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College Basketball Handicapper: Best Teams to Bet On/Against Revealed

Idaho State, St. Mary's, and Arkansas Little Rock have been the best ATS college basketball teams in the country based on a widely accepted metric. Meanwhile, Southern Utah, VMI, and Northern Arizona are the top teams to fade. 

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Here is a Margin of Cover (MOC) breakdown. Renamed “sweat barometer” in Chad Millman of ESPN’s column, MOC is similar to scoring margin, but it is measured by how much a team covers or fails to cover the point spread. Many sports handicappers believe MOC is invaluable in isolating under and overvalued teams.   

Team

ATS Record

MARGIN OF COVER 

Idaho State

13-5

+6.8

St. Mary's

13-6

+5.8

Arkansas Little Rock

13-6

+5.8

Iowa 

13-7

+5.6

Seton Hall 

16-6

+5.1

North Dakota

13-5-1

+5.0


These would be the best teams to best against according to MOC

Team

ATS Record

MARGIN OF COVER 

Southern Utah

3-16

-9.1

VMI

3-13

-7.3

Northern Arizona

5-12

-6.7

La Salle

5-13

-5.4

St. Louis 

5-13

-4.9

Minnesota 

7-14

-4.8

The author Joe Duffy is CEO of OffshoreInsiders.com and widely accepted as the top sports betting expert in American sports. 


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