pepperdine Waves 77 - 89 San Francisco Dons +535 -714
FT Santa Barbara 57 - 71 CAL -345 +290
FT Southern Utah 73 - 84 Sacramento State +150 -164
FT Gonzaga Bulldogs 73 - 60 Loyola Marymount -5000 +2000
FT St. Mary´s Gaels 66 - 55 Santa Clara Broncos -833 +650
Friday 15 February
FT Cal Poly Mustangs 54 - 75 Hawaii Warriors +1025 -1429
Fairfield Stags 19:00 Canisius +150 -167
Yale Bulldogs 19:00 Columbia Lions -370 +320
Brown Bears 19:00 Cornell Big Red -110 -110
St. Joseph´s Hawks 19:00 Davidson Wildcats +475 -588
South Alabama 19:00 Georgia State +345 -400
St. Peter's 19:00 Iona Gaels +330 -357
Manhattan Jaspers 19:00 Niagara +205 -227
Dartmouth Big Green 19:00 Pennsylvania +315 -370
Harvard Crimson 19:00 Princeton Tigers +120 -135
Monmouth Hawks 19:00 Rider Broncs +275 -313
Buffalo Bulls 19:00 Toledo Rockets -179 +165
Marist Red Foxes 20:00 Quinnipiac Bobcats +135 -149
Troy Trojans 21:00 Georgia Southern +420 -526
Northern Kentucky 21:00 Wright State +105 -120
Saturday 16 February
George Washington 12:00 Duquesne Dukes
Southern Illinois 12:00 Indiana State
Clemson Tigers 12:00 Louisville
Maryland Terrapins 12:00 Michigan Wolverines
Oklahoma Sooners 12:00 TCU Horned Frogs
Auburn Tigers 12:00 Vanderbilt
N.C. Tar Heels 12:00 Wake Forest
Bucknell Bison 12:05 Holy Cross
Detroit Titans 13:00 Green Bay
Stony Brook 13:00 New Hampshire
Texas A&M Aggies 13:00 South Carolina
Oklahoma State 13:00 Texas Longhorns
UMass Lowell 13:00 UMBC Retrievers
Florida Gators 14:00 Alabama
Coastal Carolina 14:00 Appalachian State
Akron Zips 14:00 Ball State
Rice Owls 14:00 Florida Atlantic
North Texas 14:00 FGP
Florida State 14:00 Georgia Tech
Sacred Heart 14:00 LIU-Brooklyn
Middle Tennessee 14:00 Marshall
Indiana Hoosiers 14:00 Minnesota
Charlotte 49ers 14:00 Old Dominion
Xavier Musketeers 14:00 Providence Friars
Fordham Rams 14:00 Rhode Island Rams
Baylor Bears 14:00 Texas Tech
Drexel Dragons 14:00 Towson Tigers
Notre Dame 14:00 Virginia Cavaliers
TCB 14:00 Western Carolina
Miami Redhawks 14:00 Western Michigan
Army Black Knights 14:30 Navy Midshipmen
Valparaiso 15:00 Drake Bulldogs
SCS 15:00 Longwood Lancers
Texas-San Antonio 15:00 Louisiana Tech
UT Martin 15:00 SIU-Edwardsville
UTEP Miners 15:00 Southern Miss
South Dakota 15:00 Western Illinois
UAB Blazers 15:00 Western Kentucky
Grand Canyon 15:05 Chicago State
Missouri Tigers 15:30 Mississippi Rebels
Utah State Aggies 16:00 Air Force Falcons
Colgate Raiders 16:00 American Eagles
VCU 16:00 Dayton Flyers
Mercer Bears 16:00 E. Tennessee State
Northeastern 16:00 Charleston Cougars
North Carolina A&T 16:00 Howard Bison
Abilene Christian 16:00 Incarnate Word
West Virginia 16:00 Kansas Jayhawks
Iowa State Cyclones 16:00 Kansas State
TSM 16:00 Little Rock
Brigham Young 16:00 Loyola Marymount
Coppin State Eagles 16:00 MSH
Wagner Seahawks 16:00 Mount St. Mary's
North Florida 16:00 New Jersey Tech
Penn State 16:00 Purdue Boilermakers
Bethune-Cookman 16:00 SCS
CBD 16:00 St. Francis (N.Y.)
Florida Gulf Coast 16:00 Stetson Hatters
SMS 16:15 Eastern Illinois
Lehigh 16:30 Boston Uni. Terries
Ohio Bobcats 16:30 Central Michigan
Bryant Bulldogs 16:30 Fairleigh Dickinson
VMI Keydets 16:30 Furman Paladins
Lipscomb Bison 16:30 Kennesaw State Owls
Liberty Flames 16:30 North Alabama Lions
Bowling Green 16:30 Northern Illinois
Stephen F. Austin 16:30 Northwestern State
Virginia Tech 16:30 Pittsburgh Panthers
Campbell 16:30 Presbyterian
Austin Peay 16:35 Morehead State
Texas-Arlington 17:00 Arkansas State
Northern Colorado 17:00 Eastern Washington
Winthrop Eagles 17:00 Gardner-Webb
Vermont Catamounts 17:00 Hartford Hawks
South Dakota State 17:00 North Dakota State
La Salle Explorers 17:00 St. Louis Billikens
Chattanooga Mocs 17:00 Samford Bulldogs
UNLV Rebels 17:00 San Jose State
McNeese State 17:00 SLL
TCI 17:15 New Orleans
Radford Highlanders 17:30 Charleston Southern
Sam Houston State 17:30 Lamar Cardinals
Alcorn State Braves 17:30 MIS
IPFW Mastodons 17:30 Nebraska Omaha
Alabama A&M 18:00 Alabama State
N.C. State Wolfpack 18:00 Duke Blue Devils
LSU Tigers 18:00 Georgia Bulldogs
Texas Southern 18:00 Grambling Tigers
High Point Panthers 18:00 Hampton Pirates
Iowa Hawkeyes 18:00 Rutgers
Temple Owls 18:00 South Florida Bulls
Memphis Tigers 18:00 UCF
Illinois-Chicago 18:00 Youngstown State
Prairie View A&M 18:30 Jackson State
NCC 18:30 Norfolk State
IUPUI Jaguars 19:00 Cleveland State
Brown Bears 19:00 Columbia Lions
Yale Bulldogs 19:00 Cornell Big Red
William & Mary 19:00 Elon Phoenix
Eastern Michigan 19:00 Kent State
Oakland 19:00 Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Fresno State 19:00 New Mexico Lobos
Harvard Crimson 19:00 Pennsylvania
Dartmouth Big Green 19:00 Princeton Tigers
Boise State Broncos 19:00 San Diego State
Robert Morris 19:00 St. Francis (Pa.)
CSB 19:00 UMKC Kangaroos
Hofstra Pride 19:00 UNC-Wilmington
NC-Greensboro 19:00 Wofford Terriers
Murray State Racers 19:30 Eastern Kentucky
Southern California 20:00 California
DePaul Blue Demons 20:00 Butler Bulldogs
Nicholls State 20:00 Houston Baptist
Bradley Braves 20:00 Illinois State
Delaware 20:00 James Madison Dukes
Tennessee State 20:00 Jacksonville State
Tennessee 20:00 Kentucky Wildcats
Louisiana-Monroe 20:00 UL Lafayette
Oral Roberts 20:00 North Dakota
Florida A&M 20:00 SST
Washington Huskies 20:00 Washington State
Mississippi State 20:30 Arkansas Razorbacks
Southern Jaguars 20:30 Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Northwestern 20:30 Nebraska
Belmont Bruins 20:30 Tennessee Tech
Seattle Redhawks 21:00 New Mexico State
Pacific Tigers 21:00 Santa Clara Broncos
Montana State 21:00 Weber State
Montana Grizzlies 21:05 Idaho State Bengals
Cal State Fullerton 22:00 Northridge Matadors
San Francisco Dons 22:00 Portland Pilots
Gonzaga Bulldogs 22:00 San Diego Torreros
UCLA Bruins 22:00 Stanford Cardinal
Long Beach State 22:00 UC Davis
Arizona State 22:00 Utah Utes
Nevada Wolf Pack 22:00 Wyoming Cowboys
Southern Utah 22:05 Portland State
Northern Arizona 22:05 Sacramento State
Oregon Ducks 22:30 Oregon State
Pepperdine Waves 23:00 St. Mary´s Gaels
Sunday 17 February
Santa Barbara 00:00 UC Irvine
CAL 01:00 Hawaii Warriors
Wichita State 13:00 Cincinnati Bearcats
Albany Great Danes 13:00 Maine Black Bears
Ohio State Buckeyes 13:00 Michigan State
Manhattan Jaspers 14:00 Canisius
Tulsa 14:00 East Carolina
Lefayette Leopards 14:00 Loyola-Maryland
Marist Red Foxes 14:00 Monmouth Hawks
Fairfield Stags 14:00 Niagara
Rider Broncs 14:00 St. Peter's
Quinnipiac Bobcats 14:00 Siena Saints
George Mason 14:00 St. Bonaventure
Houston Cougars 14:00 Tulane Green Wave
Seton Hall Pirates 15:00 Creighton Bluejays
Norther Iowa 16:00 Evansville
Missouri State 16:00 Loyola-Chicago
Villanova Wildcats 17:00 St. John's
Miami Hurricanes 18:00 Boston College
Arizona Wildcats 20:00 Colorado Buffaloes

College Basketball Betting Tips

When betting over/unders, you have to understand points come at a premium in college basketball. Unlike the NBA and its 48-minute games, NCAA contests their matchups in 40 minutes. There’s also no quarters, only 20-minutes halves. Beyond that, the college game is played at a slower pace. Instead of 24-second shot clocks, NCAA plays with a 30-second clock.

Another key difference in the rules is free-throw shooting.

In college, starting with the seventh team foul, only one free throw is awarded — kind of. The player has to make that shot from the charity stripe to earn the second free throw. After the tenth foul, teams are awarded the standard two free throws. 

Moreover, these players are amateurs — we’ll save the pay-for-play debate for another day. Very few will end up in the NBA. With the skill level significantly lower, shooting percentages suffer in college basketball. All things considered, teams tend to hover around 65 points per game. Consider all the above before laying the hammer on a pedestrian total. 

Skill level doesn’t just play into lower scoring, either. Say a team does have a superstar, one-and-done player. It is much easier for an opposing head coach to key in on him and let the middle-of-the-road players beat you. That strategy fails more often in the NBA where any player can really kill you. A good coach is incredibly valuable in college basketball.

When betting, don’t be surprised by college basketball’s huge betting spreads. There’s less parity in college basketball, meaning the gap between a ranked team and unranked team is usually wide.

This can bite you either way, though. While you might see a big program run an opponent out the gym, upsets are what make college basketball exciting. You never know when you’ll end up on the bad end of a rush-the-court upset.  

Lastly, playing at home is huge for any sport, but perhaps even more in college basketball. At the end of the day, a 19-year-old kid playing in a hostile environment, with fans getting into his psyche, has a bigger affect on him and the team. Rowdy student sections is what makes college basketball great, so it’s a smart idea to ride with the home team when betting more times than not. 

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