Art Vandelay wrote:Big Pimpin wrote:I like the #15s and #16s... The top seeds never seem to cover.
I just read an article that mentioned this. Apparently, in the last 10 or 15 years (I forget what time frame they gave), dogs have covered something like 53% of the time in the first round. So if you bet all underdogs for the last 10 years you'd come out ahead. But if you discriminately bet them you could probably make that closer to 60% (at least).
The guy that they made Two for the Money about was on the radio here a couple days ago. Anyway, I think he said only 1 of the 8 1s and 2s last year covered. It's tough enough to beat a team by 25+ points anyway, but typically once they build a big lead (assuming they do) they end up resting their main guys so they have more energy for the next game. It makes a lot of sense.