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NCAA BASKETBALL 
Opener
Monday, January 21, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FINAL
84453984
71314071
317
318
1:00p
-11 -110
+11 -110
0.0%
0.0%
-9 -111
+9 -105
-9½ -110
+9½ -110
-9½ -110
+9½ -110
-9½ -105
+9½ -115
-9½ -110
+9½ -110
-9½ -110
+9½ -110
-9½ -115
+9½ -105
-9½ -110
+9½ -110
-9½ -110
+9½ -110
-9½ -105
+9½ -115
 
FINAL
45212445
66323466
321
322
2:00p
ESPN+
+22 -110
-22 -110
0.0%
0.0%
+20½ -111
-20½ -105
+20½ -110
-20½ -110
+20½ -115
-20½ -105
+20½ -120
-20½ +100
+20½ -110
-20½ -110
+20½ -110
-20½ -110
+20½ -110
-20½ -110
+20½ -110
-20½ -110
+20½ -115
-20½ -105
+20½ -120
-20½ +100
 
FINAL
69373269
87444387
319
320
2:00p
NEC Front Row
+8 -110
-8 -110
0.0%
0.0%
+8 -108
-8 -108
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
+7 -110
-7 -110
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
+7 -110
-7 -110
 
FINAL
79502979
70313970
323
324
3:00p
ESPN3
+4 -110
-4 -110
0.0%
0.0%
+4½ -110
-4½ -106
+5 -110
-5 -110
+5 -115
-5 -105
+4½ -104
-4½ -116
+5 -110
-5 -110
+5 -110
-5 -110
+5 -110
-5 -110
+5 -110
-5 -110
+5 -115
-5 -105
+4½ -104
-4½ -116
 
FINAL
70363470
59283159
327
328
3:30p
NEC Front Row
+3 -110
-3 -110
0.0%
0.0%
+3 -106
-3 -110
+3½ -110
-3½ -110
+3 -110
-3 -110
+3½ -110
-3½ -110
+3½ -115
-3½ -105
+3½ -110
-3½ -110
+3½ -110
-3½ -110
+3½ -110
-3½ -110
+3 -110
-3 -110
+3½ -110
-3½ -110
 
FINAL
38152338
62323062
325
326
3:30p
NEC Front Row
+3½ -110
-3½ -110
0.0%
0.0%
+2½ -103
-2½ -114
+3 -110
-3 -110
+3 -115
-3 -105
+3 -110
-3 -110
+3 -110
-3 -110
+3 -110
-3 -110
+3 -110
-3 -110
+3 -110
-3 -110
+3 -115
-3 -105
+3 -110
-3 -110
 
FINAL
68373168
89395089
329
330
4:00p
+12½ -110
-12½ -110
0.0%
0.0%
+11½ -106
-11½ -110
+11½ -110
-11½ -110
+11½ -110
-11½ -110
+11½ +100
-11½ -120
+11½ -110
-11½ -110
+11½ -110
-11½ -110
+11½ -110
-11½ -110
+11½ -110
-11½ -110
+11½ -110
-11½ -110
+11½ +100
-11½ -120
 
FINAL
64273764
92553792
333
334
4:00p
FloSports
+3½ -110
-3½ -110
0.0%
0.0%
+5 -107
-5 -109
+4½ -110
-4½ -110
+4½ -110
-4½ -110
+5 +100
-5 -120
+4½ -110
-4½ -110
+4½ -110
-4½ -110
+4½ -110
-4½ -110
+4½ -110
-4½ -110
+4½ -110
-4½ -110
+5 +100
-5 -120
 
FINAL
76245276
70343670
851
852
4:00p
ESPN+
-7 -110
+7 -110
53.6%
46.4%
-7½ -105
+7½ -111
-7½ -105
+7½ -105
-7 -110
+7 -110
-7½ -107
+7½ -113
-7½ -110
+7½ -110
-7½ -105
+7½ -105
-7½ -105
+7½ -115
-7 -110
+7 -110
-7 -110
+7 -110
-7½ -107
+7½ -113
 
FINAL
68343468
59312859
331
332
4:00p
ESPN+
-3 -110
+3 -110
0.0%
0.0%
-4½ -105
+4½ -111
-4 -110
+4 -110
-4 -115
+4 -105
-4 -120
+4 +100
-4½ -105
+4½ -115
-4 -110
+4 -110
-4 -110
+4 -110
-4 -110
+4 -110
-4 -115
+4 -105
-4 -120
+4 +100
 
FINAL
47202747
60253560
357
358
4:00p
+11½ -110
-11½ -110
0.0%
0.0%
+9 -105
-9 -111
+9½ -110
-9½ -110
+9½ -110
-9½ -110
+10½ -120
-10½ +100
+9½ -110
-9½ -110
+10 -110
-10 -110
+9½ -110
-9½ -110
+9½ -110
-9½ -110
+9½ -110
-9½ -110
+10½ -120
-10½ +100
 
FINAL
67343367
76304676
335
336
5:00p
NEC Front Row
-3½ -110
+3½ -110
0.0%
0.0%
-4½ -106
+4½ -110
-4½ -110
+4½ -110
-4 -105
+4 -115
-4½ -115
+4½ -105
-4½ -110
+4½ -110
-4½ -110
+4½ -110
-4½ -110
+4½ -110
-4½ -110
+4½ -110
-4 -105
+4 -115
-4½ -115
+4½ -105
 
FINAL
55203555
69313869
853
854
6:30p
(13) Maryland
219
FOX Sports 1
+9½ -110
-9½ -110
59.6%
40.4%
+8 -105
-8 -111
+9 -105
-9 -105
+8½ -112
-8½ -108
+8½ -110
-8½ -110
+8½ -115
-8½ -105
+8½ -105
-8½ -105
+8½ -110
-8½ -110
+8½ -110
-8½ -110
+8½ -112
-8½ -108
+8½ -110
-8½ -110
 
FINAL
66194766
83483583
339
340
7:00p
+4 -110
-4 -110
0.0%
0.0%
+4 -111
-4 -105
+4 -110
-4 -110
+3 -104
-3 -116
+4½ -125
-4½ +105
+4 -115
-4 -105
+4 -110
-4 -110
+4 -110
-4 -110
+4 -115
-4 -105
+3 -104
-3 -116
+4½ -125
-4½ +105
 
FINAL
65402565
75383775
343
344
7:00p
208
ESPNU
+12 -110
-12 -110
0.0%
0.0%
+11½ -106
-11½ -110
+11½ -110
-11½ -110
+11½ -110
-11½ -110
+11½ -120
-11½ +100
+11½ -110
-11½ -110
+11½ -110
-11½ -110
+11½ -105
-11½ -115
+11½ -110
-11½ -110
+11½ -110
-11½ -110
+11½ -120
-11½ +100
 
FINAL
82315182
1034558103
855
856
7:00p
ESPN
206
+4 -110
-4 -110
43.9%
56.1%
+4 -106
-4 -110
+4 -102
-4 -108
+4 -105
-4 -115
+4½ -113
-4½ -107
+4½ -110
-4½ -110
+4½ -105
-4½ -105
+4 -105
-4 -115
+4½ -110
-4½ -110
+4 -105
-4 -115
+4½ -113
-4½ -107
 
FINAL
76314576
72304272
345
346
7:00p
ESPN+
+5 -110
-5 -110
0.0%
0.0%
+5 -108
-5 -108
+5 -110
-5 -110
+5½ -110
-5½ -110
+5 -110
-5 -110
+5 -105
-5 -115
+5 -110
-5 -110
+5½ -110
-5½ -110
+5½ -110
-5½ -110
+5½ -110
-5½ -110
+5 -110
-5 -110
 
FINAL
72363672
59342559
341
342
7:00p
ESPN+
-4½ -110
+4½ -110
0.0%
0.0%
-5½ -106
+5½ -110
-5½ -110
+5½ -110
-5 -110
+5 -110
-5 -110
+5 -110
-5 -115
+5 -105
-5 -110
+5 -110
-5 -110
+5 -110
-5 -110
+5 -110
-5 -110
+5 -110
-5 -110
+5 -110
 
FINAL
47192847
72264672
347
348
7:00p
ESPN+
+19½ -110
-19½ -110
0.0%
0.0%
+17½ -106
-17½ -110
+18 -110
-18 -110
+18 -110
-18 -110
+18 -110
-18 -110
+18 -110
-18 -110
+18 -110
-18 -110
+18 -110
-18 -110
+18 -110
-18 -110
+18 -110
-18 -110
+18 -110
-18 -110
 
FINAL
62303262
46232346
867
868
7:00p
ESPN3
-1 -110
+1 -110
62.9%
37.1%
PK-109
PK-107
-1 -105
+1 -105
-1 -114
+1 -106
-1½ -105
+1½ -115
-1½ -105
+1½ -115
-1 -105
+1 -105
-1 -110
+1 -110
-1 -110
+1 -110
-1 -114
+1 -106
-1½ -105
+1½ -115
 
FINAL
65303565
87553287
349
350
7:00p
ESPN+
+10½ -110
-10½ -110
0.0%
0.0%
+10½ -104
-10½ -112
+10½ -110
-10½ -110
+10½ -115
-10½ -105
+10½ -108
-10½ -112
+10½ -110
-10½ -110
+10½ -110
-10½ -110
+10½ -110
-10½ -110
+10½ -110
-10½ -110
+10½ -115
-10½ -105
+10½ -108
-10½ -112
 
FINAL
74314374
69353469
351
352
7:30p
PK-110
PK-110
0.0%
0.0%
+1 -112
-1 -104
-1 -110
+1 -110
-1 -105
+1 -115
-1 -125
+1 +105
-1½ -105
+1½ -115
-1 -110
+1 -110
-1 -115
+1 -105
-1 -110
+1 -110
-1 -105
+1 -115
-1 -125
+1 +105
 
FINAL
57332457
86414586
355
356
7:30p
ESPN+
+29 -110
-29 -110
0.0%
0.0%
+27½ -104
-27½ -112
+27½ -110
-27½ -110
+27½ -115
-27½ -105
+27½ -115
-27½ -105
+27½ -110
-27½ -110
+27½ -110
-27½ -110
+27½ -110
-27½ -110
+27½ -110
-27½ -110
+27½ -115
-27½ -105
+27½ -115
-27½ -105
 
FINAL
71323971
80344680
353
354
7:30p
+11½ -110
-11½ -110
0.0%
0.0%
+9½ -105
-9½ -111
+9½ -110
-9½ -110
+9 -110
-9 -110
+9½ -115
-9½ -105
+9½ -110
-9½ -110
+9½ -110
-9½ -110
+9½ -110
-9½ -110
+9½ -110
-9½ -110
+9 -110
-9 -110
+9½ -115
-9½ -105
 
FINAL
69383169
76334376
857
858
8:00p
BTN
610
-10½ -110
+10½ -110
57.1%
42.9%
-8½ -101
+8½ -115
-8½ -102
+8½ -108
-8½ -105
+8½ -115
-8 -110
+8 -110
-9 -105
+9 -115
-8½ -105
+8½ -105
-8½ -110
+8½ -110
-8½ -110
+8½ -110
-8½ -105
+8½ -115
-8 -110
+8 -110
 
FINAL
91415091
87424587
859
860
8:30p
219
FOX Sports 1
+1 -110
-1 -110
45.0%
55.0%
+1½ -108
-1½ -108
-1 +113
+1 -133
+1 -105
-1 -115
+1 -113
-1 -107
+2 -115
-2 -105
+1½ -105
-1½ -105
+1½ -105
-1½ -115
+1½ -110
-1½ -110
+1 -109
-1 -111
+1 -113
-1 -107
 
FINAL
56282856
80473380
359
360
8:30p
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
0.0%
0.0%
+7½ -108
-7½ -108
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
+7½ -115
-7½ -105
+7½ -103
-7½ -117
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
+7½ -115
-7½ -105
+7½ -103
-7½ -117
 
FINAL
69303969
74413374
361
362
8:30p
-3½ -110
+3½ -110
0.0%
0.0%
-3½ -112
+3½ -104
-3½ -110
+3½ -110
-3½ -110
+3½ -110
-3½ -103
+3½ -117
-3½ -110
+3½ -110
-3½ -110
+3½ -110
-4 -110
+4 -110
-3½ -110
+3½ -110
-3½ -110
+3½ -110
-3½ -103
+3½ -117
 
FINAL
85463985
73314273
863
864
9:00p
ESPN/ESPNU
ESPN
+2 -115
-2 -105
49.8%
50.2%
+2 -107
-2 -109
+2½ -102
-2½ -108
+2½ -106
-2½ -114
+2½ -105
-2½ -115
+3 -110
-3 -110
+2½ -105
-2½ -105
+2½ -110
-2½ -110
+2½ -110
-2½ -110
+2½ -106
-2½ -114
+2½ -105
-2½ -115
 
FINAL
76423476
80374380
865
866
9:00p
(9) Kansas
ESPN
206
+4½ -110
-4½ -110
42.6%
57.4%
+5 -103
-5 -113
+5 -101
-5 -109
+5 -107
-5 -112
+5 -105
-5 -115
+5½ -105
-5½ -115
+5½ -105
-5½ -105
+5 -105
-5 -115
+5½ -110
-5½ -110
+5 -107
-5 -112
+5 -105
-5 -115
 
FINAL
59253459
68244468
861
862
9:00p
221
CBS Sports Netwo
+5 -110
-5 -110
54.6%
45.4%
+4 -106
-4 -110
+4½ -102
-4½ -108
+4½ -115
-4½ -105
+4½ -110
-4½ -110
+4½ -110
-4½ -110
+4½ -105
-4½ -105
+4½ -110
-4½ -110
+4½ -110
-4½ -110
+4½ -112
-4½ -108
+4½ -110
-4½ -110
 
FINAL
77423577
53272653
869
870
9:00p
Pluto TV
-1½ -110
+1½ -110
55.6%
44.4%
-3 -105
+3 -111
-3 -105
+3 -105
-3 -115
+3 -105
-3 -110
+3 -110
-3½ -105
+3½ -115
-3 -105
+3 -105
-3 -105
+3 -115
-3 -115
+3 -105
-3 -115
+3 -105
-3 -110
+3 -110
 
Postp.Postponed
00
00
337
338
7:00p
221
CBS Sports Netwo
0.0%
0.0%
NCAA BASKETBALL 
Opener
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
00
00
601
602
6:30p
SEC Network
611
-7 -110
+7 -110
51.1%
48.9%
-7 -106
+7 -110
-7 -110
+7 -110
-7 -105
+7 -115
-7 -120
+7 +100
-7 -110
+7 -110
-7 -105
+7 -105
-7 -110
+7 -110
-7 -105
+7 -115
-7 -120
+7 +100
 
 
00
00
605
606
7:00p
ESPN+
+9 -110
-9 -110
44.4%
55.6%
+9 -108
-9 -108
+9 -110
-9 -110
+9 -110
-9 -110
+9 -110
-9 -110
+9 -110
-9 -110
+9 -105
-9 -105
+9 -110
-9 -110
+9 -110
-9 -110
+9 -110
-9 -110
 
 
00
00
611
612
7:00p
ESPN3
+1½ -110
-1½ -110
84.6%
15.4%
+1½ -104
-1½ -112
+2 -110
-2 -110
+2 -110
-2 -110
+2 -113
-2 -107
+2 -110
-2 -110
+2 -105
-2 -105
+2½ -110
-2½ -110
+2 -110
-2 -110
+2 -113
-2 -107
 
 
00
00
619
620
7:00p
ESPN2
209
+1 -110
-1 -110
51.2%
48.8%
+1 -108
-1 -108
+1½ -110
-1½ -110
+2 -115
-2 -105
+1½ -115
-1½ -105
+1½ -110
-1½ -110
+1½ -105
-1½ -105
+2 -110
-2 -110
+2 -115
-2 -105
+1½ -115
-1½ -105
 
 
00
00
617
618
7:00p
208
ESPNU
+5½ -110
-5½ -110
0.0%
100.0%
+5½ -103
-5½ -113
+5½ -110
-5½ -110
+5½ -105
-5½ -115
+6 -105
-6 -115
+5½ -105
-5½ -115
+5½ -105
-5½ -105
+5½ -110
-5½ -110
+5½ -105
-5½ -115
+6 -105
-6 -115
 
 
00
00
621
622
7:00p
ESPN3
ESPN CE
+1 -115
-1 -105
66.7%
33.3%
-2½ -110
+2½ -106
-2½ -110
+2½ -110
-2 -115
+2 -105
-2½ -125
+2½ +105
-2½ -110
+2½ -110
-2½ -105
+2½ -105
-1½ -110
+1½ -110
-2 -122
+2 +101
-2½ -125
+2½ +105
 
 
00
00
607
608
7:00p
(18) Villanova
219
FOX Sports 1
+1½ -110
-1½ -110
50.7%
49.3%
+1½ -105
-1½ -111
+1½ -110
-1½ -110
+1½ -110
-1½ -110
+1½ +100
-1½ -120
+1½ -110
-1½ -110
+1½ -105
-1½ -105
+1½ -110
-1½ -110
+1½ -110
-1½ -110
+1½ +100
-1½ -120
 
 
00
00
603
604
7:00p
ESPN
206
+6½ -110
-6½ -110
38.3%
61.7%
+6½ -108
-6½ -108
+6½ -110
-6½ -110
+6½ -110
-6½ -110
+6½ -110
-6½ -110
+6½ -110
-6½ -110
+6½ -105
-6½ -105
+6½ -110
-6½ -110
+6½ -110
-6½ -110
+6½ -110
-6½ -110
 
 
00
00
645
646
7:00p
+3½ -110
-3½ -110
0.0%
100.0%
+3½ -108
-3½ -108
+3½ -110
-3½ -110
+3½ -110
-3½ -110
+3½ -110
-3½ -110
+3½ -110
-3½ -110
+3½ -105
-3½ -105
+3½ -110
-3½ -110
+3½ -110
-3½ -110
+3½ -110
-3½ -110
 
 
00
00
613
614
7:00p
ESPN+
+6 -110
-6 -110
50.0%
50.0%
+6½ -107
-6½ -109
+6½ -110
-6½ -110
+6½ -110
-6½ -110
+6½ -105
-6½ -115
+6½ -110
-6½ -110
+6½ -105
-6½ -105
+6½ -110
-6½ -110
+6½ -111
-6½ -108
+6½ -105
-6½ -115
 
 
00
00
609
610
7:00p
ESPN+
+6 -110
-6 -110
11.1%
88.9%
+6½ -106
-6½ -110
+6½ -110
-6½ -110
+6½ -110
-6½ -110
+6 +110
-6 -130
+6½ -110
-6½ -110
+6½ -105
-6½ -105
+6½ -110
-6½ -110
+6½ -110
-6½ -110
+6 +110
-6 -130
 
 
00
00
623
624
7:00p
BTN
610
+13 -110
-13 -110
41.2%
58.8%
+13 -109
-13 -107
+13 -110
-13 -110
+13 -110
-13 -110
+12½ -110
-12½ -110
+13 -110
-13 -110
+13 -105
-13 -105
+13 -105
-13 -115
+13 -110
-13 -110
+12½ -110
-12½ -110
 
 
00
00
615
616
7:00p
ESPN+
-2½ -110
+2½ -110
50.0%
50.0%
-2½ -111
+2½ -105
-2½ -110
+2½ -110
-2½ -110
+2½ -110
-3 +100
+3 -120
-2½ -110
+2½ -110
-2½ -105
+2½ -105
-2½ -110
+2½ -110
-2½ -110
+2½ -110
-3 +100
+3 -120
 
 
00
00
625
626
8:00p
ESPN+
-8½ -110
+8½ -110
70.6%
29.4%
-8½ -104
+8½ -112
-8½ -110
+8½ -110
-8½ -110
+8½ -110
-8½ -110
+8½ -110
-8½ -110
+8½ -110
-8½ -105
+8½ -105
-8 -110
+8 -110
-8½ -110
+8½ -110
-8½ -110
+8½ -110
 
 
00
00
627
628
8:00p
221
CBS Sports Netwo
+3½ -110
-3½ -110
63.3%
36.7%
+1½ -104
-1½ -112
+2 -110
-2 -110
+2 -110
-2 -110
+2 -115
-2 -105
+2 -110
-2 -110
+2 -105
-2 -105
+3½ -110
-3½ -110
+2 -116
-2 -104
+2 -115
-2 -105
 
 
00
00
629
630
8:30p
SEC Network
611
+11 -110
-11 -110
50.0%
50.0%
+11 -109
-11 -107
+11 -110
-11 -110
+11 -110
-11 -110
+11 -110
-11 -110
+11 -110
-11 -110
+11 -105
-11 -105
+11 -110
-11 -110
+11 -110
-11 -110
+11 -110
-11 -110
 
 
00
00
631
632
9:00p
ESPN3
+24 -110
-24 -110
56.0%
44.0%
+23½ -103
-23½ -113
+24 -110
-24 -110
+24 -110
-24 -110
+24 -115
-24 -105
+24 -110
-24 -110
+24 -105
-24 -105
+24 -110
-24 -110
+24 -110
-24 -110
+24 -115
-24 -105
 
 
00
00
637
638
9:00p
(20) Ole Miss
208
ESPNU
+1 -110
-1 -110
42.5%
57.5%
+1 -108
-1 -108
+1 -110
-1 -110
+1 -115
-1 -105
+1 -110
-1 -110
+1 -110
-1 -110
PK-105
PK-105
+1 -115
-1 -105
+1 -115
-1 -105
+1 -110
-1 -110
 
 
00
00
633
634
9:00p
(2) Duke
ESPN
206
-12 -110
+12 -110
92.3%
7.7%
-12½ -112
+12½ -104
-13 -110
+13 -110
-13 -110
+13 -110
-13 -115
+13 -105
-13 -110
+13 -110
-13 -105
+13 -105
-12½ -110
+12½ -110
-13 -110
+13 -110
-13 -115
+13 -105
 
 
00
00
639
640
9:00p
683
SportsNet RM
-3½ -110
+3½ -110
0.0%
100.0%
-4 -111
+4 -105
-4 -110
+4 -110
-4 -115
+4 -105
-4 -115
+4 -105
-4 -115
+4 -105
-4 -105
+4 -105
-3½ -110
+3½ -110
-4 -115
+4 -105
-4 -115
+4 -105
 
 
00
00
635
636
9:00p
BTN
610
PK-110
PK-110
53.9%
46.1%
+1½ -110
-1½ -106
+1 -110
-1 -110
PK-105
PK-115
+1½ -115
-1½ -105
+1½ -115
-1½ -105
+1 -105
-1 -105
PK-110
PK-110
PK-105
PK-115
+1½ -115
-1½ -105
 
 
00
00
641
642
10:00p
221
CBS Sports Netwo
+4½ -110
-4½ -110
40.0%
60.0%
+5½ -111
-5½ -105
+5½ -110
-5½ -110
+5 -105
-5 -115
+5½ -105
-5½ -115
+5½ -110
-5½ -110
+5½ -105
-5½ -105
+5 -110
-5 -110
+5 -105
-5 -115
+5½ -105
-5½ -115
 
 
00
00
643
644
11:00p
208
ESPNU
+9 -110
-9 -110
68.0%
32.0%
+7½ -106
-7½ -110
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
+7½ -115
-7½ -105
+7 -105
-7 -115
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
+7 -105
-7 -105
+7½ -110
-7½ -110
+7½ -115
-7½ -105
+7 -105
-7 -115

NCAA Basketball Tournament Futures Odds

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NCAA Basketball Odds Explanation: Understanding College Basketball Betting Lines

 

We’ve entered a new era in college basketball where freshman dominate and the one-and-done talents quickly move up to the NBA. Even so, the sport is as popular as it has ever been, which has generated a lot of betting interest. If you’ve never bet on the college hoops, here’s your basic guide to understanding NCAA Basketball odds, which work much the same as NBA odds. (For explanations on how NFL odds work, as well as odds for other sports, explore the links at the bottom of this page.)

Spreads

In college basketball there are a lot of teams, and some are much stronger than others. That’s why the point spread was invented as it allows bettors to bet on a game even though the two teams might not be evenly matched. The difference is the bettors has to predict whether or not a team will win by the margin listed on the NCAA Basketball odds boards.

 

For example, let’s say you see Duke listed at -8.5 points on the NCAA Basketball odds board. With the minus sign in front, that means they have to win by nine points or more to cover the spread and for you to win your bet on Duke. If they win by eight or less, or their opponent wins, then Duke does not cover the spread.

Money Lines

While spreads focus on the margin of victory, moneylines only focus on the outright result. In this case, it doesn’t matter what the margin of victory is. All you care about is who wins the game.

 

For example, Duke might be a -300 favorite over North Carolina State. What that means is if you bet $300 on Duke and they win, you collect $100. On the other side of it, North Carolina State might be something like +250. With the plus sign in front of their betting odds, that means that if you bet $100, you would win $250.

Totals

When it comes totals, this is just the combined final score between the two teams. When you look at the lines, the NCAA Basketball odds makers set an over-under which asks whether the final score will be 'over' or above that number, or 'under' and below.

 

For the Duke-N.C. State game, you might see a line of 139.5. So if the final score is something like 70-50, then the 120 combined points is less than the 139.5, which means the game went under. If the combined score is 71-70 or 85-82, then the game has gone over the number and everyone who bet on the over wins their bet.

Futures

Futures bets are wagers that focus on events that will happen in the long term future. So while the above three bets focus on nightly action where the bets will be resolved by the end of the evening, futures focus on results that will take some time to decide. For example, in the preseason, you might want to bet on who will win March Madness or which team will win a certain conference.

 

In these cases, you’ll likely see NCAA Basketball odds that entice you with a big payout. For example, Duke might be 15/1 to win the NCAA Tournament before it starts. However, remember that you’re picking just one team in a big field, so the risk is high. However, if you’re right, you can early a big payout.

 

In this case, 15/1 means that for every dollar you bet, you win $15. That can prove to be quite profitable if you make the right selections with your NCAA Basketball picks.


 


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