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CBB: Elite 8 Round Trends & Tidbits

CBB: Elite 8 Round Trends & Tidbits



CBB: Elite 8 Round Trends & Tidbits

The Road to the Final Four has just one step remaining for eight lucky college basketball teams. A victory in the Elite 8 games on Saturday & Sunday will put four teams in Indianapolis for next weekend’s festivities. Who will it be though? Are there any t


2010-03-26

The Road to the Final Four has just one step remaining for eight lucky college basketball teams. A victory in the Elite 8 games on Saturday & Sunday will put four teams in Indianapolis for next weekend’s festivities. Who will it be though? Are there any trends or systems from past NCAA tournaments that will give us an idea of what to expect in the four games over the next two days? Of course there are, and we’re here to share some of those with you. After reading through the Elite 8 Trends & Tidbits, be sure to click over to the LIVE ODDS and GAME MATCHUPS pages on Sportsbook.com for the latest key game information.
* Lesser seeds hold an overall advantage in this round since 1998, going 29-17-2 ATS (63%).

* Since eight straight covers by lesser seeds in the Elite 8 round games of 2005 & 2006, better seeds, all #1’s, have gone 8-4 SU & 7-5 ATS.

* In Elite 8 games that have had pointspreads of 3-points or less, the lesser seeds are on an incredible run of 17-4 SU & 16-5 ATS (76%), including 13-3 SU & ATS as underdogs!

* Teams favored by 8-points or more in the quarterfinal round have lost just two of the last 12 games outright, but are just 3-9 ATS (25%).

* Teams seeded #4 or worse and taking on a better seed are on a 15-5 ATS (75%) run in the quarterfinal games.

* There has only been one upset in the Elite 8 round since ’98 when the difference between the seeds has been five or more. In such game, the better seeds are 12-1 SU but 4-8-1 ATS (33%).

* The Elite 8 round has been the highest scoring of any round over the last eight years, with games averaging a total of 147.5 PPG while going 28-15-1 OVER (65%).

* In games with totals less than 145, the OVER has been spectacular, 22-7 (76%). In games between “A” level conference teams, the OVER is 20-9 since ’99.

More Elite 8 Notes
• #1 Seed favs > 7 pts are 0-7 ATS vs foe off BB ATS wins

• #2 Seeds are 2-9-1 ATS off a DD ATS win

• #3 Seeds are 1-4 ATS

• #4 Seeds are 7-1 ATS

• #5 Seeds are 4-0 SU and ATS

• #6 Seeds are 0-6 SU

• #8 or higher seeds are 6-2-2 ATS

• Teams off BB ATS losses are 6-2 ATS

• Teams with Revenge are 12-4-1 ATS

• Favs who scored < 65 pts last game are 0-5 ATS

• Dogs off 3 straight DD wins are 1-4-1 ATS

• Dogs who scored 85 < pts last game are 1-4 ATS



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