Best Betting Strategies for College Basketball

Division I College Basketball doesn’t stretch anywhere near as long as an NBA regular season, with each school playing at least 27 regular season games. Though there is still plenty of money to be made when betting College Basketball.

Whether you’re trying to find a way to make money on Luka Garza and the Iowa Hawkeyes or simply looking to have some fun and get a payout, no matter who the team, Dimers is here to help.

After you’ve signed up with one of the best sportsbooks in your state and deposited money into your betting account, you’re likely raring to go. STOP, before you do anything read through the best CBB betting strategies for your chance to become the Zion Williamson of College Basketball betting — one can dream, right? 

Keep your options open

Yes, it’s true. Here at Dimers we showcase America’s best sportsbooks,  but why have loyalty to just one? It makes as much sense as Zion returning to Duke.

Sportsbooks exist to make money off bettors like you. Dimers wants to help you flip the script and take home some of their money. We’ll show you the best odds for CBB and all major sports, all you need to do is select the best odds, use our exclusive promo codes, sign up and deposit. 

If you stick to one sportsbook, you’re playing by their rules. The best don’t follow, they make their own path. If they ain’t doing it for you, move on, win and keep winning, no matter who with!

More: How do College Basketball Odds Work?

Take advantage of the edge

Taking advantage of the edge is key to making money this NCAA Basketball season. What is the edge, you ask? 

This is where the probability of an event occurring is more likely than the sportsbook’s odds. In other words, our data and analytics suggest a team/player has a much better chance of winning than the sportsbooks think! 

Taking these bets gives you a better chance of being a successful gambler long-term. Of course, the higher the edge, the better. While you’re not guaranteed a W, taking picks with an edge gives you a greater chance of being profitable well into the future. This is super important when trying to be a successful CBB bettor.

You’ll find our best edge picks in the Quick Picks section, or in Best Bets within any individual College Basketball matchup.

More: How to Bet on College Basketball Games

Set a Bankroll 

Here at Dimers we believe in responsible gaming and want you to have fun while betting on NCAA Basketball. To ensure this happens, you should think about setting some sort of limit for the CBB regular season and March Madness. Perhaps that’s too far ahead, in that case it may be setting a weekly or monthly limit. You get the idea now, so long as you stay in line with your bankroll and follow Dimers’ best College Basketball picks you’ll win like Coach K.

More: Best March Madness Betting Strategies

Be aware of injuries

Whether we like it or not, injuries are part of College Basketball. It can be difficult for bettors to keep up to date with the status of star players across 357 Division 1 NCAA basketball teams. Sometimes teams will make a game-time decision on a player, which may dramatically affect your bet coming through. 

That’s why we recommend looking at the injury status and reports of teams/players before placing your bets. This isn’t possible all the time of course, if a team has juicy odds it can be hard to resist, we understand that. Think of this as a general practice and a means of enhancing your game knowledge.

If that’s too much for you, check out Dimers’ predicted spread, moneyline and total bets — before tipoff. Each College Basketball game is simulated 10,000 times — using our predictive analytics model — based on rosters, form and previous matchups, all to give you an unrivaled edge before you make that winning play.  

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Bet Early

This is when to strike. 

Sportsbooks don’t always have the best read on teams in the first weeks of the season. This is your golden chance to win early and often.  As the season progresses, books get a greater handle and it is harder to find CBB diamonds in the rough. 

How to identify value early in the season:

  • How many starters are returning?
  • Where are the team's weaknesses?
  • Who are their recruits/what position do they play?

These questions will help you develop a greater understanding and opportunity to exploit the sportsbooks and gain easy profits. 

Alternatively, you could just head to our College Basketball Bet Hub and we’ll help you find the best odds and show you the best bets for every CBB game.

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Remove Biases

This seems the most obvious of all strategies but we are human at the end of the day. We dream of our alma mater pulling off a big rivalry win or Duke losing by double digits but it rarely happens this way. 

The best bettors remove biases to see the odds for what they are. They consider the factors above, giving them the best chance of winning. 

Now you have all the tools to succeed in NCAA Basketball betting this season. Make sure you keep check Dimers before every CBB bet for the best odds and sportsbooks. Remember we have exclusive offers when signing up with the most trusted books in the United States. 

When it comes to the College Basketball, Dimers has it on lock.

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