College basketball is one of the most popular sports in the US with more than 350 Division 1 teams alone, and so NCAAB betting has been increasing in popularity over recent years. If new punters aren’t familiar with the teams and their performance, then getting access to free picks and NCAAB odds as well as knowing what betting types are available for NCAAB and what those betting types mean will help when making those all-important betting decisions at WeCompareOdds.
There are three major NCAAB betting types: point spread, money line and totals. Point spread betting works in the same way as spread betting in the NBA in that oddsmakers decide a point spread for games, which is then applied to both an underdog and a favorite.
With money line betting, you pick the team that you think will win, and the pay-out will depend on the team and how big a favorite, or not, they are. Totals – or over/under – on the other hand, means that punters need to decide whether the number of points scored will go over or under the oddsmaker’s selection.
Other popular betting types for NCAAB include futures, which are popular during March Madness and NCAAB tournaments and offer bigger pay-outs as bets tend to be on things such as which team will win the tournament before it begins.
There are also parlays in NCAAB betting, which comprise multiple bets combined into one big bet – in order to win, every single bet must win. You can also go for teasers, which allow you to adjust the point spread or totals line, and props, which are bets on something that isn’t related to the result of the game, such as which team will score a basket before halftime. Finally, live betting allows players to access betting options during the games via smartphone and laptop.