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2018 NCAA tournament betting nuggets

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With so many different betting options in play for the 2018 NCAA tournament, a little guidance can go a long way. These betting nuggets offer insights into some intriguing trends you might want to take into consideration before putting down your bets.

  • Xavier is 24-6-1 ATS in its past 31 NCAA tournament games.

  • John Beilein is 20-10 ATS as a head coach in his NCAA tournament career.

  • Villanova is 1-7 ATS in NCAA tournament games played as a 1-seed under Jay Wright.

  • Ohio State is 0-6 ATS in its past six NCAA tournament games.

  • As a head coach, Roy Williams is 16-4 ATS in 20 NCAA tournament games played in the state of North Carolina.

  • Michigan State is 5-1 ATS in six NCAA tournament games played in the state of Michigan under Tom Izzo.

  • Wichita State is 1-5 ATS -- with three outright losses -- in its past six games as a favorite in the NCAA tournament.

  • Purdue is 12-2 ATS in the Round of 64 since 1997.

  • Syracuse is 16-8-1 ATS with 12 outright wins in its past 25 games as an underdog in the NCAA tournament.

  • Kansas is 3-0 ATS in the Round of 64 over the past three NCAA tournaments.

  • Virginia is 7-15-1 ATS in its past 23 NCAA tournament games.

  • Kentucky is 8-4-1 ATS as a 4-seed or worse under John Calipari (9-9-1 ATS as a top-3 seed).

  • Sean Miller is 4-8 ATS in his past 12 NCAA tournament games (started head-coaching career with a 14-2-1 ATS record in the NCAA tournament).

  • Gonzaga is 12-21-1 ATS in its past 34 NCAA tournament games.

  • Duke is 3-7 ATS against 15-seeds in the NCAA tournament under Mike Krzyzewski.

  • ACC teams went 4-14-1 ATS in the 2017 NCAA tournament.

  • Atlantic 10 teams went 7-2 ATS in the previous two NCAA tournaments.

  • Atlantic Sun teams are 7-2 ATS in the NCAA tournament since 2013.

  • Big Sky teams are 2-9 ATS in the NCAA tournament since 2007.

  • Colonial teams are 7-1 ATS in the NCAA tournament since 2012.

  • Ivy League teams are 5-1 ATS in the NCAA tournament since 2014.

  • MAAC teams are 1-8 ATS in the NCAA tournament since 2010.

  • Ohio Valley teams are 9-4 ATS in the NCAA tournament since 2009.

  • Pac-12 teams went 10-4 ATS in the 2017 NCAA tournament.

  • Despite losing outright each time, Summit League teams are 3-0 ATS in the previous three NCAA tournaments.

  • Southern Conference teams are 14-5-1 ATS in the NCAA tournament since 2001.

  • SEC teams went 10-5-1 ATS in the 2017 NCAA tournament.

  • 12-seeds are 14-6 ATS against 5-seeds in the Round of 64 since 2013.

  • 11-seeds are 6-2 ATS against 6-seeds in the Round of 64 since 2015.

  • Villanova is currently the favorite to win the 2018 national championship at 9-2 (Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook). Since 2012, the pre-tournament favorite has gone on to win it all in three of the past six years.

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