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March Madness Pick: Miami vs Houston

Published by Dennis Stagliano in sports betting · 24 March 2023
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March Madness Pick: Miami vs Houston

I’m always searching for reasons to bet the underdog. As you know Miami is a 7.5 underdog tonight.

The first reason I stumbled upon was looking at how the Cougars have performed against the spread this year.

For the season, Houston is 19-17 ATS.

However, the Cougars started the year as a great team ATS, and somewhere along the way, the sportsbooks got wise as to how good this team actually is.

   The Cougars started the year 7-2 ATS
   Since December 10th, the Cougars are 24-3 straight up
   Over those 27 games, Houston is just 12-15 ATS (44%)

Anyone who had blindly bet on the Cougars to cover the point spread over their last 27 games would be down (-15%) ROI. A negative ROI is a disappointing return for a team with an  89% win percentage (straight up) over 27 games.

It's Hurricane Season

Meanwhile, Miami against the spread is trending in a much different direction than the Cougars are.

   Miami started the season just 2-4 ATS
   Since their 2-4 start, the Hurricanes are 18-10 ATS (64%)
   If you had blindly bet the ‘Canes to cover in their last 28 games, you would be up 23% ROI.

Miami As An Underdog

Against Houston, Miami is a +7.5 Underdog tonight. For the season, the Hurricanes are 7-2 ATS when getting points and have managed to win five of those nine games outright.

I don't know about you, but I will be taking Miami +7.5.

A Miami cover against the Cougars tonight means I will sleep more soundly than the Houston business man who has 3.5 million on the Cougars to win it all.

If you need help, I've got all my March Madness picks posted and they're MGuaranteed March Madness picks - "if you don't win, you get a 100% refund. Best of luck with all your remaining March Madness picks and parlays.

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