How 18+ Bettors Can Wager On The NCAAM Tournament

NCAAB Betting

With the NCAA’s March Madness tournament set to begin on March 15th, 2020, 18-year-old bettors are starting to look for favorable lines to play and sportsbooks that will accept their bets.

Domestic sportsbooks have exploded across the US since the Supreme Court announced the repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in 2018. The PASPA act essentially banned sports betting in the United States from 1992-2018 at the federal level, excluding Nevada, Montana, and Oregon. Now that federal gambling laws have changed, states are free to enact any sports betting bill they choose.

Despite the 16 states that now allow domestic sports betting, there is only one that currently accepts bets from 18-year-old bettors; New Hampshire. Another five states are working on launching their domestic sportsbooks, but only Montana and Tennessee of those five will allow 18-year-old players. The other states only accept bets from players over the age of 21.

18-year-olds should not be discouraged as there are other legal online options for players to bet on NCAAB games. Offshore sportsbooks like Bovada, Betonline, or MyBookie will all accept US players over the age of 18, giving that they live in a state that allows online betting. The only states that ban offshore sites are Washington and Connecticut, but others, including Nevada and New Jersey, both restrict access by blocking the sites within their borders. 

Signing up with an offshore site is secure, and players can often find online bonus offers that will boost their bankroll from the get-go. Our only suggestion is that you use our 18+ Sports Betting Guide to find legitimate sites with fast payouts, legal licenses, and other industry-standard factors that our sports betting insiders recommend. 

In addition to Men’s basketball betting lines, you can also find Women’s basketball betting lines. Offshore sites typically have betting lines for more sports than you can imagine. Some sites even offer other services under one account, including poker, casino games, live dealer games, horse racing, and more. 

When it comes to betting on the March Madness tournament, it is best to lock your lines early because as the 68 teams wind down to the final four, the odds will shift dramatically. Professional sports bettors will pick several teams and weigh their money on their favorites. The key to winning big during March Madness is picking the winner and locking in a line early. In addition to future odds listed below, you can also find game lines and prop bets for the tournament once the games are announced. 

Odds to win the NCAAB National Championship- Futures

Kansas +450
Gonzaga +900
Dayton +1000
Kentucky +1000
Baylor +1200
Duke +1500
Florida St +1500
Michigan St +1500
San Diego State (#6) +1800
Seton Hall +2000
Louisville +2200
Maryland +2500
Oregon +2500
Michigan +3000
Arizona +3300
Auburn +3300
Creighton +4000
Villanova +4000
West Virginia +4000
Ohio St +4500
Virginia +4500
Penn State +5000
Butler (#24) +5500
BYU (#14) +6000
Wisconsin +6000
Florida +6600
Illinois +6600
Iowa +6600
Texas Tech +6600
Colorado +7000
Houston +10000
Indiana +10000
LSU +10000
Providence +10000
Purdue +12500
St. Marys +12500
East Tennesee State +15000
Marquette +15000
Tennessee +15000
USC +15000
Utah State +15000
Xavier +15000
Arkansas +20000
UCLA +20000
Alabama +25000
Cincinnati +25000
Mississippi St +25000
NC State +25000
North Carolina +25000
Oklahoma +25000
Rutgers +25000
Stanford +25000
Clemson +30000
Iowa St +30000
Memphis +30000
Texas +30000
Virginia Commonwealth +30000
Wichita State +30000
Yale +30000
Arizona St +50000
Liberty +50000
New Mexico St +50000
Pittsburgh +50000
Tulsa +50000
Vermont +50000
Washington +50000
SMU +60000
Syracuse +60000
Georgetown +75000
Minnesota +75000
Mississippi +75000
Northern Iowa +75000
Notre Dame +75000
Oklahoma St +75000
Rhode Island +75000
Richmond +75000
Saint Louis +75000
Stephen F. Austin +75000
TCU +75000
Texas A&M +75000
U Conn +75000
UNLV +75000
Buffalo +100000
Davidson +100000
DePaul +100000
Duquesne +100000
Furman +100000
Georgia +100000
Kansas State +100000
Missouri +100000
St. John’s +100000
Temple +100000
California +150000
MD Baltimore County +200000
William & Mary +200000