No matter who wins the game, the art of college basketball betting is all about covering the point spread laid by the bookie. Either at a sportsbook or online, placing a wager on a matchup between two mismatched college basketball teams is sure to bring excitement to the game – even if it ends in a blowout. Here’s a list of the teams through November 2016 that have losing records, but are cashing tickets against the spread at a winning pace:
UC Irvine Anteaters
The Anteaters play in the Big West Conference, and although their record is 3-4 in postseason play they have racked up a 5-2 record against the spread. That tongue isn’t just good enough for grabbing ants out of a hill, it’s good for back door covers as well.
Indiana State Sycamores
If you are good at basketball, how much better can it be than to be associated with the state of Indiana and a tall tree? Out of the Missouri Valley Conference, the Sycamores are a terrible 2-4 on the season. However, if you bet on them in every game you’d be singing all the way to the cash register as they have a 4-1 record against the spread.
Appalachian State Mountaineers
Appalachian State plays in the Sun Belt Conference and is off to a pretty terrible 2-4 record on the season. College basketball betting has different thoughts on them, and if you had taken them in every game there was a line available you’d have won three of four. Maybe win enough to get yourself a mid-grade SUV perhaps?
Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners
The Roadrunners play in Conference USA, and while they might have a chance to win their conference they haven’t done well in their non-conference record, going 2-4. Again the straight up record is deceiving, because UTSA has been covering the spread faster than an animated bird, going 3-1 so far on the season.
When it comes to covering the spread, the Bobcats are flying high compared to other feline mascot teams. In fact, Quinnipiac gave Indiana State above their only loss against the spread on the season. The Bobcats play out of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, and are 1-4 on the season. However, they’ve covered the spread against some storied programs such as Seton Hall and Gonzaga. Quinnipiac is 3-1 against the spread so far this year, many of those games as heavy underdogs (or undercats).