Which Betting Trends & Stats Could Help Predict March Madness Surprises?

Posted by Eric Williams on Tuesday,February 14, 2017 12:46, EDT in

If you’re looking for college basketball betting lines statistics and trends that could help you help you in your quest for March Madness betting success, then you’ve come to the right place.

Thanks to the expert collegiate hoops analysis that you’re about to get, you’re going to have a great idea of which trends you should be paying attention to most and which ones likely won’t mean much in terms of your tournament betting success. Let’s get started.

Which Betting Trends & Stats Could Help Predict March Madness Surprises?

 

 

Straight-Up (SU) Trends

Favorites have gone 2148-745 this season to win a whopping 74.2 percent of their games this season. Remember, picking SU winners is a lot easier than picking ATS winners.

However, you should know that away favorites have gone 567-250 to win 69.4 percent of the time. This is a great stat to know and one that should prompt you to look for tourney teams that have fared well on the road this season.

Against-The-Spread (ATS) Trends

You may not have known it, but underdogs have gone 1422-1413-58 this season for an impressive 50.1 percent winning mark. In addition to that, away favorites have brought home the bacon a stellar 52.2 percent of the time this season (416-380-21) while road underdogs have also excelled by going 1042-997-37 (51.1%).

While there are no official ‘home or away’ games in the March Madness tournament, the fact of the matter is that there really are, particularly early on when many of the top regional seeds will be playing in or near their home courts with fans rooting for them in abundance. Teams that play steady basketball no matter where the tip-off takes place are clearly very attractive heading into March Madness.

Over/Under (O/U) Trends

51.78 percent of all non-overtime games this season (1,396) have finished under the total but 50.4 percent of all games this season have finished Over the O/U Total. If the O/U Total on your March Madness matchup looks borderline close, apparently you should play the Over.