College Basketball Games – Live wagering Tips for Feb. 24 through March 1, 2020
With every passing week, online bookie agents creep closer to the 2020 NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament. The Big Dance, or March Madness, you choose the moniker, is the second most important betting event of the year. Bookies can make huge profits on March Madness.
But although most consider March Madness to be the NCAA Tournament, technically, it’s the games from February to the National Championship. From now until Selection Sunday, the major broadcast networks showcase the top college basketball teams in the nation. Pay per head agents can profit from wagers before the game’s tip-off. They can also profit while the games are being played.
They profit that way via live betting. Check out this week’s top nationally televised college basketball games. We add marketing statements for each game. Then, at the end of the list, we provide insight into how you can promote live betting.
Monday, Feb. 24
Louisville at Florida State – 7:00 pm on ESPN
Louisville is reeling. Can the Cardinals step it up against ACC rival Florida State?
Oklahoma State at Kansas – 9:00 pm on ESPN
A loss against Oklahoma State could kill Kansas’ shot at a 1-seed. Can Rock Chalk get it done at home versus the upset-minded Cowboys?
Tuesday, Feb. 25
Kentucky at Texas A&M – 7:00 pm on ESPN / ESPN 2
SEC Tuesday starts off with Kentucky at Texas A&M. The Wildcats are in a battle with Auburn and LSU for the SEC Title. Can the Wildcats continue mowing through their lesser SEC rivals?
Ole Miss at Auburn – 7:00 pm on ESPN / ESPN 2
Auburn must keep pace with Kentucky atop the division. The only way to do that is to get past Ole Miss on Tuesday night.
Wednesday, Feb. 26
St. John’s at Villanova – 6:30 pm on FS1
It’s a must-win game for St. John’s. The Red Storm can’t afford any more losses. For Villanova, a victory keeps them in the Big East Regular Season hunt. Who takes this key battle on Wednesday night? Make sure to wager before tip-off and then live bet during the game!
Virginia at Virginia Tech – 7:00 pm on ESPN / ESPN 2
Virginia Tech must beat rival Virginia on Wednesday night. A loss most likely ends any hope the Hokies have of garnering a bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Georgetown at Marquette – 8:30 pm on FS1
A lot’s at stake when Georgetown heads to Marquette to battle the Golden Eagles. With a win, Georgetown can pad their resume for an NCAA berth. A loss sends G’Town into bubble territory. Get your wagers in before and during Georgetown-Marquette on Feb. 26!
Thursday, Feb. 27
Wisconsin at Michigan – 7:00 pm on ESPN 2
No game this week is as important to NCAA Tournament bids as Wisconsin against Michigan. The Badgers sit on 10 losses. Another sends them into the danger zone. Michigan has 9 losses. Although they’ve got some quality wins, the Selection Committee might not take more than 6 teams from the Big 10. That makes this a must win for both Big Ten squads!
Temple at Wichita State – 8:00 pm on ESPN
Temple looks to play spoiler versus tough Wichita State. The Shockers know they can’t lose and hope to get a bid to the Big Dance. Will the Owls end Wichita State’s quest for an NCAA Tournament spot?
Arizona at USC – 10:00 pm on ESPN
In the most important game so far this season for both teams, the Arizona Wildcats travel to Hollywood to battle the USC Trojans. Make sure to get your pre-tip off wagers in and then wager during this key Pac-12 battle!
Saturday, Feb. 29
Duke at Virginia – TBD on ESPN / ESPN 2
It doesn’t get any better than Duke versus Virginia. The Blue Devils lead the ACC but Coach K’s squad wants a Top 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament. A loss at Virginia could all but end those dreams.
Michigan State at Maryland – TBD on ESPN / ESPN 2
Preseason 1-ranked Michigan State is reeling. The Spartans can’t take any more losses. But Maryland beat Sparty on Feb. 15. Will MSU get their revenge? Or, will the Terrapins turn the preseason favorite into a bubble team?
Seton Hall at Marquette – 2:30 pm on FOX
Seton Hall’s stranglehold on the Big East Championship has diminished. The Pirates rivals are on their heels. That includes Marquette who has a shot to solidify their status as a true NCAA Tournament squad on Saturday.
Auburn at Kentucky – 3:45 pm on CBS
Auburn-Kentucky has become the premier rivalry game in the SEC. Will Coach Cal’s Kentucky squad get the win? Or, is Saturday all about Auburn sweeping the 2-game series against the Wildcats?
Arizona at UCLA – 10:00 pm on ESPN / ESPN 2
UCLA won’t make the NCAA Tournament. The Bruins could play big time spoiler against traditional round ball rival Arizona, though. Arizona versus UCLA is a must watch and wager game!
Sunday, March 1
Cincinnati at Houston – 1:00 pm on ESPN
The top 2 squads in the AAC square off when the Cincinnati Bearcats head to Houston to take on the Cougars. Houston feels they’re good enough for a top 4 seed in the Big Dance. Make sure to wager before and during when Cincinnati battles Houston!
Xavier at Georgetown – 2:00 pm on CBS
Will Georgetown’s bubble burst on Saturday? The Hoyas are in must win territory. A loss sends Xavier into bubble territory. Something’s going to give when the Musketeers head to D.C. to take on Georgetown!
Michigan at Ohio State – 4:00 pm on CBS
Michigan-Ohio State isn’t just a gridiron rivalry. The two teams want to beat each other in every sport. Basketball is no exception! Watch, wager before tip-off, and live bet Michigan-Ohio State on Sunday, March 1!
Educate Your Players on College Basketball Live Betting
Live betting is one of the sportsbook industry’s fastest-growing revenue streams. The key to get your players to live bet games is to educate them on all live betting has to offer. Check out live betting player advantages.
1. Can back up pre-tip off winning wagers
2. Can make saver bets for losing pre-tip off wagers
3. Can juice betting profit
4. If you’re watching the game, why not bet on it while it happens?
Online Bookie Live Wagering Benefits
Check out a few live betting advantages for you, the bookie.
1) Longer player activity means a higher probability of wager.
2) Higher overall hold percentage between 5.5 and 6.5 percent, because of increased juice.
3) Other live events may stimulate players to play different sports other than majors only.
4) Increased branding image for agents.
5) More markets and options than ever before.
Promote College Basketball Live Betting
Per head agents should promote as much live betting as they can. NCAAB games are perfect for live betting. If you’re a Boss Action agent, make sure your players can make wagers while games are played.
If you’ve got any questions about live betting, or any questions at all, call a Boss Action customer service rep at 800-339-4108.