The number of sportsbooks or betting sites accepting bets on NCAA Basketball (NCAAB) has increased incrementally in recent times.
Top NCAAB Betting Sites
- NCAAB Betting: Types of Bet You Can Place
- Over/Under NCAAB Betting
- NCAAB Spread Bets
- NCAAB Prop Bets
- NCAAB Moneyline Bets
- Futures NCAAB Betting
Many factors have driven this rise in NCAAB betting availability. Interest among bettors has risen significantly, given the quality of play. Moreover, for bettors, this is yet another different avenue for betting that allows them to spread their bets (and thus the risks involved).
Above, we have listed the best sportsbooks out there for NCAAB betting.
Some factors that you should keep in mind while choosing any of these betting sites include:
- You should favor the one(s) with the best odds of winning.
- The welcome bonus is certainly a deal breaker. Opt for sportsbooks which offer the best (read highest!) welcome bonus on the best possible terms.
- Of course, something obvious but worthy of mentioning is the fact that the sportsbook must be accredited (do double check).
- While at it, also confirm if it is legal in your state to wager on college level play.
- The sportsbook must have its ‘Terms and Conditions’ clearly spelled out on its website. Make sure to give them a read.
With your sign up and deposit process done, you’re all set to start your NCAAB betting activity.
There are a number of options you’ve got here. With 68 teams competing in the NCAAB and the league’s all-round dynamism given the sheer number of games that are played each season, you won’t be short of opportunities to place bets on the sport.
These are some of the most common bets that are placed, and which you’ll come across:
This is where you bet on whether you think the combined final points scored by both teams will be over or under the amount of points the sportsbook believe they will.
For example, of the sportsbook sets the line at 110.5 points, 111 or more points must be scored between the two teams for the over to hit. For the under to land, the teams’ total combined points scored in the game must be 110 or less.
These are quite simply “lines” offered by sportsbooks which both the team destined as favorite to win as well as the underdog have to cross – the favorite wins by at least that margin point while the underdog possibly loses, but again by the given points.
As you get into the thick of things as an NCAAB bettor, you will definitely get sharper at picking up the right lines for NCAAB spread bets.
These are simplistic bets with little to no skill involved. Examples include the points that will be scored in a game, whether those points would be odd or even, the time that will be taken for a shot, and so on. Given the extremely “chance” nature of these bets, it is really your call whether you want to get into these kinds of bets.
The simplest of all NCAAB bets, where you wager on the odds of a particular occurrence, such as a team winning. As you’d expect, teams favored to win have a negative line on them; you will have to bet big to profit from their win (since they are likely to win anyway), while underdogs have a positive line where even a small bet can lead to huge profits should they win (since the probability of that happening is much lower).
A futures bet is a wager on an event or series that will finish in the future, as opposed to betting on a single game or match. As such, NCAAB future odds usually refer to who’ll win a championship. Check out our specific NCAAB futures page for more info on this.