2015 March Madness Betting Trends: NCAA College Basketball Tournament

March Madness Betting Trends from sports handicapper carlo campanella

The NCAA College Basketball March Madness Tournament tips off with round one action on March 17, 2015. The Iron Horse is HEATING UP for the Madness with a 6-1-1 Hoops streak this week and serves up his bankroll building March Madness betting trends for the Top 25 NCAA ranked teams.

#1 SEEDS  - Round #1 (vs #16)

30-0 SU & 17-13 ATS
Last Year (2014): 4-0 SU & 1-3 ATS all as 17 point or more Favorites

#2 SEEDS - Round #1 (vs #15)

27-3 SU & 17-13 ATS
Last Year (2014) 4-0 SU & 3-1 ATS all as 10-point or more Favorites

#3 SEEDS - Round #1 (vs #14)

27-3 SU & 19-11 ATS
Last Year (2014): 3-1 SU & 2-2 ATS all as 9 point or more Favorites

#4 SEEDS - Round #1 (vs #13)

23-7 SU & 17-13 ATS
Last Year (2014): 4-0 SU & 2-2 ATS all as 8 point or more Favorites

#5 SEEDS - Round #1 (vs #12)

15-15 SU & 10-20 ATS
1-3 SU & 0-4 ATS all as 3 point or more Favorites

#6 SEED - Round #1 vs (#11)

16-14 SU & 12-18 ATS
Last Year (2014): 2-2 SU & 1-3 ATS with three Favorites or 3 points or more & 1 Dog

#7 SEED - Round #1 (vs #10)

18-12 SU & 15-14-1 ATS
Last Year (2014): 2-2 SU & 2-1-1 ATS as three Favorites & one Dog

#8 SEED - Round #1 (vs #9)

18-12 SU & 18-12 ATS
Last Year (2014): 3-1 SU & 3-1 ATS with two Favorites & two Dogs

MENS TOP 25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL RANKINGS & ROUND #1 BETTING TRENDS (as of March 2, 2015):

#1 Kentucky 29-0

Since the 2000 College Basketball Tourney: 12-1 SU & 6-7 ATS in round 1

3-0 SU & 1-2 ATS in round 1 the last 3 appearances

1-0 SU & 1-0 ATS as a round 1 Dog

2-5 ATS as Favorites of 10-points or more in round 1

Last year: Beat Kansas State, 56-49, in round 1 as -6 point Favorites (1-0 SU & 1-0 ATS)

#2 Virginia 27-1

Since the 2000 College Basketball Tourney: 1-2 SU & 1-2 ATS in round 1

1-2 SU & 1-2 ATS in round 1 last 3 appearances, all as Favorites

1-0 SU & 0-1 ATS as Favorites of 10-points or more in round 1

Last Year: Beat Coastal Carolina, 70-59, as -20 point Favorites (1-0 SU & 0-1 ATS)

#3 Duke 26-3

Since the 2000 College Basketball Tourney: 12-3 SU & 6-9 ATS in round 1

1-2 SU & 0-3 ATS in round 1 last 3 appearances, all as 10-point or more Favorites

7-2 SU & 3-6 ATS as Favorites of 10-points or more in round 1

Last Year: Upset by Mercer, 78-71, as -12point Favorites (0-1 SU & 0-1 ATS)

#4 Villanova 27-2

Since the 2000 College Basketball Tourney: 5-3 SU & 3-6 ATS in round 1

1-2 SU & ATS in round 1 last 3 appearances

1-0 SU & 1-0 ATS as Favorites of 10-points or more in round 1

0-1 SU & ATS as Dogs

Last Year: Beat Wisconsin-MIL, 73-53, as -17 point Favorites (1-0 SU & 1-0 ATS)

#5 Arizona 26-3

Since the 2000 College Basketball Tourney: 10-3 SU & 6-7 ATS in round 1

3-0 SU & 1-2 ATS in round 1 last 3 appearances, all as Favorites

5-0 SU & 2-3 ATS as Favorites of 10-points or more in round 1

3-2 SU & 2-3 ATS as Favorites of -6 points or less

Last Year: Beat Webber, 68-59, as -20 point Favorites (1-0 SU & 0-1 ATS)

#6 Wisconsin 26-3

Since the 2000 College Basketball Tourney: 12-3 SU & 10-5 ATS in round 1

2-1 SU & 2-1 ATS in round 1 last 3 appearances

4-0 SU & 3-1 ATS as Favorites of 10-points or more in round 1

7-1 SU & 6-2 ATS as Favorites of -14 points or less

Last Year: Beat American University, 75-35 as -14 point Favorites (1-0 SU & 1-0 ATS)

#7 Gonzaga 29-2

Since the 2000 College Basketball Tourney: 12-3 SU & 8-7 ATS in round 1

5-0 SU & 4-1 ATS in round 1 last 5 appearances

4-0 SU & ATS as Dogs

3-0 SU & 0-3 ATS as Favorites of 10-points or more in round 1

Last Year: Beat Okie State, 85-77, as +3.5 point Dogs (1-0 SU & 1-0 ATS)

#8 Wichita State 27-3

Since the 2000 College Basketball Tourney: 3-1 SU & 3-1 ATS in round 1

2-1 SU & 2-1 ATS in round 1 last 3 appearances, all as Favorites

1-0 SU & 1-0 ATS as Favorites of 10-points or more in round 1

Last Year: Beat Cal-Poly, 64-37, as -17 point Favorites (1-0 SU & 1-0 ATS)

#9 Kansas 23-6

Since the 2000 College Basketball Tourney: 13-2 SU & 7-8 ATS in round 1

5-0 SU & 1-4 ATS in round 1 last 5 appearances, all as Favorites

5-0 SU & 1-4 ATS as Favorites of 10-points or more in round 1

Last Year: Beat Eastern Kentucky, 80-69, as -13 point Favorites (1-0 SU & 0-1 ATS

#10 Maryland 24-5

Since the 2000 College Basketball Tourney: 8-0 SU & 4-4 ATS in round 1

3-0 SU & 3-0 ATS in round 1 last 3 appearances, all as Favorites

2-0 SU & 0-2 ATS as Favorites of 10-points or more in round 1

Last Year: Beat Houston, 89-77, as -9.5 point Favorites (1-0 SU & 1-0 ATS)

#11 Northern Iowa 27-3

Since the 2004 College Basketball Tourney: 1-4 SU & 4-1 ATS in round 1

1-2 SU & 2-1 ATS in round 1 the last 3 appearances

Last appearance: 2010, when they beat UNLV, 69-66, in round 1 as +1 point Dogs (1-0 SU & 1-0 ATS)

#12 Notre Dame 24-5

Since the 2000 College Basketball Tourney: 5-4 SU & 3-6 ATS in round 1

1-3 SU & 0-4 ATS in round 1 the last 4 appearances

1-3 SU & 0-4 ATS as a round 1 Favorites of -5 points or less

1-0 SU & 0-1 ATS as Favorites of 10-points or more in round 1

Last appearance: 2013, when they lost to Iowa State, 76-58, in round 1 as 1 point Dogs (0-1 SU & 0-1 ATS)

#13 Utah 22-6

Since the 2000 College Basketball Tourney: 3-3 SU & 2-4 ATS in round 1

1-2 SU & 1-2 ATS in round 1 the last 3 appearances, all as Favorite

3-3 SU & 2-4 ATS as a round 1 Favorite of 7 points or less

4-0 SU & 3-1 ATS as Favorites of 10-points or more in round 1

Last year: Upset by Arizona, 84-71, as -1.5 Favorites (0-1 SU & 0-1 ATS)

#14 Baylor 22-7

Since the 2008 College Basketball Tourney: 3-1 SU & 2-2 ATS in round 1

3-0 SU & 2-1 ATS in round 1 the last 3 appearances, all as Favorite

1-0 SU & 0-1 ATS as Favorites of 10-points or more in round 1

Last year: Beat Nebraska 74-60 as -3.5 Favorites (1-0 SU & 1-0 ATS)

#15 Oklahoma 20-8

Since the 2000 College Basketball Tourney: 6-4 SU & 4-6 ATS in round 1

1-2 SU & 1-2 ATS in round 1 the last 3 appearances, all as Favorite

1-3 SU & 1-3 ATS as a round 1 Favorite of 4 points or less

5-0 SU & 3-2 ATS as Favorites of 10-points or more in round 1

Last year: Upset by North Dakota St, 80-75, as -3.5 Favorites (0-1 SU & 0-1 ATS)

#16 Louisville 23-6

Since the 2000 College Basketball Tourney: 8-4 SU & 5-7 ATS in round 1

3-0 SU & 2-1 ATS in round 1 the last 3 appearances, all as Favorite

5-1 SU & 2-4 ATS as a Round 1 Favorite of 10 points or more in Round 1

0-3 SU & 0-3 ATS as Pickem or Dogs in Round 1

Last year: Beat Manhattan University, 71-64, as -16 Favorites (1-0 SU & 0-1 ATS)

#17 Iowa State 20-8

Since the 2000 College Basketball Tourney: 5-1 SU & 4-2 ATS in Round 1

4-0 SU & 4-0 ATS in Round 1 the last 4 appearances

3-0 SU & 3-0 ATS as a Round 1 Dogs in all tourney appearances

1-1 SU & 0-2 ATS as Favorites of 10-points or more in Round 1

Last year: Beat by NC Central, 93-75, as -8.5 Favorites (1-0 SU & 1-0 ATS)

#18 Arkansas 23-6

Since the 2000 College Basketball Tourney: 1-4 SU & 1-4 ATS in Round 1

1-4 SU & 1-4 ATS in Round 1 the last 5 appearances

1-4 SU & 1-4 ATS as a Round 1 Favorites of 5.5 points or less

Last appearance: 2008, when they beat Indiana, 86-72, as -2 Favorites (1-0 SU & 1-0 ATS)

#19 North Carolina 20-9

Since the 2000 College Basketball Tourney: 12-0 SU & 7-4-1 ATS in Round 1

3-0 SU & 3-0 ATS in Round 1 the last 3 appearances all as Favorites

8-0 SU & 4-3-1 ATS as a Round 1 Favorites of 10 points or more

4-0 SU & 3-1 ATS as Round 1 Favorites of 9 points or less

Last year: Beat Providence, 79-77, as -4.5 Favorites (1-0 SU & 0-1 ATS)

#20 West Virginia 22-7

Since the 2005 College Basketball Tourney: 5-2 SU & 5-2 ATS in Round 1

2-1 SU & 2-1 ATS in Round 1 the last 3 appearances

0-1 SU & 0-1 ATS as Dogs in Round 1

1-1 SU & 1-1 ATS as Round 1 Favorites or 10 points or more

Last appearance: 2012, when they lost to Gonzaga, 77-54, as +2 Dogs (0-1 SU & 0-1 ATS)

#21 Butler 21-8

Since the 2000 College Basketball Tourney: 7-2 SU & 8-1 ATS in Round 1

3-0 SU & 3-0 ATS in Round 1 the last 3 appearances

1-0 SU & 1-0 ATS as a Round 1 Dogs in all tourney appearances

6-1 SU & 6-1 ATS as Favorites of 6 points or less in Round 1

Last appearance: 2013, when they beat Bucknell, 68-56, as -3.5 Favorites (1-0 SU & 1-0 ATS)

#22 SMU 23-6

Has not appeared in the NCAA March Madness Tourney since 1993.

Went 4-1 SU in the N.I.T Tourney games in 2014, losing last year's N.I.T Finals, 65-63, to Minnesota.

#23 Ohio State 21-8

Since the 2000 College Basketball Tourney: 8-3 SU & 5-6 ATS in Round 1

3-1 SU & 3-1 ATS in Round 1 the last 4 appearances

5-0 SU & 4-1 ATS as a Round 1 Favorites of 10 points or more

0-3 SU & 0-3 ATS as Round 1 Favorites of 6.5 points or less

Last year: Upset, 60-59, by Dayton as 6.5 point Favorites (0-1 SU & 0-1 ATS)

#24 Providence 20-9

Since the 2001 College Basketball Tourney: 0-3 SU & 1-2 ATS in Round 1

0-3 SU & 1-2 ATS in Round 1 the last 3 appearances, last two as Favorites

0-1 SU & 0-1 ATS as a Round 1 Dogs in all tourney appearances

Never been double digit Favorites in Round 1 games

Last year: Upset by North Carolina, 79-77, as -5 point Favorites (0-1 SU & 0-1 ATS)

#25 Murray State 26-4

Since the 2002 College Basketball Tourney: 2-3 SU & 3-2 ATS in Round 1

2-1 SU & 3-0 ATS in Round 1 the last 3 appearances

Last appearance: 2012, when they beat Colorado State 58-41

More College Tourney Betting Trends to be posted daily until tip off on March 17th...