College basketball is becoming one of the most popular sports to bet on due to the fact of the amount of games that are available to place bets on. For a five month span from November to March there is a plethora of games for which to bet every night. For the beginning bettor this can be very intimidating task.
With so many options for what games to bet on, the beginning bettor might not know what to look for and be overwhelmed by the amount of choices to choose.
The most important factor to look at with college basketball is the fact the home court advantage is huge. These college players do not have the same maturity level as the pros that do this for a living. College kids are affected greatly by being away from their home hardwood and might play poorer because of it. Teams that are great at home might not be as good away from home, so remember that before you go and bet on one of the top teams in the nation away from their home court.
Another factor that affects the college game and betting more than the pros is the rebound advantage. Teams that are better rebounders in college more often than not win the game.
The reason being is the amount of shots missed in college is more than the pros and the team that can pick up those loose balls will be able to capitalize with a win. You also should be able to learn how to read the schedule. There are three different parts to the college season which will affect the way a team performs.
The three parts of the season are the non-conference, conference, and postseason. In non-conference play, college basketball teams will often schedule easier games against lesser opponents to build confidence and pad their resume for a postseason berth later in the season.
Maya Moore scored a career-high 41 points, but the emphasis was not on individual stats. The game represented the 89th consecutive victory, the longest winning streak in NCAA basketball history.
The streak reached 90 games with a win over Pacific , but ended in Palo Alto California with a loss to Stanford on December 30, Bill Walton — "They play with great sense of team, great purpose, phenomenal execution of fundamentals, relentless attack", he said.
It's great for women's basketball and it's great for sports in general But, you know, what Connecticut has done, you know, I don't believe you can separate that. Eight-eight games is 88 games. That's a hell of a treat. Gonzaga's streak was interrupted by a 1-point loss to San Francisco in The five longest home court winning streaks in D-I men's basketball: Kentucky holds the record for the longest home court streak with wins. The streak lasted from to Arizona has a record of 81 home court wins from to This record was tied by Marquette with their home court run from to Bonaventure streak lasted from to when they fell to the Niagara Purple Eagles after 99 straight home wins.
From to , the Cincinnati Bearcats went undefeated on their home court, ending with 84 straight wins. UCLA went undefeated at home from to with 98 wins, in a span that included 4 national championships. They surpassed records held by Arizona, Marquette, and Cincinnati to move to the third longest home win streak. The current longest home win streak is held by Cincinnati with 37 wins as of January 24, with a victory over Temple, having last lost to Temple in December The Six longest home court winning streaks in D-I women's basketball have all involved the University of Connecticut.
The Connecticut team had won 68 consecutive home games. UConn beat the Wolfpack easily, 87—53, to tie the record at 69 games. Five days later, UConn faced Duke, with a chance to take over sole possession of the home court win streak. However, Duke was ranked fourth in the nation, so the outcome was far from certain.
UConn unveiled new silver uniforms for the game,  and at the end of the first half, the record seemed in sight. UConn led the game 35—18, almost doubling the score of the Blue Devils. Jessica Foley hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to win the game for Duke, 68—67, and end the quest to extend the longest home court winning streak. In , UConn had a home court winning streak of their own.
After eclipsing the prior records of 69 games, the Huskies had gone on to win 99 in a row. They attempted to extend the record to consecutive games against unranked conference foe St. UConn had not lost a game to an unranked team at home, a stretch covering 19 years and games.
However, the Red Storm won 57—56 to end the home court winning streak at On December 29, , UConn defeated Stanford at their home court to end the 82 consecutive home game winning streak of the Cardinal. In , Baylor tied Tennessee and UConn for the third place for home consecutive victories with their 69th win.
In the bid to win their 70th game, they faced UConn. The two senior starters on the Baylor team, Odyssey Sims , the nation's scoring leader, and Makenzie Robertson, daughter of head coach Kim Mulkey , had never lost a game at the Ferrell Center. The game was reasonably close late in the second half, but UConn went on to win by eleven points, 66—55 to end Baylor's home court win streak. Currently, the longest active home court win streak is held by UConn with 78 wins, as of February 26, with a win vs South Florida.
The Wayland Baptist University women's basketball team was one of the predominant women's basketball team in the s. In , they began a winning streak that would reach games, and included four consecutive AAU National Championships. The Fredericton High School Fredericton, New Brunswick junior boys' basketball team won consecutive games between and , including five Provincial championships.
The team was coached by Gary Young. Palmer Consolidated School District located in the northwest corner of Iowa has the 5th longest winning streak in the country. Palmer's game win streak from —89, is still the Iowa high school record and ranks as the fifth longest in the United States. All of the games were coached by Hall of Fame Coach Alden Skinner, who had a career record of wins against losses for a winning percentage of The streak included State Championships in , , and It started with the beginning of —86 season and ended in the State semifinals in with a loss to eventual State Champion Keota.
Palmer came back to win the consolation game. Two members of that team: The Baskin High School women's basketball team holds the record for longest winning streak in organized sports. The Lady Rams won consecutive games from to —a span of six years.
Once the streak was broken, another 71 game streak continued. In the span of ten years, the Lady Rams led by Hall of Fame coach, Edna "Tiny" Tarbutton, would go and 2 with 9 state titles and an average winning margin of more than 30 points. This streak was challenged by the — Miami Heat , who won 27 games in a row, before losing to the Chicago Bulls , and the — Golden State Warriors with a game win streak over 2 seasons including 4 from last season before losing to the Milwaukee Bucks.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. List of National Basketball Association longest winning streaks. Retrieved 24 December Daily News Los Angeles. The UCLA winning streak, from 1 to 88". Retrieved 25 December Archived from the original on 3 April Retrieved 26 December Retrieved 30 December Retrieved 28 December Archived from the original on 11 April Retrieved 18 April And unlike the common recreational sports bettor or local fan, history and statistics will show betting long on the win streaks is not a win-win situation.
And this is where basketball handicappers and tipsters will typically recommend to fade the public. And with all things of cause-and-effect, the more public attention placing action on the teams with the hot streak, the effect it will cause the sportsbook oddsmakers to adjust the lines to accommodate the extra action, resulting in making it harder for the team to cover spreads.
We tend to see handicappers catch interest in games that cover the spread in 4 consecutive games. This is because those basketball teams that covered 3 consecutive games fail the majority of the time to cover the fourth. But if the cappers catch a team covering the fourth game, its a good indication the team is playing strong and worthy of a closer look moving forward.
Confidence is like a sheet of ice and can be easily broken for NBA teams on a win streak, and when the tides turn and the break the streak, like most women in a relationship they question everything that went wrong vs. Once a winning streak comes crashing down, play your nba predictions like a game of poker.
See if they can maintain their composure, or their mindset is broken. An expert handicapper should play their basketball predictions cautiously during this time, as statistics during this period can skew the current performance. Again — profits over time, and play your strategy accordingly through special events as winning streaks. But from a sport bettor or investor view points, you should see the opportunity in the darkest hours. See, the betting public gets turned off by losing streaks, and those teams can often provide real value.