When betting College Basketball, bettors tend to favor the big named teams very highly. Teams such as Arizona, North Carolina, Duke and Arizona usually get plenty of betting action. There are also schools, bettors hardly ever hear of and are basically unrecognizable, that are great teams to bet on depending on who they are up against. The valued bet in the college games goes right across the board, whether it is the well-known or the not so well-known teams.
As with a lot of college games there are plenty of games played throughout the season and you can easily find ten or so games being played on a given day. Not to mention on a college basketball weekend you can have over 70 games at your disposal to bet on.
With such high number of games it makes it virtually impossible for the bookmakers to remain accurate on all of them when providing the odds to the betting public. Mistakes and soft lines will be a plenty and those two combinations are a bettor’s best friend.
The schedules of the various teams are one you must analyze very carefully. A team can be mistaken for one that may give up a lot of points but that could be simply based on their tough schedule and when matched up on against an average team the points spread given to them is much more than it should be. Those are the kind of information you will be looking for to determine value in bets.
It will take some searching but you will easily find indicators that will help you to make your decision. If betting was just about the games being handed to you on a platter, everyone would be successful. The truth is, some forms of betting can be quite lucrative but will take research, time, determination and hard work to reap the rewards.
The wins and losses of a team and their ability to cover the spread have to be determined from the numbers. Besides the schedule being the all important factor for the college game, generally how well a team rebounds, field goal percentages and so forth can all be indicators that highlight when you have an advantage over the bookies.
Betting college basketball does not come down to whether you can recognize the teams or know the different conferences. It’s finding the value in the odds and to realize where the bookmakers have slipped up. The big name teams will have much sharper lines and the very least known teams having the softest lines.
I tend to cut down the number of games or teams to analyze from the schedules. So big name teams with a weak schedule and lesser name teams with tough schedules are the ones I like to go for from season to season. This helps to focus on a handful of teams from weak to weak and allows you not to overburden yourself if you are not so use to the research aspect of betting. Ultimately the better researcher you can be is the better bettor you will be at college basketball.