Our college basketball best lines page gives you lines from a variety of sportsbooks to make sure you’re getting the best price no matter what you want to bet. The best lines will be highlighted in green and update in real time. Use the filter odds tab to look at spreads, over/unders or moneylines. You can also filter by state to show sportsbooks available in your area.
A point spread allows bettors to wager on the margin of victory in a college basketball game. A -8 favorite needs to win by nine points or more to cover the spread. A +8 underdog needs to lose by less than eight points, or win the game, to cover the spread. A minus sign indicates that team is the favorite; a plus sign indicates that team is the underdog.
A total (also known as an over/under) allows bettors to choose whether the number of points scored by both teams will be over or under the listed amount. If a college basketball total is set at 130, bettors can wager on the combined score going over or under 130 points.
A moneyline requires bettors to pick the winner of the game, but the odds are adjusted according to each team’s ability. A -200 favorite is expected to win the game, so bettors need to risk $2 for every $1 they want to win. A +150 underdog gives bettors the chance to win $1.50 for every $1 risked.