Teams are now two wins from the Final Four. Coaching can be the difference between a trip for a team to Phoenix and the start of the offseason. Coaching can also impact the betting outcome for gamblers. Here is the best Sweet 16 coaches to bet against-the-spread and over/under.
Best ATS Coach – John Calipari
Kentucky’s headman is an incredible 8-1 ATS since 2005. Calipari has covered every game as a Wildcat in the Sweet 16 (5-0 ATS). On average, Calipari’s teams have been favored on average by 3.7 points in the regional semifinals. Kentucky opened as 1.5 point favorites against UCLA but the line has swung to Bruins -1.
Least Profitable ATS Coach – tie (Steve Alford and Matt Painter)
Bill Self has more against-the-spread Sweet 16 losses among this year’s coaches but Alford and Painter are both 0-2 and are less profitable than the Kansas head coach. Both Alford and Painter are looking for their first Sweet 16 win and cover.
Best OVER Coach – John Beilein
John Beilein’s teams are a perfect 3-0 on the over in the Sweet 16. Don’t blindly bet Michigan to go Over the total in the Sweet 16. Beilein’s over record for the entire NCAA tournament is 10-12.
Best UNDER Coach – Bill Self
Unlike Beilein, Self’s teams consistently go under in the tournament. Kansas is 5-1-1 on the under in the Sweet 16. Self is the most profitable under coach in March Madness.
Sweet 16 Against-the-spread and Over/Under Records
|North Carolina||Roy Williams||6-1||5-2||3-4||4-3|
|West Virginia||Bob Huggins||1-2||1-2||1-2||2-1|
|South Carolina||Frank Martin||1-0||0-0-1||1-0||0-1|
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