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Best College Basketball Trends You May Not Know About

Best Betting Trends

The college basketball season is a wildly exciting time for bettors, with upwards of 100 games on Saturdays to wager on and nightly games numbering in the double digits. That said, the reason for that volume of games is that there are 353 teams in Division I and having a good feel for all of them can be a daunting, if not impossible task. So, I have a list of trends that might help you in your handicapping and point you in the right direction.

Best OVER Teams in College Hoops

Leading the charge for the highest OVER percentage in college hoops so far this season is the Long Island Sharks at 12-2-1 with an average combined score of 157.2. Unfortunately for LIU, it isn’t the team leading the dance in these high-scoring affairs as the Sharks are 7-9 SU (one game didn’t have a spread) and rank 334th out of 353 teams in points allowed per game at 80.2.

Down the list a little bit is Houston Baptist, which has gone OVER in 11 of its 13 games with a whopping average combined score of 182.7. The Huskies are in last place in Division I in points allowed per game at 102.1, nearly nine more than second-worst Mississippi Valley State at 93.2.

Top 10 OVER Teams
TeamRecordAvg. Combined Score
Long Island Sharks12-2-1157.2
Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks11-2159.9
Houston Baptist Huskies11-2182.7
New Orleans Privateers9-2-1148.1
Vanderbilt Commodores12-3150.3
Oregon State Beavers12-4145.3
Oregon Ducks12-4-1145.2
McNeese State Cowboys9-3155.7
Central Arkansas Bears12-4165.3
Gonzaga Bulldogs7-2146.6

Best UNDER Teams in College Hoops

On the opposite side of the spectrum from Long Island University’s OVERs is Sacramento State’s UNDERs. The total has gone UNDER in 10 of the Hornets’ 12 games this season with an average combined score of 117.8. They are surrendering the fourth-fewest ppg in the nation at 57.2 while scoring the 21st-fewest ppg.

Top 10 UNDER Teams
TeamRecordAvg. Combined Score
Sacramento State Hornets2-10117.8
West Virginia Mountaineers3-12131.1
Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions3-11128
CS Fullerton Titans3-11-1128
Texas A&M Aggies3-11118.2
Cal Poly Mustangs3-10-1132.2
Nicholls State Colonels3-10134.5
Albany Great Danes4-13135.2
Liberty Flames4-13119.2
St. John’s Red Storm4-13144.6

Best ATS Records in College Hoops

On this list, we see Sacramento State once again, second behind the Yale Bulldogs at 11-2. The Ivy league squad has won all eight games in which it was favored and covered in all but one of those. The lone underdog game that Yale failed to cover in was at San Francisco when the Bulldogs were +4.5 but lost by five – knocked out by the hook.

Top 10 ATS Teams
Yale Bulldogs11-2
Sacramento State Hornets10-2
Alabama Crimson Tide12-3
Lafayette Leopards11-3-1-
St. Francis PA Red Flash10-3-1
Stony Brook Seawolves13-4
The Citadel Bulldogs9-3
Stanford Cardinal12-4
Seton Hall Pirates12-4
Abilene Christian Wildcats9-3

Worst ATS Records in College Hoops

As mentioned in the OVER section, the Houston Baptist Huskies have struggled immensely to keep points off the board and that has led to them having the fourth-worst spread record at 3-9-1. Leading the way is Iona at 2-9 ATS and just 3-8 SU as well. The spreads haven’t even been that wacky for this team – the lone game the Gaels won as a favorite was a 17-point win as 12-point chalk, while they won outright as a 6.5-point dog vs Rider on January 10.

Bottom 10 ATS Teams
Iona Gaels1-2
Howard Bison3-13
High Point Panthers3-11
Houston Baptist Huskies3-9-1
North Carolina Tar Heels4-12
VCU Rams4-12
Grand Canyon Antelopes4-11
Longwood Lancers4-11-1
Tennessee Tech Red Raiders4-11
Toledo Rockets4-11
UMBC Terriers4-11
Virginia Cavaliers4-11
Xavier Musketeers4-11-2