Sweet 16 March Madness Betting at SBG Global

December 1, 2010 NCAA Basketball

March Madness betting on the Sweet Sixteen is where you eliminate the pretenders from the contenders.

There are only 16 teams remaining and gamblers can now focus on the strong teams in March Madness odds.  Upsets can still happen but they are definitely rarer than in previous rounds.

March Madness betting odds on the Sweet Sixteen are pretty tight.  The oddsmakers don’t make nearly as many mistakes since they have now seen each of these teams for the last two games.  That does not mean you can’t win money in Sweet Sixteen March Madness betting though.  There are some interesting trends to look at in March Madness odds when it gets to the final 16.  Let’s take a look at some of the things to keep in mind as you bet the Sweet Sixteen sides and totals.

In the last nine years of Sweet Sixteen March Madness betting the favored team usually wins but they don’t always cover the spread.  The higher seeded teams are 49-23 straight up but just 28-39-5 against the March Madness odds.  The bigger favorites (7 points or more) are 22-1 straight up in March Madness betting during that time period but they are just 12-11 against the spread.  That tells you that taking the money line underdog is not a good choice in March Madness betting Sweet Sixteen action.  You might want to consider laying the money with the big favorites although the prices will be high. Laying -400 or more is never easy but big favorites have done well in the Sweet Sixteen in recent years.

The best wagers in Sweet Sixteen March Madness betting recently have been the low seeds when they are small favorites or small underdogs.  When these teams are favorites or dogs of 3.5 points or less, they are 17-8-1 against the March Madness odds.  These teams are also decent wagers on the money line, unlike the big underdogs we mentioned previously.

If you like to bet totals in Sweet Sixteen March Madness betting then there are some things to consider. The under has been the way to go in recent years.  If it is a low total, (129 or lower) the under is 8-1 in March Madness betting odds.  That is a very impressive trend when it comes to March Madness betting in the Sweet Sixteen.

Remember some of these March Madness betting numbers as you bet Sweet Sixteen action this season and enjoy the NCAA Tournament.  Open a New Account and start your March Madness Betting action at SBG Global!

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