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The Best NCAAB Betting Sites

If you are even moderately interested in sports, chances are you’ve filled out a March Madness bracket. Unbeknownst to many, there is an entire college basketball season before the NCAA Tournament, and it’s ripe with betting opportunities.

Below, we will show you:

  • the best college basketball betting sites
  • how to get started betting on college basketball

First things first, here is our expertly-curated list of the best college basketball betting sites. Our ranking is based on a number of factors, including financial reliability, the availability of bonuses, the usability of the sites, the number games on the betting menus, and how quickly odds are posted.

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1
Bovada

Bovada lives up to their reputation as a consistently impressive online betting experience.

https://www.bovada.lv

Overall Rating:5
Welcome Bonus: 50% bonus up to $250
Terms & Conditions Apply
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2
BetOnline

Their massive maximum bonus size is a real head-turner for bigger bettors but BetOnline offers something for everyone.

https://www.betonline.ag

Overall Rating:5
Deposit Bonus: 50% up to $1,000
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3
SportsBetting.ag

New ownership has dramatically improved everything about this sportsbook - and just to show they're serious, their bonus offer is now more generous than ever.

http://www.sportsbetting.ag/

Overall Rating:5
Deposit Bonus: 50% up to $1,000
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4
GTbets

GTbets, or 'Game Time' bets, has consistently had our attention for its unique promos that cater to fans of major North American sports.

http://www.gtbets.eu

Overall Rating:5
Deposit Bonus: 100% up to $500
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5
Xbet

XBet.ag is one of the newer sportsbooks so it has its perks, great performance on mobile devices and competitive bonuses to name a couple. They have proven to be a trustworthy sportsbook in a relatively short period of time.

https://xbet.ag/

Overall Rating:4
Deposit Bonus: 100% sign-up bonus up to $300
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Ranking Name Rating Buttons
1
Bovada

Bovada lives up to their reputation as a consistently impressive online betting experience.

https://www.bovada.lv

Overall Rating:5
Welcome Bonus: 50% bonus up to $250
Terms & Conditions Apply
Bet Now

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2
BetOnline

Their massive maximum bonus size is a real head-turner for bigger bettors but BetOnline offers something for everyone.

https://www.betonline.ag

Overall Rating:5
Deposit Bonus: 50% up to $1,000
Terms & Conditions Apply
Bet Now

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3
SportsBetting.ag

New ownership has dramatically improved everything about this sportsbook - and just to show they're serious, their bonus offer is now more generous than ever.

http://www.sportsbetting.ag/

Overall Rating:5
Deposit Bonus: 50% up to $1,000
Terms & Conditions Apply
Bet Now

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4
GTbets

GTbets, or 'Game Time' bets, has consistently had our attention for its unique promos that cater to fans of major North American sports.

http://www.gtbets.eu

Overall Rating:5
Deposit Bonus: 100% up to $500
Terms & Conditions Apply
Bet Now

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5
MyBookie.ag

MyBookie is newer on the scene and has been making a strong case for itself. From rush payout options to early lines they're showing they have hustle.

http://www.mybookie.ag

Overall Rating:5
Deposit Bonus: 50% up to $1,000
Terms & Conditions Apply
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Getting Started Betting on College Basketball

You can’t very well win money betting without a platform for getting money down. The first step to successful college basketball betting is signing up at an online sportsbook. If you’re already in the game, go ahead and skip to the next section. If you’re not, keep reading.

Most sportsbooks make the sign-up process quick and easy. All you will have to do is provide your name and some personal details (such as your address and phone number).

Some people are understandably wary of giving out sensitive personal information over the internet, sportsbooks take steps to protect your details and it’s a non-negotiable part of online betting. When it comes time to take money out of your account, you will have to verify your identity. If the information on your e.g. Drivers License doesn’t match the information you used to sign-up, you will have a difficult time making a withdrawal.

Moral of the story: provide accurate information.

After completing the registration process, you will need to make your first deposit and, if you’re interested, claim a sign-up bonus. Note that depositing with Bitcoin will make you eligible for better bonuses at some sites.

Every sign-up bonus comes with terms and conditions attached. Read the fine print carefully and be sure you know the realities of the rollover requirements.

What to Look for in a College Basketball Betting Site

Can’t decide which of the sportsbooks in the list above is best suited to your personal betting needs? You might want to consider the following.

When Does the Site Post Its College Basketball Odds?

Betting on college basketball is much different than, say, betting on the NFL. With football, the odds come out as far as a week in advance. There are far fewer games and, as a result, much less potential for big changes (such as injuries) between Monday and Sunday.

How Many Games Are Offered in the College Basketball Section?

Trying to keep track of the NCAA Basketball Tournament Championship odds throughout the season can be a daunting task with 351 teams in Division I basketball. There can be well over 100 games on a busy Saturday. If you’re a fan of a small school or think you can gain an edge betting on lesser-known conferences, be sure to sign-up at a sportsbook that regularly posts odds for that school/conference and use our trackers to see the new NCAA basketball odds updates.

While every reputable sportsbook will have a line on the next Duke vs UNC game, not every sportsbook will have a line on the next tilt between Stetson and Kennesaw State.

Do They Have Futures Bets Available?

Do you think you know which team or player is destined for true greatness? NCAAB futures bets allow you to wager on everything from the Naismith Player of the Year Award to the National Championship.

Many sportsbooks, but certainly not all of them, will offer March Madness futures from April to February. Check out the “futures” sections of each site you are considering. If you don’t see any college basketball futures, don’t hesitate to ask the customer service reps if this is something the site will be offering in the, well, future.

How Much “Juice” Are They Charging?

Whenever sportsbooks are less confident in their odds-making ability around a certain sport or game, they will increase the “juice” (also known as the “vig”) for that sport/game in order to protect themselves against big losses.

This article fully explains the concept of “juice”. It’s basically the tax that the sportsbook charges to ensure a profit.

If you made a bet with your friend on a 50/50 game between even teams, you might each put up $10 and the winner would pocket $20 (their original $10 stake plus the other person’s $10). But when betting at a sportsbook, the winner would only get around $19 back.
You can calculate the juice by looking at the payouts for each team in any given game.

Let’s see it in practice by looking at two sets of odds from two different sportsbooks.

 

ncaab ucla oregon
Site 1

 

Site 2

 

The payout on Oregon -3.5 is an identical -105 at both sites (meaning you have to bet $105 to win $100). However, the payout on UCLA +3.5 is -115 at the first site and -111 at the second. That means bettors have to risk $4 more in order to win $100 at Site 1.

That doesn’t sound like a lot, but it adds up quickly. Beating the house is often a game of inches and getting the best odds is crucial to winning in the long run.