March Madness Trends & Stats – The History Of Betting On The Total

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March Madness Trends & Stats – The History Of Betting On The Total

If you love betting on March Madness totals and you’re looking to strike it rich with some successful wagering on the upcoming 2014 NCAA March Madness college basketball tournament, then knowing your O/U history is an absolute necessity.

By looking back you can often get a great idea of what they may likely expect when this year’s big dance rolls around. Thankfully I have done all of the legwork.

We are going to take a look back at many of the March Madness game total betting statistics and trends spanning the last 20 NCAA Championship contests. With that said and the annual March Madness tournament getting closer by the day, let’s get started,

The History Of Betting On The Total During March Madness

Over the last 20 NCAA title games, the Over holds a narrow 11-9 edge, though the last 100 title tilts have produced a balanced 5-5 O/U mark. Last season’s Over outcome (138 points) in Louisville ‘s 82-76 win over Michigan snapped a three-game Under streak.

There have been five streaks of at least two identical outcomes, either Over or Under while there has been one four-game streak, which produced a quartet of Overs from 1997-2000. There was also the aforementioned three-game Under streak from 2010-2012 and a pair of two-game streaks which produced a pair of Under outcomes in 2001 and 2002 and a pair of Over outcomes in 2006 and 2007.

In addition to knowing your recent title game Over/Under history, NCAA college basketball bettors also need to know the recent O/U history of each and every team involved when making Over/Under wagers throughout the course of the wildly popular March Madness tournament.

Remember, brush up on your March Madness history and you’ll undoubtedly increase your chances of cashing early and often once the 2014 NCAA Basketball Tournament gets underway on March 18.

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME HISTORY (1984-PRESENT)

Year

City

Matchup (Seeds)

Score

Line

ATS

2012-13

Atlanta

(4) Michigan vs.   (1) Louisville

82-76

4, 138

Favorite, Over

2011-12

New Orleans

(2) Kansas vs.   (1) Kentucky

67-59

6.5, 138

Favorite, Under

2010-11

Houston

(8) Butler vs.   (3) Connecticut

53-41

3, 132

Favorite, Under

2009-10

Indianapolis

(5) Butler vs.   (1) Duke

61-59

7, 128.5

Underdog, Under

2008-09

Detroit

(2) Mich. State vs.   (1) North Carolina

89-72

7.5, 153

Favorite, Over

2007-08

San Antonio

(1) Memphis vs.   (1) Kansas

75-68 (OT)

2, 146

Underdog, Under

2006-07

Atlanta

(1) Ohio State vs.   (1) Florida

84-75

4, 140

Favorite, Over

2005-06

Indianapolis

(3) Florida   vs. (2) UCLA

73-57

1, 128

Favorite, Over

2004-05

St. Louis

(1) Illinois vs.   (1) North Carolina

75-70

2, 153.5

Favorite, Under

2003-04

San Antonio

(3) Georgia Tech vs.   (2) Connecticut

82-73

5, 146

Favorite, Over

2002-03

New Orleans

(3) Syracuse   vs. (2) Kansas

81-78

5.5, 156

Underdog, Over

2001-02

Atlanta

(5) Indiana vs.   (1) Maryland

64-52

7.5, 151.5

Favorite, Under

2000-01

Minneapolis

(2) Arizona vs.   (1) Duke

82-72

4, 163.5

Underdog, Under

1999-00

Indianapolis

(5) Florida vs.   (1) Michigan State

89-76

4, 145

Favorite, Over

1998-99

St. Petersburg

(1) UConn   vs. (1) Duke

77-74

9.5, 149.5

Underdog, Over

1997-98

San Antonio

(3) Utah vs.   (2) Kentucky

78-69

3.5, 137.5

Favorite, Over

1996-97

Indianapolis

(4) Arizona   vs. (1) Kentucky

84-79 (OT)

7, 158.5

Underdog, Over

1995-96

East Rutherford

(4) Syracuse vs.   (1) Kentucky

76-67

14, 156.5

Underdog, Under

1994-95

Seattle

(2) Arkansas vs.   (1) UCLA

89-78

3, 161

Favorite, Over

1993-94

Charlotte

(2) Duke vs.   (1) Arkansas

76-72

6, 155

Underdog, Under