NCAA College Basketball Betting at SuperBook Sports

SuperBook Sports brings you everything needed to bet on NCAA basketball including game odds, futures, prop bets, and live betting.

Betting on NCAA Basketball

NCAA Basketball, or College Basketball, is just as exciting as the professional leagues. There are more than 350 Division 1 teams competing, which means that there are loads of games taking place and more than enough opportunities to place bets. Here at SuperBook Sports, you will find everything you could possibly need to bet on College Basketball. We offer a huge range of markets on every game including game bets, futures, live betting and more. If you are in Nevada or Colorado, you can place your bets in person at one of our SuperBook Sports venues, or in both those states and New Jersey, you can easily place your bets online. Read on to learn more about NCAA Basketball betting.

Popular NCAA Basketball Betting Lines and Odds

A quick glance at our College Basketball betting markets is enough to realize that you can bet on a huge number of things, both within the games themselves and the league as a whole. The sheer number of markets available can be a little overwhelming for newcomers, but here we will take you through all you need to know to start placing bets.

Moneyline Bets

A moneyline bet is the most basic type of wager you can make on a college basketball game. It is simply a bet on which of the two teams will win. If you pick the right team, then you win your bet. For example, if Villanova was playing Marquette the odds may look like this:

Villanova -220    Marquette +180

If you have never looked at odds before this can be a little opaque, but it is easy to understand. The favorite team is shown with a minus sign and the underdogs with a plus. This means that Villanova is the favorite to win. The number after the minus sign tells you how much you need to bet to win $100 and the number after the plus tells you how much you win if you bet $100.

Imagine you bet $100 on Villanova and sure enough, they went on to win. This means that you would win $45.45 and you would receive $100 back as well. If you were to bet $100 on Marquette and they won, you would win $180 and receive your $100 back. You will always have the chance to win more money by betting on the underdog so if you think an upset is coming, it can be a good opportunity to capitalize on the odds.

Point Spreads

Spread betting on college basketball works in exactly the same way as spread betting on professional games. The idea of this market is to make betting on the underdog more attractive by giving them an advantage before the game starts and simultaneously, giving the favorite a disadvantage. For instance, you may see:

Connecticut -5.5              Tulane +5.5

In this example, if you wanted to bet on Connecticut, then to win your bet they would have to win the game by at least 6 points in order to cover the spread. If you were to bet on Tulane, then they have either to win the game or to lose by no more than 5 points for you to win the bet. When you hear people talking about covering the spread or betting against the spread (ATS), they are referring to this type of market.

Basketball tends to be a high scoring sport, which means that the spreads can be quite large, such as 5 or 7 points. The number given is most often not an integer. However, you could see a spread of 5 instead of 5.5, and in this case, if the team won by exactly 5 points your bet is returned as a push.

NCAAB Totals

As the name of this type of market suggests, you are betting on the total score of a game, i.e. the combined score of both teams. Totals markets are presented in an Over/Under format. You are simply betting on whether the total score will be greater or smaller than the given value. For example, if Kentucky and Missouri are playing, the total may be set at 149, and you simply bet whether you think it will be over or under this number.

If the final score was 73-69, it means that the total points scored was 142 and you would have won your bet if you bet under. As with spread betting, very often totals markets will use half points in order to avoid a push.

This idea of over/under betting is actually applied to many different types of markets, many of which are very similar to this one. For instance, you can often bet on the total points scored by one of the teams, or the total points scored in one of the quarters or one of the halves. In short, this simple principle opens up many possibilities.

Prop Bets

Prop bets may not always be available on college basketball as they are illegal in some states. However, if you are in a state where it is allowed, prop bets can be a huge amount of fun. They are bets on things that are not directly linked to the outcome of a game. Examples of prop bets include betting on the first team to score a free throw, betting on the first team to score 20 points, betting on the winning market, or betting on whether there will be overtime. It is always worth spending some time exploring prop bets carefully as you never know what you may come across.

Parlays:

Parlay bets are an excellent tool when used correctly. They allow you to combine multiple bets into one, which results in longer odds. You can even combine different types of bets, such as the moneyline from one game, a spread bet from another, totals from a third, and so on. However, the bets are hard to win, as each one of the individual selections must be correct.

Imagine you wanted to combine the following two betting markets

  • Iowa +180           Longwood -210
  • UMass UMBC Over/Under 240.5 (-110)

If you were to place two separate bets of $100, on Longwood to win and an over bet on the other game, then your potential winnings from the two bets would be $138.53. However, if you combined them into a parlay, then your potential winnings from a single bet of $100 are $181.82. Some people will construct very elaborate parlay bets with numerous components. When these go right the payouts can be fantastic, but it is of course, very hard to achieve.

Round Robins

A round robin bet is similar to a parlay. These bets are more complicated, but they are less risky. A round robin bet is made up of a series of parlay bets on a group of at least three teams.

For example, imagine there are three college basketball games taking place on the same day and you think you can pick the winner of each. You could combine them into a parlay bet; the odds would certainly be favorable and you could hit a huge win. However, if one of your picks is incorrect, then you have lost your entire bet.

Instead, you could use a round robin to make three, two-team parlays on the three teams. For example, if we are talking about Villanova, Connecticut and Iowa, then the three parlay bets would be Villanova/Connecticut, Villanova/Iowa, and Connecticut/Iowa. As long as just two of the three teams win, you will receive a payout and of course, if all three win, it will be a very substantial payout. A round robin doesn’t offer quite the same returns as a parlay, but it is a useful way of managing risk.

Live Odds

College basketball is incredibly exciting to watch, which is why so many people follow it. With live odds, you can bet on a game as it is taking place. You will find that there are a huge number of markets available throughout a basketball game, and some of them are unique to live betting. For example, you can bet on the next team or player to score, the next to foul, and so on. The odds and the betting markets are updated in real time as the game progresses, and you can also get live updates on our website straight from the game. Live betting is of course available from our mobile apps, so you can place bets in just a few seconds no matter where you are watching the game.

Future Bets

A future bet is a bet on something happening further in the future than the next game. For instance, you could bet on which team will win the NCAA Championship. It is often possible to place these bets far in advance of the season starting, and as a general rule, the earlier you place your bets, the better the odds are likely to be. However, you can place the bets at any point during the season.

How to Bet on NCAA Basketball at SuperBook Sports

If you are in Nevada, Colorado or New Jersey, then you will have no problem betting on college basketball at SuperBook Sports. Those who are in Nevada will first have to visit us at the Westgate Las Vegas to open an account. They will then be able to use our mobile app with ease from anywhere within the state borders. If you are in Colorado or New Jersey then the entire process can be done online.

First, you need to click on the ‘Join Now’ button on our website to start the process. This takes you to the registration form. It is a very simple form and just asks for some basic details such as:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Contact Information
  • Physical Address
  • Last four digits of your Social Security Number

We are required to collect this information in order to verify your identity, which we must do before you can place a bet. Usually, the last four digits of a person’s social security number is enough; however, on occasion we may need to contact you to ask for further documents, such as a scan of your driving license.

It is worth pointing out that you can complete this process from anywhere. You can create an account in advance of visiting a state where we operate, but you must be within the state borders to place a bet. In order check that you are, we use a piece of software called GeoComply. It is available for desktop computers and mobile devices and it takes no time at all to setup.

Once your account is ready, the next stage is to deposit some funds with which to place your bets. You will find that there are many payment methods available, all of which are secure, and we are confident that you will find one that is convenient for you.

Now you are ready to start placing bets. The first step is to select ‘Basketball – College’ from the menu on the left side of the website, which will load a list of upcoming games.

Next to each game, there are shortcuts to place the most popular forms of bet, such as moneyline and points total. You can click directly on them and they will be added straight to your bet slip on the right. Alternatively, you can click on ‘More Bets’ to explore the other markets that may be offered for a specific fight.

Simply find the market that you wish to use and then click on the relevant field to add it to the bet slip. As you add more bets to the slip, you will also be given the option to build parlay bets or round robins. Enter how much you wish to wager on the bet slip, confirm your bets, and then wait to see if you have won. 

College Basketball Betting FAQs

Is it legal to bet on college sports?

Each US State has the ability to set its own laws regarding sports betting and many of them have chosen to legalize betting on college sports. This is certainly true of the states where Superbook Sports operates, i.e. Nevada, New Jersey and Colorado. However, there are some state specific restrictions. For instance, residents of New Jersey are not allowed to bet on college basketball games taking place within the state nor may they bet on New Jersey-based teams. In Colorado, prop bets are illegal on college sports. It is worth making sure that you are fully aware of the laws governing the state that you are in.

What type of NCAAB bets do you offer?

We bring you a huge number of bets for every college basketball game, including moneyline, spreads and totals. You will also find a range of future bets, proposition bets, and in-play betting. It is worth taking the time to explore all of our betting markets carefully so that you don’t miss out on any chances to place winning bets.

Can I bet on college basketball games online?

Of course, you can. Simply visit the SuperBook Sports website relevant to the state you are in and you will find that you can place bets on NCAAB games extremely quickly. Just create an account and you can enjoy all of our betting markets. As long as you are based in a state where we are licensed, then placing bets is quick and easy. We also have dedicated apps for Android and iOS, so that you can easily place your bets while on the go and never miss a betting opportunity.

Are there any restrictions on college basketball betting?

Yes. Each state has slightly different regulations surrounding college sports betting. For instance, in Colorado you will not able to place proposition bets on college games while in New Jersey, there are restrictions on what games residents may bet on. Therefore, be sure to check the local regulations before trying to place bets.

Can I bet on college basketball from my mobile device?

Absolutely. SuperBooks Sports has dedicated apps for both Android and iOS. The Android apps can be downloaded directly from our website while the iOS app is available in the app store. Both have been carefully designed to make it easy to quickly make wagers, even on very small screens, so that you can enjoy placing bets at any time.

Can I place parlay bets and round robins on college basketball?

Of course you can. If you want to build a parlay or a round robin, simply add the individual bets to your bet slip and you will be automatically shown the various different options you have. It will automatically display the odds to you so you are aware of the potential winnings and you will find it effortless to put your bets together.