College Baseball Betting Sites in North Carolina

College baseball may not carry the same clout as NCAA basketball or football, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bet on it.

College baseball receives a decent amount of betting action at regulated online sportsbooks. It then picks up when the postseason arrives and peaks during the College World Series.

NCAA baseball odds are available at most online North Carolina sportsbooks. These are the best college baseball betting sites you can use in the state:

Best North Carolina sportsbooks for college baseball odds

DraftKings North Carolina

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DraftKings is the best baseball betting app in North Carolina. It offers a large range of markets for MLB games, college baseball games, and action from around the world. The NCAA moneylines at DraftKings are solid, and it offers plenty of game props and alternative lines too.

Futures betting is also available on the College World Series. DraftKings made Wake Forest the +700 favorite to become the NCAA Division 1 baseball champion in 2024, while North Carolina was priced at +4000, NC State was assigned odds of +5000, and Duke was a +7000 outsider.

FanDuel Sportsbook NC

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FanDuel covers a long list of college baseball games each week. You will find a moneyline, run line, and total runs line, plus some alternative lines and props on the biggest games. In-play betting is also available, allowing you to place wagers while an NCAA game unfolds.

Some of its odds are better than those at DraftKings and others are less appealing, so it is worth signing up with both sportsbooks. You can then quickly place each bet at the sportsbook with the best terms. For instance, FanDuel had better odds than DraftKings on Wake Forest to win the 2024 College World Series, whereas DraftKings had significantly better odds on North Carolina.

The same is true of individual games, so make sure you shop around for the best college baseball odds. NCAA baseball odds boosts are rare, but you may find a couple on the biggest games of the season at FanDuel.

Caesars Sportsbook NC

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Caesars Sportsbook has offered college baseball betting at its retail sports betting lounges in North Carolina since 2021. It is now gearing up to launch an online sportsbook in the Tar Heel State, making it more convenient for NCAA baseball fans to wager on their favorite teams.

You can make pre-game and in-play college baseball bets at Caesars Sportsbook. Some of its moneylines are more attractive than those at FanDuel and DraftKings, so we recommend checking it out each week. Caesars offers more odds boosts than any other NC sportsbook, so you may find some college baseball boosts during the College World Series.

BetMGM North Carolina

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BetMGM is a feature-rich college baseball betting app. It is easy to create same game parlays, round robins, and regular parlays when using the app. You can also edit open college baseball bets, cash out live wagers early, and set auto cashout calls on your bets. There is also a comprehensive live streaming service, covering a long list of baseball games each day, and it runs plenty of promos too.

In terms of college baseball betting options, BetMGM is very similar to FanDuel and DraftKings. You can bet on moneylines, run lines, totals, and a few alternative lines. Live betting and futures betting are available too. However, sportsbooks such as BetMGM offer far more betting options on pro baseball than on college baseball.

Fanatics NC Sportsbook

Fanatics is the No. 1 online retailer of college baseball apparel and merchandise. The store sells jerseys for all the top NCAA baseball teams in the Tar Heel state, including North Carolina, Duke, Wake Forest, Appalachian State, and NC State.

The company has now expanded by launching a sports betting app. You will earn FanCash each time you bet on a college baseball game on the Fanatics Sportsbook app. The FanCash can be used to place bonus bets, with a 1x rollover requirement, or you can spend it on items listed on the Fanatics store.

Bet365 North Carolina

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Bet365 is another reputable sports betting app for college baseball fans in North Carolina to consider. It does not cover as many NCAA baseball games as DraftKings and FanDuel, but it offers competitive odds on the biggest games each week.

This is also one of the best online sportsbooks for live betting on college baseball. The app and website are both user-friendly and reliable, so you do not need to worry about the software crashing when you are trying to quickly place an in-play wager. It also offers fast withdrawals and 24/7 customer service via live chat, phone, and email.

How to bet on college baseball

When you’re ready to start betting on college baseball at North Carolina online sportsbooks, you can either sign up for an account online or download the betting app and sign up from your phone.

Either way, you can sign up, claim any NC sportsbook sign-up bonuses and get to betting. The sportsbook will require a number of personal details, and you will also need to verify that you are in a state where online betting is legal.

Live betting on college baseball

In-game betting, also called live betting, allows you to wager on a game while it takes place. These bets typically focus on statistical categories, scoring or team or in-game player accomplishments. They primarily appear as prop and over/under-type bets.

Every sportsbook offers its level of live betting options, so if you find you’re really drawn to that aspect of the hobby, do some shopping around to find the sportsbook with the live betting experience that best fits what you’re interested in.

College baseball spreads, moneylines and over/unders

There are three major bets for college baseball — run lines, moneylines, and totals. These bets, or their variants, are the primary ones you will see for most team sports.

  • NCAA baseball run line bets: The run line is baseball’s variant of the point spread. The sportsbook provides a run differential that the favorite will need to exceed for bets on that side to win. The underdog, meanwhile, will need to avoid losing by more than the number. Where the run line differs from the point spread is that the difference is a standard 1.5 runs. For example, if NC State is a -1.5 favorite, it would have to win the game by at least two runs. The underdog simply has to lose by one run or win outright.
  • NCAA baseball moneyline bets: The moneyline is the same in every sport you’ll come across — you’re simply picking which team you believe is going to win. If you get it right, your payout depends on how much you bet and what the odds were for that team when you finalized your wager.
  • NCAA baseball total bets: Also commonly referred to as over/unders, totals don’t require that you pick the winning team. Instead, the sportsbook will give you a line for the total combined runs in a game, and you can wager on whether the actual combined total will be over or under that line.

College baseball props and futures

Props and futures are other bets you’ll come across at legal and regulated North Carolina sportsbooks. College baseball futures generally involve betting on the outcome of a full season or postseason of play, or a distant tournament. Prop bets are side wagers you make that typically do not depend on who wins the game but instead focus on things like scoring, statistics, and milestones.

Futures are among the more popular options for NCAA college baseball betting. The most common thing you’ll find in any sportsbook is which team will end up winning the College World Series. Here are some other potential options:

  • Will a specific team reach the CWS tournament?
  • Which player will win the tournament MVP?
  • Which team will win a specific conference?

Prop bets are more common in the NCAA playoffs and College World Series than they are in regular-season games, but you’ll still find some for the bigger games. Here are some potential options:

  • Will there be a grand slam by either team in this game?
  • Which team will score the first run of the game?
  • Which team will be leading by a certain inning?
  • Will a certain player hit a home run in the game?

Prop bets and futures aren’t as popular as the main bets, but you may be able to find value in them if you’re doing your homework.

What are F5 bets in baseball?

Some sportsbooks will let you bet on the score at the end of the first five innings of a baseball game. This wager, known as an F5 bet, can be helpful for those who are keen on the starting pitcher for one team or another but who don’t want to worry about what will happen once the bullpens become involved.

Betting on the College World Series

The College World Series is NCAA baseball’s most popular event, for viewing and for betting. The tournament, split into two double-elimination brackets, features eight teams and takes place annually at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. The series began in 1947.

The winners of each side of the brackets compete against each other in a best-of-three championship series.

College World Series betting gets increased attention because it takes place during the summer, around a time that is often void of any other significant sporting events. The most common wager on the College World Series is futures bets. The lines for these tend to come out at sportsbooks shortly after the previous CWS closes. At that point, the odds are usually quite long on most teams, but that’s because there isn’t very much information and data to back up the odds or the bets.

Why are bets sometimes missing in college baseball?

The thing about college athletics is teams can have a wide variety of talent. The top programs in the country generally draw the best players, and the smaller, less successful programs typically get second-tier players.

Because there can be such a lopsided amount of talent on one team in a game, the odds could be massively shifted in favor of one group. When it gets to that point, and the betting is all on one side of the wager, the sportsbooks will sometimes pull the line altogether.

College baseball betting apps in North Carolina

Here are some common questions about betting apps:

Can I use the app to make bets outside of North Carolina?

The simple answer is no, but the more complicated answer is you can generally make bets using your app from any state that allows online sports betting and has granted a license to the sportsbook you’re trying to use.

If you try to use the app in a state that doesn’t allow online sports betting, you’ll still be able to access your account and add and withdraw funds, but you won’t be able to place an actual wager until you’re back within a state where it is legal.

Any attempt to avoid this by using VPNs and other services is illegal.

How come the odds changed from the last time I looked at a game?

Odds don’t stay stagnant and can shift at any point after a sportsbook releases them. Lines may move for a variety of reasons, but here are the two main ones:

  • Information
  • Public betting

Oddsmakers use a variety of data to create their lines, and some of that information can have a large impact on the outlook of a game: player injuries or suspensions, coaching changes, weather, a switch in venues, and more.

If information changes or new information becomes available, oddsmakers will use that in consideration when shifting their college baseball betting lines.

Another reason sportsbooks will shift the odds is if the public is betting on one side far heavier than the other. Sportsbooks try to keep betting on both sides as even as possible. If one side is getting most of the betting, the book will often improve the odds for the other side to try to get more action there.

To avoid any last-minute shifts, set your bet slip as soon as you find odds favorable for the bet you want to make. Use multiple sportsbooks to shop around to find the best NC sports betting odds for any event.

What does public betting mean?

A term you may come across is “public betting,” or which side the public is on. The definition of public betting is simple: Which side of a bet are most people wagering on?

How can you decipher which side that is? Well, you can use a couple of methods. First, remember that NCAA baseball betting lines don’t remain static after they come out. They will shift depending on data and news about a game or players, but they will also move because of public betting.

If the public is betting heavily on one side of a wager, sportsbooks might adjust the odds to help make the other side of the bet more attractive. You can sometimes see where the public has influenced a game simply by comparing current odds with the opening lines.

You can also use one of the websites that track sportsbooks and report their betting percentages. Additionally, some sportsbooks openly publish or post via social media their betting percentages and how much betting is happening on one side or the other.

Where can I use my betting app in the state of North Carolina?

As long as you’re using an app that is part of a sportsbook that has been licensed and is legal to operate in North Carolina, you can use it anywhere within state lines where you have a Wi-Fi or cellular data signal to make bets, access your account, and more.

The most significant benefit of using a sports betting app is that you aren’t tied to a specific location. You don’t have to go to a casino or some other type of brick-and-mortar location to make your college baseball bets.

About the Author

Sam Eggleston

Sam Eggleston is a sports journalist and editor who resides in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. He has worked for a variety of news organizations, including digital media companies SB Nation and Issue Media Group and print newspapers for Gannett, Morris and Ogden.