Two weeks ago I provided blog and chart
showing college basketball’s undefeated home teams. At the time (Feb. 1), there were 28 teams that were undefeated on their home courts (including non-board teams). I’ve updated the information below and you can see there are now 16 undefeated home teams. Every season I discuss and post information on the importance of home courts in college basketball and mention how teams perform with a home/road dichotomy. Understanding home court advantage and the situations surrounding the current contests is important in helping you isolate winners.
However, while home court strength plays an important role to many teams, it’s also essential to recognize line adjustments along with weaker teams and home courts. The ability to understand scheduling and motivational situations including second meets and meaningful revenge is also part of the pointspread prognosis and handicap at this time of year. I have many historically strong situations that provide plenty of profit at this time of year, and when we combine them with solid stat profiles, scheduling and last home game situations along with momentum, meaningful revenge, towel tossing teams and other proven, positive profiles, we find ourselves delivering more pointspread winners and profit than most handicappers and bettors.
Just this past weekend, we stepped right in front of No. 3 Ohio State, who was 17-0 at home and riding a 39-game home winning streak, and delivered a top-play 20* Big Drive outright winner on Michigan State. Many public bettors like to bet on top teams and especially at home. Yet the astute bettor and handicapper knows that these top teams and/or undefeated homers are often taxed in the betting line and can pay the price. Look no further than recent February home losses by former undefeated home team’s No. 3 Ohio State (-9), No. 5 North Carolina (-6), No. 8 Florida (-12), No. 9 Murray State (-10) and California (-8).
As teams push for league titles, strong finishes and position themselves for conference tournaments and post season play, dig deeper into stats, situations and motivation surrounding college basketball contests of interest. Last home games provide another dynamic and motivational factor, but there is clearly more to the handicapping puzzle than just blindly betting on these home teams or undefeated homers below.
If you shots are not falling and you don’t have the time, energy or ability to study stats, situations and consistently beat the bookmaker, then join me as we bang the boards and shoot for more Fairways and Green through the rest of the regular season and Final Four.
|College Basketball Undefeated Home Courts as of 2/13/2012|
Conference - Remaining home games
Colonial - William & Mary, James Madison
Ivy - Brown, Yale, Princeton, Penn
SEC - Mississippi, Vanderbilt, Georgia
Long Beach State
Big West - UC Santa Barbara, UC Riverside, UC Irvine
Atlantic-10 - La Salle, Xavier, Rhode Island
Big Ten - Ohio State, Purdue
Big Ten - Wisconsin, Nebraska, Ohio State
Middle Tennessee St.
Sun Belt - Florida Atlantic
Big Xll - Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Iowa State
Summit - Akron
West Coast - Loyola Marymount
South Dakota State
Summit- NDSU, Buffalo, W. Illinois, IUPUI
Conference-USA - Tulsa, Rice, SMU
Big East - South Florida, Louisville
Mountain West - Boise State, Air Force, Wyoming
Big Sky - Texas-Arlington
Also note these non-board teams that remain undefeated at home – Stonybrook, LIU Brooklyn, Mississippi Valley State
Recent 1-loss home teams since February 1 – California, Florida, La Salle, Murray State, North Carolina, Ohio State
Additional 1-loss home teams - Akron, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Belmont, Bucknell, Central Florida, Colorado State, Colorado, Davidson, Duke, Florida State, George Mason, Georgetown, Georgia Southern, Gonzaga, Illinois, Indiana, Iona, Kansas, Kent, Loyola Maryland, Marquette, Memphis, Mercer, Mississippi, Notre Dame, Ohio, San Diego State, St. Bonaventure, St. Joe’s, St. Louis, South Florida, Stanford, Temple, Tennessee State, VCU, Virginia, Western Michigan, Wichita State, Yale
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