College Basketball Odds – Latest Game Lines & Futures

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Between futures bets — like who will win the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament or a conference title — game lines and March Madness bracket contests, college basketball betting has become hugely popular all over the US. Plus, it’s one of the easiest sports for beginners to learn the betting ropes.

College basketball betting season truly peaks with conference tournaments and March Madness at the dawn of spring, but with more than 350 teams spread across 32 conferences all over the country, there is a figurative parade of college basketball betting options all year round.

Here’s what you need to know to bet on NCAA basketball in Florida, including the latest futures odds, game lines and more.

Live NCAA basketball odds

Below is a look at a selection of the latest NCAA basketball game lines, mostly featuring the state’s and the country’s top-ranked teams. You can also find a full feed of every college basketball game line in the country on our main sports betting odds page. Plus, there’s a NCAA basketball futures feed on our futures page. Click on any line listed here to go to the sportsbook posting it, create an account and place a bet:

Gators, Seminoles, & Gulf Coast odds

If you don’t see the game lines and futures odds for top Florida-based teams like the Florida Gators, Florida State Seminoles or Florida Gulf Coast Eagles above, you’ll find them here:

Florida Gators

Florida State Seminoles

Florida Gulf Coast Eagles

How to bet on college basketball online in Florida

Betting on college basketball in Florida will usually involve individual game bets and NCAA basketball futures. College basketball game lines include money line bets, where you pick one team to beat another, locking in your bet at the currently posted odds. You’ll also find spread bets, where you pick one team to beat another with a line that the sportsbook sets factoring into the final score. And the other main option are totals, which involve betting on whether the final combined score by both teams will land over or under a line that the sportsbook sets.

Futures are all about betting on any team you like to win their regular-season conference title, conference tournament or even the whole NCAA tournament. Futures bets will be available all year at odds that change alongside every team’s chances at accomplishing one of these goals.

However, you lock in your odds at what they are when you place that bet, no matter how much they change. Of course, college basketball odds are usually bigger for true title contenders the earlier you can get a bet down. By the time your team has a lock on its goal, you may have to lay some pretty big money to make any.

Florida sportsbooks aren’t going to reinvent the wheel, so the odds on most of these bets will start out similar to how they are at sportsbooks in Las Vegas and all across the country. Of course, odds can change, and if a Florida sportsbook moves a line because of heavy betting on one side or the other, the odds will only change at that sportsbook.

That’s why college football betting lines might end up different by game time, or throughout the year for futures. Local teams attract local betting, which is why you may find differing odds for Florida-based teams right here in Florida versus Vegas and the rest of the country.

College basketball point spreads, moneylines and over/unders

BetExplanationOddsPayouts
Point SpreadPick winners with a handicap factored into the final score.American odds, generally negative figures for both sides because of a small vig.Winners paid according to the currently posted odds at the time of your bet. Standard -110 bets pay $100, plus your bet back, for every $110 bet.
MoneylinePick the winning side straight up.American odds, positive figures for underdogs and negative for favorites.Winners paid according to the currently posted odds at the time of your bet. Florida at +150 pays $150, plus your bet back, for every $100 bet. Florida at -150 pays $100, plus your bet back, for every $150 bet.
Totals (Over/Under)Bet on both teams combing to score more or fewer points than the sportsbook’s line.American odds, generally negative figures for both sides because of a small vig.Winner paid according to the currently posted odds at the time of your bet. Standard -110 bets pay $100, plus your bet back, for every $110 bet.

 College basketball live betting

Mobile sports betting can add to the excitement of NCAA basketball games via live betting, aka in game betting. This means you can bet on games as they play out at odds that are changing depending on what happens on the court. The odds change as fast as the game does, so as you might imagine, sports betting apps are really the best way to get a bet down before the odds change.

Betting on March Madness

March Madness is the most exciting time in the college basketball season and one of the biggest events in sports betting. You’ve more than likely filled out a March Madness bracket before. In legal sports betting states, though, you can find both free and paid March Madness contests (aka betting pools) at online sportsbooks.

Plus, you can bet on individual NCAA Tournament games, so you can branch out of March Madness bracket contests, spread your risk around, or take another shot after a bracket busted early. Keep in mind that you can also use sportsbooks’ March Madness odds to help you fill out a bracket. They can be a good indication of what the experts think.

Signing up at a Florida online sportsbook

No matter how you choose to do it, betting on NCAA basketball at legal FL online sportsbooks is easy. Download the app to your mobile phone or tablet, or go to the sportsbook’s website to get started. After that, here’s how you can get in on every bit of NCAA basketball action across the country in three easy steps:

Open an account

You can register for an account with an online sportsbook through its app or website. Recommended betting sites include Hard Rock Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook Florida, or the BetMGM app.

Fill out the registration form with the required personal information, from your name and email address to the last four digits of your Social Security number (for age-verification purposes). Then, enter any FL sportsbook promo or bonus code required on the registration form to qualify for any new player sportsbook bonuses.

Make a deposit

There will be several ways you can fund your account. Open the sportsbook’s website or the app, look for anything that says “deposit” or “cashier,” and click it. Choose from the available deposit methods, including cash at a partner casino if there is one in the state to credit and debit cards to online banking and online payment processors. Enter a deposit amount, follow the on-screen prompts and your deposit should be available almost immediately.

Browse and bet

Browse through the NCAA basketball betting menu and click on any bet you want to place. A bet slip will allow you to fill in a betting amount and see the potential payouts. You can also add and remove bets on the slip, turn multiple bets into a parlay and see your potential payout on a variety of options. Once you’re all set, place each bet by clicking “Place bet” at the bottom of the slip. You can also use any bonus free bets or bonus money to place bets. Then, it’s all up to the college basketball gods to decide if your bets win or not.