NCAA basketball betting lines work just like those in most other sports, with college games typically featuring two sets of odds: a spread and a moneyline.
NCAA basketball spread betting is the most well-known; a line favoring one team is set — such as Kentucky -15 — and the bettor can wager either on the favorite to win by more than that number, or the underdog to win or lose by less than that amount. Moneyline bets are made on a team to win or lose with no spread, with underdogs offering more of a potential payout. Duke -120 means a better needs to wager $120 on the favored Blue Devils to win $100, while Clemson +180 means a $100 bet on the underdog Tigers earns $180 should they win. Bettors can also wager on the total, over or under the combined points scored.