While it has actually been sort of a weird season, wagerers have actually still been able to find value among all the chaos. There have been hundreds of games that have actually been held off and groups that havent bet two weeks at a time. Still, gamers, fans, gamblers, and coaches are going to get through this insane season.
Its been a weird season. The craziness of 2020 has carried over somewhat into 2021 as we still handle the coronavirus pandemic. It has had an influence on the college basketball season so far and likely will continue to impact the season until its end in April.
The Top Two
Gonzaga is simply 8-11 ATS this season. The Bulldogs have actually been preferred by 21 or more points on ten different celebrations this season. They stopped working to cover as 42.5-point favorites over Northwestern State (they won by 38), however did cover as 37.5-point favorites over Dixie State.
If there is anything that has been consistent about the 2020-21 college basketball season, its that Gonzaga and Baylor are clearly the 2 best groups in the country. The Bulldogs have Corey Kispert who averages 19.5 points and 4.7 rebounds per game while the Bears have Jared Butler who scores 17.0 a game.
Fifteen seasons ago, there were two teams that were clearly better than the rest of the country. They were Illinois and North Carolina. The 2 groups ultimately satisfied for the nationwide champion. It could occur once again this year.
The Bears are 13-4 ATS this season and have covered by approximately 6.4 points. Baylor has actually just been favored by single digits 4 times and just stopped working to cover among those spreads. That was as an 8.5-point favorite over Kansas, a video game the Bears won 77-69.
Baylor has powered through a Big 12 schedule that features six groups ranked in the Top 25. While both groups are unbeaten, one has been much better against the spread.
The Next Best
One of the other surprises this season has affected the video game overall. Schedules have actually altered to permit teams to play each other on back-to-back dates throughout conference play. A team could end up playing the same team on consecutive nights or twice in three days. A fascinating pattern has actually established with concerns to the game total.
If the first game discusses, the 2nd game has a record of 71-59-1 in favor of the Under. On the other hand, if the first video game goes Under, the second video game is 72-57-2 to the Over. Its been an unusual season and this is simply one of its unusual trends, but it might help wagerers capitalize as we move into the latter part of the season.
As of early February, three of the next 4 ranked groups all hail from the Big Ten. The Big Ten could have as numerous as 10 groups make the NCAA tournament. No. 3 Michigan is the very best of the bunch. The Wolverines are a Top 30 team in protective efficiency and ranked No. 11 in offending effectiveness. Seven-foot freshman Hunter Dickinson has actually played himself into Naismith Player of the Year conversation. Dickinson averages 15.1 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. Michigan is 13-1 general and has actually been really excellent to bettors with an 11-3 ATS mark.
No. 4 Ohio State is 15-4 total and is 12-7-1 ATS. Sixth-ranked Illinois has its own Naismith prospect in guard Ayo Dosunmo who averages 21.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 5.1 helps per video game. The Illini might be a better candidate to go deeper in the NCAA tournament with the combination of Dosunmo and 7-foot Kofi Cockburn who averages 17 points and 10 rebounds a video game.
If there is anything that has actually been consistent about the 2020-21 college basketball season, its that Gonzaga and Baylor are plainly the 2 best teams in the country. Fifteen seasons ago, there were two groups that were plainly better than the rest of the country. One of the other surprises this season has impacted the game total. Its been an odd season and this is just one of its unusual trends, but it might help gamblers capitalize as we move into the latter part of the season.
The Missouri Valley Conference has been incredibly excellent to wagerers that have actually discovered it. Both Loyola-Chicago and Drake have actually had outstanding seasons up until now. The No. 22 Ramblers are 17-3 general and Drake (18-1), formerly ranked, lost for the very first time recently. Both teams have done extremely well against the spread. Drake is 14-3 ATS and has actually covered by an average of 6.1 points. Loyola has actually been equally remarkable with a 12-5-1 ATS record and has covered by an average of 5.6.
It has had an impact on the college basketball season hence far and likely will continue to affect the season up until its end in April.
Tennessee (13-4) appeared like it belonged in the next tier of teams, but the Vols have actually dropped three of their last five games scoring 56 or less points in three of them. Tennessee had the very best changed protective efficiency ranking in all of college basketball and they still just provide up 59.6 points per video game. The Vols issue is the offense is simply too inconsistent. Thats why they are hit and miss out on with gamblers. Tennessee has a 10-7 ATS record up until now this season.
Speaking of Tennessee, the Vols are not even the very best team in the SEC. That honor comes from Alabama. Yes, the football power is leading the SEC with an 11-1 conference record, 16-5 total. The Crimson Tide is 12-8-1 ATS this season and tasks as a No. 2 seed in the competition.