(The Spread) – If you’re betting the 2011 March Madness Tournament and are looking to ride teams that were tough on the books this year, you’ve come to the right place.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Bodog.com have made eight-seeded George Mason a 250/1 long shot to win the 2011 March Madness Tournament. But while the Patriots might not win the tournament this year, you may want to consider them when betting.
That’s because George Mason is one of the 64 tournament teams that has absolutely beat up the books this year. In lined games, they went 22-8 against the spread, including 12-3 at home and 10-5 on the road. They’re by far one of the few teams that the books couldn’t figure out.
Another team is Texas, which went 20-9 against the number and is 18/1 to win the tourney as a No. 4 seed. Fourteen-seeded Indiana State is 750/1 to win the tourney but is a team to watch out for in the first round after covering 20 out of 31 games this year. Another fourteen-seed that you’ll want to watch out for is St. Peter’s, which went 20-7 against the number.
Eight-seeded Michigan (250/1) went 19-8 against the spread this season, while top-seeded Duke went 19-14. Fourth-seeded Louisville (22/1) went 19-11-1 against the number, while three-seeded Purdue (22/1) went 16-8. Two-seeded San Diego State (18/1) went 19-2 ATS.
A couple teams to think about avoiding or betting against are Michigan State (100/1), which went 11-19-1 against the spread, Memphis (275/1), which went 11-17-2 ATS, and West Virginia (80/1), which went 11-16 ATS. Eleven-seed Virginia Commonwealth (350/1) went 13-20 against the spread.