The 2020 College Basketball season is almost a month old, so it's a great time to take a look at the season's developing trends.
There have been 735 games played with point spreads. And unlike, say, the NFL, where the underdogs have shined, there has not been a difference in performance between the underdogs and the favorites. Nor has there been a significant difference between home teams and road teams.
Let's take a look at the early numbers.
Favorites: 353-363-19 ATS
Underdogs: 363-353-19 ATS
Home Teams: 301-286-14 ATS
Away Teams: 286-301-14 ATS
Home Favorites: 230-227-12 ATS
Away Favorites: 59-71-2 ATS
Neutral Court Favorites: 64-65-5 ATS
Home Underdogs: 71-59-2 ATS
Away Underdogs: 227-230-12 ATS
Neutral Court Underdogs: 65-64-5 ATS
Of course, the best handicappers go beneath the surface to analyze the best situations. Here are some of the better situations that have delivered the $$$ so far in 2020.
Teams off back-to-back losses vs. foes off a win: 64-43-3 ATS, including 35-19-1 ATS off 3+ losses
Teams off 3+ wins vs. foes off a loss: 26-36-2 ATS
Underdogs off back-to-back ATS wins: 22-44-1 ATS, including 10-31-1 ATS vs. foes not off a SU/ATS win
Underdogs off back-to-back ATS losses: 58-40-5 ATS, including 50-29-4 ATS vs. foes not off a SU/ATS loss
Road teams off upset wins: 27-11-1 ATS, including 16-2-1 ATS off a double-digit win
Teams off back-to-back upset wins: 7-1 ATS
Teams off back-to-back upset defeats: 6-4 ATS
Same-season revenge: 17-9 ATS
Unrested vs. rested: 26-14-3 ATS
Good luck, as always....Al McMordie