Picking The Right Sportsbook for NCAA Basketball

Sports bettors are a little more than a month away from another season of college basketball. This is one of the more heavily bet leagues in the US leading right up to March Madness and the annual NCAA Tournament. This is also the right time of the year to start thinking about where to bet the games.

With 32 different Division I basketball conferences representing over 350 schools, there is more than enough opportunity to earn a positive return on your betting investment this NCAAB season. It all starts with the online sportsbook you decide to use to place your bets. While there are a number of excellent betting sites to choose from, you still want to find an online book that best meets all of your college basketball betting needs.

The Entertainment Of Betting

A good starting point is the various welcome bonuses on the table for opening a new online betting account. Most of these bonus offers are tied to the initial deposit you make into your account. The online books will match a set percentage of that deposit up to a set amount. For example, you may find a book that is offering a 50% match up to $500. This means that you can receive a bonus of $500 on an initial $1000 deposit.

The biggest catch to any sportsbook welcome bonus is the rollover requirement to receive your bonus. If the bonus is $500 and the rollover is 10x, you would need to wager $5000 to qualify. This is where your overall college basketball betting habits and strategy kick in. If you are an avid bettor targeting multiple games each week, then you should probably max out the numbers for the bonus offer. If you are more of a casual bettor betting a few weekend games, then the welcome bonus offer may not work for you.

There are other bonus offers and promotional incentives up for grabs during college basketball season, so you will want to do your homework on all the ways you can expand your betting bankroll before choosing a particular online book.

Another important consideration when finding a sportsbook for college basketball is the banking options offered for making deposits and requesting withdrawals. One of the most popular methods for doing both is using cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin for all your financial transactions. It is safe and easy to do and most times there are no transfer fees involved.

One of the most important factors you should take into consideration is the overall variety of betting options. Once the college basketball season is in full swing, there are multiple betting opportunities on the board every day of the week. 

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From the nationally ranked powers such as Duke and North Carolina in the ACC to some of the Mid Major programs in the smaller conferences in Division I, you want a book that offers a full set of betting lines for all the games. Variety and diversity are two things that make college basketball such a big betting sport. There is value to be found all over the board, especially in the games that are not on the national radar.

Along with the basic bets on point spreads and total lines, you want to find an online book that also offers college basketball money lines, first half and second half betting lines and live in-game wagering opportunities. Throw in betting odds for NCAAB futures and props and you will have the variety and diversity you are looking for.

College basketball contests are another good way to boost your bankroll, especially when March Madness rolls around. Most of the top online sportsbooks for NCAA basketball will have bracket contests in play come tournament time.

About the Author

A big part of the services that my marketing company, Blue Pointe Advisors, LLC offers is written content for sports betting websites.  I have been working as a full-time sports betting writer for the past nine years following a previous career in the field of sales and marketing.

I consider myself extremely fortunate to be able to write about my true passion in life; the world of sports. I also enjoy concentrating the bulk of my pieces towards the betting angle in sports.

It is always a challenge to take past results and current form to try and correctly determine a future result. Sports brings out the unpredictability in what should be a fairly predictable outcome based on the stats, facts and recent trends in a particular matchup. The one thing that I have learned over the past decade or so is that when it comes to betting on sports there is no such thing as a lock.

The main objective with my writing style is to create insightful articles on a wide variety of sporting topics that can provide an edge to today's sophisticated online player. While there are times when my predictions fall well short of the actual outcome, I still enjoy trying to come up with a logical explanation to support my views on every pick I make.

My love of sports started a long time ago when I was just a kid growing up just outside Philadelphia. While I was a big Phillies, Flyers and 76ers fan, my number one team was always the Eagles. My dad was a season ticket holder from 1961 to 2002 and I would honestly say that he missed less than a handful of games than more than a few dismal seasons.

I was fortunate enough to go to a number of Eagles’ games back in the day including the 1980 NFC Championship when Wilbert Montgomery ran roughshod over the bitter rival Dallas Cowboys to lead Philly to their first appearance in a Super Bowl. Flash forward 40 years later and am I still celebrating the thrilling victory over New England in Super Bowl LVII. I know that my dad was smiling down on that one.