These days, thanks to increased gaming regulation and new websites, games, and betting opportunities, there are nearly endless ways to gamble online. Whether it’s placing money on Internet chance games like roulette or slots, playing a few hands at Party Casino, or simply gambling on your favorite sport, you can choose an activity that’s both fun and likely to win you money. All of these forms of gambling are very popular online, but when certain sports seasons start up, athletic wagers tend to dominate in certain Internet communities.
in the upcoming months, betting will intensify with the start of the college basketball season. Here are a few tips on some of the most intriguing teams in the Top 10.
Ranked #3 in the nation in the preseason USA Today poll, defending champion Kentucky will be a popular betting favourite in college basketball. However, while Kentucky does have the talent to be a considerable force, the team’s also extremely young and inexperienced. In all likelihood, the Wildcats’ top three players will be sophomore Ryan Harrow, and freshmen stars Alex Poythress and Nerlens Noel. Again, this is a talented roster, but with three games against ranked opponents by December 1st (#8 Duke, #23 Notre Dame, and #18 Baylor), this team could get off to a slower start than many expect, as it’s young players adjust to the college game.
Many will be surprised to see Michigan ranked #5 to begin the season, as the Wolverines have not been competitive in the top 10 in several years. However, with a returning nucleus of Tim Hardaway Jr., Zack Novak, and Trey Burke, a common pick for player of the year – as well as incoming freshmen Glenn Robinson III and Mitch McGary, Michigan is poised for its best season in a very long time. Don’t be surprised if they can make an early statement in their November 27th game against #6 N.C. State.
Ranked #6 to begin the season N.C. State is back on the national stage in a big way. Joining returning stars Lorenzo Brown and C.J. Leslie is Rodney Purvis, one of the most talented freshman guards in the country. N.C. State may need some time to adjust to new expectations, but be warned when betting: this is not the same mediocre Wolfpack of the past decade.
For the Blue Devils, a #8 preseason ranking is on the low side, and in this case the drop in expectations is largely due to the fact that Duke lost its top scoring threat form last season in Austin Rivers. However, with a talented core of veteran players including big man Mason Plumlee and sharpshooter Seth Curry, as well as four highly ranked freshmen (two of whom – Alex Murphy and Marshall Plumlee – redshirted last season), this Duke team may surprise people with a few early wins against ranked opponents.