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How to read College Basketball Las Vegas 1st Half Odds
While football is considered the most popular betting market in the United States, the college basketball betting market does more action and that’s because there are more games to wager on. If you’re looking to get more vested, then you better check out the College Basketball Las Vegas 1st Half Odds.
Some bettors are hesitant to step into this particular market but for college basketball, it’s an exciting opportunity that provides instant action. During 2020 March Madness, these 1st Half Odds become very popular for NCAA Tournament bettors.
Similar to the College Basketball Las Vegas Odds, the 1st Half Odds focus are based off point-spread wagers.
Unless the game is listed at pick ‘em, every matchup will have a favorite and an underdog. Every matchup starts with the Date and Time before listing the Rotation of the matchup. Some sportsbooks may use a different rotation for the first-half but it’s likely just an extra digit associated to the rotation for the full game.
Unlike full game wagers, College Basketball Las Vegas 1st Half Odds are only for the first 20 minutes of a game. Game wagers, money-line bets and over-under (total) selections are decided on the full 40 minutes and any additional overtime action if the contest happens to see an extra session.
After the final 20 minutes are over, your wager is final and most sportsbooks will grade and payout quickly after the outcome has been made official. Betting on the 1st Half Odds isn’t for everybody but our numbers from multiple books certainly make for a great resource.
College Basketball First Half Over-Under Odds
Over-Under or Totals are also offered on our College Basketball First Half Odds page. Bettors can wager on the two teams to go ‘over’ or ‘under’ the posted total and the odds are set for the first 20 minutes of the matchup. If you’re expecting points early, then an ‘over’ wager will certainly be in order and if you believe both teams will feel each other out then an ‘under’ ticket could be your lean.
How to bet College Basketball 1st Half Odds
Understanding how the oddsmakers set College Basketball Odds could be a little overwhelming at times and perhaps a headscratcher. However, there are a couple things to understand when looking at the Game Odds and 1st Half Odds. Normally, you would think that the lines would be cut in half for the first 20 minutes and then the full 40 minutes.
That’s not the case.
Game Line: North Carolina at Duke (-12)