Fanatical crowds. Genius tacticians. Future superstars. Division 1 NCAA basketball is one of the most uniquely exciting sporting formats in the world. And at Betway, you can dive into College basketball betting with the best college basketball odds available. From the regular season, to conference championships and March Madness, we offer NCAA markets on every game played across the D1 college courts of the United States. And we’re here to help you decide the best way to bet on NCAA basketball in the regular season and the March Madness championship, providing the best and most up-to-date college basketball odds available.
Our dedicated team of basketball traders make sure that college basketball fans always have an impressive variety of NCAA markets to bet on. Whether via our website, or on our app, you can engage in College Basketball betting at every stage of the season, both on the day or in advance. For example, you can make a NCAA bet at the start of the regular season on which teams will win the regional conferences. Or you can take things game- by-game, making single bets on the winner of specific matches. And thanks to our in-play markets, you can get up close as the action unfolds, on markets such as who will win the next quarter, or which player will score the next three-pointer.
March Madness Betting
The eventual winners from each of the 32 NCAA Division 1 Conferences come together every March to compete in a tournament known as March Madness, the champions of which are recognised as the best college basketball team in the United States. And we’re help to help college basketball fans join the action with the best variety of betting anywhere. Known for its partisan atmospheres between rival universities, shock upsets and last-gasp buzzer-beaters, March Madness betting is one of sports betting’s most exhilarating events.
No team has won more March Madness championships than UCLA, who have claimed eleven titles. Other colleges who have consistently triumphed include Kentucky and North Carolina, who hold eight and six titles respectively. The reigning Champions are Virginia, who defeated Texas Tech 87-77 in overtime of the 2020 championship game. But when placing a bet, it’s important to remember that the same college rarely wins in consecutive years.
How to bet on March Madness
Of course, there’s a whole lot more to March Madness betting than just picking the overall tournament winner.
The easiest way to bet on specific March Madness games is to wager on “Moneyline” markets. To make a Moneyline bet, all you have to do is back the team you think will win in a given game.
You can also combine several Moneyline bets together, to make a “parlay” bet. This is when you bet on which team will win across two or more separate games, as one bet. If your bet wins, you’ll greater March Madness odds than you would have done by making two or more separate bets on your selected teams winning individual games.
And let’s not forget your March Madness betting options outside of the final result. You can bet on whether the total amount of points scored in the game will be over or under a specified number. For example, you can bet on the combined points totals of each team amounting to over or under 224 points. Or if one team is known for high scoring, but the other struggles to find the basket, you can bet separately on Home Team Total Points and Away Team Total Points, or the winning margin the game finishes with. And if you think one team is a fast starter, you can bet on a “Race To 20” market, where you predict which of the teams will reach 20 points first, with similar “Race” markets available for other totals.
And if you want to go deeper, you can create your own custom bets, by combining the markets with BetYourWay. For example, if Kentucky were playing North Carolina, you could bet on Kentucky to win, Carolina to reach 20 points first, the combined points total to be over 244, and a selected player of your choice to score more points than any other.
68 teams compete in March Madness. 32 of the teams qualify automatically by becoming champions of their regional D1 conference, and the remaining 36 spots are filled by teams chosen via committee on Selection Sunday. It’s always exciting to watch which teams will join the March Madness betting pool, and impact upon the odds.
The selection committee then ranks each team from 1 to 68, with 1 considered the strongest team in the tournament and 68 the weakest. Each team is assigned to one of four regional brackets, with the seeding process ensuring as close to an equally-strong playing field as possible across each region. And, no matter which of those teams you bet on, you can be sure of finding the best possible NCAA betting odds at Betway.
March Madness Format and Structured Schedule
Within each region, the following rounds are then played: The First Four, The First Round, The Second Round, Regional Semi-Finals, Regional Finals. We offer an array of March Madness odds for you to play with at each stage.
The First Four sees the four lowest-ranked teams selected for qualification by the committee play against the four lowest-ranked conference champions who qualified automatically. The teams who win in this round progress to the First Round.
In the First Round, the No.1 seed plays the No. 16 seed, the No.2 seed plays the No. 15 seed and so on. As March Madness follows a single eliminator format, whereby each game sees the losing team knocked out of the tournament, winning teams progress through their regions, with the aim of reaching their Regional Final.
The winners of the Regional Finals then qualify for the semi-finals proper, or the “Final Four”, where each region’s champions play the champions of another region in order to reach the championship game. And, from tip-off to the buzzer, you’ll find all the NCAA betting options you could wish for at Betway.
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