West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs March madness betting trends
The Bulldogs were one of the most solid bets during the regular season, but fans betting on March madness have seen them go cold as of late. Gonzaga has gone 3-5 against the spread in the last eight games and did not cover the spread in their first two NCAA tournament games.
Purdue Boilermakers vs. Kansas Jayhawks trends
The Boilermakers are seldom the underdogs, but when they are they truly embrace the role. Purdue has gone 0-7 straight-up in their last seven games as a dog. As it turns out, the Jayhawks will be the favourite on Thursday, which doesn’t bode well for Purdue’s chances of pulling an upset.
Xavier Musketeers vs. Arizona Wildcats trends
Arizona is the reverse of Purdue’s case; the Wildcats are 30-0 straight-up in the last 30 games as a 7-point or higher favourite. The Musketeers themselves have upset a couple of higher-seeded teams to make it to the Sweet 16, but Arizona’s firepower may prove to be too much for Xavier. Like the Spanish Inquisition, the Wildcats have too many weapons to list.
Butler Bulldogs vs. North Carolina Tar Heels trends
Butler has been flying under the radar, but the Bulldogs have flown far and well. It goes without saying that the No. 4 seed in the South region will be the underdog against UNC, but Butler has thrived in that position, going 7-1 against the spread in the last eight games when as dogs.
Wisconsin Badgers vs. Florida Gators March madness betting trends
The Badgers upsetting Villanova was a rare occurrence. As a matter of fact, Wisconsin – unlike Lassie or Benji – are not very reliable dogs, as fans betting on march madness are aware of; they are 1-4 straight-up and against the spread in the last five contests when getting points. Meanwhile, the Gators have won and covered in eight straight games as a favorite of three points or fewer.
Michigan Wolverines vs. Oregon Ducks trends
The Wolverines shoot 50.5% from the field and give up the ball five times per game. Michigan is 7-0 straight-up and 6-1 against the spread in the last seven games. Tyler Dorsey leads the Ducks with 25.5 points per game, 78.2% from the field, and 66.7% from the three-point line. Oregon is 20-14-1 ATS this season.
South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Baylor Bears trends
Both teams’ chances of winning the East region have increased exponentially thanks to Villanova’s and Duke’s early exits, but the Bears seem to have the edge on the semis. Baylor is 9-1 SU in the last ten games against SEC teams. South Carolina is 3-7 against the spread in the last 10 games versus teams with winning records.
UCLA Bruins vs. Kentucky Wildcats march madness betting trends
The Wildcats are straight-up hot having 13 games in a row, though they are only 5-8 against the spread in that period. The Bruins are in a similar position, going 12-1 SU in the last 13 games but 5-8 ATS. Regardless of who wins, though, fans betting on March madness can expect it to be a high-scoring affair – the total is currently at 168½; an insanely high number for a March game.