NCAA Basketball Hot and Cold Teams
against the Spread and Straight Up
As we get ready for the Conference Tournaments, it’s a good time to take a look at who’s hot and who’s not. It’s a magical time of year in college hoops and while the cream of the crop usually finds it’s way to the Sweet 16 and beyond, as we all know, there are a slew of upsets along the way.
Being aware of who is playing well, who isn’t, as well as who is hot and cold against the spread can help you pick off both straight up upsets and good bets against the spread. For instance, Creighton, at 25-5 overall might seem on the surface like a go with team. But a closer look shows us that they are 1-6 against the spread their last 7 Games.
When bettors continually push money through the betting windows on a particular team, adjustments are made. It may very well be impossible to get a number with any value when looking to back a team like Creighton at this point. On the other hand, teams like Oregon, TCU and San Fran have been covering at an impressive clip.
Here is a quick look at home teams have fared straight up and against the spread over the last 7 Games. We threw this together quickly, so please excuse the formatting. We’ll try and run similar charts when the Tourney rolls around.
HOT TEAMS STRAIGHT UP Team Overall Record Montana Grizzlies 7-0-0 Syracuse Orangemen 7-0-0 Michigan State Spartans 7-0-0 Kentucky Wildcats 7-0-0 Drexel Dragons 7-0-0 Delaware Fighting Blue Hens 7-0-0 Savannah State Tigers 7-0-0 Utah Valley Wolverines 7-0-0 Miss Valley State Delta Devils 7-0-0 Belmont Bruins 7-0-0 Weber State Wildcats 7-0-0 Wichita State Shockers 7-0-0 Memphis Tigers 6-1-0 Tennessee State Tigers 6-1-0 South Dakota St Jackrabbits 6-1-0 UAB Blazers 6-1-0 Long Beach State 49ers 6-1-0 Wisconsin Green Bay Phoenix 6-1-0 Lehigh Mountain Hawks 6-1-0 Pennsylvania Quakers 6-1-0 Oral Roberts Golden Eagles 6-1-0 LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds 6-1-0 Robert Morris Colonials 6-1-0 Cal State Fullerton Titans 6-1-0 Wagner Seahawks 6-1-0 California Golden Bears 6-1-0 Texas Arlington Mavericks 6-1-0 St Louis Billikens 6-1-0 Vermont Catamounts 6-1-0 Washington Huskies 6-1-0 Virginia Commonwealth Rams 6-1-0 Duke Blue Devils 6-1-0 Arizona Wildcats 6-1-0 Detroit Mercy Titans 6-1-0 Murray State Racers 6-1-0 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 6-1-0 College of Charleston Cougars 6-1-0 Holy Cross Crusaders 6-1-0 Delaware State Hornets 6-1-0 North Carolina Tar Heels 6-1-0 New Mexico State Aggies 6-1-0 Iona Gaels 6-1-0 Tennessee Volunteers 6-1-0 Gonzaga Bulldogs 6-1-0 Stony Brook Seawolves 6-1-0 USC Upstate Spartans 6-1-0 Kansas Jayhawks 6-1-0 Brigham Young Cougars 6-1-0 Temple Owls 6-1-0 Marquette Golden Eagles 6-1-0 HOT TEAMS againST SPREAD Team ATS Record Oregon Ducks 7-0-0 TCU Horned Frogs 6-1-0 Michigan State Spartans 6-1-0 San Francisco Dons 6-1-0 UAB Blazers 6-1-0 Marist Red Foxes 6-1-0 Citadel Bulldogs 6-1-0 Yale Bulldogs 6-1-0 Wisconsin Milwaukee Panthers 6-1-0 Wichita State Shockers 6-1-0 Jacksonville State Gamecocks 6-1-0 Iowa State Cyclones 6-1-0 Tennessee Volunteers 6-1-0 COLD TEAMS STRAIGHT UP Team Overall Record Montana State Bobcats 0-7-0 USC Trojans 0-7-0 Northern Arizona LUmberjacks 0-7-0 St Peters Peacocks 0-7-0 DePaul Blue Demons 0-7-0 Navy Midshipmen 0-7-0 Towson Tigers 0-7-0 Bryant Bulldogs 0-7-0 Santa Clara Broncos 0-7-0 IUPU Fort Wayne Mastadons 1-6-0 Ball State Cardinals 1-6-0 Texas Tech Red Raiders 1-6-0 Stetson Hatters 1-6-0 UNC Wilmington Seahawks 1-6-0 Brown Bears 1-6-0 Texas A&M Aggies 1-6-0 UMBC Retrievers 1-6-0 Boston College Eagles 1-6-0 Bradley Braves 1-6-0 Nebraska Cornhuskers 1-6-0 Central Arkansas Bears 1-6-0 South Carolina Gamecocks 1-6-0 Canisius Golden Griffins 1-6-0 St Francis PA Red Flash 1-6-0 Rutgers SCarlet Knights 1-6-0 Illinois Chicago Flames 1-6-0 Oregon State Beavers 1-6-0 Southern Utah Thunderbirds 1-6-0 Binghamton Bearcats 1-6-0 Northern Illinois Huskies 1-6-0 Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders 1-6-0 Southern Illinois-Carbondale Salukis 1-6-0 Tulane Green Wave 1-6-0 Villanova Wildcats 1-6-0 Utah Utes 1-6-0 Columbia Lions 1-6-0 Tennessee Martin Skyhawks 1-6-0 Cal State Northridge Matadors 1-6-0 Dartmouth Big Green 1-6-0 Fordham Rams 1-6-0 Fairleigh Dickinson Knights 1-6-0 Portland Pilots 1-6-0 Maine Black Bears 1-6-0 LA Monroe Indians 1-6-0 Missouri Kansas City Kangaroos 1-6-0 Minnesota Golden Gophers 1-6-0 Oklahoma Sooners 1-6-0 Colgate Raiders 1-6-0 Illinois Fighting Illini 1-6-0 South Carolina State Bulldogs 1-6-0 COLD TEAMS againST SPREAD Team ATS Record Florida Atlantic Owls 0-7-0 Hawaii Rainbows 0-6-0 Villanova Wildcats 0-6-1 Cal Poly SLO Mustangs 0-6-0 Kent Golden Flashes 1-5-1 USC Trojans 1-6-0 Ball State Cardinals 1-6-0 Oregon State Beavers 1-6-0 St Peters Peacocks 1-6-0 Creighton Bluejays 1-6-0 Illinois Fighting Illini 1-6-0 South Carolina Gamecocks 1-6-0 West Virginia Mountaineers 1-6-0 Florida State Seminoles 1-6-0 Nebraska Cornhuskers 1-6-0 George Mason Patriots 1-5-1 Missouri State Bears 1-6-0 Montana State Bobcats 1-6-0 Niagara Purple Eagles 1-6-0 Northern Arizona LUmberjacks 1-5-1