How to Live Bet on College Basketball

There’s no doubt any College Basketball matchup can be exciting but when you throw live betting in the mix, the fun goes up a level!

You know CBB betting — if not, level up — but what about how to bet live?

It really is as simple as it sounds. When watching the game you can wager on who you think will win, the point differential and even what happens next.

Want to understand live CBB betting? Glad you asked, Dimers has you covered. Here's our guide on how to live bet on the NCAA Basketball.

Placing your bet


CBB live betting is relatively similar to betting before tipoff. You can still place wagers on moneyline, point spreads, proposition bets, total (over/under) and the usual go-to options. 

Often you will be able to locate a live game through one of two ways; via a Bet Live section on your online sportsbook and/or betting app, or by clicking through to the CBB category on the book’s site/app and locating the match from there. 

Remember, all live bets are time sensitive — if you’re not as quick as Coach K is to complain, you may miss out!

Our CBB Bet Hub has the best live odds in the United States. When signing up to a sportsbook, use our exclusive promotional codes to access free and risk-free bets.

Added options


Live betting exposes you to many options usually unavailable to the average bettor. The usual wagering options are available during a pro basketball game, but there are added offerings once teams are on the court:


  • Next player to score
  • Race to “X” Points
  • Next team to score
  • Next player to record a foul
  • Next player to grab a rebound

With more options available to bettors, there is greater opportunity for you to find real value, catch sportsbooks napping and capitalize on juicy odds. Deep thought isn’t as readily applied to live odds, so if you can be quick, you could be lucky!

Friendly reminder: Every CBB matchup on Dimers has live probabilities, projected box scores and player points likelihoods.

Constantly shifting odds  


College Basketball odds are constantly changing within a game, particularly given the frequency of scoring. Odds change based on the scoreline, momentum and injuries, amongst other things. 

This can be hard to keep up with and that’s why we recommend you monitor Dimers’ live in-play probabilities during the game, and before you place any bet. 

Our live technology — updating every 30 seconds — gives you real-time probabilities for betting the spread, total (over/under) and moneyline. 

The live matchup and probabilities of any CBB game can be accessed through the scoreboards at the top of the Dimers website, the Live Now section and even the CBB section in Bet Hub.



As mentioned, there are many factors which influence a quick change in odds during an NCAA Basketball game. It is nice to consider some of these variables before placing your bets. 


  • Injuries (Key players coming out can affect moneyline/spread particularly)
  • Momentum
  • Key player form 
  • Home/Away factor
  • Rest (Is a team playing after limited rest?)
  • Rivalries (Kentucky vs. Louisville / Duke vs. North Carolina)

These aspects should be kept in mind when live betting, and if used alongside our live probability calculator, you’re a chance to gain a leg up on your sportsbook.

College Basketball live betting represents one of the best ways to capitalize on great odds sportsbooks may have slept on. Feel free to give it a try alongside Dimers’ in-play probabilities, via our CBB Bet Hub, to give you the best opportunity at winning your basketball picks!

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