Best College Basketball Betting System

Every sportsbettor worth a dang will be testing out the action when the NCAA’s March Madness men’s basketball tournament tips off. And every gambler worth a double dang will do more than haphazardly make random picks while doing so. The best of the best sports wagerers, in fact, never enter this hectically scheduled month without a plan—a system of approaches and ideals in place that guide their investments. [+]

It’s imperative to remain flexible even when you have a blueprint in place, of course. March Madness is notorious for its shocks, and you must roll with the punches as a result. Come to terms with this malleability beforehand, because you can’t avoid it. That’s the nature of the win-or-go-home, single-game beast the NCAA has created. 

At the bare minimum, if you’re not going to be flexible with your system, at least have said system in place. You cannot skate through the NCAA’s entire regular season and the early portion of its March Madness bracket, then expect to make money at the sportsbooks. That’s a half-baked scheme, one admittedly championed by too many bettors each and every year.

Be the exception to the majority. In some ways, you already are, just by reaching this space.

Scroll down, and you’ll find some tips to keep you in the know and put you in position to capitalize on informed opportunities during one of the biggest betting affairs of the entire year.

Best NCAA Betting Lines Today

This is where you can find each and every March Madness betting line. Our tool is consistently updated, so you can be sure you’re making decisions based off the most updated lines, no matter how many games are scheduled. [+]

That all of these odds can be found in spot, right on top of one another, also allows you to spot better opportunities in comparison to other games—the advantages of which cannot be overstated.

Nevertheless, always make sure you’re cross-checking these lines with those at your actual sportsbook. Odds vary by website, and while most adhere to the same general numbers, you’ll need to know whether your usual place is proving to be an exception.

Once you’ve double-checked the numbers, you should then place a bet as soon as possible. With so many games on the docket, the lines will move often and quickly. Oddsmakers have to adjust for an unpredictable amount of action on one bet or team, and low-spread matchups—think -2 and lower—can swap favorites and underdogs more than once before opening tip.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 09 December
FT Columbia Lions 54 - 90 Duquesne Dukes +550 -769
FT Rust College 62 - 108 Alcorn State Braves
FT Minnesota 52 - 72 Iowa Hawkeyes +200 -238
FT Alabama State 59 - 73 South Dakota +885 -1429
Tuesday 10 December
FT Bryant Bulldogs 69 - 61 Fordham Rams +190 -227
FT Presbyterian 63 - 64 St. Francis (N.Y.) +200 -238
FT Brown Bears 71 - 82 St. John's +475 -625
FT Maryland Terrapins 69 - 76 Penn State +115 -133
FT Judson College 33 - 69 IPFW Mastodons
FT MOS 58 - 91 Bradley Braves
FT Piedmont Lions 83 - 129 TCB
FT UMBC Retrievers 71 - 77 Towson Tigers +360 -455
FT Texas Tech 70 - 57 Louisville +280 -345
FT St. Joseph´s Hawks 61 - 108 Temple Owls +490 -667
FT Coppin State Eagles 52 - 88 Davidson Wildcats +925 -1429
FT Detroit Titans 71 - 110 Notre Dame +2000 -5000
FT Stony Brook 63 - 71 Hofstra Pride +145 -164
FT Albany Great Danes 51 - 72 Boston College +240 -278
FT IU-SouthBend Titans 60 - 80 IUPUI Jaguars
FT UMKC Kangaroos 73 - 82 McNeese State +105 -125
FT Tennessee State 62 - 86 Little Rock +175 -200
FT Grambling Tigers 66 - 61 Louisiana-Monroe +310 -370
FT Green Bay 66 - 79 UCF +425 -556
FT Wisconsin-Milwaukee 68 - 95 Kansas Jayhawks +6000 -14286
FT Monmouth Hawks 67 - 66 Princeton Tigers +245 -294
FT New Mexico State 72 - 67 Denver Pioneers -714 +525
FT South Dakota State 68 - 72 Colorado State Rams +260 -313
FT Nevada Wolf Pack 42 - 75 Brigham Young +325 -400
FT Norther Iowa 79 - 76 Colorado Buffaloes +405 -500
FT Butler Bulldogs 52 - 53 Baylor Bears +210 -238
FT Connecticut Huskies 54 - 57 Indiana Hoosiers +117 -135
Wednesday 11 December
Ferrum Panthers 19:00 VMI Keydets
Cornell Big Red 19:00 Colgate Raiders +425 -556
NGC 19:00 Furman Paladins
Bluefield State Co. 19:00 Marshall
UNC-Asheville 19:00 SCS -244 +205
Yale Bulldogs 19:00 Massachusetts -189 +165
UMass Lowell 19:00 New Jersey Tech +145 -164
Dartmouth Big Green 19:00 Maine Black Bears -169 +150
Wisconsin Badgers 19:00 Rutgers -101 -119
Fairleigh Dickinson 19:00 St. Peter's -169 +150
CNE 19:30 Belmont Bruins
Arkansas State 20:00 Missouri State +400 -500
Boise State Broncos 20:00 Tulsa +135 -154
Alabama State 20:00 Kansas State +1950 -3333
Nebraska Omaha 20:00 Arizona Wildcats +2000 -5000
Texas-Arlington 20:00 Houston Cougars +750 -1111
Winthrop Eagles 20:00 TCU Horned Frogs +600 -909
CBC 20:00 Nicholls State
SNO 20:00 Lamar Cardinals
Chattanooga Mocs 20:30 Virginia Tech +550 -833
Troy Trojans 20:30 Jacksonville State +180 -208
Michigan Wolverines 21:00 Illinois +108 -125
San Diego Torreros 22:00 Cal State Fullerton -169 +150
Prairie View A&M 22:00 Arizona State +1750 -3333
Fresno State 22:00 California -119 +105
North Dakota State 22:00 Northridge Matadors -175 +160
Thursday 12 December
Southern Jaguars 19:00 Wright State
HPY 19:00 Abilene Christian
Austin Peay 19:00 West Virginia
Iowa Hawkeyes 20:00 Iowa State Cyclones
Norther Iowa 21:00 Grand Canyon
Portland Bible Col. 22:05 Portland State
Friday 13 December
Gardner-Webb 19:00 Kennesaw State Owls
NGC 19:00 Wofford Terriers
NKA 20:00 South Dakota State
Nebraska 20:00 Indiana Hoosiers
Colorado Buffaloes 20:00 Colorado State Rams
Multnomah Lions 21:05 Eastern Washington
ESG 22:00 Portland Pilots
Prairie View A&M 22:00 Loyola Marymount
Saturday 14 December
Kansas State 11:30 Mississippi State
Appalachian State 12:00 Howard Bison
Michigan State 12:00 Oakland
Oregon Ducks 12:00 Michigan Wolverines
Eastern Kentucky 12:00 Louisville
Southern Jaguars 12:00 Butler Bulldogs
IPFW Mastodons 12:00 IUPUI Jaguars
Princeton Tigers 13:00 Fairleigh Dickinson
Syracuse Orange 13:00 Georgetown Hoyas
Dartmouth Big Green 13:00 Boston Uni. Terries
Tulsa 13:30 Arkansas Razorbacks
Army Black Knights 14:00 Buffalo Bulls
NCC 14:00 Coastal Carolina
Alabama A&M 14:00 Miami Hurricanes
Middle Georgia St.. 14:00 Jacksonville
Holy Cross 14:00 Canisius
UT Martin 14:00 UNC-Asheville
Morgan State Bears 14:00 La Salle Explorers
Duquesne Dukes 14:00 Radford Highlanders
Nicholls State 14:00 West Virginia
New Jersey Tech 14:00 St. Francis (N.Y.)
Alabama 14:00 Penn State
Wagner Seahawks 14:00 Hartford Hawks
Illinois-Chicago 14:00 DePaul Blue Demons
Delaware 14:00 Villanova Wildcats
LIU-Brooklyn 14:00 Rider Broncs
Central Michigan 14:00 Texas Longhorns
UCLA Bruins 15:00 Notre Dame
Middle Tennessee 15:00 Mississippi Rebels
Toledo Rockets 15:00 Detroit Titans
Lamar Cardinals 15:00 TCU Horned Frogs
Air Force Falcons 15:00 Denver Pioneers
North Florida 15:00 Southern Miss
Memphis Tigers 15:00 Tennessee
Seton Hall Pirates 16:00 Rutgers
High Point Panthers 16:00 Florida Atlantic
St. Louis Billikens 16:00 Auburn Tigers
Xavier Musketeers 16:00 Wake Forest
Weber State 16:00 Utah Utes
Santa Barbara 16:00 Southern Utah
Campbell 16:00 East Carolina
MSC 16:30 South Dakota
UL Lafayette 17:00 Louisiana Tech
Kansas Jayhawks 17:00 UMKC Kangaroos
Charleston Cougars 17:00 Richmond Spiders
Georgia Tech 17:00 Kentucky Wildcats
Sacramento State 17:00 Santa Clara Broncos
San Francisco Dons 17:00 Cal State Fullerton
Old Dominion 18:00 Illinois
Oklahoma Sooners 18:00 Wichita State
Alabama State 18:00 Boise State Broncos
Winthrop Eagles 18:00 Furman Paladins
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 18:00 Oregon State
Drake Bulldogs 19:00 Dayton Flyers
CSB 19:00 Idaho Vandals
New Mexico State 19:00 New Mexico Lobos
Utah State Aggies 19:00 Brigham Young
Evansville 19:00 Green Bay
Western Michigan 19:00 Manhattan Jaspers
Niagara 19:00 Albany Great Danes
Stanford Cardinal 19:00 San Jose State
Colgate Raiders 19:00 Cincinnati Bearcats
WBE 19:00 New Orleans
Stony Brook 20:00 Providence Friars
Houston Baptist 20:00 Rice Owls
Liberty Flames 20:00 Vanderbilt
Eastern Illinois 20:00 Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Central Arkansas 20:00 Pepperdine Waves
Rust College 20:00 Grambling Tigers
Georgia Bulldogs 20:00 Arizona State
Northern Colorado 21:00 Wyoming Cowboys
Louisiana-Monroe 21:00 Stephen F. Austin
Northern Arizona 21:30 Utah Valley
UC Davis 22:00 San Diego Torreros
Gonzaga Bulldogs 22:00 Arizona Wildcats
Pacific Union Pion. 22:00 UC Irvine
Fresno State 22:00 Cal Poly Mustangs
Bethune-Cookman 22:00 CBL
St. Mary´s Gaels 22:30 California
Sunday 15 December
Goucher Gophers 12:00 William & Mary
Quinnipiac Bobcats 13:00 Maine Black Bears
CBD 13:00 Boston College
Gardner-Webb 13:30 Virginia Tech
Coppin State Eagles 13:30 UMBC Retrievers
Tennessee State 14:00 Fordham Rams
Milligan Buffaloes 14:00 E. Tennessee State
Norfolk State 14:00 Loyola-Chicago
Illinois State 14:00 Northern Kentucky
MIS 14:00 Miami Redhawks
Sacred Heart 14:00 UCF
Oklahoma State 15:00 Houston Cougars
N.C. State Wolfpack 15:00 NC-Greensboro
TPB 16:00 Texas-San Antonio
Longwood Lancers 16:00 Stetson Hatters
Drexel Dragons 16:00 South Florida Bulls
Wofford Terriers 16:00 N.C. Tar Heels
Purdue Boilermakers 16:00 Nebraska
Southern Illinois 16:00 Missouri Tigers
Troy Trojans 16:00 Chattanooga Mocs
Cleveland State 16:00 Bowling Green
SIU-Edwardsville 16:00 Northwestern
CAL 16:30 Washington State
South Carolina 17:00 Clemson Tigers
Georgia Southern 17:00 Bradley Braves
Wiley Wildcats 17:30 Sam Houston State
Northridge Matadors 18:00 Pacific Tigers
TCI 18:00 Texas A&M Aggies
Long Beach State 18:30 Southern California
Ohio State Buckeyes 18:30 Minnesota
Missouri State 19:00 VCU
SMS 20:00 Youngstown State
Samford Bulldogs 20:30 Hawaii Warriors

Best College Basketball Betting Picks

Looking for some tips on how to discern the best-possible March Madness picks?

Well, you have come to the right place! Peruse this how-to list of advice topics, each of which is aimed at better arming you to make quick, efficient and hopefully winning bets!

Don’t Swing for the Fences in the First Round

Look, we get it: The odds on a No. 16 seed upending a No. 1 seed, or a No. 15 seed surging through a No. 2 seed, are often too good to pass up.

Pass on them anyway.

Upsets happen, but unless you’ve watched both squads in a particular first-round date extensively, don’t place a good amount of your chips in a surprise outcome. Even if you feel strongly, it’s often best to wait out the underdog in question, to see whether they have enough juice to make it out of the first round. Remember, it’s often the bets make that you regret more than the wagers you don’t.

This isn’t to say you should go completely chalk in the first round. That’s a solid, if slightly flawed, system when you are dealing with the No. 13 seeded vs. No. 4 seeded matchups and higher. 

If you are really itching to swing for the fence in the first, bet a beyond inconsequential amount you expect to lose. That, or target huge spreads (+15 and higher) you don’t believe the favorite in question will cover. 

Take Historical Results Seriously

They say history is destined to repeat itself, and that subject matter holds true during March Madness.

Your biggest underdog investments should be focused on teams that place between fifth and ninth in their respective brackets. Squads that rank lower are unlikely to go deep into the tournament. Even if they do, you can all but guarantee they won’t be making it to the championship round.

Dating back almost 40 years, to 1979, no team seeded lower than eighth has surived the Final Four. Take this into account when picking an underdog—both on the futures front, as well as during late-tournament single-game plays.

Conversely, you shouldn’t become too enamored with No. 1 seeds. The returns on their futures usually aren’t great, and they are by no means assured of making it to the championship round.

It doesn’t matter that, entering 2017, seven of the last 10 champions were first-place teams. You’re dealing with four top-seeded teams per tournament. That’s a pool of 40 options during this 10-year span, and seldom do two No. 1 seeds make it to the final show.

To wit: Of those 40 No. 1 seeds since 2007, 10 have made it to the championship round. That’s a hit rate of 25 percent—not nearly high enough for you to funnel most of your purse into the top-ranked outfits without considering other seeds.

Milk the Hot Hand

Because March Madness doesn’t traffic in best-of-seven series, place stock in streaky squads that have played well through the first two rounds and into the Sweet 16.

This shouldn’t guide every single one of your bets, but we’re dealing with a tournament that favors immediacy and rewards scorching-hot streaks.

You should be doing the same thing with your single-game wagers in later rounds.