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 15 January
910' New Hampshire 49 - 33 UMass Lowell -127 +107 Odds
Youngstown State 16:00 Wright State +570 -714 Odds
Bethune-Cookman 16:00 Stetson Hatters Odds
Morgan State Bears 16:00 NCC Odds
Butler Bulldogs 16:30 Providence Friars -137 +117 Odds
Alcorn State Braves 17:00 Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Hartford Hawks 18:00 UMBC Retrievers Odds
Maryland Terrapins 18:30 Michigan Wolverines +300 -357 Odds
VMI Keydets 19:00 Western Carolina +325 -385 Odds
Gardner-Webb 19:00 Winthrop Eagles Odds
Duke Blue Devils 19:00 Miami Hurricanes -189 +165 Odds
Florida State 19:00 Boston College -175 +155 Odds
Minnesota 19:00 Penn State +305 -370 Odds
Chattanooga Mocs 19:00 Mercer Bears Odds
Albany Great Danes 19:00 Binghamton Bearcats Odds
Maine Black Bears 19:00 Vermont Catamounts Odds
Bucknell Bison 19:00 Colgate Raiders -175 +155 Odds
Campbell 19:00 Longwood Lancers
Charleston Southern 19:00 UNC-Asheville Odds
Presbyterian 19:00 High Point Panthers
Liberty Flames 19:00 Radford Highlanders Odds
Elizabeth City St.. 19:00 Norfolk State
MSH 19:30 SCS
Cleveland State 19:30 Northern Kentucky Odds
Coppin State Eagles 19:30 North Carolina A&T Odds
Wisconsin-Milwaukee 20:00 Green Bay -164 +145 Odds
Oakland 20:00 Illinois-Chicago -189 +165 Odds
Howard Bison 20:00 SST
Delaware State 20:00 Florida A&M
Texas Southern 20:30 Grambling Tigers
Southern Jaguars 20:30 MIS
Prairie View A&M 20:30 Jackson State
Illinois 21:00 Nebraska +175 -204 Odds
DePaul Blue Demons 21:00 Marquette +395 -476 Odds
Oklahoma State 21:00 Baylor Bears +175 -204 Odds
Kansas Jayhawks 21:00 West Virginia +195 -227 Odds
Tuesday 16 January
Western Michigan 19:00 Kent State Odds
Bowling Green 19:00 Miami Redhawks Odds
Louisville 19:00 Notre Dame Odds
Clemson Tigers 19:00 N.C. Tar Heels Odds
Wisconsin Badgers 19:00 Purdue Boilermakers Odds
Georgia Bulldogs 19:00 LSU Tigers Odds
Vanderbilt 19:00 Mississippi State Odds
Cincinnati Bearcats 19:00 UCF Odds
Akron Zips 19:00 Eastern Michigan Odds
Toledo Rockets 19:00 Ohio Bobcats Odds
Central Michigan 19:00 Ball State Odds
Northern Illinois 19:00 Buffalo Bulls Odds
Detroit Titans 19:00 IUPUI Jaguars
TCI 20:00 Nicholls State
North Dakota 20:00 North Dakota State Odds
Drake Bulldogs 20:00 Norther Iowa Odds
Pittsburgh Panthers 21:00 Syracuse Orange Odds
Mississippi Rebels 21:00 Texas A&M Aggies Odds
Kentucky Wildcats 21:00 South Carolina Odds
Connecticut Huskies 21:00 Memphis Tigers Odds
Oklahoma Sooners 21:00 Kansas State Odds
Wednesday 17 January
Tulsa 18:00 Temple Owls
Villanova Wildcats 18:30 Georgetown Hoyas
Dayton Flyers 18:30 St. Joseph´s Hawks
George Mason 19:00 George Washington
Richmond Spiders 19:00 VCU
Iowa Hawkeyes 19:00 Rutgers
Arkansas Razorbacks 19:00 Florida Gators
Auburn Tigers 19:00 Alabama
South Florida Bulls 19:00 East Carolina
Massachusetts 19:00 Rhode Island Rams
Fordham Rams 19:00 La Salle Explorers
Bradley Braves 19:00 Illinois State
SMM 19:00 Wichita State
American Eagles 19:00 Boston Uni. Terries
Bucknell Bison 19:00 Loyola-Maryland
Colgate Raiders 19:00 Lehigh
Navy Midshipmen 19:00 Lefayette Leopards
Army Black Knights 19:05 Holy Cross
Northwestern State 19:30 Sam Houston State
Norfolk State 19:30 North Carolina A&T
Duquesne Dukes 20:00 St. Louis Billikens
Houston Cougars 20:00 Tulane Green Wave
Stephen F. Austin 20:00 Abilene Christian
Central Arkansas 20:00 New Orleans
Houston Baptist 20:00 SLL
Lamar Cardinals 20:00 Incarnate Word
Southern Illinois 20:00 Loyola-Chicago
Indiana State 20:00 Evansville
Oral Roberts 20:00 South Dakota
IPFW Mastodons 20:00 Western Illinois
Texas Tech 20:00 Texas Longhorns
Valparaiso 20:00 Missouri State
St. John's 20:30 Xavier Musketeers
Seton Hall Pirates 20:30 Creighton Bluejays
Ohio State Buckeyes 21:00 Northwestern
Tennessee 21:00 Missouri Tigers
Arizona Wildcats 21:00 California
Iowa State Cyclones 21:00 TCU Horned Frogs
Air Force Falcons 21:00 Colorado State Rams
Utah State Aggies 21:00 Boise State Broncos
Long Beach State 22:00 UC Davis
Cal State Fullerton 22:00 Santa Barbara
Northridge Matadors 22:00 CAL
New Mexico Lobos 22:00 UNLV Rebels
Nevada Wolf Pack 22:30 San Jose State
Arizona State 23:00 Stanford Cardinal
Fresno State 23:00 San Diego State
Thursday 18 January
Robert Morris 18:00 Sacred Heart
Bryant Bulldogs 19:00 LIU-Brooklyn
Fairleigh Dickinson 19:00 CBD
Presbyterian 19:00 Gardner-Webb
Old Dominion 19:00 FGP
Northeastern 19:00 William & Mary
E. Tennessee State 19:00 Furman Paladins
Citadel Bulldogs 19:00 NC-Greensboro
Mercer Bears 19:00 VMI Keydets
UMass Lowell 19:00 Albany Great Danes
Binghamton Bearcats 19:00 Stony Brook
UNC-Wilmington 19:00 Charleston Cougars
Mount St. Mary's 19:00 St. Francis (N.Y.)
St. Francis (Pa.) 19:00 Wagner Seahawks
Jacksonville State 19:00 Morehead State
Murray State Racers 19:00 Belmont Bruins
Marist Red Foxes 19:00 Siena Saints
Niagara 19:00 Quinnipiac Bobcats
Delaware 19:00 Hofstra Pride
Drexel Dragons 19:00 Towson Tigers
Jacksonville 19:00 SCS
Vermont Catamounts 19:00 New Hampshire
Hartford Hawks 19:00 Maine Black Bears
Elon Phoenix 19:00 James Madison Dukes
Stetson Hatters 19:00 Kennesaw State Owls
North Florida 19:00 New Jersey Tech
IUPUI Jaguars 19:00 Cleveland State
Illinois-Chicago 19:00 Youngstown State
Charleston Southern 19:00 Campbell
Liberty Flames 19:00 High Point Panthers
Longwood Lancers 19:00 Radford Highlanders
Charlotte 49ers 19:00 Florida Atlantic
Rider Broncs 19:30 St. Peter's
Florida Gulf Coast 19:30 Lipscomb Bison
North Texas 19:30 Louisiana Tech
Northern Kentucky 20:00 Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Middle Tennessee 20:00 Marshall
Virginia Cavaliers 20:00 Georgia Tech
Wake Forest 20:00 N.C. State Wolfpack
Washington State 20:00 Colorado Buffaloes
Wofford Terriers 20:00 Samford Bulldogs
Utah Valley 20:00 TPA
CSB 20:00 UMKC Kangaroos
Tennessee Tech 20:00 Eastern Kentucky
SMS 20:00 SIU-Edwardsville
Wright State 20:00 Green Bay
Rice Owls 20:00 Southern Miss
Grand Canyon 20:05 Chicago State
Coastal Carolina 20:05 South Alabama
Appalachian State 20:15 Troy Trojans
UL Lafayette 20:15 Texas-Arlington
Eastern Washington 20:30 Northern Arizona
Idaho Vandals 20:30 Southern Utah
Minnesota 20:30 Maryland Terrapins
Denver Pioneers 20:30 Nebraska Omaha
Louisiana-Monroe 20:30 TSM
Austin Peay 20:30 Tennessee State
UT Martin 20:30 Eastern Illinois
Seattle Redhawks 21:00 New Mexico State
Portland State 21:00 Idaho State Bengals
UNC-Asheville 21:00 Winthrop Eagles
Michigan Wolverines 21:00 Nebraska
UAB Blazers 21:00 Western Kentucky
Sacramento State 21:00 Weber State
Southern California 21:00 Oregon Ducks
St. Mary´s Gaels 21:00 Gonzaga Bulldogs
Portland Pilots 22:00 San Diego Torreros
Pepperdine Waves 22:00 Pacific Tigers
Washington Huskies 22:00 Utah Utes
Cal Poly Mustangs 22:00 UC Irvine
Santa Clara Broncos 23:00 San Francisco Dons
UCLA Bruins 23:00 Oregon State
Loyola Marymount 23:00 Brigham Young
Friday 19 January
Buffalo Bulls 19:00 Western Michigan
Indiana Hoosiers 19:00 Michigan State Odds
St. Bonaventure 19:00 Davidson Wildcats
Iona Gaels 19:00 Monmouth Hawks
Yale Bulldogs 20:00 Brown Bears Odds
Canisius 21:00 Manhattan Jaspers
Illinois 21:00 Wisconsin Badgers
Saturday 20 January
Florida State 12:00 Virginia Tech
Purdue Boilermakers 12:00 Iowa Hawkeyes
Ohio State Buckeyes 12:00 Minnesota
Villanova Wildcats 12:00 Connecticut Huskies
Wichita State 12:00 Houston Cougars Odds
St. John's 12:00 Georgetown Hoyas
Holy Cross 12:00 Bucknell Bison
George Washington 12:30 VCU
Fordham Rams 13:00 St. Joseph´s Hawks
LSU Tigers 13:00 Vanderbilt
Citadel Bulldogs 13:00 VMI Keydets
North Dakota State 13:00 IPFW Mastodons
Rhode Island Rams 13:00 Dayton Flyers
Northern Kentucky 13:00 Green Bay
Niagara 13:00 Fairfield Stags
St. Francis (Pa.) 13:00 Sacred Heart
St. Louis Billikens 14:00 Massachusetts
Penn State 14:00 Northwestern
Georgia Tech 14:00 N.C. Tar Heels
Butler Bulldogs 14:00 DePaul Blue Demons
Texas Tech 14:00 Iowa State Cyclones
Oklahoma Sooners 14:00 Oklahoma State
Texas Longhorns 14:00 West Virginia
Illinois State 14:00 Indiana State
Ohio Bobcats 14:00 Eastern Michigan
UT Martin 14:00 SIU-Edwardsville
Delaware 14:00 Northeastern
North Florida 14:00 SCS
Lefayette Leopards 14:00 American Eagles
Boston Uni. Terries 14:00 Navy Midshipmen
Loyola-Maryland 14:00 Colgate Raiders
Old Dominion 14:00 Florida Atlantic
Lehigh 14:00 Army Black Knights
Temple Owls 14:00 Pennsylvania
Georgia Southern 14:15 Georgia State
Xavier Musketeers 14:30 Seton Hall Pirates
La Salle Explorers 14:30 Richmond Spiders
Eastern Washington 14:30 Southern Utah
Creighton Bluejays 15:00 Providence Friars
CSB 15:05 Chicago State
Ball State 15:30 Miami Redhawks
LIU-Brooklyn 15:30 CBD
Mississippi Rebels 15:30 Arkansas Razorbacks
Central Michigan 15:30 Bowling Green
Illinois-Chicago 15:30 Cleveland State
Jacksonville 16:00 New Jersey Tech
Notre Dame 16:00 Clemson Tigers
Pittsburgh Panthers 16:00 Duke Blue Devils
Missouri Tigers 16:00 Texas A&M Aggies
East Carolina 16:00 Cincinnati Bearcats
Arizona Wildcats 16:00 Stanford Cardinal
Western Carolina 16:00 E. Tennessee State
TCU Horned Frogs 16:00 Kansas State
Missouri State 16:00 Drake Bulldogs
Hofstra Pride 16:00 Charleston Cougars
Fresno State 16:00 Air Force Falcons
Drexel Dragons 16:00 James Madison Dukes
Robert Morris 16:00 Wagner Seahawks
Bryant Bulldogs 16:00 St. Francis (N.Y.)
Oakland 16:00 Detroit Titans
Bethune-Cookman 16:00 Delaware State
Morgan State Bears 16:00 Coppin State Eagles
NCC 16:00 Howard Bison
Norfolk State 16:00 SCS
North Carolina A&T 16:00 MSH
Texas-El Paso 16:00 Texas-San Antonio
Appalachian State 16:05 South Alabama
SMS 16:15 Eastern Illinois
Tennessee Tech 16:15 Morehead State
Mount St. Mary's 16:30 Fairleigh Dickinson
Northern Illinois 16:30 Akron Zips
Abilene Christian 16:30 Central Arkansas
Samford Bulldogs 16:30 Furman Paladins
George Mason 16:30 Duquesne Dukes
Florida Gulf Coast 16:30 Kennesaw State Owls
Mercer Bears 17:00 NC-Greensboro
UNLV Rebels 17:00 Colorado State Rams
Stetson Hatters 17:00 Lipscomb Bison
Coastal Carolina 17:15 Troy Trojans
Louisiana-Monroe 17:15 Texas-Arlington
Sam Houston State 17:30 Lamar Cardinals
UL Lafayette 17:30 TSM
Utah Valley 18:00 New Mexico State
Austin Peay 18:00 Belmont Bruins
North Texas 18:00 Southern Miss
UCF 18:00 South Florida Bulls
Georgia Bulldogs 18:00 Auburn Tigers
Tennessee 18:00 South Carolina
Tulane Green Wave 18:00 SMM
Arkansas State 18:00 Little Rock
Baylor Bears 18:00 Kansas Jayhawks
Northwestern State 18:00 SLL
Washington Huskies 18:00 Colorado Buffaloes
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 18:00 Prairie View A&M
Hampton Pirates 18:00 SST
Grambling Tigers 18:30 Jackson State
Alabama State 18:30 Southern Jaguars
Alabama A&M 18:30 Alcorn State Braves
Cornell Big Red 19:00 Columbia Lions
Idaho Vandals 19:00 Northern Arizona
UAB Blazers 19:00 Marshall
Middle Tennessee 19:00 Western Kentucky
Charlotte 49ers 19:00 FGP
IUPUI Jaguars 19:00 Youngstown State
Chattanooga Mocs 19:00 Wofford Terriers
Kent State 19:00 Toledo Rockets
Jacksonville State 19:00 Eastern Kentucky
Marist Red Foxes 19:00 Rider Broncs
William & Mary 19:00 Elon Phoenix
Towson Tigers 19:00 UNC-Wilmington
Harvard Crimson 19:00 Dartmouth Big Green
San Diego State 19:00 New Mexico Lobos
Rice Owls 19:00 Louisiana Tech
Cal Poly Mustangs 19:00 Northridge Matadors
Incarnate Word 19:30 New Orleans
Gonzaga Bulldogs 20:00 Santa Clara Broncos
Wright State 20:00 Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Memphis Tigers 20:00 Tulsa
Southern California 20:00 Oregon State
McNeese State 20:00 Houston Baptist
South Dakota State 20:00 Western Illinois
South Dakota 20:00 Nebraska Omaha
Denver Pioneers 20:00 Oral Roberts
Grand Canyon 20:00 UMKC Kangaroos
Seattle Redhawks 20:00 TPA
Evansville 20:00 Bradley Braves
Florida Gators 20:15 Kentucky Wildcats
MIS 20:30 Texas Southern
Mississippi State 20:30 Alabama
Murray State Racers 20:30 Tennessee State
North Dakota 21:00 Northern Colorado
San Diego Torreros 21:00 Brigham Young
Portland State 21:00 Weber State
Montana Grizzlies 21:00 Montana State
Wyoming Cowboys 21:00 Utah State Aggies
Sacramento State 21:00 Idaho State Bengals
Pepperdine Waves 22:00 San Francisco Dons
St. Mary´s Gaels 22:00 Pacific Tigers
Portland Pilots 22:00 Loyola Marymount
Boise State Broncos 22:00 Nevada Wolf Pack
UCLA Bruins 22:15 Oregon Ducks
Arizona State 22:30 California
Cal State Fullerton 22:30 Long Beach State
UC Irvine 23:59 Santa Barbara
UC Davis 23:59 Hawaii Warriors
Sunday 21 January
Boston College 12:00 Louisville
Miami Hurricanes 12:00 N.C. State Wolfpack
Rutgers 12:00 Michigan Wolverines
Manhattan Jaspers 12:00 St. Peter's
Canisius 13:00 Iona Gaels
Vermont Catamounts 13:00 Hartford Hawks
Stony Brook 13:00 New Hampshire
UMBC Retrievers 14:00 Albany Great Danes
UMass Lowell 14:00 Binghamton Bearcats
Siena Saints 14:00 Quinnipiac Bobcats
Radford Highlanders 14:00 Campbell
UNC-Asheville 14:00 Liberty Flames
High Point Panthers 15:00 Longwood Lancers
Norther Iowa 16:00 Southern Illinois
Winthrop Eagles 16:00 Presbyterian
Loyola-Chicago 16:00 Valparaiso
Gardner-Webb 17:30 Charleston Southern
Virginia Cavaliers 18:00 Wake Forest
Washington State 20:00 Utah Utes

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.