General betting rules apply to all college basketball futures betting. In addition, the following rules are specific to betting on NCAA basketball futures such as futures on March Madness betting.
Pointspread and moneyline bets on NCAA basketball have 'action' after 35 minutes of play in college basketball games.
For over/under bets the game must play to full time for bets to have 'action'.
Overtime counts in the settlement of all college basketball betting on NCAA basketball games unless otherwise stated.
All games must start on the scheduled date for bets to have 'action'.
Winning Margin: Winning margin betting is from scratch (the start of the game).
College Basketball Futures Betting Guide
A futures bet is a bet on an event where there are many competitors, sometimes made long in advance of the event taking place.
Futures are most common in events like March Madness betting, motor racing, NASCAR, or golf, among others. Futures are also posted in major competitions, like Major League Baseball and the NFL, at the start of the season, where players can get better odds on a team in which they have confidence than they would get later in the season or start early to bet on the NCAA basketball tournament odds.
Because of the number of competitors, futures bets offer larger payouts. The larger payoffs are offset by the increased difficulty of picking a winner.