East Region Trends, Computer Predictions

The East Region got a surprise top seed in 2014 after Virginia won its first ACC crown since 1976. They face a Coastal Carolina team making its first tournament showing since 1993.

The Cavaliers have been hot and they should reverse a past trend of bracket losses (1-4 SU past five games).

The 2 seed is Villanova, a team that has limped to a 1-6 ATS mark in first-round games over the years. They were upset in the Big East, a result that snapped their 10-game winning streak. They face a Milwaukee team that finished hot and has been tough as an underdog.

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NC Central has won 20 straight, but the 14-seed is a big dog against Big 12 winner Iowa State.

In the 6 vs 11 pairing, UNC has been profitable in the first round, while Providence has failed to cover its past four tournament games.

East Region betting trends

1 vs 16

Virginia vs Coastal Carolina

Coastal Carolina won and covered all three games in Big South Tournament

First time in tourney since 1993 for Coastal Carolina

Virginia 17-1 SU past 18 games

Virginia 6-1-1 ATS past eight games

Virginia just 1-4 SU in tournament since 1997

2 vs 15

Villanova vs Milwaukee

Villanova 26-4 SU past 30 games, but upset in league playoffs

Villanova 10-1 SU, 8-3 ATS past 11 games as favorites

Villanova 0-5 ATS past five tournament games

Villanova 1-6 ATS past seven first-round games

Milwaukee won and covered five straight to end the season

Milwaukee 6-2 SU, 7-1 ATS past eight games as underdogs

Milwaukee 4-2 ATS in tournament since 2003

3 vs 14

Iowa State vs NC Central

Iowa State 5-1 ATS past six games as favorites

ISU 6-1 SU, 5-2 ATS in first-round games since 1996

NC Central won 20 in a row SU, won MEAC championship

4 vs 13

Michigan State vs Delaware

MSU won and covered five straight on way to Big Ten title

MSU 7-3 ATS past 10 as double-digit favorite, but lost twice SU in that role

MSU 12-4 SU, 10-6 ATS in first-round games

Delaware 19-2 SU since January 2014,

Delaware 10-3 ATS past 13 games as underdogs

5 vs 12

Cincinnati vs Harvard

Cincinnati 1-4 ATS past five games

OVER is 6-1-1 past 8 first-round games for Bearcats

Harvard 26-4 SU past 30 games

Harvard 6-1 ATS final seven games of 2014 Ivy League season

UNDER is 9-1 past 10 games when Harvard underdog

6 vs 11

UNC vs Providence

North Carolina ended year on 0-5 ATS run

UNC 4-1 ATS past five first-round games

Providence 7-2 ATS final nine games of season

OVER is 9-1 past 10 Providence games

Providence 9-3 ATS past 12 games as underdogs

Providence 0-4 ATS past four tournament games since 1997

7 vs 10

UConn vs St. Josephs

UConn UNDER is 13-1 past 14 games

UConn 10-5-1 ATS past 16 games

Saint Josephs 9-2 SU past 11 games

Saint Josephs 0-3 ATS past three first-round games

8 vs 9

Memphis vs George Washington

Memphis 2-6-1 ATS past nine games overall

Memphis 1-4 ATS past five first-round games

OVER is 13-4-1 past 18 George Washington games as underdogs

George Washington 0-4-1 ATS past five tournament games

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Miami has been an OVER machine at tournament time and Pacific has been terrible as an underdog.

Both situations occur in the same game as East Region betting tips off. And the trends point to No. 2 Hurricanes handling Pacific and advancing.

This bracket has Indiana at the top and they await the winner of LIU and JMU. The Hoosiers have been money in the bank in their first games of Madness, going 6-1 ATS the past seven trips to the Big Dance.

Butler is dangerous, but few expect them to pull enough upsets to climb from the 6 seed.

NC State boasts some solid trends as they tangle with Temple, a team that is 0-6-1 ATS in its last seven tournament games.

And while Marquette is the No. 3 seed, they could face danger in Davidson, winners of 17 straight and owners of a solid 6-2 ATS run in eight recent Madness contests.

Check out East Region trends on every game below and make your bracket picks and wagers.

Preview: Computer Prediction: 74-72 Long Island
Long Island 15-3 SU past 18 games
James Madison 7-1 ATS past 8 games
Winner plays:
Indiana UNDER 7-2 past 9 as double-digit favorite
Indiana 6-1 ATS past 7 first-round games

Preview: Computer Prediction: 80-77 NC State
NC State 6-1 ATS past 7 games as favorite
Temple OVER 13-3 past 16 games
Temple 8-2 ATS past 10 as underdog
UNDER is 7-1 past 8 NC State tournament games
NC State 6-2 ATS in tournament since 2005
Temple 0-6-1 ATS past 7 tournament games

Preview: Computer Prediction: 75-70 UNLV
UNLV 4-1 SU and ATS vs Cal since 2002
Cal is 1-5 ATS past 6 tournament games
UNLV 0-4 SU & ATS in tournament since 2008

Preview: Computer Prediction: 78-73 Syracuse
Syracuse is 2-5 ATS past 7 tournament games
Montana 7-0 ATS past 7 games

Preview: Computer Prediction: 74-70 Bucknell
Butler 16-2 SU past 18 games as favorite
Bucknell 15-2 SU past 17 games
Butler is 9-1 ATS past 10 tournament games
UNDER is 8-2-1 past 11 Butler tournament games

Preview: Computer Prediction: 78-73 Davidson
Marquette 12-1 SU past 13 games as favorite
Davidson won 17 straight to end season
Marquette 3-6 ATS past 9 first-round games
Marquette UNDER is 5-1 past 6 March Madness games
Davidson 6-2 ATS past 8 Madness games

Preview: Computer Prediction: 71-70 Colorado
Illinois 1-6 ATS past 7 games
Illinois 13-2 SU past 15 games as favorite
Colorado UNDER 7-1 past 8 games as underdog
UNDER is 13-3 past 16 Colorado games
Illinois has alternated ATS wins and losses past 10 games (win is due)

Preview: Computer Prediction: 75-69 Miami
Miami 17-2 SU past 19 games as favorite
Pacific won 7 in a row SU to end season
Pacific lost 8 in a row SU as underdog
Miami played 7 straight tournament OVERs

 

 

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