NCAA March Madness Betting Odds

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2021 NCAA College Basketball Odds


This has already been one of the most interesting seasons in college basketball history with COVID running rampant and no Duke Blue Devils and No Kentucky Wildcats in the tournament for the first time since 1976.


Where and How to Bet on NCAA College Basketball


Either way, it looks like we have a dogfight on our hands. March Madness is just around the corner, which means it’s time for NCAA college basketball betting to hit full throttle. We’ll show you how to get your hoops on at Bodog Sportsbook, and we’ll look at the top teams to cut down the nets at this year’s National Championship game.


Once the Selection Committee decides which 68 teams will be playing in this year’s Tournament, NCAA college basketball odds will be released for the “First Four” play-in games in Dayton, Ohio, tipping off on March 19, as well as the 32 First Round games spread across the four regions (East, West, South and Midwest) on the March Madness bracket. As each round is completed, fresh college basketball point spreads, moneylines and totals will be posted for the next round, along with any relevant NCAAB props for the games in question.


In the meantime, you can make your college basketball picks right now for who will win March Madness. You’ll find odds for dozens of possible winners on the NCAAB futures market at Bodog; all the top favourites discussed below are there, as well as “Cinderella” teams and all the title hopefuls in between.


2021 March Madness Odds Props, Futures, and Bracket Bets

With the bracket finalized and the NCAAB tournament tip-off imminent, it’s time to get ready for March Madness betting. In addition to being able to simply pick the winner of each game, Bodog offers many other betting choices, such as prop, futures, and point spread wagering. With countless matchups to choose from, you’ll have no shortage of options when it comes to March Madness betting lines. Here are some of the ways that you can augment your enjoyment of the most exciting tournament in all of sports. 

March Madness Props  

March Madness Prop betting can enhance your NCAA basketball betting experience by allowing you to wager on events and statistics that may occur during a game. One first-round tournament matchup that may lend itself to intriguing prop betting is the 14th seeded Colgate taking on No. 3 Arkansas on Friday, March 19. Both of these squads can pour it on offensively, while being porous on defense. Colgate ranks second in the nation in points scored per game at 86.3, with Arkansas being no slouch at 82.4, good for fifth in the country. Conversely, they rank 112th and 176th in scoring defense respectively, so by all accounts this is expected to be a high-scoring game. Bet on offensive props like which team will reach 20 points first, and which half will see more scoring.  

Another interesting prop bet setting is an 8 vs. 9 seed tilt between LSU and St. Bonaventure taking place on Saturday, March 20. LSU made it all the way to the SEC championship game, losing by just one point to Alabama, while the 16-4 Bonnies rolled to an Atlantic 10 tournament title. This promises to be a close matchup on paper, and you can wager on several different possible win margins for the entire game and just the first half. 

March Madness Futures 

If you want to take a stab at picking the winner of the tournament, March Madness futures betting is right up your alley. This is also where you’ll find odds for teams to win the four regional tournaments. Often times, the best value in the futures market is beyond the top couple teams, and that’s where you’ll find Alabama. The Tide has been nothing short of spectacular of late, winning nine of their last 10 games against tough SEC competition. This No. 2 seed is prolific at scoring and rebounding and is worth your consideration at +2200 NCAA title odds. 

Other interesting choices include two teams that met in the Big 12 tournament final: Texas and Oklahoma State. In that game, Texas just edged out Oklahoma State in a tight 91-86 victory. Riding hot, the Longhorns (+3300 odds to win March Madness) enter the tournament on a five-game winning streak and look poised to contend for the championship as a third seed. 

The Cowboys, meanwhile, possess possibly the best weapon in the entire sport. Freshman guard Cade Cunningham averages just over 20 points per game and is widely expected to be the first overall selection in this year’s NBA draft. Oklahoma State’s odds to win the title are pegged at +4000 prior to tournament tip-off. 

There are also Final Four Odds to sink your teeth into during the tournament.

March Madness Bracket Betting  

When it comes to March Madness bracket betting, you can bet on the winner of a matchup straight up through the moneyline or against the spread, which is the more popular way to bet. Loyola Chicago vs. Georgia Tech is a juicy first-round battle that deserves bracket bettors’ attention. This 8 vs. 9 seed meeting pits together two solid teams and should be fun to watch. Winners of the Missouri Valley tournament, the Ramblers take an impressive 24-4 overall record and the fifth-best margin of victory at 14.7 points per game into the NCAA tournament. They boast the best scoring defense in the country, limiting opponents to a meagre 55.8 points per game. 

Georgia Tech is on an incredible streak as well, having won eight straight contests heading into the tournament that included an ACC title run, improving their overall record to 17-8 (15-10 ATS). The Yellow Jackets are an efficient team from the floor that take care of the ball and limit their turnovers. The Ramblers are 2.5-point favourites over Georgia Tech, but this could be a very close game when all is said and done. 

Meanwhile, the 5 vs. 12 matchup, in which Colorado is taking on Georgetown, has definite upset potential. The Buffaloes are pegged as 5-point favourites, but the Hoyas are likely feeling confident after improbably winning the Big East tournament and humiliating a nationally-ranked Creighton squad in a lopsided 73-48 affair. Get your bets in before the game tips off at 12:15 PM ET on Saturday, March 20. 

*Odds as of March 28, 2021


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