NCAAB Odds & Betting Lines
How do I read CBB point spreads?
A basketball point spread is a bet on the margin of victory. The spread is set based on the difference in ability between the two teams, plus other factors like home-court advantage, injuries and rest.
Let’s say Duke is an 8.5-point favorite over North Carolina. The Blue Devils will be listed at -8.5, because that minus sign indicates they’re the favorite. To win the bet, Duke needs to win the game by 9 points or more. For North Carolina to win the bet, the Tar Heels need to lose by 1-8 points, or win the game.
The point spread is the great equalizer because it makes it possible to bet on even the worst teams.
What is an over/under in college basketball?
A in college basketball betting is a wager on the combined number of points scored by both teams in a given game. You’re not trying to guess the number exactly, but are instead betting on whether the total points will be over or under a certain amount.
A team like Virginia has had low totals -- often around 120 -- because of its stifling defense and slow pace.
Let’s say the Cavaliers are playing Louisville, with the total set at 122. If UVA wins 70-55 (125 total points), the game will go “over”, and anyone who bet the over wins their bet. If UVA wins 60-50 (110 total points), the game goes “under.”
How do Moneylines work for basketball?
A in college basketball is a wager on the winner of the game, adjusted for each team’s strength.
Duke might be a -350 favorite against North Carolina in that same game where the Blue Devils are favored by 8.5 points. The minus sign indicates Duke is favored. North Carolina would be around +275. The plus sign indicates UNC is the underdog.
American moneylines odds are based entirely around winning $100 -- so a $350 bet on Duke would net $100 (plus the original bet back). A $100 bet on UNC would yield $275 (plus your original bet back).
Moneylines are much less popular than in a sport like college basketball.
Where Can I Bet on College Basketball?
There are tons of sportsbooks offering college basketball betting if you’re in a legal state.
Every legal offers spreads, totals and moneylines on college basketball games, but online sports betting isn’t legal in every state yet. Check out the status of