As you consider Final Four betting odds you may want to keep a few things in mind. Let’s look at some recent Final 4 odds trends.
Final 4 odds usually have the best teams favored but that doesn’t mean they always cover the spread. Looking at Final 4 odds trends we see that
favorites that are coming off big wins are 0-4 against the spread in Final 4 odds. Let’s say you have a team that is rolling against the spread coming into the Final Four. Would they be a good bet in Final Four betting odds? The answer is no. Teams that are 3-0 in their last three tourney games are just 6-20 against the spread in Final 4 odds.
Let’s say you have a team that scored more than 80 points in the Elite 8. Are they are good bet in Final Four betting odds? The answer again is no. Those teams are 1-5 against the spread in Final Four betting odds. You would think that teams playing with revenge in Final 4 odds would be a good bet but they are not. They are 2-7 against the spread in Final 4 odds.
Let’s look at some conference trends for Final 4 odds. The ACC is 5-1 against the spread recently in the Final Four. The Pac-10 is also solid against the spread in Final 4 odds going 5-1 recently. The Big 12 and Conference USA have struggled in Final 4 odds. The Big 12 is 1-4 both SU and ATS while Conference USA is 0-2 both straight up and against the spread in Final 4 odds.
Take some of these trends into consideration as you are betting the Final Four this season. Trends happen for a reason. They are not the absolute answer in regards to handicapping the Final Four but they can be an excellent guide. They are also a very good place to begin your handicapping. Use them wisely as you look to pick winners in this year’s Final Four.