Bracket Picks, Betting Trends for Sunday

Top seeds have dominated 8 seeds in recent years and two No. 1s are favored to take care of business in March Madness betting on Sunday.

No. 1 seeds are 7-2 ATS in their past nine games vs 8 seeds since 2009, a trend that spells bad news for Kentucky and Gonzaga bettors. Wichita State and Arizona could benefit here.

As well, Memphis is a No. 8 seed against No. 1 Virginia.

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There are also two games where No. 3 seeds could be great bets if history repeats itself.

3 seeds are 8-2 ATS in their past 10 games vs 6 seeds and that means Iowa State (vs North Carolina) and Creighton (vs Baylor) could be great Sunday bets.

Check the March Madness Database for more trends and find your own angles.

Stanford vs Kansas -6 – Preview, Pick

UNDER is 9-3 past 12 Stanford games

Kansas 1-4 ATS past five tournament games

Stanford 0-6 ATS in second round since 1999

Kansas is 4-0 SU vs 10 seeds since 1996

Wichita State vs Kentucky +2.5 – Preview, Pick

Kentucky 1-4 SU vs 1 seeds since 1999

Wichita State covered nine straight spreads (all 12 or more points)

Kentucky is 3-10 SU past 13 games as underdogs

No. 1 seeds 7-2 ATS past vs 8 seeds since 2009

North Carolina vs Iowa State -1.5 – Preview, Pick

UNC 0-6 ATS past six games

Iowa State won and covered five straight games

Iowa State 11-1 SU past 12 games as favorites

3 seeds are 8-2 ATS past 10 games vs 6 seeds

Mercer vs Tennessee -8.5 – Preview, Pick

Mercer 22-4 SU past 26 games overall

Tennessee 6-1 ATS past seven games overall

Tennessee 12-2 SU, 11-3 ATS past 14 as favorites

Only second time since 1996 that an 11 faced a 14 (Washington beat Richmond in 1998)

Stephen F. Austin vs UCLA -8.5 – Preview, Pick

SFA has won 29 straight games

UCLA 5-1 ATS past six games overall

UCLA is 10-3 ATS past 13 times as chalk of 8 points or more

UCLA 0-5 ATS past five second-round games

UCLA is 1-3 ATS vs 12 seeds since 1996

12 seeds are 6-1 ATS past seven vs 4 seeds

Baylor vs Creighton -3 – Preview, Pick

Baylor 9-3-1 ATS past 13 games

Creighton 2-7 ATS past nine tournament games

Creighton 0-4 SU in second-round games, all losses by at least 12 points

3 seeds are 8-2 ATS past 10 games vs 6 seeds

Memphis vs Virginia -5.5 – Preview, Pick

Virginia 17-1 SU past 18 games overall

Virginia 1-4-1 ATS in tournament since 1996

Memphis played four straight tournament UNDERs

No. 1 seeds 7-2 ATS past vs 8 seeds since 2009

Gonzaga vs Arizona -6 – Preview, Pick

Gonzaga 1-3 SU vs Arizona since 2000

Gonzaga 6-0 SU, 5-1 ATS past six games

No. 1 seeds 7-2 ATS past vs 8 seeds since 2009

Gonzaga 6-2 ATS past eight games as underdogs

Gonzaga lost four straight second-round games

Arizona 6-1 ATS past seven tournament games

 

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