March Madness Hot and Not ATS Betting Highlights

Posted by Eric Williams on Wednesday,March 16, 2016 12:08, EST in

If you want to maximize your chances of cashing in early and often once March Madness betting gets underway in earnest on Thursday night, then you need to know which teams are covering the spread at a high rate and which ones are struggling like crazy to bring home the bacon for their betting backers. To that end, this expert Hot and Not betting analysis will highlight the hottest and coldest ATS teams in the 2016 national championship tournament.

With that said, let’s rock and roll people!

March Madness Hot and Not ATS Betting Highlights

Who’s Hot?

The following quartet of teams is absolutely on fire, having covered the spread in each of their last five games.

Kentucky 5-0 ATS

The Wildcats have won five straight and six of their last seven games overall while covering the spread in every victory. Maybe it’s me, but the Cats suddenly look pretty damned scary!

Purdue 5-0 ATS

The Boilermakers were on the wrong end of a crushing 66-62 loss against Michigan State in the Big Ten title game last weekend, but they’ve also gone a near-perfect 6-0-1 ATS over their last seven games.

Providence 5-0 ATS

The Friars had their four-game winning streak snapped in their Big East conference loss to Villanova last Friday, but they’ve covered the spread in five straight – after going 0-5 ATS in their previous five games.

Colorado 5-0 ATS

The Buffaloes may have lost a pair of heartbreakers to nationally-ranked Utah and Arizona over their last five games, but the Buffaloes have covered the spread in a big way recently (6-1 ATS, L/7). Each of the following ballclubs has gone 4-1 ATS over their last five games.

North Carolina, Virginia and Oregon

Three No. 1 seeds are on fire when it comes to covering the spread. North Carolina is 4-0 ATS over their last four and 6-2 ATS over their last eight games overall. Virginia has heir five-game ATS winning streak snapped in their ACC loss against North Carolina the last time out. Oregon has covered the spread in two straight and five of their last six games overall.

Here is a look at the rest of the teams that have gone 4-1 ATS over their last five games.

*UConn
*Gonzaga
*Texas A&M
*Baylor
*Seton Hall
*Iona
*Austin Peay
*Wisconsin-Green Bay

Who’s Not?

Just two tourney teams have failed to cover the spread in each of their last five games.

Duke 0-5 ATS

The Blue Devils have failed to cover the spread three times as a favorite and twice as an underdog over their last five games.

Oklahoma 0-5 ATS

The Sooners have failed to cover the spread in five straight and a whopping eight of their last 10 games overall.

These five teams are all struggling mightily to cover the spread, having gone 1-4 ATS over their last five games.

*Villanova
*Pittsburgh
*Iowa
*Dayton
*Arizona