March Madness Round of 64 Betting Recap

March Madness Round of 64 Betting Recap

The “opening” round of the NCAA Tournament is now complete where day one saw a flurry of early upsets and day two saw a lot of chalk winning. Here’s a brief betting recap of what has unfolded so far:

– 3-seeds historically have been the most profitable to bet on ATS in the Round of 64 but they went 0-4 ATS this season.

– Underdogs went 21-11 ATS including an 8-2 ATS record by double-digit dogs

– Teams receiving less than 50% of bets went 22-10 ATS and teams receiving less than 40% of bets went 15-4 ATS

– Sportsbooks cleaned up on Thursday and even though favorites were winning on Friday, Valpo’s cover against Maryland was the biggest decision around many Vegas books

– This was the first year since 2007 that no 12-seed beat a 5-seed, and just the fourth year all-time (1987, 2000, 2007)

– Biggest ML upsets:

  1. UAB +991
  2. Georgia State +393
  3. UCLA +156

– Records by Conference:

  1. ACC 6-0
  2. Pac-12 4-0
  3. Big Ten 5-2
  4. Big East 4-2
  5. MVC 2-0
  6. CUSA 1-0
  7. Sun Belt 1-0
  8. WCC 1-0
  9. AAC 1-1
  10. MWC 1-1
  11. ATL10 1-2
  12. SEC 2-3
  13. Big 12 2-3
  14. All others 0-1

– There is only ONE perfect bracket remaining in ESPN’s Tournament Challenge out of 11.57 million brackets:

– And here’s the vine that best captures March Madness:

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Dan McGuire

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