Ranked teams continue to stink ATS in February

Feb 11, 2013 |
On the heels of some notable upsets last week, we looked at how nationally ranked teams were doing against the spread in conference play. It wasn’t pretty.

We dive back into those numbers, with more shockers in recent days, looking at how programs in the latest Top 25 Coaches Poll have done so far this month.

The newest top 5 teams – Duke, Indiana, Gonzaga, Miami, and Michigan – are a combined 12-3 SU and 8-7 ATS so far in February.

Breaking it down by the top 10 – including Florida, Syracuse, Michigan State, Arizona and Butler – the top-ranked teams are 24-6 SU, 14-15-1 ATS.

And, looking over the entire Top 25 USA Today poll, ranked teams have combined to go 54-19 SU and 34-37-2 ATS in February so far.

The only two teams with perfect ATS marks so far this month are No. 4 Miami (3-0 SU, 3-0 ATS) and No. 15 Georgetown (2-0 SU, 2-0 ATS), which takes on No. 20 Marquette Monday.

There are four Top-25 teams with 0-3 ATS counts this month: No. 5 Michigan, No. 6 Florida, No. 13 Kansas (heading into Monday’s game with No. 11 Kansas State),  and No. 23 Creighton, which has fallen off the pace in the Missouri Valley with back-to-back losses.

For total bettors, the top 10 teams have a combined 19-11 over/under count so far this month while the entire Top 25 have produced a 42-31 over/under record in February.

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