NCAA Basketball Totals

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NCAA BASKETBALL 
Opener
Thursday, February 22, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FINAL
72324072
49252449
569
570
7:00p
WatchESPN
ESPN3
149 -110
149 -110
60.0%
40.0%
148½ -110
148½ -110
148 -108
148 -102
148 -110
148 -110
148½ -110
148½ -110
148 -110
148 -110
148 -105
148 -105
148 -110
148 -110
148½ -110
148½ -110
148 -110
148 -110
148½ -110
148½ -110
 
FINAL
93435093
86384886
573
574
7:00p
(9) Purdue
219
FOX Sports 1
146½ -110
146½ -110
44.3%
55.7%
146 -116
146 -104
146½ -103
146½ -107
146 -112
146 -108
146½ -105
146½ -115
146 -115
146 -105
146½ -105
146½ -105
146½ -110
146½ -110
146½ -110
146½ -110
146 -112
146 -108
146½ -105
146½ -115
 
FINAL
68363268
69353469
587
588
7:00p
138 -110
138 -110
56.4%
43.6%
137 -110
137 -110
137 -107
137 -103
137 -110
137 -110
137½ -115
137½ -105
137 -110
137 -110
137 -105
137 -105
137 -110
137 -110
137 -110
137 -110
137 -110
137 -110
137½ -115
137½ -105
 
FINAL
7935311379
7622441076
585
586
7:00p
137½ -110
137½ -110
87.0%
13.0%
138 -110
138 -110
138 -107
138 -103
138 -110
138 -110
138 -115
138 -105
138 -110
138 -110
138 -105
138 -105
138 -110
138 -110
138 -110
138 -110
138 -110
138 -110
138 -115
138 -105
 
FINAL
84404484
79394079
577
578
7:00p
Stadium
149½ -110
149½ -110
62.0%
38.0%
151½ -109
151½ -111
151 -105
151 -105
150½ -110
150½ -110
151 -115
151 -105
151 -110
151 -110
151½ -105
151½ -105
150½ -110
150½ -110
151 -110
151 -110
150½ -110
150½ -110
151 -115
151 -105
 
FINAL
58184058
79295079
565
566
7:00p
140 -110
140 -110
48.9%
51.1%
141½ -106
141½ -114
141 -105
141 -105
141 -110
141 -110
140½ -110
140½ -110
141 -115
141 -105
140½ -105
140½ -105
140½ -110
140½ -110
141 -110
141 -110
141 -110
141 -110
140½ -110
140½ -110
 
FINAL
53242953
72343872
665
666
7:00p
221
CBS Sports Netwo
139½ -110
139½ -110
11.8%
88.2%
140 -110
140 -110
140 -105
140 -105
139 -110
139 -110
139½ -110
139½ -110
140 -105
140 -115
139½ -110
139½ -110
140 -110
140 -110
139½ -110
139½ -110
139 -110
139 -110
139½ -110
139½ -110
 
FINAL
90474390
82433982
663
664
7:00p
152½ -110
152½ -110
13.3%
86.7%
151 +109
151 -132
150 -105
150 -105
150½ -110
150½ -110
151 +105
151 -125
150 -110
150 -110
149½ -110
149½ -110
150½ -110
150½ -110
150 -110
150 -110
150½ -110
150½ -110
151 +105
151 -125
 
FINAL
83562783
85295685
581
582
7:00p
145 -110
145 -110
50.9%
49.1%
144½ -128
144½ +106
146 -104
146 -106
146 -110
146 -110
146 -120
146 +100
146 -110
146 -110
146½ -105
146½ -105
146 -110
146 -110
146 -110
146 -110
146 -110
146 -110
146 -120
146 +100
 
FINAL
77354277
61233861
575
576
7:00p
150 -110
150 -110
100.0%
0.0%
149½ -110
149½ -110
149½ -107
149½ -103
149½ -110
149½ -110
150 -110
150 -110
150 -105
150 -115
150 -105
150 -105
149½ -110
149½ -110
149½ -110
149½ -110
149½ -110
149½ -110
150 -110
150 -110
 
FINAL
75314475
80305080
579
580
7:00p
NESN
628
141½ -110
141½ -110
68.1%
31.9%
144½ -110
144½ -110
145 -105
145 -105
146 -110
146 -110
143½ -129
143½ +109
146 -105
146 -115
145½ -105
145½ -105
144½ -110
144½ -110
146 -110
146 -110
146 -110
146 -110
143½ -129
143½ +109
 
FINAL
77324577
91504191
635
636
7:00p
WatchESPN
ESPN3
161 -110
161 -110
71.7%
28.3%
159 -142
159 +117
163 -102
163 -108
163 -110
163 -110
160½ -130
160½ +110
162 -115
162 -105
163 -105
163 -105
163 -110
163 -110
162½ -110
162½ -110
163 -110
163 -110
160½ -130
160½ +110
 
FINAL
83473683
96385896
583
584
7:00p
170 -110
170 -110
59.9%
40.1%
168½ -121
168½ +100
170½ -103
170½ -107
170½ -109
170½ -111
169½ -126
169½ +106
170 -105
170 -115
170½ -105
170½ -105
170 -110
170 -110
170½ -110
170½ -110
170½ -109
170½ -111
169½ -126
169½ +106
 
FINAL
75373875
89434689
667
668
7:00p
WatchESPN
208
153½ -110
153½ -110
58.7%
41.3%
154 +115
154 -140
152 -108
152 -102
152 -110
152 -110
153 -105
153 -115
152 -110
152 -110
152 -110
152 -110
152 -110
152 -110
152 -110
152 -110
152 -110
152 -110
153 -105
153 -115
 
FINAL
96395796
90464490
567
568
7:00p
WatchESPN
ESPN3
156½ -110
156½ -110
58.5%
41.5%
156½ +106
156½ -129
155 -106
155 -104
154½ -110
154½ -110
156 +115
156 -135
154 -110
154 -110
155 -105
155 -105
154½ -110
154½ -110
154½ -110
154½ -110
154½ -110
154½ -110
156 +115
156 -135
 
FINAL
70383270
64323264
571
572
7:00p
WatchESPN
ESPN2
124 -110
124 -110
0.0%
100.0%
124½ -107
124½ -113
124 -107
124 -103
124 +103
124 -125
124½ -105
124½ -115
125 -105
125 -115
124 -105
124 -105
124 -110
124 -110
124 -110
124 -110
124 +103
124 -125
124½ -105
124½ -115
 
FINAL
52252752
77383977
563
564
7:00p
ESPN
206
130 -110
130 -110
47.1%
52.9%
129½ -110
129½ -110
129 -103
129 -107
129 -108
129 -112
129½ +107
129½ -127
129 -115
129 -105
128½ -105
128½ -105
129½ -110
129½ -110
129½ -110
129½ -110
129 -108
129 -112
129½ +107
129½ -127
 
FINAL
53302353
70333770
637
638
7:30p
139 -110
139 -110
43.5%
56.5%
140½ -110
140½ -110
140½ -107
140½ -103
140½ -110
140½ -110
140 -110
140 -110
140 -115
140 -105
140 -105
140 -105
140½ -110
140½ -110
140 -110
140 -110
140½ -110
140½ -110
140 -110
140 -110
 
FINAL
55272855
93435093
591
592
8:00p
620
BeIN Sports
152½ -110
152½ -110
39.7%
60.3%
151½ -110
151½ -110
151½ -105
151½ -105
151½ -110
151½ -110
151½ -110
151½ -110
151 -115
151 -105
151½ -105
151½ -105
151½ -110
151½ -110
151½ -110
151½ -110
151½ -110
151½ -110
151½ -110
151½ -110
 
FINAL
65313465
60233760
589
590
8:00p
133 -115
133 -105
37.0%
63.0%
133½ +101
133½ -122
132½ -105
132½ -105
132½ -110
132½ -110
133 -110
133 -110
133 -105
133 -115
132½ -105
132½ -105
132½ -110
132½ -110
133½ -110
133½ -110
132½ -110
132½ -110
133 -110
133 -110
 
FINAL
56282856
64372764
593
594
8:00p
152 -110
152 -110
34.2%
65.8%
150 -112
150 -108
150 -109
150 -101
150 -110
150 -110
150½ -121
150½ +101
150 -110
150 -110
150 -105
150 -105
150½ -110
150½ -110
150 -110
150 -110
150 -110
150 -110
150½ -121
150½ +101
 
FINAL
63333063
83374683
595
596
8:00p
WatchESPN
ESPN3
153 -110
153 -110
55.2%
44.8%
153 -110
153 -110
153 -106
153 -104
153½ -110
153½ -110
153½ -110
153½ -110
153 -110
153 -110
153½ -105
153½ -105
153 -110
153 -110
154 -110
154 -110
153½ -110
153½ -110
153½ -110
153½ -110
 
FINAL
83354883
75354075
643
644
8:00p
152 -110
152 -110
100.0%
0.0%
154 -110
154 -110
154 -105
154 -105
154½ -110
154½ -110
153½ -125
153½ +105
154 -115
154 -105
154½ -105
154½ -105
154 -110
154 -110
154 -110
154 -110
154½ -110
154½ -110
153½ -125
153½ +105
 
FINAL
86365086
82374582
641
642
8:00p
FS-MW
671
150½ -110
150½ -110
50.0%
50.0%
150 -110
150 -110
150 -105
150 -105
150 -110
150 -110
150½ -110
150½ -110
150 -110
150 -110
150½ -105
150½ -105
150 -110
150 -110
150 -110
150 -110
150 -110
150 -110
150½ -110
150½ -110
 
FINAL
88464288
91434891
639
640
8:00p
155½ -105
155½ -115
36.8%
63.2%
153 -131
153 +108
154 -104
154 -106
154 -104
154 -116
153½ -115
153½ -105
153 -115
153 -105
153½ -105
153½ -105
154 -110
154 -110
154 -110
154 -110
154 -104
154 -116
153½ -115
153½ -105
 
FINAL
77354277
50252550
603
604
8:00p
127 -110
127 -110
38.4%
61.6%
129 +124
129 -151
126½ -106
126½ -104
126½ -110
126½ -110
128½ +105
128½ -125
127 -105
127 -115
127 -105
127 -105
127 -110
127 -110
126½ -110
126½ -110
126½ -110
126½ -110
128½ +105
128½ -125
 
FINAL
72304272
76403676
647
648
8:00p
WatchESPN
ESPN CE
155½ -105
155½ -115
64.5%
35.5%
157 -110
157 -110
156½ -108
156½ -102
156½ -110
156½ -110
156 -115
156 -105
157 -105
157 -115
157 -105
157 -105
156½ -110
156½ -110
156½ -110
156½ -110
156½ -110
156½ -110
156 -115
156 -105
 
FINAL
74254974
82334982
645
646
8:00p
138½ -105
138½ -115
52.2%
47.8%
137½ -107
137½ -113
137 -107
137 -103
137½ -110
137½ -110
137½ +100
137½ -120
137 -110
137 -110
137 -105
137 -105
137 -110
137 -110
137 -110
137 -110
137½ -110
137½ -110
137½ +100
137½ -120
 
FINAL
66323466
62303262
597
598
8:05p
138 -110
138 -110
60.0%
40.0%
138½ -110
138½ -110
139 -108
139 -102
139 -110
139 -110
139 -115
139 -105
139 -110
139 -110
139 -105
139 -105
139 -110
139 -110
139 -110
139 -110
139 -110
139 -110
139 -115
139 -105
 
FINAL
81394281
76344276
599
600
8:15p
WatchESPN
ESPN3
156½ -110
156½ -110
59.6%
40.4%
155 -110
155 -110
155 -105
155 -105
155½ -110
155½ -110
156½ -105
156½ -115
156 -105
156 -115
155½ -105
155½ -105
155½ -110
155½ -110
156 -110
156 -110
155½ -110
155½ -110
156½ -105
156½ -115
 
FINAL
7934351079
8231381382
601
602
8:30p
WatchESPN
ESPN3
157 -110
157 -110
93.3%
6.7%
156 +106
156 -128
155½ -104
155½ -106
155 -110
155 -110
156 +105
156 -125
155 -110
155 -110
155 -105
155 -105
155½ -110
155½ -110
155 -110
155 -110
155 -110
155 -110
156 +105
156 -125
 
FINAL
64194564
69333669
651
652
8:30p
134 -110
134 -110
68.2%
31.8%
135½ -107
135½ -113
135 -108
135 -102
135 -110
135 -110
135 -110
135 -110
135 -115
135 -105
135 -105
135 -105
135 -110
135 -110
135 -110
135 -110
135 -110
135 -110
135 -110
135 -110
 
FINAL
76443276
66363066
649
650
8:30p
138½ -110
138½ -110
52.9%
47.1%
138½ -110
138½ -110
138½ -105
138½ -105
138½ -110
138½ -110
138½ -110
138½ -110
138 -115
138 -105
138½ -105
138½ -105
138½ -110
138½ -110
138½ -110
138½ -110
138½ -110
138½ -110
138½ -110
138½ -110
 
FINAL
53272653
58184058
655
656
8:30p
138 -110
138 -110
61.5%
38.5%
137½ -110
137½ -110
137½ -105
137½ -105
137½ -110
137½ -110
138 -110
138 -110
138 -105
138 -115
137 -105
137 -105
137½ -110
137½ -110
137½ -110
137½ -110
137 -110
137 -110
138 -110
138 -110
 
FINAL
9640401696
9143371191
653
654
8:30p
167 -110
167 -110
98.6%
1.4%
168 -110
168 -110
168 -105
168 -105
167½ -110
167½ -110
168 -110
168 -110
168 -110
168 -110
168 -105
168 -105
168 -110
168 -110
168 -110
168 -110
167½ -110
167½ -110
168 -110
168 -110
 
FINAL
75324375
70313970
657
658
9:00p
145½ -110
145½ -110
97.1%
2.9%
145½ -110
145½ -110
145½ -105
145½ -105
145½ -110
145½ -110
145½ -112
145½ -108
146 -105
146 -115
146 -105
146 -105
145½ -110
145½ -110
146 -110
146 -110
145½ -110
145½ -110
145½ -112
145½ -108
 
FINAL
77344377
72373572
613
614
9:00p
(6) Gonzaga
WatchESPN
ESPN2
139 -110
139 -110
0.0%
100.0%
137½ -127
137½ +105
138½ -106
138½ -104
138 -110
138 -110
138 -120
138 +100
139 -105
139 -115
138½ -105
138½ -105
138½ -110
138½ -110
138½ -110
138½ -110
138 -110
138 -110
138 -120
138 +100
 
FINAL
85434285
91375491
605
606
9:00p
(23) Houston
221
CBS Sports Netwo
139½ -110
139½ -110
60.2%
39.8%
137 -110
137 -110
137½ -105
137½ -105
137½ -110
137½ -110
138 +102
138 -122
138 -105
138 -115
137½ -105
137½ -105
137½ -110
137½ -110
137½ -110
137½ -110
137½ -110
137½ -110
138 +102
138 -122
 
FINAL
7537241475
652932465
611
612
9:00p
(14) Arizona
219
FOX Sports 1
144½ -110
144½ -110
50.7%
49.3%
141 -108
141 -112
141 -106
141 -104
140½ -116
140½ -104
141½ -110
141½ -110
141 -115
141 -105
141½ -105
141½ -105
141 -110
141 -110
141½ -110
141½ -110
140½ -116
140½ -104
141½ -110
141½ -110
 
FINAL
67353267
78374178
659
660
9:00p
WatchESPN
208
138 -110
138 -110
49.3%
50.7%
140½ -101
140½ -120
140 -106
140 -104
140 -110
140 -110
139½ -115
139½ -105
140 -115
140 -105
140 -105
140 -105
140 -110
140 -110
140½ -110
140½ -110
140 -110
140 -110
139½ -115
139½ -105
 
FINAL
72393372
74413374
615
616
9:00p
Facebook Live
138½ -110
138½ -110
55.3%
44.7%
140 -110
140 -110
140 -105
140 -105
140 -110
140 -110
139½ -115
139½ -105
140 -110
140 -110
140 -105
140 -105
140 -110
140 -110
140 -110
140 -110
140 -110
140 -110
139½ -115
139½ -105
 
FINAL
78403878
84473784
609
610
9:00p
ESPN
206
149½ -110
149½ -110
48.7%
51.3%
148½ -110
148½ -110
148½ -106
148½ -104
149 -110
149 -110
148½ -110
148½ -110
148 -115
148 -105
149 -105
149 -105
148½ -110
148½ -110
149 -110
149 -110
149 -110
149 -110
148½ -110
148½ -110
 
FINAL
78265278
94484694
607
608
9:00p
Pac-12 Network
142½ -110
142½ -110
46.4%
53.6%
142 +110
142 -133
142 -107
142 -103
142½ -102
142½ -119
142 +100
142 -120
142 -115
142 -105
142 -105
142 -105
141½ -110
141½ -110
142 -110
142 -110
141½ -110
141½ -110
142 +100
142 -120
 
FINAL
83384583
86454186
661
662
9:00p
143½ -110
143½ -110
54.3%
45.7%
143½ -110
143½ -110
143½ -103
143½ -107
143½ -110
143½ -110
143½ -110
143½ -110
143 -115
143 -105
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143½ -105
143½ -110
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FINAL
8631389886
90402991290
623
624
10:00p
134 -110
134 -110
36.7%
63.3%
134½ +107
134½ -130
134 -105
134 -105
134 -110
134 -110
134 -110
134 -110
134 -105
134 -115
134 -105
134 -105
134 -110
134 -110
133½ -110
133½ -110
134 -115
134 -105
134 -110
134 -110
 
FINAL
65283765
64303464
619
620
10:00p
TheW.tv
141 -110
141 -110
34.0%
66.0%
139 +101
139 -122
139 -105
139 -105
138½ -110
138½ -110
140 +110
140 -130
139 -110
139 -110
138½ -105
138½ -105
138½ -110
138½ -110
139½ -110
139½ -110
138½ -110
138½ -110
140 +110
140 -130
 
FINAL
61263561
75462975
617
618
10:00p
Facebook Live
STADIUM Premium
146 -108
146 -112
45.8%
54.2%
146½ -110
146½ -110
146½ -105
146½ -105
146½ -110
146½ -110
146 -125
146 +105
146 -115
146 -105
146½ -105
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146½ -110
146½ -110
146½ -110
146½ -110
146 -125
146 +105
 
FINAL
84335184
74274774
621
622
10:00p
TheW.tv
134½ -110
134½ -110
4.2%
95.8%
135 -110
135 -110
135 -105
135 -105
135 -110
135 -110
135 -110
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135 -110
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135 -110
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135 -110
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FINAL
49193049
69373269
625
626
10:30p
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693
140½ -110
140½ -110
4.1%
95.9%
139½ +106
139½ -129
138½ -106
138½ -104
138½ -110
138½ -110
139 +100
139 -120
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138 -110
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139 -110
138½ -110
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139 +100
139 -120
 
FINAL
78384078
76364076
627
628
11:00p
Pac-12 Network
146½ -110
146½ -110
43.6%
56.4%
146½ -116
146½ -104
146½ -110
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146½ -115
146½ -105
 
FINAL
72423072
60283260
629
630
11:00p
WatchESPN
208
136½ -115
136½ -105
43.7%
56.3%
138½ -110
138½ -110
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138½ -115
138½ -105
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138 -115
138 -105
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138½ -115
138½ -105
138 -115
138 -105
 
FINAL
68402868
75433275
631
632
11:30p
219
FOX Sports 1
154 -110
154 -110
56.7%
43.3%
154 -104
154 -116
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154 -108
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154 -110
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154 -110
154 -110
154 -110
154 -110
154 -110
NCAA BASKETBALL 
Opener
Friday, February 23, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FINAL
63253863
74344074
633
634
12:00a
147 -115
147 -105
98.5%
1.5%
148 -110
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147 -121
147 +100
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148 -110
148 -110
148 -110
147 -121
147 +100
147 -115
147 -105
 
 
00
00
823
824
11:00a
WatchESPN
ESPN3
 
 
11.1%
88.9%
136½ -110
136½ -110
136 -115
136 -105
136 -115
136 -105
 
 
00
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841
842
6:00p
WatchESPN
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0.0%
100.0%
167½ -110
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00
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857
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6:30p
221
CBS Sports Netwo
 
 
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0.0%
155 -110
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155 -110
155 -110
 
 
00
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833
834
7:00p
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145½ -110
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831
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7:00p
SNY
639
 
 
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159 -110
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00
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7:00p
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7:00p
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851
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7:00p
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7:00p
 
 
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7:00p
 
 
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7:00p
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00
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7:00p
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132 -110
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131½ -115
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00
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827
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7:00p
WatchESPN
208
 
 
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100.0%
130 -110
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00
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825
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7:00p
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00
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835
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8:00p
219
FOX Sports 1
 
 
50.0%
50.0%
137½ -110
137½ -110
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137½ -110
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137½ -110
 
 
00
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8:00p
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0.0%
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00
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839
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9:00p
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146 -110
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146 -110
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00
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845
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9:00p
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208
 
 
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144 -110
144 -110
144½ -110
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NCAA Basketball Odds Explanation: Understanding College Basketball Betting Lines

 

We’ve entered a new era in college basketball where freshman dominate and the one-and-done talents quickly move up to the NBA. Even so, the sport is as popular as it has ever been, which has generated a lot of betting interest. If you’ve never bet on the college hoops, here’s your basic guide to understanding NCAA Basketball odds, which work much the same as NBA odds. (For explanations on how NFL odds work, as well as odds for other sports, explore the links at the bottom of this page.)

Spreads

In college basketball there are a lot of teams, and some are much stronger than others. That’s why the point spread was invented as it allows bettors to bet on a game even though the two teams might not be evenly matched. The difference is the bettors has to predict whether or not a team will win by the margin listed on the NCAA Basketball odds boards.

 

For example, let’s say you see Duke listed at -8.5 points on the NCAA Basketball odds board. With the minus sign in front, that means they have to win by nine points or more to cover the spread and for you to win your bet on Duke. If they win by eight or less, or their opponent wins, then Duke does not cover the spread.

Money Lines

While spreads focus on the margin of victory, moneylines only focus on the outright result. In this case, it doesn’t matter what the margin of victory is. All you care about is who wins the game.

 

For example, Duke might be a -300 favorite over North Carolina State. What that means is if you bet $300 on Duke and they win, you collect $100. On the other side of it, North Carolina State might be something like +250. With the plus sign in front of their betting odds, that means that if you bet $100, you would win $250.

Totals

When it comes totals, this is just the combined final score between the two teams. When you look at the lines, the NCAA Basketball odds makers set an over-under which asks whether the final score will be 'over' or above that number, or 'under' and below.

 

For the Duke-N.C. State game, you might see a line of 139.5. So if the final score is something like 70-50, then the 120 combined points is less than the 139.5, which means the game went under. If the combined score is 71-70 or 85-82, then the game has gone over the number and everyone who bet on the over wins their bet.

Futures

Futures bets are wagers that focus on events that will happen in the long term future. So while the above three bets focus on nightly action where the bets will be resolved by the end of the evening, futures focus on results that will take some time to decide. For example, in the preseason, you might want to bet on who will win March Madness or which team will win a certain conference.

 

In these cases, you’ll likely see NCAA Basketball odds that entice you with a big payout. For example, Duke might be 15/1 to win the NCAA Tournament before it starts. However, remember that you’re picking just one team in a big field, so the risk is high. However, if you’re right, you can early a big payout.

 

In this case, 15/1 means that for every dollar you bet, you win $15. That can prove to be quite profitable if you make the right selections with your NCAA Basketball picks.


 

 

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