March Madness Odds 2017

One of the cardinal rules when it comes to betting on March Madness is promising to remain in tune with the tournament’s odds at every juncture. This isn’t specific to any part of the bracket, be it early or late. It is not specific to one type of team, be they a heavyweight favorite or demonstrative underdog. This pledge encompasses everything, from start to finish, on both the single-game and future fronts. You need to have a hold on the odds at every turn, lest you fall victim to uninformed bets that will ultimately burn you at the sportsbooks. [+]

If this sounds ominous, it’s not supposed to. Falling out of the odds loop is a very real and ever-present danger. But you can easily avoid such issues.

This entails not only keeping up to date with game lines, but also adhering to different kinds of guidelines that help you spot potentially bad and possibly good bets.

Fortunately for you, you’re already a step ahead of the rest by simply being here. Read on, and we promise to help you navigate the minefield that is the March Madness basketball tournament.

March Madness Betting Lines Today

Start all of your March Madness betting preparation each and every day by checking out the game odds just below. These ensure you’re never being provided with outdated information, and the way every matchup is stacked on top of one another lets you scour the day’s slate, however busy, for wagers that stand out relative to others. [+]

With this in mind, you still want to see how these lines compare to those listed at your primary sportsbooks. Most websites deal with the same odds, but they can vary as you move from oddsmaker to oddsmaker.

Lines are also prone to changing prior to opening tips. Sportsbooks are savvy when it comes to adjusting odds based on any surprise action for a specific team or bet. So as soon as you know what the lines are, it’s best to make your decision as quickly as reasonably possible, this way you’re not forced to pivot on a whim like many other bettors who end up waiting.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 25 November
AOT Colorado State Rams 70 - 78 New Mexico State +180 -196
FT Northeastern 62 - 74 South Alabama -152 +135
FT Rosemont Ravens 51 - 84 Drexel Dragons
FT Yale Bulldogs 73 - 51 Western Michigan -333 +305
FT Grand Canyon 68 - 63 Illinois State +155 -169
FT Drake Bulldogs 59 - 67 Miami Redhawks -182 +165
FT Loyola-Chicago 55 - 66 South Florida Bulls -137 +125
FT Seattle Redhawks 70 - 77 Bucknell Bison +160 -182
FT Georgia Bulldogs 61 - 80 Dayton Flyers +152 -164
FT Fordham Rams 64 - 69 Western Kentucky +450 -500
FT UL Lafayette 81 - 62 Detroit Titans -147 +135
FT George Mason 60 - 53 Old Dominion +175 -208
FT Wright State 72 - 57 Weber State -385 +350
FT Virginia Tech 71 - 66 Michigan State +650 -833
FT IUPUI Jaguars 77 - 81 Loyola-Maryland +175 -200
AOT Valparaiso 77 - 81 Cincinnati Bearcats +570 -769
FT Pittsburgh Panthers 63 - 59 Kansas State +128 -145
FT Kent State 52 - 71 Ohio State Buckeyes +1335 -2000
AOT Arkansas Razorbacks 62 - 61 Georgia Tech -145 +125
FT Alabama State 62 - 78 VCU +10000 -33333
FT Butler Bulldogs 63 - 52 Missouri Tigers +108 -125
FT Chattanooga Mocs 46 - 58 Tennessee +1315 -2500
FT Wisconsin Badgers 52 - 62 Richmond Spiders -270 +230
FT Pfeiffer Falcons 83 - 127 Winthrop Eagles
FT Chicago State 56 - 113 Florida State +31000 -100000
FT Lipscomb Bison 78 - 65 Tennessee Tech -169 +150
FT Murray State Racers 64 - 75 La Salle Explorers -294 +265
FT Washington State 71 - 82 Nebraska -102 -102
FT Jacksonville 57 - 62 Campbell
FT SCS 66 - 92 Austin Peay +1050 -1667
FT Abilene Christian 56 - 61 TSM +550 -833
FT Oakland 50 - 74 Northern Illinois +185 -208
FT Northridge Matadors 84 - 85 Green Bay +430 -526
FT Southern Jaguars 51 - 78 Nebraska Omaha +750 -1111
FT SLL 70 - 78 Vanderbilt +1750 -3333
FT Southwestern Eagles 45 - 99 Oral Roberts
FT Troy Trojans 66 - 80 Alabama A&M -667 +475
FT Nevada Wolf Pack 77 - 62 Bowling Green -154 +135
FT Louisiana Tech 75 - 88 Indiana Hoosiers +475 -556
FT Bradley Braves 51 - 78 Northwestern -149 +130
FT CBC 67 - 75 Arkansas-Pine Bluff
FT Texas Southern 62 - 74 Montana Grizzlies +475 -667
FT Kansas Jayhawks 93 - 63 CHA -50000 +17500
FT Stanford Cardinal 73 - 54 Oklahoma Sooners +185 -217
FT Auburn Tigers 84 - 59 New Mexico Lobos -455 +375
FT Tennessee State 49 - 62 San Diego State +1335 -2500
FT Brigham Young 78 - 63 UCLA Bruins +125 -130
Tuesday 26 November
FT Drake Bulldogs 59 - 56 Northeastern -105 -102
FT Colorado State Rams 61 - 60 Loyola-Chicago +150 -169
FT Western Michigan 55 - 59 Seattle Redhawks -105 -110
FT UT Martin 64 - 81 Gardner-Webb +165 -182
FT New Mexico State 65 - 45 South Florida Bulls -135 +115
FT Murray State Racers 69 - 68 Weber State -370 +315
FT Georgia Bulldogs 85 - 93 Michigan State +900 -1429
FT Yale Bulldogs 81 - 61 Bucknell Bison -189 +165
FT Hampton Pirates 73 - 89 San Francisco Dons +1625 -3333
FT Boston Uni. Terries 55 - 78 Northern Colorado +113 -130
FT Grambling Tigers 74 - 84 Portland State +290 -345
FT UL Lafayette 67 - 92 UC Irvine +250 -286
FT Caldwell Cougars 64 - 54 Norfolk State
FT Brown Bears 63 - 75 UMass Lowell -130 +110
FT Miami Redhawks 71 - 82 South Alabama +110 -125
FT UCLA Bruins 74 - 48 CHA -5000 +2375
FT Wisconsin Badgers 50 - 59 New Mexico Lobos -294 +250
FT Old Dominion 50 - 66 Washington State -135 +120
FT IUPUI Jaguars 77 - 83 Southern Jaguars
FT Wofford Terriers 67 - 42 MSH -3333 +1650
FT Wichita State 70 - 47 South Carolina -200 +170
FT Western Illinois 69 - 62 Ball State +925 -1111
FT BCT 47 - 90 TCB
FT Coppin State Eagles 94 - 78 James Madison Dukes +400 -500
FT New Jersey Tech 58 - 85 Rutgers +800 -1250
FT Fairleigh Dickinson 66 - 91 Notre Dame +2375 -5000
FT Furman Paladins 97 - 61 Elon Phoenix -1667 +1075
FT Greensboro Pride 73 - 90 High Point Panthers
FT Utah Valley 61 - 64 Mount St. Mary's -175 +155
FT Arizona State 67 - 65 Princeton Tigers -588 +470
FT Mercer Bears 51 - 56 St. Bonaventure +200 -238
FT SUNY-Oneonta Red D. 69 - 90 Binghamton Bearcats
AOT Bryant Bulldogs 76 - 87 New Hampshire -141 +120
FT Florida College Fa. 60 - 72 Stetson Hatters
FT Cornell Big Red 61 - 72 Navy Midshipmen +110 -130
FT EAH 66 - 122 UNC-Wilmington
FT Goucher Gophers 32 - 98 VMI Keydets
FT Appalachian State 69 - 78 E. Tennessee State +535 -714
FT FLO 59 - 73 Florida Gulf Coast
FT Howard Bison 69 - 86 American Eagles +1150 -1667
FT Oklahoma Sooners 77 - 66 Missouri Tigers
FT St. Francis (N.Y.) 56 - 67 Little Rock +650 -1000
FT Radford Highlanders 63 - 80 Monmouth Hawks -169 +150
FT Morehead State 84 - 95 William & Mary +220 -244
FT Auburn Tigers 79 - 65 Richmond Spiders
FT George Mason 85 - 66 Nebraska
FT La Salle Explorers 72 - 70 Wright State
FT Canisius 94 - 64 Illinois-Chicago +175 -200
FT Lamar Cardinals 48 - 57 UAB Blazers +205 -244
FT Central Michigan 75 - 88 DePaul Blue Demons +575 -714
FT NCC 48 - 64 Southern Illinois +255 -313
FT Northwestern State 69 - 77 Louisiana-Monroe +875 -1429
FT Blue Mount. C.T. 56 - 102 Nicholls State
FT Colgate Raiders 99 - 81 Green Bay -179 +158
FT Houston Baptist 73 - 112 Houston Cougars +6000 -14286
FT Dayton Flyers 89 - 62 Virginia Tech -175 +160
FT Loyola-Maryland 65 - 70 Nebraska Omaha
FT Norther Iowa 55 - 60 West Virginia +235 -270
FT CCC 46 - 82 Montana State
AOT Stephen F. Austin 85 - 83 Duke Blue Devils +8500 -33333
FT Wyoming Cowboys 47 - 64 TCU Horned Frogs +1075 -1667
FT Belmont Bruins 82 - 87 Eastern Washington -286 +250
FT Stanford Cardinal 67 - 68 Butler Bulldogs
FT North Dakota State 70 - 53 Idaho Vandals -455 +390
FT UC Davis 66 - 72 California +525 -625
FT Longwood Lancers 58 - 71 CAL +195 -233
FT SIU-Edwardsville 50 - 78 Pacific Tigers +535 -714
FT Jackson State 57 - 80 UNLV Rebels +800 -1250
FT Sam Houston State 74 - 65 CSB +160 -185
FT Kansas Jayhawks 71 - 56 Brigham Young
FT Colorado Buffaloes 71 - 67 Clemson Tigers -208 +175
Wednesday 27 November
FT Northeastern 79 - 69 Weber State -278 +240
FT Loyola-Chicago 68 - 61 Old Dominion -175 +160
FT Bryan College Lions 54 - 78 Western Carolina
FT Michigan Wolverines 83 - 76 Iowa State Cyclones -130 +150
FT UT Martin 76 - 73 Boston Uni. Terries
FT Colorado State Rams 79 - 69 Washington State -105 -110
FT Drake Bulldogs 63 - 53 Murray State Racers -125 +110
AOT Charlotte 49ers 78 - 81 Georgia State +200 -233
FT SCS 47 - 78 Tulsa +2125 -5000
FT St. Louis Billikens 64 - 54 Boston College +110 -123
FT N.C. Tar Heels 76 - 67 Alabama -526 +430
FT MIS 50 - 73 North Alabama Lions +1875 -3333
FT Michigan State 75 - 62 UCLA Bruins
FT Texas-Arlington 57 - 58 Furman Paladins +220 -256
FT Gardner-Webb 67 - 62 Northern Colorado
FT Maine Black Bears 26 - 46 Virginia Cavaliers +7000 -20000
FT Manhattan Jaspers 64 - 73 Rhode Island Rams +675 -833
FT Denver Pioneers 64 - 81 Santa Clara Broncos +1000 -1429
FT Mississippi Rebels 74 - 72 Penn State +140 -149
FT Miami Redhawks 66 - 71 Wright State
FT South Florida Bulls 67 - 74 Nebraska
AOT Dayton Flyers 84 - 90 Kansas Jayhawks
FT Kansas State 60 - 73 Bradley Braves -244 +210
FT South Carolina 72 - 78 Norther Iowa
FT Niagara 54 - 77 IPFW Mastodons +455 -500
FT Westminster Titans 67 - 93 Youngstown State
FT GGT 62 - 102 Robert Morris
FT Hartford Hawks 58 - 90 SMM +1750 -3333
FT Gallaudet Bison 44 - 93 Vermont Catamounts
FT Stony Brook 61 - 75 Delaware +160 -185
FT Norfolk State 71 - 75 Monmouth Hawks +260 -323
FT Gonzaga Bulldogs 94 - 69 Southern Miss -10000 +3750
FT Oklahoma State 86 - 72 Syracuse Orange +110 -130
FT SMS 57 - 64 Cal State Fullerton +175 -208
FT Alcorn State Braves 50 - 67 Little Rock +1050 -1667
FT New Mexico State 64 - 68 George Mason
AOT South Alabama 76 - 81 La Salle Explorers
FT Samford Bulldogs 77 - 86 South Dakota State +195 -227
FT Trinity Christian. 71 - 98 Valparaiso
FT Pittsburgh Panthers 72 - 59 Northwestern -154 +145
FT Wichita State 63 - 75 West Virginia
FT East Central Tigers 71 - 91 UTEP Miners
FT Georgia Bulldogs 80 - 77 CHA -12500 +4875
FT Oregon Ducks 71 - 69 Seton Hall Pirates -125 +105
FT South Dakota 84 - 83 CBL -130 +110
FT Hofstra Pride 69 - 79 San Diego Torreros -109 -110
FT Portland State 70 - 81 Santa Barbara +334 -417
FT Oregon State 83 - 48 San Jose State -3333 +2000
FT Virginia Tech 77 - 90 Brigham Young
Thursday 28 November
FT Maryland Terrapins 76 - 69 Temple Owls -526 +420
FT Texas-Arlington 77 - 67 Elon Phoenix -556 +445
FT Texas A&M Aggies 51 - 62 Harvard Crimson +135 -154
FT N.C. Tar Heels 64 - 73 Michigan Wolverines
FT Tennessee State 82 - 72 Cal Poly Mustangs -313 +255
FT Providence Friars 65 - 66 Long Beach State -1667 +1150
FT Southern California 54 - 47 Fairfield Stags -1250 +875
FT N.C. State Wolfpack 78 - 83 Memphis Tigers -135 +117
AOT Oregon Ducks 72 - 73 Gonzaga Bulldogs +165 -185
FT Wake Forest 65 - 56 Charleston Cougars +128 -145
FT LIU-Brooklyn 92 - 95 North Florida +160 -185
FT Davidson Wildcats 63 - 73 Marquette +130 -149
FT Alabama 89 - 104 Iowa State Cyclones +145 -161
FT Texas Tech 61 - 72 Iowa Hawkeyes -333 +285
FT UCF 67 - 68 Pennsylvania +130 -141
FT Seton Hall Pirates 81 - 56 Southern Miss -2000 +1280
FT San Diego State 83 - 52 Creighton Bluejays -145 +130
FT Pepperdine Waves 91 - 93 Arizona Wildcats +1250 -2000
Friday 29 November
FT Chicago State 62 - 71 Jacksonville State +2000 -5000
FT Eureka Red Devils 60 - 125 New Orleans
FT Massachusetts 57 - 82 Rutgers +375 -417
FT KEN 42 - 88 Liberty Flames
FT Alabama State 56 - 74 Chattanooga Mocs +240 -278
FT ILL 57 - 76 Illinois State
FT DePaul Blue Demons 73 - 68 Minnesota +160 -172
FT Campbell 74 - 84 Georgia Southern +310 -370
FT SMS 75 - 87 Santa Clara Broncos +925 -1429
FT SIU-Edwardsville 51 - 69 CAL +375 -455
FT Louisville 71 - 54 Western Kentucky -625 +475
FT North Dakota 78 - 63 Florida Gulf Coast +150 -169
FT Holy Cross 69 - 87 Florida Atlantic +650 -1000
FT Tennessee 57 - 60 Florida State +113 -130
FT UAB Blazers 58 - 69 Kentucky Wildcats +1400 -2500
FT Winthrop Eagles 70 - 83 Duke Blue Devils +3750 -10000
FT MSH 56 - 75 Delaware +1875 -3333
FT Penn State 85 - 64 Syracuse Orange -147 +135
FT Denver Pioneers 65 - 62 Cal State Fullerton +145 -161
FT Missouri State 58 - 73 LSU Tigers +725 -1000
FT Abilene Christian 51 - 70 SMM +1250 -2000
P2 Coppin State Eagles 62 - 69 Montana Grizzlies +575 -833
35' UC Davis 65 - 70 Utah Utes +1575 -2500
60' UNC-Wilmington 57 - 77 Boise State Broncos +925 -1429
9' Marshall 67 - 73 Florida Gators +1500 -2000
247' Morgan State Bears 50 - 84 Ohio State Buckeyes +7500 -20000
HT VCU 26 - 32 Purdue Boilermakers +125 -130
759' Mississippi Rebels 29 - 52 Oklahoma State -119 +103
HT Longwood Lancers 32 - 35 Pacific Tigers +360 -455
HT Grambling Tigers 27 - 17 Santa Barbara +1000 -1429
HT Hampton Pirates 22 - 36 CSB +250 -303
Utah State Aggies 23:30 St. Mary´s Gaels +150 -169
Saturday 30 November
San Francisco Dons 00:30 Hawaii Warriors -185 +165
Wagner Seahawks 12:00 St. John's
Lipscomb Bison 12:00 Xavier Musketeers
Morehead State 12:00 North Alabama Lions
American Eagles 13:00 Albany Great Danes
Drexel Dragons 13:00 UMBC Retrievers
St. Francis (N.Y.) 13:00 St. Peter's
Detroit Titans 13:00 Ohio Bobcats
MSL 14:00 Indiana State
Princeton Tigers 14:00 Bucknell Bison
McNeese State 14:00 Texas Longhorns
William & Mary 14:00 Buffalo Bulls
NC-Greensboro 14:00 Georgetown Hoyas
South Dakota 14:00 Northern Arizona
Siena Saints 14:00 Colgate Raiders
Jacksonville 14:00 North Carolina A&T
Boston College 14:30 Richmond Spiders
MTO 15:00 Brigham Young
Shorter Hawks 15:00 Troy Trojans
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 15:00 Sam Houston State
E. Tennessee State 15:00 Little Rock
South Dakota State 16:00 Indiana Hoosiers
East Carolina 16:00 James Madison Dukes
Mount St. Mary's 16:00 Howard Bison
Dartmouth Big Green 16:00 Bowling Green
SMS 16:00 Denver Pioneers
Navy Midshipmen 16:00 Brown Bears
Stetson Hatters 16:00 Kent State
Lehigh 16:00 Columbia Lions
Toccoa Falls Eagles 16:00 Presbyterian
SCS 16:00 Charlotte 49ers
Youngstown State 16:30 Central Michigan
North Dakota 16:30 Georgia Southern
Northern Kentucky 17:00 Arkansas Razorbacks
Stephen F. Austin 17:00 Arkansas State
Hartford Hawks 17:30 TSM
Fresno State 18:00 Northridge Matadors
Coastal Carolina 18:00 Delaware State
Robert Morris 18:00 Cleveland State
Cal State Fullerton 18:30 Santa Clara Broncos
Army Black Knights 19:00 Marist Red Foxes
Evansville 19:00 IUPUI Jaguars
Campbell 19:00 Florida Gulf Coast
Oakland 19:00 Toledo Rockets
New Hampshire 19:00 FGP
St. Francis (Pa.) 19:00 St. Joseph´s Hawks
UNLV Rebels 19:00 Cincinnati Bearcats
Xavier Gold Rush 19:00 New Orleans
Western Illinois 20:00 UMKC Kangaroos
Green Bay 20:00 Montana State
Tulsa 20:00 Vanderbilt
Prairie View A&M 20:00 Texas-San Antonio
IPFW Mastodons 20:00 Grand Canyon
Lamar Cardinals 20:00 Texas Southern
Belmont Bruins 20:30 Middle Tennessee
Sacramento State 21:00 Colorado Buffaloes
Samford Bulldogs 21:00 Louisiana Tech
Idaho Vandals 22:00 Seattle Redhawks
Eastern Michigan 22:00 UC Irvine
SDC 22:00 CSB
Sunday 01 December
Mercer Bears 12:00 Canisius
Campbell 12:00 North Dakota
CBD 13:00 UMass Lowell
Maine Black Bears 13:00 Connecticut Huskies
Pine Manor Gators 14:00 Sacred Heart
George Washington 14:00 South Carolina
MSH 14:00 Fordham Rams
Rhode Island Rams 14:00 West Virginia
Southern Jaguars 14:00 Tulane Green Wave
Vermont Catamounts 15:00 Yale Bulldogs
Montana Grizzlies 15:00 New Mexico Lobos
Hofstra Pride 15:00 Holy Cross
Towson Tigers 16:00 Cornell Big Red
Niagara 16:00 Norfolk State
Southern Utah 16:00 Loyola Marymount
UNC-Wilmington 16:00 Stanford Cardinal
Southern Illinois 16:00 St. Louis Billikens
Jackson State 16:00 Air Force Falcons
Utah Valley 16:30 Colorado State Rams
Georgia Southern 17:00 Florida Gulf Coast
Binghamton Bearcats 18:00 Loyola-Maryland
Illinois-Chicago 18:00 Florida Atlantic
Bethune-Cookman 18:00 Georgia Tech
Portland State 18:00 Oregon State
La Salle Explorers 18:30 Villanova Wildcats
Nebraska Omaha 20:00 St. Mary´s Gaels
Incarnate Word 20:00 Portland Pilots
San Jose State 20:00 UCLA Bruins
San Diego Torreros 21:00 St. Bonaventure
HAW 22:00 Hawaii Warriors

March Madness Best Bets

The makeup of every bracket will always impact how you approach each and every March Madness tournament, but there are a few generalities you can apply to every big dance. We go through some of them below, so you can relate them to this year’s March Madness setup.

Never Bet on a No. 16 Seed

Simple, right?

Well, some people still fall into the trap. They see the moneyline odds for a first-round matchup between a No. 1 seed, such as the 2017 Gonzaga Bulldogs, and No. 16 seed, then decide the lucrative return is worth the risk. After all, a sixthteenth-place team has to upset a first-place squad at some point? Right?

Maybe so, but until it happens, you have no business banking on it being so. If you’ve extensively watched both the No. 1 seed and No. 16 seed in question, and you feel that, say, a 17-point spread is too large for the favorite to cover, by all means go nuts. 

But in a tournament founded up on surprise outcomes, the triumph of a No. 1 seed over a No. 16 seed is the closest thing to a March Madness lock there is.

Forget About the Regular Season (For the Most Part)

Betting on underdogs during March Madness can be exhilirating and, most importantly, profitable. But you have to be smart about it.

First, you shouldnt be rolling with a noted underdog before the tournament starts. Futures are basically a sham in college basketball anyway, since they’re so damn hard to hit on, but the potential return on a universal underdog in particular isn’t worth the included risk.

March Madness Futures 

It’s great that you think the 2017 Wichita State Shockers will use their 25-4 regular-season to shock (sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves) the entire bracket. But that doesn’t give you enough license to test out their tournament futures. You’re better off following their progress game by game, win by win, and deciding whether you’ll be investing in their moneylines or spreads.

Regular-season performances don’t matter as much in this format. One misstep is all it takes for a favorite to be shown the door and brackets everywhere to be busted. You have to play the hot hands, investing in teams that have shown, through two or more games, they belong in your betting armory, almost irrespective of seeding.

You’re going to be high on No. 1 seeds like Villanova and Kansas. That’s fine. It’s expected. But before you draw sweeping conclusions and make substantially sized bets on their games (or futures), do yourself a solid and first see how they fare under the bright lights of March Madness. Your impression of them might change. Or maybe it won’t.

Either way, you’ll know what bets you should be making.

Know the Limitations of Underdogs

On the general underdog front, you never want to place that kind of stock in seeds lower than ninth when you get into the later rounds—say, the Sweet 16 and later.

Since 1979, the lowest-seeded team to make a Final Four is 11th. The lowest-seeded team to make a championship match, meanwhile, is eighth.

Don’t try to push those boundaries. Historical March Madness results matter. You have some creative flexibility if a 12th-seeded team makes the Final Four, since it would be an unprecedented occurrence. But don’t look to shirk these trends until they actually been shirked in real life.