Find the latest college basketball odds below. From the opening tip of the regular season to March Madness, there are plenty of games to bet on and a variety of wagering options for each one. You can also try to forecast the season as a whole and wager on college basketball futures at online sportsbooks.
College basketball odds and betting lines
The latest college basketball odds are available below. When the season is in full swing, there will be lines for all of the upcoming games, while futures odds will become available during the offseason. If you see a bet that you like, click the odds to be directed to the sportsbook where you can place the wager.
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Explanation of college basketball betting odds
When you’re ready to bet on college basketball games, the top options include picking the team that you think will win, the spread that the sportsbook has set for the contest, and the total points in the game. Here’s a look at how the top college basketball bets work:
A moneyline bet is where you wager on which team will win the game. The sportsbook will set the odds: negative for favorites and positive for underdogs.
- Duke +105
- Connecticut -125
Point spread odds
When betting on the point spread, you’re handicapping against the line that the sportsbook has set. If you bet on the favorite, that team will need to win by more than the line. If you bet on the underdog, that team will need to lose by less than the line or win by any amount.
- Purdue +2.5 (-110)
- Kentucky -2.5 (-110)
For an over/under bet, you’re wagering on the total number of points in the game. Sportsbooks set a line for estimated points, and bettors then can wager on whether the total will be over or under that line when the game goes final.
- North Carolina vs. Kansas total
- Over 135.5 (-110)
- Under 135.5 (-110)
College basketball futures
College basketball futures betting provides bettors with the option to wager on season-long outcomes. Sportsbooks will unveil the odds over the offseason, and the wagers will remain active from there as the numbers shift in response to betting action and other factors. For college basketball, the most popular futures bet is wagering on the winner of the next national championship.
2023-24 college basketball national championship odds
Popular college basketball bets
Here’s a look at the top college basketball betting options that you’re likely to come across at online sportsbooks and how they work:
- Moneylines: Bet on the team that you think will win the game.
- Spreads: Choose the favorite minus the spread or the underdog plus that spread number.
- Totals: An over/under wager on the total number of points in the game.
- Props: Various options, including the range of the margin of victory.
- Points: Over/under wagers on points for the top players.
- Halves: Bet on an individual half of the game.
- Team totals: Wager on the total number of points for one of the teams.
- Game parlays: A multi-leg wager on a game, such as a spread and total.
College basketball odds FAQ
Which team is the favorite to win the 2023-24 college basketball national championship?
A handful of favorites to win the next title include the defending champion, Connecticut , Duke and Kentucky . View odds for all of the top favorites above.
Who won March Madness in 2023?
Connecticut was the winner of the most recent national championship. The Huskies defeated San Diego State by a score of 76-59 to claim the title.
Where can you find the best college basketball odds?
The best odds for an individual college basketball game or bet won’t always be at the same sportsbook. When possible, try to take the time to line shop and compare the numbers at multiple books before placing wagers. Our live odds feed can help you with this.
Are big favorites always a safe bet in college basketball?
There is no such thing as a completely safe college basketball bet. Large moneyline favorites may win often, but there are no guarantees. Additionally, the returns are often less than favorable, as the odds disparity between the two sides can be large.
Where can you find the best college basketball predictions?
There are a number of outlets that do a nice job of previewing upcoming college basketball games. However, there is no option that will be completely accurate all of the time.