Opening line: Creighton -8, 140 Saturday line: Creighton -7.5, 138 Note: In the regular season, the largest reported bet to win the tournament at sportsbook PointBest was $10,000 on Creighton at 20-1.
The Opening Line on the College Basketball Las Vegas Odds is a must-stop resources for the 2021 NCAA Tournament, which begins on Thursday March 18. Prior to the "First Four" action in the tournament, "Selection Sunday" takes place four days earlier and after the field of 68 is announced, the oddsmakers start populating betting odds on the opening matchups.
NCAA Tournament Over/Under Betting Over/Under wagers on individual NCAA Tournament games are a popular alternative for March gamblers without a cheering interest or a “gut feeling” for the next tip-off. Over/Under or “O/U” wagers are perhaps the simplest sports-betting option available on oddsboards, since the market collapses both teams into a single category and asks whether the total amount of points scored in the contest will exceed or fall short of a given number.
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Over/Under or “O/U” bets may be the simplest sports-betting market at the NCAA Tournament, since the wager combines both teams into a single category and asks whether the total amount of points scored in the contest will exceed or fall short of the O/U number. Over/Unders are often displayed as a halved fraction, like (143.5) or (143 ½), preventing a “push” outcome if the final score tallies exactly 143 or 144 points.
The Total is also available on the VI Consensus line and similarly consists of the current betting line which most frequently among our list of Las Vegas and Global sportsbooks. For an example, in the most recent National Championship between LSU and Clemson, there was significant line fluctuation throughout the two-week lead up. LSU was laying 5.5 to 6 points in multiple locations as the favorite.
Also known as the line or spread, college basketball point spread betting is one of the most exciting ways to bet on a game. Not a big surprise, since the sport is so exciting even without the betting aspect. With NCAA basketball spreads, a negative point spread value (-25.5) means that team is favored by 25.5 points.
83.7%. Glossary. REC (ATS): Overall Record (Against The Spread Record W-L-T) LINE: Current Line and Over/Under. OPEN: Opening Line and Over/Under. ML: Moneyline. FPI: Percent chance to win ...
Since betting lines were released for NCAA tournament games in 1985, underdogs in March Madness odds have covered 44% of the time, winning outright 29% of the time. Games have gone under the total in 56% of games. Since 2010, games have gone under the total in 70% of games and favorites have covered in seven out of ten games.