November 8th, 2022 to March 12th, 2023
Divison I NCAA College Basketball
November 8th, 2022 to March 12th, 2023
Divison I NCAA College Basketball
While there is little action to report during the NCAA offseason, other than players hitting the transfer portal, there is a ton to recap from the last campaign. We also have a lot to look forward to in what should be an exciting upcoming season.
Before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s take a look back on a 2021-22 NCAAB season. After a season interrupted by COVID-19, we were back to a full season of college hoops.
The new season brought along a few rule changes One was that the NCAA Council adopted legislation that extends the “one-time transfer exception.” This means that players can transfer schools one time without having to sit out a year.
While rule changes are important, the real action of the 2021-22 NCAAB season came on the hardwood. After a full season of hard work, the Kansas Jayhawks emerged victorious as national champions. It was Kansas’ 10th trip to the National Championship game and 16th berth in the Final Four. The Jayhawks were able to eke out a win over the North Carolina Tar Heels 72-69 after outscoring UNC in the second half 47-29. It capped off an impressive run by UNC highlighted by an upset win over No. 2 Duke in the Final Four.
Other notable upsets in March Madness last year include No. 12 New Mexico State beating No. 5 Connecticut, and No. 15 Saint Peter’s upsetting No. 2 Kentucky in overtime of the first round. Saint Peter’s went on to upset No 7 Murray State in the second round, and No. 3 Purdue in the Sweet 16. In doing so, the small school from Jersey City became the third 15-seed in tournament history to reach the Sweet 16. The Peacocks then went on to become the first team to reach the Elite Eight from the No. 13 or lower. Saint Peter’s Cinderella story ended against UNC in the Regional Final.
Despite being upset in the opening round of the Tournament, Kentucky’s Oscar Tshiebwe won the Wooden and Naismith Awards, AP Player of the Year, NABC Player of the Year, and the Oscar Robertson Trophy. Meanwhile, Tommy Llyod from Arizona won the AP Coach of the Year Award.
The 2022-2023 NCAAB Season is set to tip off on November 8, 2022. There are a few recommended rule changes that may go into effect this season, including one that would make flopping a Class B technical foul. Another major story to come out of the offseason is that UCLA and USC will jump ship from the Pac-12 to the Big Ten in 2024.
In a surprising move, the consensus national player of the year in 2021-22, Tshiebwe, announced he is returning to Kentucky for his senior season. The talented forward became the first reigning player of the year to return the following season since Tyler Hansborough in 2008 with UNC.
Kansas heads into the season with the hopes of becoming the first reigning champion since Florida in 2007 to win back-to-back titles. But, with 350 Division 1 teams fighting for the crown, the odds are stacked against them.
Speaking of odds, according to the current figures at BetUS, the North Carolina Tar Heels and Gonzaga Bulldogs are the odds-on favorites to win the title at +850. The Houston Cougars round out the top three at +1000. Kansas finds itself in the No. 4 spot on the odds board at +1200 while Arkansas, Duke, and UCLA are tied for fifth at +1400.
|Atlantic 10||ACC||Big 12|
|Big East||Big Sky||Big South|
|Big Ten||Big West||Colonial|
|Missouri Valley||Mountain West||Northeast|
|Ohio Valle||Pac-12||Patriot League|
|SWAC||Summit League||Sun Belt|
Each game will have the usual moneyline, point spreads, and totals, but at BetUS Sportsbook, we offer plenty of in-game betting props and some unique wagers you can place throughout the game. You can imagine the amount of NCAAB odds and lines you might find on the sportsbook, which makes things overwhelming for new bettors or those who aren’t entirely familiar with college basketball betting.
However, we pride ourselves on trying our best to educate you on college basketball betting, and we want to help you learn!
We have a comprehensive College Basketball Betting 101 guide that can show you the basic betting types.
– If you are looking at betting on a larger conference with upwards of ten teams, it can prove to be helpful to bet against the public.
In conferences like ACC, Big East, Pac-12, and others, you might see large spreads or riskier odds. When you see that there is a huge consensus on one side, bet the other to even out the juice.
– Bet the first half. Teams come out of the gate pretty quick, as they are younger and have more drive and there are more opportunities for strong offense in the NCAAB.
Usually teams will score the most amount of points in the first quarter than others, so it can be valuable to bet the first half totals. This also saves you from the stress at the end of the game – wishing for more points to hit the over or hoping that there are no more points scored in the fourth quarter to hit the under.
– Home court advantage usually is a huge factor in any sport – but when it comes to college basketball odds, you can bet that the stadium will be packed to the rafters and the energy is high – for the home team.
When you have that outpouring support, you play harder, and even an underdog may hit a point spread or unlikely outcome with the help of their fans.
– Pick a few teams to follow for the season. You can’t bet on every team, and you probably don’t have time to research every single team every week – so pick 5-10 teams and follow their news, stats, injury reports, coaches – all of it.
You will find knowing a decent amount about a few teams will help you make better college basketball betting decisions in the long run.
– Last but not least, do your research. There are over 350 teams in Division I College Basketball and there can be 30 games in a single night in some cases.
You can’t be betting blind – you really need to follow some college basketball beat writers or keep up with the team statistics.
Betting on NCAA college basketball is a great way to take advantage of a huge slate of games. You can create parlays as there are always multiple NCAAB games each day, and you can capitalize on the opportunities the college basketball odds present.
There are always huge favorites and underdogs, but there is no better opportunity for a Cinderella team to come out of the woodwork and shock everyone.
2022 – Kansas
2021 – Baylor
2020 – No NCAA Championship due to COVID-19
2019 – Virginia
2018 – Villanova
2017 – North Carolina
2016 – Villanova
2015 – Duke
2014 – Connecticut
2013 – Louisville
2012 – Kentucky
2011 – Connecticut
College basketball provides a great opportunity through the autumn and winter months for sports bettors to bet on a huge number of games in a short period of time. There are over 30 NCAAB conferences with 350 Division I NCAA basketball teams, and each team has about 33 games per season. That works out to over 11,000 NCAA College basketball games to bet on – upwards of 30 games per day in some cases.
It can be stressful and confusing to try to figure out which games you should bet on, so we recommend first learning how to bet on the NCAAB, then we can look at strategies, or maybe you can pick a few teams to follow and wager on throughout the season.
Let’s look at popular betting types and how the college basketball odds might be displayed. This is a great way to determine which betting options are best for you and your NCAAB betting strategy.
All you have to do when placing a college basketball moneyline wager is choose the winner of the game. It’s that simple! You will look at the NCAAB odds, and find a game that interests you, and when you see a team you think will win the game outright, you can place a wager on them. But first, let’s look at an example and how to read the odds quickly to determine if the bet is worth placing.
You can win more money betting on an underdog, but you don’t want to limit your betting strategy to only betting underdogs. Teams are favored for a reason, as they are more likely to win the game. A quick way to identify the favored team will be to look at the college basketball odds – favored teams will have a negative number (-120) for odds. The underdog team will have a positive number (+300) and the higher the number, the more unlikely the team is to win.
Let’s say you have Baylor vs Gonzaga:
In this situation, we can identify Baylor as the favored team and Gonzaga as the underdog. These odds show us that it’s expected to be a tight game, as the odds numbers are quite low. Odds on either side with a high number reflect a bigger favorite or a bigger underdog.
If you want to bet on Baylor, you will have to wager $145 to win $100. If you want to bet on Gonzaga, you would win $150 on a $100 wager. You can bet any amount, it’s just a quick way to identify how much you would win by betting $100 on American odds. There are other odds formats like Decimal and Fractional, if those are easier to understand.
When it comes to betting on point spreads in college basketball, it can be a little more complex, but still a great NCAAB betting option, especially when you feel like there isn’t a moneyline outright winner in the game.
The point spread gives the underdog team an advantage, using a point spread as an imaginary head start. The negative number still will represent the favored team, and that team will need to win by that amount. The positive number will represent the underdog team, and there are two options when betting on an underdog: they either have to win, or they can lose by less than the point spread.
If we use the same teams as above:
This means that Baylor is favored and will need to win the game by more than 9 points for your wager on them to cash. Gonzaga is the underdog, and they can either win the game or lose by less than 8 points.
Totals betting in college basketball is an easy way to place wagers on a game when you don’t know exactly which team will win. You might have an idea how many points a team gets roughly in a game, so you could bet the totals, which allows you to bet on the total number of points both NCAAB teams will score during the game.
If you have Baylor and Gonzaga playing and the total is set at 150, you would have to decide if you think the total number of points scored by both teams will be higher or lower than 150. If the score is 90-78 (168) the over will cash, and if the score is 84-61 (141) the under would cash.
There are some great props available on any given NCAAB game, from team props, to player props – and you can find even more NCAAB prop odds during March Madness. Prop bets are either rare occurrences that will happen during a game, or betting on something a particular player or team as a whole might do.
You can bet an over/under style of bet on how many points a player might get, or how many points a team might score in the first quarter, or any quarter for that matter. There will be a vast selection of props on the NCAAB odds board, and you simply have to decide which options are a good fit for your betting strategy.
Futures are events or outcomes that will occur in the future that you can wager on a year, months, weeks or days in advance. You can bet on which team you believe will win March Madness almost as soon as the previous year’s tournament wraps up. Usually mid-season it’s a great idea to review your top teams and make a selection once you know the teams that will likely be top contenders heading into the tournament.
Now that you have an idea how to bet on college basketball, the next step is to sign up over on the sportsbook. You can create your BetUS sportsbook account for free, make a deposit and take advantage of our great welcome bonuses, and start betting right away!
Yes, as long as collegiate betting is available in your state (some have bans on betting on college sports) you can bet on NCAA Basketball odds. There are plenty of NCAAB games in a regular season for you to bet on with 350 Division I teams.
You can find Vegas odds for NCAA basketball right here on BetUS Sportsbook. We have a comprehensive list of odds for each and every game, from moneyline wagers, to point spreads, totals and special proposition bets that you can wager on.
NCAAB odds are easy to understand and read – we recommend heading over to our How to Bet on NCAA Basketball tab to view the betting guide for college basketball. There, we outline the top betting options available for college basketball, as well as examples and show you how to read the odds.
Yes, betting on NCAAB odds is legal, as long as college basketball betting is legal in your state. You can easily bet on NCAAB odds online at BetUS Sportsbook from your computer or smartphone, making these NCAA basketball odds accessible wherever you are.
You can bet on NCAAB odds from your smartphone, laptop or tablet from the comfort of your own home on the BetUS online sportsbook. You can access the mobile site easily on your browser on any device and place your wagers, make deposits and collect bonuses and promotions on the go.
BetUS offers a great selection of games to bet on, as well as plenty of in-game prop bets and specials you can take advantage of for any of the Division I games during the regular season, as well as countless March Madness prop bets on top of the regular betting menu.
While the 2022 NCAA College Basketball Championship is a long way away, reigning champions, Gonzaga are favored to win the title again, but we expect the odds will change leading up to the season, so if you feel good about them to win back to back titles, we recommend taking advantage of the odds now.
NCAA basketball odds are simple to understand, but for new bettors we recommend learning how odds work by first determining which odds format you prefer – American, Decimal or Fractional, then heading to our How to Bet on NCAAB section to learn how to bet on the popular betting types.
We recommend honing in on a conference or pick a few teams to follow. There are 350 NCAAB teams and it would be difficult and risky to bet on every single game each week. Follow a few teams, learn more about them and their stats, and you can make better NCAAB betting decisions.
College Basketball provides a great opportunity to create some huge parlays. There are so many games being played, and on weekends, there can be upwards of 30 games in a single day. This means you can pile parlays together that could pay out huge winnings and grow your sports betting wallet for the long run.