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Betting on NCAA Basketball March Madness: When the Madness Comes

Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Betting on NCAA Basketball

As of this writing, in early November, it can feel like March Madness is very far away. After all, the word “March” is in it. The entire college basketball season lies between us and the madness of March. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s too early to start thinking about who you like, who you don’t, and how you believe it’s all going to play out before they cut down the nets. At our site, you can bet your way through the entire season. Then, once the Madness arrives, you’ll be able to bet that at our site, too. Betting on NCAA basketball for the 2019-2020 season is always live here at BetNow. 

Betting on NCAA Basketball from the Beginning

This is the time of the year when the season is, quite literally, just tipping off. Obviously, some teams will get out to hot starts and then eventually fade. Other teams may start slow, due to the development of their underclassmen, and eventually get that much stronger as the season progresses. Now is a great time to start figuring out who you’re most intrigued by. That way, when March Madness does eventually get here, you won’t just be betting on teams because “they have a nice name” or something like that. 

As with most sports, ask a pro bettor their opinion, and they’ll tell you that you should bet on the favorites at the beginning of the season. That makes sense: the favorites will come in with a “full head of steam,” so to speak. While others may be attracted by those teams that have great underdog odds, betting on the teams that are expected to do well at the beginning of the season is a great way to wrack up some solid wins. 

As Underdogs Develop 

Another thing to keep in mind about the college basketball season is that, with some noted examples, the “non-conference” schedule of most major schools is meant to protect those schools, and help them to build up a good record so that they’re in a fine position when the conference season actually starts. This makes sense from an organizational standpoint. Sure, there’s a “camp” for most college basketball teams, but it’s not really all that long. So, by having the bigger schools play against smaller schools, it doesn’t mean that they’ll go undefeated (although the better teams often do) but it does mean that they might be more ready to play against their tougher conference opponents when the season starts. 

There are, as we mentioned, exceptions to this. For example, in this current season, many ACC teams played each other in their first game. That was new, something that doesn’t typically happen. The reason that many gave for this (including Coach Jim Boeheim of Syracuse) was money: television stations wanted to put these games on. Other than that, if you’re unsure which way to go, it might make sense to go with the favorites early in the season. Unless… 

Good Players and Teams from Last Year 

… Of course, you did your research from last year. For many of our bettors, this is not their first year betting on NCAA basketball with us. They’ve done it before. They’ve bet on these teams in the past. So, they know which players might have been good, and ready to make “the leap” on even the mid-majors that tend to play conference powers during their non-conference schedules. 

So, drawing on last year’s research, you might have been able to make some real money on the upsets that have occurred already in the season. By drawing on a bit of info, you could’ve made even more money for yourself. That’s the power of BetNow: we make it possible to make real money with just some information. 

At our site, you can bet on college basketball all season long. From the beginning through the end, through non-conference, conference, conference championships and then the March Madness itself, we’ve got your back. Good luck to you and your teams all throughout the season!