Odds To Win NCAA Tournament

Sixty-eight teams start it, and one ends it, when the hoops epicenter shifts to NCAA March Madness betting. A testament to the popularity of elite USA College Basketball - Final Four action often draws in more bettors than the NBA Finals. Similar to the Super Bowl, March Madness captures the attention of millions - who all become a Bracketologist while predicting 67 match winners - Good Luck Eh!

NCAA Basketball 2019 March Madness Future Odds

Prior to "Selection Sunday" the NCAAB season runs from early November to late February. Top online sportsbooks offer March Madness futures throughout the regular season and while the tournament plays out. Fill out your bracket and use that info to place single match wagers during the National Championship chase. Pass on a lack of single bets, bonus offers and odds variety at Canuck sports lotteries - in favor of a slam dunk with online basketball bookmakers.

Please Note: All Suggested NCAAB Wagers are 100-Unit wager unless otherwise stated.

Week 17 Free Pick 02/03/19: Back #11 Texas Tech -3.5 (-110) over unranked TCU.

18/12/18 NCAAB Title Buy: Michigan Wolververines +2000 1-Unit @ SportsInteraction.

06/11/18 NCAAB Title Buy: Kansas Jayhawks +950 2-Units @ Bodog.

14/05/18 Preseason March Madness Pick: Duke Blue Devils +500 4-Units @ Bodog.

NCAAB National Championship Previous Lines: 4:00 PM ET on February 19, 2019.

Latest US College Basketball Bodog Odds Update: 11:00 AM ET on February 26, 2019.

 
 
 

Futures Odds Table Order: Teams are listed according to the current AP Top 25 rankings.

Price Indicators: Odds Inflated: (>) Price Dropped: (<) Line Unchanged: S

NEW IN: Cincinnati, Wofford, Washington NEW OUT: Villanova, Louisville, Iowa State

NCAAB National Championship Futures Ticket Legend: ActiveAir BallSwoosh

Week 17 NCAA Basketball Championship 2019 Futures Update

Wow! Shaken and stirred is the mantra following Week 16 NCAA basketball action as we had the largest ranking moves of the season. Up and down the list, 22 of the AP Top 25 teams changed positions and the top ten moved dramatically. There was also a major injury, as Duke star Zion Williamson suffered a Grade 1 right knee sprain just 40 seconds into the Blue Devils game vs North Carolina – which Duke lost 88-72 to the Tar Heels. With the dust settled, top online bookmakers have adjusted their March Madness prices.

Occupying the top perch, for the second time this season, lightly tested Gonzaga (27-2) has moved to #1 in the nation. Having to play the schedule they were given, in the weak West Coast Conference, the Bulldogs have won 18 straight games by an average 89-57 final count. Eleven of those matches were decided by at least 30 points and five were blowouts by 43 points or more. Gonzaga was ranked #1 during Week 4 and 5 and should stay at the top the rest of way. The Bulldogs are third favorites (+850) at Bodog.

“Gonzaga’s light slate may be a problem when March Madness begins on 19/03/19”

Three recent wins, over ranked opponents #8 North Carolina, #20 Virginia Tech and #18 Louisville, has pushed Virginia (24-2) to #2 in both polls. The Cavaliers continue to lead the Nation on defense as they are allowing a paltry 54.5 points per game. Due their offense averaging just 71.4 PPG, Virginia needs to be tough on defense. To put that in into perspective, Atlantic Coast Conference rivals Duke and North Carolina are scoring an average of 85.4 and 87.1 PPG respectively. ACC Championship action will be fantastic.

Losing Zion Williamson, Duke (24-3) fell to #3 overall as the future top NBA draft pick is out indefinitely. The blown-shoe, witnessed around the world, not only hurt the Blue Devils but it also affected shoe supplier Nike as their stock lost $1.1 billion of value when trading opened the next day. Williamson’s injury is the lowest grade of a sprain and he should be back in the Duke lineup come tournament time. With four games left on their regular season slate, bookmakers inflated the Duke line slightly across the board.

“Duke will take another price hit after a 77-72 loss to Virginia Tech on 26/02/19”

Kentucky is the only Top Ten team that did not move in the rankings as they retained the #4 position overall. The Wildcats (23-4) sit in a first place tie with Tennessee and LSU in the Southeast Conference. Kentucky visits the Volunteers, in Knoxville on 02/03/19, and that match will determine the top seed in the SEC Championship tournament which will decide who gets one of the four #1 March Madness seeds. Kentucky has a +1100 NCAAB Championship best price at Bet365 but we aren’t ready to buy in on the Wildcats.

Back-to-back victories, over #1 Duke (88-72) and #16 Florida State (77-59), moved North Carolina from #8 to #5 in both polls. The Tar Heels (23-4) also took one of the bigger price hits, week over week, as their odds dropped from +2500 to +1100 at Bodog. Bookmakers at Betway are currently offering the best value (+1400) on North Carolina. Michigan State (23-5) made the biggest ranking leap as the Spartans moved from #10 to #6 in the AP Top 25. A 77-70 win over Michigan, on 24/03/19, fuelled the jump.

“Bodog Top Favorites: Duke (+210) Kentucky and Gonzaga (+900) Virginia (+950)”

Following a school record 18-game winning run, Tennessee (24-3) has lost two of their last three contests. The Volunteers latest defeat was an 82-80 OT loss on the road against #13 ranked LSU. After rolling through a light slate, that featured no ranked opponents, Tennessee may be showing their true colors. Rolling along, Houston (26-1) leads the American Conference standings but the #8 Cougars are another team that has played a light schedule. Bettors should stay away from their +6000 SportsInteraction best price.

Michigan (24-4) and Marquette (23-4) round out the Top Ten. The Wolverines loss to Michigan State was their first home defeat this season. The Maize and Blue have three regular season contests remaining - including their final game against Michigan State on 09/03/19. Rolling through a soft Big East schedule, the Golden Eagles have won four in a row and their final regular season test comes on 27/02/19 when they visit defending NCAAB Champion Villanova who have lost three straight and fell out of the Top 25.

“Week 17 NCAAB Free Pick: Back #11 Texas Tech -3.5 (-110) over unranked TCU”

Our season long Free Pick record moved to 10-3 as Duke covered their -4.5 point spread with a 75-65 victory over Syracuse on 23/02/19. Good for our bankroll, which is now sitting at +565.04, the Blue Devils took control with two minutes left in the match as they outscored the Orange 10-5 down the stretch. Researching the Saturday NCAAB slate, we have decided on Texas Tech over TCU as our Week 17 free pick. The Red Raiders are 8-1 ATS against the Horned Frogs recently and we are laying -3.5 (-110) to back Texas Tech.

Week 17 Free Pick Result: Texas Tech over TCU 81-66 = ATS Win

Week 17 NCAA Men's Basketball 2018-19 Poll Rankings @ 11:00 AM ET 26/02/19

NCAAB Week 17 Top Ten Sports Interaction (SIA) Bodog Bet365 BetWay
2 Gonzaga (1) +1000 to +800 +850 to +900 +900 to +750 +800 to N/C
3 Virginia (2) +950 to +850 +800 to +950 +1000 to +950 +1000 to +900
1 Duke (3) +150 to +190 +170 to +210 +190 to +240 +175 to +200
4 Kentucky (4) +1400 to +1000 +800 to +900 +1400 to +1100 +1400 to +1000
8 North Carolina (5) +2500 to +1300 +2500 to +1100 +2500 to +1300 +1800 to +1400
10 Michigan State (8) +2000 to +1400 +1100 to +1400 +2500 to +1400 +1800 to +1400
5 Tennessee (7) +1100 to +1200 +750 to +1100 +1400 to N/C
+1000 to +1200
9 Houston (6) +6000 to N/C +6500 to +6000 +7000 to +5000 +5000 to N/C
7 Michigan (10) +1400 to N/C +850 to +1200 +1400 to +1300 +1400 to N/C
11 Marquette (9) +4500 to +5000
+4000 to +5000 +5000 to N/C +5000 to N/C

Shaded Green: Current best value March Madness Championship betting lines.

Week 17 Odds Table Placement: From AP Top 25 with previous week rank before team names. USA Today Coaches Poll rankings in brackets. NEW IN: Marquette NEW OUT: Nevada.

NCAAB 2019 March Madness Schedule and Stadium Locations

Scattered across America, here are the important dates and schedule for the 2019 NCAAB March Madness tournament. Following on the heels of successfully hosting the 2018 NFL Super Bowl, Minnesota will be jumping in April 2019. Please stay tuned to Canada Sports Betting for further updates on this amazing sports wagering event - plus handicapping advice on sports of all sorts!

Tournament Dates March Madness Rounds Stadium Venue Match Locations
March 17, 2019 Selection Sunday CBS Sports TV CBS Sports
March 19 to 20 First Four Matches University of Dayton Arena Dayton, OH
March 21 to 23 Round of 64 /32 XL Center Arena Hartford, CT
March 21 to 23 Round of 64 /32 Vivint Smart Home Arena Salt Lake City, UT
March 21 to 23 Round of 64 /32 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena  Jacksonville, FL
March 21 to 23 Round of 64 /32 Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines, IA
March 22 to 24 Round of 64 /32 Nationwide Arena Columbus, OH
March 22 to 24 Round of 64 /32 Colonial Life Arena Columbia, SC
March 22 to 24 Round of 64 /32 BOK Center Arena Tulsa, OK
March 22 to 24 Round of 64 /32 Key Arena Seattle, WA
March 28 to 30 South Regional KFC Yum! Center Arena Lousiville, KY
March 28 to 30 West Regional Honda Center Arena Anaheim, CA
March 29 to 31 East Regional Capital One Arena Washington D.C.
March 29 to 31 Midwest Regional Sprint Center Arena Kansas City, MO
April 6, 2019 Final Four Semifinal U.S. Bank Stadium Minneapolis, MN
April 8, 2019 Championship Final U.S. Bank Stadium Minneapolis, MN

2018-19 NCAAB March Madness Futures Odds Archive

2017-18 NCAAB March Madness Futures Odds Archive 

March Madness Learn to Earn Betting Tips

Odds for NCAA college basketball are always subject to change. In some cases, bettors will notice that the lines shifts against a team because of unfortunate circumstances such as injury. Being as sportsbooks respond to the volume of wagers that fans place on college futures, you might see a subtle odds shift that reflects public opinion of the teams. Before investing in a NCAA hoops future bet, you’ll want to monitor the teams for any recent trends - especially squads running hot or cold. Our widget below continuosuly updates NCAAB betting odds LIVE 24/7.

Results / FixturesNCAAB

Need more Bracketology info? As part of the CSB Learn To Earn Series, we hope bettors took our advice, in the L2E video, and faded the defending Champions in 2017. While the top chalk being erased early is far from a given - automatically aligning with March Madness tournament favourites is not always the best bet. The 'Capping Crew here at Canada Sports Betting love college basketball hoops. Stay tuned for updates, on which teams to bet on and where, throughout the NCAA basketball regular season the always thrilling March Madness tournament.

NCAA Basketball Future Bets Explained

Similar to NBA hoops, NCAA basketball features a strong bias towards favorites and hot regular season squads are tagged as top seeds. The vast majority of NCAA champions have been #1 seeds. Since the tournament expanded, to 64 teams in 1985, the #1 seeds have claimed 21 titles, while seeds 2-8 have won 13 National Championships. Number two seeds have won five March Madness tournaments, number three seeds have four wins, while fourth, sixth, seventh and eighth seeds have one win. #5 seeds, plus #9 and below, have never won March Madness.

Further illustrating the long road lower seeds face, teams ranked #4 or worse have earned just 36 of the 136 possible Final Four berths. While each year features incredible upsets, by the time the semi-finals arrive, the tournament often shakes off lower seeds, which don’t have the same talent level as elite colleges. When looking to place NCAA basketball future wagers, Canucks will come across a vast list of bookmakers vying for their bets. Be warned - they're not all created equally! The top sportsbooks we recommend here are CSB are respected hoops betting sites.

Partnering with a reputable bookmaker is crucial to obtaining the sharpest odds that come with the highest payouts. Top sportsbooks often offer promos and player rewards - giving bettors a boost in the form of deposit bonuses, free bets and other benefits for new and experienced players alike. For superb service, competitive odds, plus offers that help bettors get the most bang for their basketball betting buck, check out these top ranked Canada Sports Betting NCAA Basketball wagering sportsbooks. Open for business 24/7 they accept Canuck 'Cappers.

2016-17 NCAAB March Madness Hoops Results

US College basketball heating up and Duke going down are headlines as we head into Week 11 of the 2018-19 NCAAB season. An action packed Week 10, which had 343 games scheduled, ended with a bang as unranked Syracuse knocked off the #1 Blue Devils. While the Orange is full marks for their victory, Duke was without star Cam Reddish (illness) and lost key playmaking PG Tre Jones to a separated AC joint early in the first half. Reddish will be back soon – Jones is going to be out of action for some time. 
 
“Duke lost at Cameron Indoor Arena as #1 seed for the first time since 2006”
 
 Losing to Syracuse is disturbing but the injury to Jones is big as he led the Blue Devils in assists during ten of their first 15 games. Duke has some time to regroup, as they don’t play again until their much-anticipated showdown with #4 Virginia on 19/01/19. Looking at the morning after the loss lines, the Blue Devils 95-91 OT defeat did not affect bookmakers much as Duke’s March Madness title price was held steady at Bodog and Betway, dropped slightly at Bet365 and was inflated at SportsInteraction in our odds table below.
 
Certain to drop, especially if they lose to the Cavaliers, Duke (14-2) remains atop the AP Top 25 poll as the Week 11 rankings were posted prior to the loss. In fact, the top ten rankings went unchanged week over week. Michigan (17-0) continues to roll over everyone as the #2 Wolverines have given up more then 69 points just once this season. Still slightly suspect on offense (73.6 PPG) Michigan is third behind Virginia (51.2) and Texas Tech (54.0) allowing 56.6 PPG on defense. Betway has the best Maize & Blue price.
 
“Michigan +850 at Bodog is a season low – Betway offers +1100 top value”
 
Sporting the #10 offense (85.8 PPG) in the Nation, Tennessee retained the #3 ranking in both polls. The Volunteers (14-1) defense has stepped up as well as they have not allowed more than 70 points in five straight games and have moved up to #37 overall allowing 65.1 PPG. Still tagged with a +1400 best value, the Tennessee price went unchanged at three of four top ranked CSB recommended bookmakers. The Vols still have a month of cupcake matches prior to their clash with #12 Kentucky who are climbing in both polls
 
 
 
Holding steady in both polls, #4 in the AP Top 25 and #1 in the Coaches Poll, Virginia (15-0) continues to stonewall opponents with their #1 ranked defense. Tuning up for #9 Virginia Tech tonight, and then #1 Blue Devils on Saturday, the Cavaliers rolled over Boston College (83-56) and Clemson (63-43) during Week 10 action. Despite having Duke on deck, expect the Cavs to be revenge-focused and to not look past their State rivals after Virginia lost the last meeting against the Hokies 61-60 (OT) in Week 14 last season.
 
 “Week 11 Free Pick: Cavaliers -7 (-120) over Hokies @ Bet365”
 
By a slim margin, Gonzaga owns the #5 ranking in both polls over Michigan State. The Bulldogs (16-2) continue their stroll down creampuff lane as they rolled over West Coast Conference foes Pacific (67-39) and San Francisco (96-83) last week. Void of any Top 25 talent on their remaining schedule, we would not be surprised if Gonzaga ends their regular season with a 29-2 record. Since back-to-back losses, in mid-December, the Bulldogs are 7-0 and have dominated their matches by a 90-52 average final score.
 
 
 
Speaking of dominating, #6 Michigan State (15-2) is certainly in the conversation as the Spartans have rolled to ten straight wins since dropping an 82-78 OT match vs Louisville back on 27/11/18. The East Lancing Crew has been solid at both ends of the court, as they have outscored their opponents by an 84-65 margin during their hot run. The Spartans have two games this week vs unranked Nebraska and then #19 Maryland who are 14-3 and jumped seven spots in the Week 11 AP Top 25 poll. We see a Spartans sweep.
 
“Michigan State lost 700 units of NCAAB Championship value at Bodog”
 
 Happy we caught them early in Week 10, before they hit the skids in Syracuse, our free pick record moved to 6-1 after Duke covered as -20 point chalk vs Wake Forest. Taking a slow but steady approach, as we inch closer to the March Madness tournament, our single bets have returned a +415.15 unit profit so far this season. Offering unmatched service, quality betting lines, plus the convenience of wagering from anywhere, Canadian hoops handicappers are reminded that online sportsbooks are their best betting option.
 
 Based on a host of reasons, sports lottery schemes in Canada are a long way from the same level as top offshore bookmakers. Most simply stated, your local lottery kiosk does not offer single bets. Depending on the jurisdiction, Canuck ‘Cappers are forced to place a two or three-game parlay wager to bet on NCAA basketball. The same rules apply for all competitions - including the National Football League as online bettors can chose to bet on one or both of the Conference Championship NFL playoff games on January 20, 2019.
 

29/01/19 NCAAB Championship Futures Week 13

champion Villanova who have lost three straight and fell out of the Top 25.
“Week 17 NCAAB Free Pick: Selection will be posted on Friday March 1, 2019”