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 28 January
AOT Southern Utah 77 - 80 Northern Arizona +110 -130
FT MSH 57 - 72 Howard Bison
FT Duke Blue Devils 83 - 61 Notre Dame -1667 +1025
FT Bethune-Cookman 91 - 95 Coppin State Eagles
FT Florida A&M 72 - 66 Morgan State Bears
FT NCC 82 - 78 SST
FT Southern Jaguars 65 - 69 Alabama State
FT Alcorn State Braves 62 - 71 Alabama A&M
FT Prairie View A&M 79 - 63 Arkansas-Pine Bluff
FT Texas Southern 65 - 62 MIS
FT Baylor Bears 77 - 47 Oklahoma Sooners +210 -250
FT TCU Horned Frogs 65 - 84 Texas Tech +220 -256
Tuesday 29 January
FT Tennessee 92 - 70 South Carolina -400 +330
FT Georgia Bulldogs 60 - 70 Arkansas Razorbacks +270 -323
FT Ball State 59 - 83 Buffalo Bulls +600 -833
FT Eastern Michigan 82 - 86 Central Michigan +125 -145
FT N.C. Tar Heels 77 - 54 Georgia Tech -667 +510
FT Lipscomb Bison 79 - 59 Liberty Flames
FT Northwestern 52 - 70 Maryland Terrapins +280 -333
FT Toledo Rockets 66 - 63 Miami Redhawks -145 +125
AOT Virginia Cavaliers 66 - 65 N.C. State Wolfpack -323 +270
FT Ohio Bobcats 60 - 71 Northern Illinois +175 -204
FT Kansas Jayhawks 63 - 73 Texas Longhorns +103 -123
FT St. Joseph´s Hawks 64 - 75 Dayton Flyers +340 -417
FT Wisconsin Badgers 62 - 51 Nebraska +152 -172
AOT Missouri State 55 - 54 Valparaiso -164 +145
FT Mississippi State 79 - 83 Alabama +115 -135
FT Pittsburgh Panthers 69 - 82 Clemson Tigers +430 -526
FT Boise State Broncos 70 - 68 Colorado State Rams -141 +120
FT Ohio State Buckeyes 49 - 65 Michigan Wolverines +385 -455
FT Kentucky Wildcats 87 - 52 Vanderbilt -455 +385
FT CAL 54 - 81 CSB
FT Nevada Wolf Pack 87 - 70 UNLV Rebels -714 +535
Wednesday 30 January
FT Marquette 76 - 58 Butler Bulldogs +140 -161
AOT Mississippi Rebels 86 - 90 Florida Gators +195 -227
FT Holy Cross 54 - 68 Boston Uni. Terries
FT Navy Midshipmen 57 - 69 Bucknell Bison
FT Army Black Knights 56 - 76 Colgate Raiders
FT Rhode Island Rams 72 - 75 Duquesne Dukes -135 +115
FT Bradley Braves 81 - 73 Evansville +130 -149
FT High Point Panthers 67 - 69 Gardner-Webb
FT Fordham Rams 61 - 79 George Washington +125 -145
FT Binghamton Bearcats 60 - 86 Hartford Hawks
FT West Virginia 68 - 93 Iowa State Cyclones +675 -909
FT Stetson Hatters 57 - 72 Jacksonville
FT North Florida 64 - 81 Kennesaw State Owls
FT Massachusetts 51 - 60 La Salle Explorers -130 +110
FT Hampton Pirates 96 - 83 Longwood Lancers
FT American Eagles 74 - 68 Loyola-Maryland
FT Norther Iowa 60 - 61 Loyola-Chicago +420 -526
FT Virginia Tech 82 - 70 Miami Hurricanes -345 +290
FT Albany Great Danes 62 - 42 New Hampshire
FT Canisius 70 - 78 Niagara -118 -103
FT Florida Gulf Coast 54 - 66 New Jersey Tech
FT South Dakota 71 - 102 IPFW Mastodons +152 -172
FT Campbell 68 - 67 Radford Highlanders
FT Indiana Hoosiers 58 - 66 Rutgers -135 +115
FT Richmond Spiders 84 - 81 St. Louis Billikens +445 -556
FT Providence Friars 63 - 65 Seton Hall Pirates +160 -179
FT SCS 62 - 71 UNC-Asheville
FT Maine Black Bears 78 - 59 UMass Lowell
FT Stony Brook 49 - 57 UMBC Retrievers
FT Presbyterian 84 - 85 Charleston Southern
FT UAB Blazers 65 - 71 Middle Tennessee -256 +215
AOT Central Arkansas 99 - 105 Stephen F. Austin
FT TCI 71 - 78 Abilene Christian
FT Syracuse Orange 77 - 71 Boston College -161 +140
FT Villanova Wildcats 86 - 74 DePaul Blue Demons -278 +230
FT Illinois State 69 - 55 Drake Bulldogs +160 -179
FT Houston Baptist 96 - 92 Incarnate Word
FT Northwestern State 64 - 72 New Orleans
FT Lamar Cardinals 90 - 69 Nicholls State
FT Sam Houston State 62 - 52 SLL
FT Memphis Tigers 79 - 95 Tulsa -145 +125
FT Louisville 82 - 54 Wake Forest -556 +445
FT Missouri Tigers 58 - 92 Auburn Tigers +975 -1429
FT St. John's 83 - 67 Creighton Bluejays +160 -179
AOT Lehigh 93 - 86 Lefayette Leopards
FT Illinois 75 - 86 Minnesota +260 -313
FT Indiana State 73 - 88 Southern Illinois +205 -244
FT LSU Tigers 72 - 57 Texas A&M Aggies -256 +215
FT San Jose State 73 - 103 Utah State Aggies
FT CBL 62 - 79 Utah Valley
FT SMM 83 - 85 Wichita State +115 -135
FT Fresno State 75 - 62 Wyoming Cowboys -1111 +775
FT Northridge Matadors 71 - 78 Cal State Fullerton +290 -345
FT Air Force Falcons 51 - 66 San Diego State +475 -588
FT UCLA Bruins 87 - 67 Washington State -208 +180
FT Southern California 46 - 52 Washington Huskies +300 -357
Thursday 31 January
FT LIU-Brooklyn 77 - 80 Fairleigh Dickinson
FT UL Lafayette 77 - 104 Appalachian State
FT St. Francis (N.Y.) 72 - 78 CBD
FT Louisiana-Monroe 81 - 92 Coastal Carolina +100 -120
FT Cleveland State 64 - 78 Detroit Titans +330 -400
FT Tulane Green Wave 65 - 66 East Carolina +190 -217
FT Delaware 56 - 57 Elon Phoenix -154 +135
FT Louisiana Tech 61 - 69 Florida Atlantic -204 +175
FT Southern Miss 89 - 73 FGP -103 -118
FT Temple Owls 66 - 73 Houston Cougars +445 -556
FT James Madison Dukes 53 - 70 Charleston Cougars +635 -833
FT Rice Owls 65 - 61 Charlotte 49ers +115 -135
FT Fairfield Stags 49 - 62 Manhattan Jaspers -145 +125
FT Iona Gaels 74 - 78 Marist Red Foxes -135 +115
FT Wofford Terriers 76 - 67 Mercer Bears -303 +255
FT Siena Saints 55 - 66 Monmouth Hawks -102 -118
FT Sacred Heart 87 - 79 Mount St. Mary's
FT Youngstown State 75 - 74 Oakland +290 -345
FT North Texas 61 - 72 Old Dominion +170 -196
AOT Purdue Boilermakers 99 - 90 Penn State -357 +300
FT St. Peter's 51 - 59 Rider Broncs +475 -588
FT St. Francis (Pa.) 76 - 73 Robert Morris
FT Austin Peay 77 - 66 Tennessee Tech -476 +395
FT Furman Paladins 71 - 61 TCB -313 +265
FT VMI Keydets 66 - 93 NC-Greensboro
FT Towson Tigers 77 - 76 UNC-Wilmington +170 -196
FT Bryant Bulldogs 71 - 64 Wagner Seahawks
FT Drexel Dragons 69 - 75 William & Mary +230 -278
FT UTEP Miners 86 - 91 Marshall +405 -500
FT E. Tennessee State 74 - 66 Samford Bulldogs -196 +170
FT SMS 71 - 97 Belmont Bruins
FT Xavier Musketeers 73 - 80 Georgetown Hoyas +165 -189
FT Western Carolina 105 - 96 Chattanooga Mocs +240 -286
FT South Dakota State 86 - 80 Oral Roberts -667 +525
FT Morehead State 76 - 83 SIU-Edwardsville -125 +105
AOT Texas-San Antonio 88 - 96 Western Kentucky +225 -263
FT Murray State Racers 68 - 88 Jacksonville State -154 +135
FT Eastern Kentucky 66 - 67 Eastern Illinois -112 -106
FT UT Martin 67 - 68 Tennessee State +160 -179
AOT Arizona Wildcats 88 - 95 Arizona State +210 -250
FT Oregon State 76 - 74 Colorado Buffaloes +105 -125
FT UMKC Kangaroos 54 - 70 New Mexico State
FT Connecticut Huskies 67 - 73 UCF +260 -313
FT Oregon Ducks 78 - 72 Utah Utes +125 -145
FT Sacramento State 74 - 58 Idaho State Bengals +115 -135
FT Portland State 76 - 75 Weber State +345 -417
FT Pepperdine Waves 83 - 58 Portland Pilots -204 +175
FT Cal Poly Mustangs 71 - 45 CAL +245 -294
FT Pacific Tigers 42 - 60 Loyola Marymount +205 -244
FT Gonzaga Bulldogs 93 - 63 Brigham Young -1429 +975
AOT UC Irvine 66 - 62 Santa Barbara +108 -128
Friday 01 February
FT Long Beach State 57 - 74 Hawaii Warriors +375 -455
FT Pennsylvania 71 - 80 Cornell Big Red -294 +245
FT North Dakota 74 - 73 Western Illinois +145 -164
FT Quinnipiac Bobcats 70 - 75 Canisius +125 -145
FT Princeton Tigers 55 - 43 Columbia Lions -127 +106
FT Brown Bears 60 - 58 Dartmouth Big Green -135 +115
FT Yale Bulldogs 49 - 65 Harvard Crimson +106 -127
FT Michigan Wolverines 59 - 74 Iowa Hawkeyes -244 +202
FT Northern Kentucky 77 - 83 IUPUI Jaguars -159 +138
FT Davidson Wildcats 75 - 66 St. Bonaventure -125 +105
FT Buffalo Bulls 88 - 92 Bowling Green -357 +300
FT Wisconsin-Milwaukee 74 - 90 Green Bay +240 -286
FT Wright State 53 - 67 Illinois-Chicago -145 +125
FT Maryland Terrapins 61 - 69 Wisconsin Badgers +216 -256
Saturday 02 February
Kent State 12:00 Ball State +160 -179
Seton Hall Pirates 12:00 Butler Bulldogs +205 -244
St. John's 12:00 Duke Blue Devils
Miami Redhawks 12:00 Eastern Michigan +170 -196
Georgia Tech 12:00 Florida State +700 -1000
Virginia Tech 12:00 N.C. State Wolfpack +131 -152
Rutgers 12:00 Ohio State Buckeyes +445 -556
Memphis Tigers 12:00 South Florida Bulls
Oklahoma Sooners 12:00 West Virginia -135 +115
Lehigh 13:00 Army Black Knights
Boston Uni. Terries 13:00 Colgate Raiders
Youngstown State 13:00 Detroit Titans +200 -238
South Carolina 13:00 Georgia Bulldogs +125 -145
Georgia Southern 13:00 Georgia State +125 -145
Siena Saints 13:00 Iona Gaels +185 -213
Wofford Terriers 13:00 TCB -909 +675
Holy Cross 14:00 American Eagles
Louisiana-Monroe 14:00 Appalachian State +125 -145
Notre Dame 14:00 Boston College +108 -128
Southern Illinois 14:00 Bradley Braves
Longwood Lancers 14:00 Campbell
UL Lafayette 14:00 Coastal Carolina +140 -161
Duquesne Dukes 14:00 Dayton Flyers +355 -417
Valparaiso 14:00 Evansville +132 -152
Drake Bulldogs 14:00 Indiana State +105 -125
Texas Longhorns 14:00 Iowa State Cyclones +280 -333
Bucknell Bison 14:00 Lefayette Leopards
N.C. Tar Heels 14:00 Louisville -120 +100
Rider Broncs 14:00 Monmouth Hawks -204 +175
Loyola-Maryland 14:00 Navy Midshipmen
Miami Hurricanes 14:00 Virginia Cavaliers
Tulsa 14:00 Wichita State +165 -189
Radford Highlanders 14:00 Winthrop Eagles
Nebraska 14:15 Illinois -154 +135
Providence Friars 14:30 DePaul Blue Demons +105 -125
UNC-Asheville 15:00 Gardner-Webb
Toledo Rockets 15:00 Northern Illinois -118 -103
Cleveland State 15:00 Oakland
Western Carolina 15:00 Samford Bulldogs +560 -714
Bryant Bulldogs 15:30 CBD
Akron Zips 15:30 Ohio Bobcats +101 -120
Mississippi State 15:30 Mississippi Rebels +105 -125
St. Francis (N.Y.) 15:30 Sacred Heart
Colorado State Rams 16:00 Air Force Falcons +113 -133
NCC 16:00 Bethune-Cookman
Morgan State Bears 16:00 Coppin State Eagles
SST 16:00 Delaware State
Southern Miss 16:00 Florida Atlantic -125 +105
North Carolina A&T 16:00 Florida A&M
Kentucky Wildcats 16:00 Florida Gators -152 +132
Norfolk State 16:00 Howard Bison
Towson Tigers 16:00 Charleston Cougars +535 -714
North Texas 16:00 Charlotte 49ers -303 +250
Texas Tech 16:00 Kansas Jayhawks +160 -179
Lamar Cardinals 16:00 McNeese State
SCS 16:00 MSH
Furman Paladins 16:00 Mercer Bears -135 +115
St. Francis (Pa.) 16:00 Mount St. Mary's
St. Louis Billikens 16:00 Rhode Island Rams +155 -175
San Francisco Dons 16:00 St. Mary´s Gaels +190 -217
Kennesaw State Owls 16:00 Stetson Hatters
LIU-Brooklyn 16:00 Wagner Seahawks
UCLA Bruins 16:00 Washington Huskies +280 -333
Delaware 16:00 William & Mary +185 -213
Morehead State 16:15 Eastern Illinois +110 -130
Western Michigan 16:30 Central Michigan +315 -370
Robert Morris 16:30 Fairleigh Dickinson
E. Tennessee State 16:30 Chattanooga Mocs -435 +365
Hofstra Pride 16:30 Northeastern +125 -145
Massachusetts 16:30 St. Joseph´s Hawks +145 -164
Charleston Southern 16:30 SCS
UNLV Rebels 16:30 Utah State Aggies +600 -833
Northwestern State 17:00 Central Arkansas
Austin Peay 17:00 Jacksonville State +185 -213
North Alabama Lions 17:00 Lipscomb Bison
Nicholls State 17:00 SLL
Texas-Arlington 17:00 TSM +285 -345
Oregon State 17:00 Utah Utes +145 -164
Southern Utah 17:05 Eastern Washington +170 -196
Incarnate Word 17:15 New Orleans
MIS 17:30 Jackson State
Vermont Catamounts 17:30 UMass Lowell
UT Martin 18:00 Belmont Bruins
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 18:00 Grambling Tigers
Arkansas Razorbacks 18:00 LSU Tigers +345 -417
Indiana Hoosiers 18:00 Michigan State +900 -1429
Boise State Broncos 18:00 Nevada Wolf Pack +925 -1429
Chicago State 18:00 New Mexico State
Kansas State 18:00 Oklahoma State -149 +130
Syracuse Orange 18:00 Pittsburgh Panthers -154 +135
Alabama A&M 18:00 Prairie View A&M
La Salle Explorers 18:00 Richmond Spiders +215 -256
Troy Trojans 18:00 South Alabama -103 -118
Temple Owls 18:00 Tulane Green Wave -588 +470
Southern Jaguars 18:30 Alcorn State Braves
Arkansas State 18:30 Little Rock +195 -227
George Mason 18:30 VCU +300 -357
Binghamton Bearcats 19:00 Albany Great Danes
Yale Bulldogs 19:00 Dartmouth Big Green
Drexel Dragons 19:00 Elon Phoenix
Jacksonville 19:00 Florida Gulf Coast
Louisiana Tech 19:00 FGP -149 +130
Hampton Pirates 19:00 High Point Panthers
Brown Bears 19:00 Harvard Crimson
New Jersey Tech 19:00 Liberty Flames
Texas-San Antonio 19:00 Marshall +170 -196
St. Peter's 19:00 Manhattan Jaspers
Fairfield Stags 19:00 Marist Red Foxes +130 -149
Rice Owls 19:00 Old Dominion +635 -833
Hartford Hawks 19:00 Stony Brook
James Madison Dukes 19:00 UNC-Wilmington +160 -179
Southern California 19:00 Washington State -256 +215
UTEP Miners 19:00 Western Kentucky +500 -667
Princeton Tigers 19:30 Cornell Big Red
Alabama 20:00 Auburn Tigers +355 -417
TCU Horned Frogs 20:00 Baylor Bears +170 -196
SMM 20:00 Cincinnati Bearcats +445 -556
Pennsylvania 20:00 Columbia Lions
San Diego Torreros 20:00 Gonzaga Bulldogs
TCI 20:00 Houston Baptist
Missouri State 20:00 Norther Iowa
IPFW Mastodons 20:00 Oral Roberts -169 +150
Stephen F. Austin 20:00 Sam Houston State
Eastern Kentucky 20:00 SIU-Edwardsville -133 +113
Tennessee 20:00 Texas A&M Aggies -667 +500
Middle Tennessee 20:00 UAB Blazers +500 -667
North Dakota State 20:00 Western Illinois -125 +105
Vanderbilt 20:30 Missouri Tigers +150 -169
Murray State Racers 20:30 Tennessee Tech -1250 +850
SMS 20:30 Tennessee State +135 -154
Alabama State 20:30 Texas Southern
Loyola Marymount 21:00 Brigham Young +250 -303
Montana Grizzlies 21:00 Montana State -244 +205
San Diego State 21:00 San Jose State
Portland Pilots 21:00 Santa Clara Broncos +315 -370
UC Davis 21:00 CAL
Sacramento State 21:00 Weber State +355 -417
Portland State 21:05 Idaho State Bengals -120 +101
Oregon Ducks 21:30 Colorado Buffaloes -120 +100
Grand Canyon 22:00 CSB
Cal Poly Mustangs 22:00 Northridge Matadors +305 -370
New Mexico Lobos 22:00 Fresno State +320 -385
Northern Arizona 22:00 Idaho Vandals
Loyola-Chicago 22:00 Illinois State +105 -125
UC Irvine 22:00 Long Beach State -213 +185
Pepperdine Waves 22:00 Pacific Tigers +107 -127
CBL 22:00 Seattle Redhawks
Sunday 03 February
Santa Barbara 01:00 Hawaii Warriors +140 -161
Wake Forest 12:00 Clemson Tigers
Minnesota 12:00 Purdue Boilermakers
Georgetown Hoyas 12:00 Villanova Wildcats
Xavier Musketeers 13:00 Creighton Bluejays
Wright State 13:00 IUPUI Jaguars
New Hampshire 13:00 Maine Black Bears
North Dakota 13:00 Nebraska Omaha
Quinnipiac Bobcats 14:00 Niagara
East Carolina 14:00 Connecticut Huskies
South Dakota State 15:00 Denver Pioneers
Stanford Cardinal 16:00 California
Northern Kentucky 16:00 Illinois-Chicago

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.