Expert NCAAB Picks and Predictions

Whether it's Midnight or March, the 2022-23 college basketball season is sure to be pure Madness! Take your book to school each day with NCAAB best bets from our experts. VegasInsider features the top rated handicappers the industry has to offer. Need more convincing? Read more about Why Buy Our Picks.

2021-22 NCAAB Season Pick Records

Bruce Marshall+4,077
Joe Williams+1,582
Kyle Hunter+1,453
Micah Roberts+1,423
Scott Rickenbach+1,315
Joe Nelson+1,026
Stephen Nover+375

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The college basketball season presents great opportunities to grow your bankroll and our expert handicappers have excelled throughout the past college hoops seasons. We are proud to be completely transparent with our handicapper records, that’s why for each pick our handicappers post the records will show the date and time it was posted, the line and line source plus the win/loss result. Purchased picks are viewed in your My Insider page and can be posted up until one hour before game time, so check back throughout the day.


Our CBK expert handicappers offer Daily and Insured pick packages. Each handicapper is sold separately and the number of picks varies for one to another. Some of the experts are very selective, only posting one pick per day which caters to the low volume bettors who manage their bankroll very carefully. There are also a handful of high volume experts who will post double digit picks per day providing value in terms of cost per pick.


The point spread was developed to provide a balance for both teams involved in a contest to entice bettors to potentially back the weaker team and receive points. The two squads in a game are listed with a title, either a favorite or an underdog. The favorite is usually the perceived better team in the game, as backing them means giving up several points. For example, if Duke is listed as a ten-point favorite (-10) over North Carolina, backing Duke would mean they need to win by at least eleven points to win the bet. Any victory by 9 points or less by Duke would result in a loss, even though they won the game straight-up and a win for North Carolina. If the game falls on 10, a ‘push’ occurs, which is a tie, meaning all tickets are refunded.


There is moneyline betting in basketball in case you don’t want to worry about the points. However, the odds or amount you would have to risk is adjusted accordingly for both the favorite and underdog. If you wanted to back Duke (a ten-point favorite) but only needed them to win straight-up, you would need to wager $700 to win $100. On the flip side, if you have enough faith in North Carolina to beat Duke outright as a five-point ‘dog, you can wager $100 to win $500. There is a sliding scale on the moneyline and point spread correlation, with the favorite numbers rising relative to how many points they lay. A three-point favorite to win outright is just -160 (risk $160 to win $100), while a seven-point favorite is a chalkier bet at -320 (risk $320 to win $100).


Another option to bet on basketball instead of taking a side is to bet on the total. Basically, this is a cooperative effort between the two teams to either go ‘Over’ or ‘Under’ the posted total. In basketball, if Duke and North Carolina have a game total of 155 ½, a winning ‘Over’ bet would mean the two clubs would combine for 156 points or more. On the flip side, a winning ‘Under’ ticket is 155 points or fewer between the two teams.