The Midwest Region is considered the toughest bracket in the 2013 college basketball tournament and one team is riding the hottest betting streak in years.
Saint Louis may be the No. 4 seed, but they arrive at the party on a 15-1 ATS run in 16 games! Put them in the favorite position – which they are against No. 13 New Mexico State – and they are 17-3 ATS the past 20 games in that role.
Louisville is the top seed and they were terrific last year in making the Final Four. They were 4-0-1 ATS in five games. The Play in game to decide Louisville’s first-round opponent also features small schools on a roll.
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Both Liberty and North Carolina A&T are perfect on the few occasions betting was made available on their games.
Check out some important Midwest trends and picks.
Preview: Computer Prediction: 79-65 Louisville
NC A&T 7-1 ATS this season in lined games
Louisville 4-0-1 ATS last year in Madness
Preview: Computer Prediction: 82-80 Colorado State
Colorado State 2-8-1 ATS past 11 games
Colorado State OVER 6-0-1 past 7 games
Missouri OVER is 12-2-1 past 15 tournament games
Missouri 1-4 ATS past 5 tournament games
Preview: Computer Prediction: 77-76 Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State UNDER is 9-3 past 12 tournament games
Oregon is 3-8 ATS in tournament since 2000
Oklahoma State 17-2 SU past 19 games as favorite
Oregon played 7 straight UNDERs when underdog
Preview: Computer Prediction: 75-70 Saint Louis
Saint Louis is 15-1 ATS past 16 games
Saint Louis 17-3 ATS past 20 games as favorites
New Mexico State OVER 7-0-1 past 8 games away from home
Saint Louis 4-1 ATS in tournament since 1998
New Mexico State lost 6 straight tournament games since 1993
Preview: Computer Prediction: 82-81 Saint Marys
Saint Mary’s 17-3 SU past 20 games
Saint Mary’s 18-1 SU past 19 games as favorite
Memphis 24-1 SU past 25 games
Memphis OVER is 10-2 past 12 tournament games
Memphis 1-4 ATS past 5 first-round games
Preview: Computer Prediction: 75-74 Valpo!!!!
Michigan State – no trends of note
Valparaiso 16-2 SU past 18 games
Valpo is 0-4 SU & ATS since 1999, losing by average 77-53
Preview: Computer Prediction: 78-74 Creighton
Creighton UNDER 12-4 past 16 games
UNDER is 9-1 past 10 Jays road games
Creighton won 7 in row as favorite
Cincinnati 1-7 ATS past 8 games
UNDER is 13-1 past 14 Bearcats games
Creighton 2-7 ATS past 9 tournament games
Cincinnati 5-2 ATS in first round since 2002
Preview: Computer Prediction: 80-71 Duke
Duke – no real trends of note
Albany – no real trends of note, but beware – Duke lost to the No. 15 last year (Lehigh)