NCAA Basketball Best Bets for Sunday (01/10)

With two great games on the NCAA top-25 schedule, there isn’t a better way to earn some extra cash than by betting on your favorite sport, college basketball. Find a great online sportsbook that offers a ton of ways to bet and find one that has a great reputation for fast and fair payouts.

Are sports betting deposit bonuses worth taking or will they end up costing you? This is the most frequently asked question, and it bears answering with more than just a yes or no. It is often said that for anybody who likes to get in, get out, and collect your money, then “no” a deposit bonus is not worth taking. Not so fast, there is a solution to this conundrum.

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Think of an NCAA BB deposit bonus like this… A bonus that you take from the online sportsbook is a free loan that does not have to be paid back should you lose the money. What kind of lending institution would ever give you a loan and tell you that if you lose the money in any fashion, you do not have to pay it back? Nobody will tell you this. If they do, then, by all means, take the money and run.

The sportsbook bonus works the same way, only with one kicker, the loan you take from the sportsbook is there to beat them with! This is as if the banker is giving you a loan and telling you that you can do whatever you want with it and if it cost them, that’s ok, if you lose the money, that’s ok too, you don’t have to pay it back!

We say take the bonus, play it first and see where the cards land, if you win, the money will be placed in your cash account and you can then use that money to bet how you wish. If you do win, all the bookie asks’ of you is a small play-through or rollover. Be sure to ask your online bookie how this works and ask what kind of rollovers you will have to pay to receive a payout. It all goes lightning-quick and once you get that first win, you’re home free.

Live NCAA Basketball Point Spread Odds

(#15) Minnesota vs. (#5) Iowa Prediction

Carver-Hawkeye Arena Iowa City, Iowa

2:30 ET, TV: BTN

Line: Iowa 9.5, O/U 162.5

Picks: First half under, teasing Iowa to -4.5, game total under 162.5

We are taking the first half under the total. Minnesota fell flat a couple of days ago against Michigan and now they're on the road. Iowa can run away from this team quickly. Minnesota can hang around in the second half and stay within 9.

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Notre Dame vs. (#19) Virginia Tech Prediction

Cassell Coliseum Blacksburg, Virginia

6:00 ET, TV: ACCN

Line: Virginia Tech -6.5

Picks: Under 141, first half under, teasing Virginia Tech to -1.5

Virginia Tech will win this game, but it could be a slow-down, grind it out affair. The first half will start slow, the second half will be worth looking at a live line on the over. Notre Dame can keep it close throughout so be sure to get your bets in early and watch the live and dynamic lines.

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Maryland vs. Illinois Prediction

8:00 ET

Line: ILL -10.5, O/U 146.5

Picks: Over 146.5, teasing ILL to -5.5 along with the above two games.

Enjoy your Sunday, have fun betting NCAA basketball, and call the online sportsbook right now. Get in and cash out today.

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