March Madness Handicapping- Interesting Facts and Figures About March Madness Teams
by CJ, Predictem.com
The NCAA Tournament is upon us. In fact, it may already be underway by the time you read this, taking into account the play-in games that take place early in the week. Assports bettors contemplate which sides they are going with amongst the plethora of options, some quick pointspread facts may be worth considering. Here are some of them:
There are many teams who have won 20 games this season, but how many have actually covered twenty games? Well, in this year’s Big Dance we’ve got just six. They are: James Madison (21-10 ATS), who has to play in on Wednesday against LIU-Brooklyn; Louisville (20-13 ATS), Miami (20-10 ATS), North Carolina (20-12 ATS) Saint Louis (21-10 ATS) and Villanova (20-10 ATS). Saint Louis, by the way, comes into the fray as the hottest club, having covered 15 of its last 16.
Butler, which lays 3.5 points to Bucknell in the Round of 64 in the East Regional, has been an outstanding value when playing in the NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs, who have been nationally-ranked all season, have covered 16 of their last 21 games in the Big Dance; they have been great both laying points (5-1 ATS) and taking them (11-4 ATS). Of course, included along the way were two Cinderella-like trips to the championship game. They are not likely to be sneaking up on anyone this season.
Notre Dame has been a bit of an underachiever in the post-season. The Irish, slated for a matchup on Friday against Iowa State, has covered just once in their last seven tries as a favorite. They are laying a single point in the basketball betting odds atBetAnySports.
Duke, which is a 17.5-point favorite over Albany in first-round action in the Midwest Regional at Philadelphia on Friday, has been only so-so when laying double digits in this tournament, going just 6-6 ATS in its last dozen situations.
Virginia Commonwealth is scheduled for a first round (Round of 64) matchup against Akron has had a blistering resume in the Big Dance, covering eleven of their last twelve games, including their own trip to the Final Four under Shaka Smart a coupe of seasons ago. But in all of those games they were getting points. Here they are laying 7.5 points to the Zips.
Could Western Kentucky be a team for Kansas to worry about? The Hilltoppers, who are coming into the tournament with the Sun Belt’s automatic bid, are getting spotted 19.5 points as it is posted atBetAnySportsin the first round game that is being played in Kansas City (South Regional), and this team has offered great value as a dog, covering the last six times they have gotten points. In four of those instances, they have received double digits.
The Temple Owls are in tough when they take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack in a Friday game at Dayton in the East Regional. they are a 4.5-point underdog, and it has been a while since the Owls have covered a game in the Big Dance. In fact, they have failed in their last six attempts.
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