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How to bet basketball

Basketball is one of the more popular sports betting options in North America with the NBA and college basketball drawing large handles at sportsbooks. Here's a quick overview of how to bet on basketball, including pointspread and totals.
Covers Jun 14, 2017 - 2:35 PM ET

2018 college basketball futures hit the board with a trio of favorites

The confetti has barely been swept off the floor of the University of Phoenix Stadium, following the North Carolina Tar Heels' 2017 NCAA Championship victory over the Gonzaga Bulldogs, and it is already time to look ahead to next season.
Covers Apr 5, 2017 - 12:19 AM ET

Four college flashbacks brought on by your March Madness bracket

Depending on how the start of the NCAA tourney shook out, your bracket either makes you feel really smart or incredibly dumb. Jason Logan points out four college flashbacks March Madness bettors are feeling heading into the Sweet 16.
Covers Apr 4, 2017 - 2:08 PM ET

National Championship betting action is heavy and split in Las Vegas

It’s Big Monday, NCAA Tournament style, as this two-weeks-plus bonanza of basketball comes to a close. Covers checks in on where the action is for tonight’s title tilt with Jay Rood, from MGM Resorts, and Scott Cooley, of Bookmaker.eu.
Covers Apr 3, 2017 - 1:47 PM ET

North Carolina opens as slight championship faves over Gonzaga

Covers checks in on the opening line for Monday night's national championship game, with insights from Scott Shelton, from The Mirage sportsbook on the Las Vegas Strip, and Scott Cooley, of offshore sportsbook Bookmaker.eu.
Covers Apr 2, 2017 - 11:27 PM ET

NCAA National Championship betting preview: Gonzaga vs North Carolina

The Gonzaga Bulldogs are in the title game for the first time in school history while the North Carolina Tar Heels, who lost to Villanova in the NCAA championship game last season, are looking to win their sixth national crown.
Covers Apr 2, 2017 - 11:27 PM ET

Covers' Final Four Betting Round Table Las Vegas Live Stream

Covers is live from Las Vegas previewing the NCAA Final Four games from The Still inside The Mirage. We break down the matchups and odds with Covers Experts Teddy Covers and Zack Cimini as well as our Ultimate Race winner.
Covers Apr 1, 2017 - 9:37 PM ET

NCAA National Championship Betting Live Stream: What's behind the odds?

After a thrilling Final Four, bettors get a monster matchup of No. 1 seeds when North Carolina takes on Gonzaga. The Tar Heels are slim favorites for Monday's title game and we get the inside scoop on those odds, live from The Mirage sportsbook.
Covers Apr 1, 2017 - 9:37 PM ET

Bettors think Gamecocks have more than punchers chance, taking ML

The field of 68 has been whittled to a quartet, and by the end of today, it’ll be down to a duet. Covers checks in on the action for the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four, with insights from sportsbooks on the Las Vegas Strip and offshore.
Covers Apr 1, 2017 - 2:42 PM ET

Covers Final Four Betting Preview Las Vegas Live Stream

Covers is live from Las Vegas previewing the NCAA Final Four games from The Still inside The Mirage. We break down the matchups and odds with Covers Experts Teddy Covers and Zack Cimini as well as our Ultimate Race winner.
Covers Mar 31, 2017 - 2:53 PM ET

Final Four dogs draw moneyline action, spread bettors laying faves

Action is heating up for the Final Four. Bettors are either rolling the dice with the underdogs on the moneyline, looking for a big score, or laying the points with the favorite against the spread. Get the inside scoop on the Final Four betting action.
Covers Mar 31, 2017 - 11:57 AM ET

NCAA Tournament Final Four betting preview: Oregon vs North Carolina

North Carolina is hoping for another chance to finish the job in the NCAA Tournament and Oregon looks to ride the momentum of its deepest run since 1939 when the teams meet in the national semifinals Saturday.
Covers Mar 31, 2017 - 1:10 AM ET

NCAA Tournament Final Four betting preview: South Carolina vs Gonzaga

Gonzaga and South Carolina are both part of the Final Four for the first time in school history and the winner of Saturday's NCAA Tournament semifinal contest will face either North Carolina or Oregon in Monday's championship game.
Covers Mar 31, 2017 - 12:25 AM ET

These eye-popping Final Four betting trends are essential to any wagers

Ashton Grewal takes a dive into some historical Final Four betting trends relating to the location of Saturday's games, the tournament seeds of the teams participating, and history of the head coaches involved.
Covers Mar 30, 2017 - 9:27 PM ET

NIT Championship betting preview: Georgia Tech vs Texas Christian

Georgia Tech and TCU put their respective late-season slumps in the rear-view mirror and have a shot at postseason glory when they meet in the NIT title game Thursday in Madison Square Garden in New York.
Covers Mar 30, 2017 - 1:16 PM ET

Books need Oregon by "considerable margin" in Final Four betting

At the midway point of the week, it’s the calm before the weekend Final Four storm. Covers checks in on action for the NCAA Tournament semifinals with sportsbooks right on the Las Vegas Strip and offshore.
Covers Mar 29, 2017 - 6:33 PM ET

March Madness' other tournaments draw big money for sportsbooks

The NCAA tournament is all there is to March Madness. There are a number of other postseason events taking place, like the NIT, CBI, CIT and Women's national tournament. We talk college basketball betting with Jeff Stoneback of The Mirage.
Covers Mar 28, 2017 - 9:22 PM ET

NIT Semis betting: CSU-Bakersfield vs. Georgia Tech, TCU vs. UCF

If you're missing the Madness, the NIT semifinals can fill that college basketball betting void. Madison Square Garden hosts a pair of games Tuesday night: CSU-Bakersfield vs. Georgia Tech and TCU vs. Central Florida.
Covers Mar 28, 2017 - 2:26 PM ET

Books bracing for Tar Heel money when North Carolina faces Oregon

The Oregon Ducks take on the North Carolina Tar Heels in the Final Four Saturday. We're inside the Wynn Las Vegas talking with Johnny Avello about the opening odds and where the college basketball betting action will come in.
Covers Mar 27, 2017 - 7:53 PM ET

Vegas expects sharp and public to be split on Gonzaga vs. South Carolina

South Carolina is an underdog against No. 1 Gonzaga, and books are bracing for some sharp money to side with the Gamecocks. We're talking about the Final Four betting odds with Johnny Avello, executive director of the Wynn Las Vegas.
Covers Mar 27, 2017 - 7:44 PM ET
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