College Basketball Betting Picks

Looking for free College Basketball picks & betting tips for the 2021-22 NCAA season?

Our experts provide picks, betting tips, predictions, previews and best bets for the biggest college basketball league in the world throughout the season, including March Madness.

The 2021-22 regular season gets underway on November 9, 2021 and concludes on March 6, 2022. The annual March Madness tournament will then get underway on March 17, 2022 with the College Basketball national champions to be crowned in the NCAA Championship Game on April 4, 2022.

ExpertPicks.com will have all of the College Basketball picks, predictions and tips you need right here.

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What College Basketball Betting Markets Can I Bet On?

The main College Basketball betting markets are Moneyline, spread and over / under total points.

Money Line - The money line is betting on which team will win the game. There is no option for a draw in College Basketball, with teams going to overtime if the score is tied at the end of regulation, so the moneyline is a two-way market in which you bet on one team to win, and it includes overtime. 

Spread - The spread market is more also known as a handicap. Bookmakers will assign one team a positive (+) or negative (-) spread, line or handicap depending on favoritism for the game, and the bettor bets to cover the line.

Let’s use a College Basketball game between Baylor and Houston as an example. If Houston start with a +5.0 point spread and you bet on them, they need to win the game or lose by less than five points in order for your bet to win.

On the other side of the coin, Baylor would be assigned a -5.0 point spread meaning they would need to win by four or more points in order for your bet on them to be a winner.

Over / Under Total Points - This College Basketball betting market allows bettors to bet on the total amount of points scored in a game by both teams. The sportsbook will set a line, let’s say 130.5 points and you can bet on the total points scored by both teams going over or under that total. 

What Is A College Basketball Parlay Bet?

A parlay bet is when you place a sports bet using multiple selections (this is known as an accumulator in some countries). Parlay bets can be placed using one selected sport or league or can be placed on one competition. That means you can place a College Basketball parlay bet during the regular season and the playoffs as long as you can make at least two selections.

Parlay betting is a popular form of betting because it allows you an opportunity to make big wins from small stakes due to the enhanced risk involved. If, for example, you make three selections in your bet, you will need all three to be a winner for you bet to be successful. Some bookmakers will offer you the chance to insure your College Basketball parlay bet and others will give you the chance to boost your winnings. For details on these College Basketball betting promotions, read on:

Are There Any College Basketball Betting Promotions?

Of course there are College Basketball betting promotions. Basketball remains one of the most popular sports across North America so it goes without saying that there are a host of College Basketball betting promotions available from licensed bookmakers throughout the regular season and the postseason.

These vary in type, with some offering customers the opportunity to insure their bets, while other offer customers the chance to add bonuses to their winnings. One leading sportsbook offers customers the chance to claim bonuses of up to 70% on winning College Basketball parlay bet, while another will refund your losing wager if one selection in your parlay bet lets you down.

So whichever bookmaker you place your bets with, check out the bookmaker promotions section in order to find out what College Basketball betting promotions are available to you. And if you are looking for a new bookmaker to place your College Basketball bets with, check out our review section here.

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Live streaming is only available to eligible customers and to watch a basketball live stream all you need is a funded account or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours. Read on for our step-by-step guide to watching basketball live streams at bet365:

How To Watch Basketball Live Streams


  1. Visit the bet365 website
  2. Log into your account or register for one
  3. Navigate to the In-Play link on the homepage
  4. Choose ‘basketball’
  5. Select a basketball game with a play icon beside it
  6. Make sure you have met the relevant basketball live streaming rules
  7. Once the game gets underway you will have access to live streaming and in-play betting

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College Basketball FAQs

What is the College Basketball?

NCAA College Basketball is a men's basketball league in North America that consists of teams from colleges across the United States.

When is the College Basketball regular season?

The 2021-22 College Football regular season takes place from November 9, 2021 and ends on March 6, 2022.

What is March Madness?

'March Madness' is the name for the College Basketball Playoffs. The top 68 teams in the United States compete in a single-elimination tournament at a designated city over the course of a couple of weeks.

When is March Madness?

The College Basketball March Madness Tournament will get underway on March 17, 2022 and conclude with the National Championship Game on April 4, 2022.

What is the College Basketball National Championship Game?

The National Championship is the final of the College Basketball season, which sees the winner of the two March Madness Semi-Finals go head-to-head for the national crown.

Who has won the most College Basketball National Championships?

UCLA Bruins have won the most College Basketball National Championships in the modern era, but they have not won the College Basketball National Championship since 1995.