Last Updated: 2017-11-13
The college basketball betting season has begun and basketball handicappers are already looking over the season as they look to make some money betting on college basketball. At this time of the season this could mean many different things.
First of all this is the time of the season that the future betting in college basketball betting action is at its peak. Basketball bettors like to bet on the team that they think will win it all this season because they get some serious value if they are right. At the same time they have to handicap the early season tournaments and the regular season. With 80 games in the first weekend of college basketball betting alone this could be overwhelming for even the most experienced basketball bettors.
That is why we have the college basketball betting system to provide the best information and advice for picking winners in college basketball all season long. Before you bet on any games on a weekly basis make sure to check out the betting sheet to get all of the latest betting trends, systems, and team information to make sure you win money when betting on basketball.
Ranked Out The Gates
Ranked teams always get plenty of betting action and because of that the public is all over them. Usually this means fade the ranked team but early in the season that may not be the case. Ranked teams in the first four games of the season are 502-407 ATS with over 68 units won over the last 900 games. This shows that the ranked teams get off to a good start. This is for a variety of reasons. First, they are the better team and quite often in the early season they play a weaker opponent. Secondly they have the much better coaching and that usually means big blowout wins early in the season. Ranked teams will play all week this week to include some very high ranking teams. No. 6 Villanova plays on Tuesday, No. 21 UCLA plays on Wednesday and No. 13 Miami plays on Thursday just to name a few.
The Duke Blue Devils are the favorite to win the national championship at about 6 to 1 this season depending on what sports betting outlet that you are looking at. Piggy backing on what we said before about ranked teams early in the season, Duke has been rolling. They are just 1-0 against the number this season but they are scoring over 90 points in each game and winning by double digits on a nightly basis. This team is for real. They get their first real challenge on Tuesday night against the Michigan State Spartans.
Road Rough Early
Playing on the road early in the season is never easy. They have to get used to the accommodations at another location and they do not have the fan following that you would get playing in front of the home faithful. This has made things tough for college basketball bettors that are looking for the big road upsets. So far at this point in the season not including tournament games road teams are cashing straight up at just 12 percent this season. That number could change as the season moves along but in the early going betting on road teams on the money line have n been a losing proposition.
Sweat the Small Stuff
In college basketball you have to pay attention to the smaller conferences and the lesser known teams. The bookmakers don’t have as much interest in these games because of the betting volume. This could give the smart bettor some value when betting on these smaller teams. Not many teams have played more than two games yet on the early college basketball season, but now is the time to start researching the players, coaches and the conferences. At the end of the season in conference tournaments, the more that you know about these smaller teams the more money that you could win.