Free Consensus Picks for Every NCAA Basketball Game

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The suggestions on our NCAA basketball picks page are based on the market consensus, or most common pick, from a variety of free pick providers across the sports betting industry.

These market consensus picks are paired with the best available lines from one of our recommended online sportsbooks to give you the best pick for each spread, total and moneyline on every NCAA Division I men’s basketball game throughout the entire season.

NCAA Basketball Consensus Picks Examples

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How do these college basketball consensus picks work?

In this example, Baylor is hosting Houston in a Big 12 matchup between two of the top teams in college basketball.

Of our NCAA basketball picks sources, 86% are picking Houston to win the game outright. And of the sportsbooks from which we list odds, the best moneyline odds for Houston can be found at Bovada, where the Cougars are -135 to win.

Moving to the spread, 75% of our NCAA basketball picks sources are picking Houston to cover the -2.5 spread. The best spread odds for Houston -2.5 can also be found at Bovada, which has Houston -2.5 at -105 odds.

Lastly, 75% of our sources are picking the game to go over the listed total of 135. The best odds for over 135 can be found at BetOnline, BetUS, and MyBookie, all of whom have over 135 at -110 odds.

When you link those percentages and those best available odds for the corresponding betting lines, you get the consensus picks for the moneyline, point spread, and total.

Our team of college basketball writers—Eddie Griffin, Nate Hornung, and Colby Marchio (check out the Betting News “About Us” page to learn more about each writer)—may use this information when offering their picks for college basketball matchups. Sometimes it will be to back up why a certain pick is the right move, while sometimes they will offer up why they are fading a listed pick.

Nothing is guaranteed in sports betting, so the market consensus isn’t always right. However, it is a great reference point to see where the expert’s thoughts are while doing your own research on a play.

How Is the Market Consensus Calculated?

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From the NCAA basketball odds that come from our listed sportsbook sources, here are the best available odds for the Houston vs Baylor matchup:

Moneyline (ML)

  • Houston -135 (Bovada)
  • Baylor +115 (Bovada)

Point Spread

  • Houston -2.5 (-105) (Bovada)
  • Baylor +2.5 (-108) (BetOnline)

Total (O/U)

  • Over 135 (-110) (BetOnline, BetUS, and MyBookie)
  • Under 135 (-105) (Bovada)

The picks we recommend for this game are determined based on the information provided. And based on the percentages and the best available odds for the corresponding picks, there are three clear recommendations.

With the majority of the sources backing Houston to win and cover and for the over to hit, we would recommend betting Houston ML at Bovada, Houston -2.5 at Bovada, and the over 135 at BetOnline, BetUS, or MyBookie.

Why Should You Trust Our NCAAB Consensus Picks?

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Here at Betting News, we only use the most trustworthy sources in the sports betting industry. Information is key in this game, so we make sure to only use reputable sources to build our consensus picks.

However, nothing is a lock. As a result, use these picks as a reference point, not a foolproof source to blindly trust. Use these sources to further conduct your own research before investing your hard-earned money.

Adequate, reliable information is huge in being a profitable sports bettor. And we at Betting News strive to only promote the best in the business.

Other NCAA Basketball Betting Information

Where Can You Bet on College Basketball This Season?

Throughout the college basketball season, you can find a variety of NCAA basketball odds at the top online sports betting sites like BetDSI, BetOnline, BetUS, Bovada, and MyBookie.

Along with game odds, many sportsbooks offer men’s and women’s March Madness futures odds, Final Four odds, Wooden Award odds, and more.

If you are unfamiliar with any of these sites, check out our sportsbook reviews to learn more about what they all offer. Our reviews analyze available betting options, deposit and payout options, mobile and live betting, and the sportsbook sign-up bonuses and other promos offered.

Other NCAA Basketball Betting Content

Are you interested in learning more about betting on NCAA basketball? Check out our college basketball betting guide, which covers the basics of wagering on the action from the Big 12 to the Big West and beyond.

Also, March Madness is getting closer, and we have a lot of content dedicated to the action.

Looking for the best March Madness betting sites? We have you covered. Looking for the best March Madness bracket challenges? We have you covered. Which teams could be this year’s dark horses or Cinderella stories? Check out our look at potential March Madness sleepers.