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How to Read College Basketball Odds and Spreads
After learning the basics, reading college basketball odds and spreads is easy. College basketball odds and spreads:
Find the favourite: The odds of the favourite will be minus (-). A team at -7 is the favourite to win.
The underdog has a plus (+) sign next to their odds. A +7 squad is the underdog.
Point spread: The favourite is anticipated to win by the point spread. The favourite is anticipated to win by 7 points.
Estimate winnings: Point spread bets require the wager amount and odds to calculate potential winnings. Odds are commonly stated as fractions (e.g. 3/1) or decimals (e.g. 4.00). Multiply your wager by the odds to estimate your profits. If you bet $100 on a team at 3/1 odds and they win, you get your $100 back plus $300 in winnings, for a total payment of $400.
How to Bet Over Under College Basketball
The “over/under” or “totals” is a game’s total score. Bettors can wager on whether a college basketball game will score over or under 145 points if the totals line is 145. The over wins if the game ends 75-70 (145 points) and the under loses.
You wager on the over if you think the game will score more than the specified total. The under bet predicts that the final score will be lower than the set total. If the final score matches the stated total, the bet is a push and your wager is returned.
Totals bets can cover the full game or a half or quarter. You could bet on whether the first half will score more than 70 points.