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2025 NCAA Men's Tournament Futures Odds

The 2025 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament is scheduled to begin on March 18, 2025 and conclude with the national championship game on Monday, April 7, 2025 from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

Bettors can start placing wagers on which school will win the 2025 championship.

  • Connecticut Huskies +1000
  • Arizona Wildcats +1200
  • Duke Blue Devils +1400
  • Houston Cougars +1600
  • Kansas Jayhawks +2000
  • North Carolina Tar Heels +2000
  • Kentucky Wildcats +2200
  • Purdue Boilermakers +2200
  • Alabama Crimson Tide +2500
  • Auburn Tigers +3000
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The VegasInsider.com College Basketball Las Vegas Odds is one of the most popular betting resources for bettors that wager on NCAA Men's basketball action throughout the season, which begins in early November and concludes in the first week of April.

HOW TO READ COLLEGE BASKETBALL LAS VEGAS ODDS

Whether you're a novice, advanced or professional bettor, the College Basketball Las Vegas Odds is simple for all individuals looking for some action on the hardwood. The most popular betting market in college hoops focuses on point-spread wager or side wagers. Don't forget to use our DraftKings promo code or our exclusive ESPN BET promo code if you want to bet on these popular College Basketball markets!

The spread was developed to provide a balance for both teams involved in a matchup, hoping to have bettors wager on the weaker to team that was receiving points and that team is labeled as the underdog. The team giving or laying the points is the favorite.

The favorite is always listed with a minus (-) sign before the point-spread while the underdog is labeled with a plus (+) label.

EX. FAVORITE -10, UNDERDOG +10

On the VegasInsider.com odds page, there is another number associated with the favorite and its listed as -10. This number is simply defined as "vig" or what many in the sports betting industry call vigorish. Another common term is called "juice" and it's technically the price the bettor has to pay on a straight wager.

EX. BET $110 TO WIN $100 (10% JUICE)
EX. BET $100 TO WIN $91.91 (10% JUICE)

It's not uncommon to see other values posted other than -10.

Examples seen on the College Basketball Vegas Odds pages could include -15 and -20. The added or extra ‘juice' on a point-spread is determined by the sportsbook or operator. Many bettors shy away from books that lay on the juice because it takes away from your winnings.

EX. BET $100 TO $83.33 ($20% JUICE)
EX. BET $100 TO WIN $86.95 (15% JUICE)

The lower-juice sportsbooks are normally found outside of the state Nevada. If you are in a state where sports betting is legal, please check out our online sportsbook directory to find the best and most secure places to make College Basketball bets.

Another number that's posted on the College Basketball Las Vegas is the total or ‘over/under' for the specific matchup. If the favorite is designated as the home team, then the total will be listed above and vice versa (below) if the visitors are favorites.

All of the above numbers are listed next to the teams, and before each matchup is a Rotation number. The College Basketball Las Vegas Odds are listed in order of rotation and those numbers are generated and produced by the sportsbooks. Above each matchup and rotation is the Date and the Time of the game, which is subject to change. All game times are Eastern Standard Time.

VEGASINSIDER OPEN & CONSENSUS

The VegasInsider Open and Consensus Lines can be found in the first and second columns on our Odds page.

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL OPEN LINE

One of the best features on the College Basketball Vegas Odds is the Opening Line or the Open Line. This numbers consists of the first betting line received from our Las Vegas or Global Sportsbooks. The opening line varies depending on the sportsbook but it provides a clear-cut rating that the oddsmakers use on the college basketball matchup. It's a very smart idea to see where the line originates and even smarter to follow the moves.

The Opening Line on the College Basketball Las Vegas Odds is a must-stop resource for the 2024 NCAA Tournament, which begins on March 18, 2024.

Prior to the "First Four" action in the tournament, "Selection Sunday" takes place four days earlier and after the field of 68 is announced, the oddsmakers start populating betting odds on the opening matchups.

It's often been said that savvy bettors have an advantage over the oddsmakers in college basketball because the sample size (number of schools) is next to impossible to follow. Our 2024 March Madness Central betting resources are here to help you get more acquainted with the NCAA Tournament. If you want to bet on Duke or UNC to win it all, visit the best North Carolina Sportsbooks.

MARCH MADNESS REGIONAL ODDS

The NCAA Men's Tournament Regional Finals will take place on Saturday March 30, 2024 and Sunday March 31, 2024. Check out the Teams, Odds, Betting Stats and much more on each of the four regions.

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VI CONSENSUS COLLEGE BASKETBALL LINE

The VegasInsider.com Consensus College Basketball Line is just as important as the Open Line and also a key resource on odds platform. The Consensus column could simply be called a "Median Line" since it shows the most consistent number provided by the sportsbooks on VegasInsider. The consensus line will be the same as the open line but once the wagers start coming in, this number is often different than the openers.

While many bettors like to shop for numbers, which is a great technique, not everybody always gets the best line. Therefore, the consensus open and eventually closing line is a great way to measure your skills as a bettor or handicapper.

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