College Basketball Betting Odds & Lines
Eight months after the first canceled NCAA Tournament in history, 347 college basketball teams began their 2020-21 season in search of conference championships, tourney berths, Final Four appearances, and the 2021 national championship.
College basketball avoided the initial mass opt-outs that swept across college football, and the sport enters the season with only six fewer teams than last year. Four new teams joined Division I, but 10 teams opted out prior to the season, including all eight teams in the Ivy League after the conference canceled all winter sports. And with 347 teams scheduled to play thousands of games, there are countless opportunities for savvy sports bettors.
What’s in store for the 2020-21 College Basketball Season?
Fans, both new to the game and seasoned diehards, can bet on futures, including the 2021 NCAA Tournament champion and 2021 Final Four teams. Without an official 2020 national champion, though Florida state legislators awarded the national championship to Florida State, Virginia remains the defending champion after defeating Texas Tech in the 2019 national championship.
A lot has changed in college basketball since the Cavaliers cut down the nets in Minneapolis in April 2019. Entering this season, in addition to the four new Division-I newcomers (Bellarmine, Dixie State, Tarleton State, and UC San Diego), six teams are changing conferences, most notably UConn. Eight years after departing the Big East for the American (AAC), UConn returns to their former longtime conference home. The Huskies appeared in only two NCAA Tournaments in their seven years as an AAC member, averaging 20.3 wins over that time, their worst seven-year stretch in four decades.
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