Final Four and Championship Game Trends

The NCAA Final Four is nearly here. In 24 hours, the four teams will play leaving two standing for the NCAA National Championship on Monday April 6.
A number of different trends have taken place and angles to look into for betting purposes, as the Final Four gets ready to tip off in Indianapolis.
These trends are only ones that are AGAINST THE SPREAD or ATS unless noted differently. Some of them go back to 1990.
Trends for Final Four
No. 1 seeds that are 5-point chalk or less (Kentucky, Duke, Wisconsin) have a combined record of 17-8 against the number.
No. 1 seeds that are champions from their conference (Wisconsin) as an underdog are 4-1 against the spread
No. 1 seeds that are conference champions (Kentucky) have covered the spread in 5 of 6 games following a loss ATS.
Teams from the ACC (Duke) are 6-1 ATS.
Teams from the SEC (Kentucky) are 0-3-1 ATS
Dogs from the Big Ten (Wisconsin, Michigan State) have a record of 3-5-1 ATS.
Teams coming of an outright win as a dog (Wisconsin) have a record of 5-0-1 against the number.
Championship Game Trends
Favorites that are No. 1 seeds have a record of 8-2 against the number.
Seeds that are No. 5 or lower are 1-6 straight up and 2-5 against the spread.
Favorites by 5 point or less have covered the number in 12 of 14 games.
Favorites scoring 80 points or more during the Final Four have covered the spread in the championship game 5 of 6 times.
Coaches Trends
Mike Krzyzweski – Duke
NCAA Tournament career – 65-19 straight up and 41-41-2 against the spread
Versus Big Ten – 48-12 SU, 35-25 ATS
Versus SEC – 14-4 SU, 10-8 ATS
John Calipari – Kentucky
NCAA Tournament career – 47-14 SU, 35-27-2 ATS
Versus ACC – 17-10 SU, 13-14 ATS
Versus Big 10 – 11-6 SU, 9-7-1 ATS
Tom Izzo – Michigan State
NCAA Tournament Career – 46-16 SU, 36-24-2
Versus ACC – 13-24 SU, 18-19 ATS
Versus Big 10 – 250-122 SU, 206-171-4-1 ATS
Versus SEC – 15-4 SU, 12-6-1 ATS
Bo Ryan – Wisconsin
NCAA Tournament Career – 24-13 SU, 21-14-2 ATS
Versus ACC – 11-10 SU, 15-6 ATS
Versus Big 10 – 189-83 SU, 135-133-4 ATS
Versus SEC – 8-5 SU, 7-4-2 ATS

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