Best College Basketball Teams ATS in the NCAA Tournament

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Every year when the NCAA Tournament rolls around, the same assumptions are made about the same teams.

"Tom Izzo always dominates in March."

"Duke is prone to an early upset."

"Don't bet against Kansas in the tournament."

"Gonzaga doesn't play anyone in the season, so it'll struggle early."

We have heard them all. But how true are these assumptions?

We used our Action Network Labs database to figure out which programs have been the best teams in the NCAA Tournament against the spread since 2005.

1. Butler

Record ATS: 23-5-1
Winning Percentage: 79.3%
Return on Investment: 58%
$100 Bettor Profit: $1,681

2. Xavier

Record ATS: 20-6-3
Winning Percentage: 69%
Return on Investment: 44.9%
$100 Bettor Profit: $1,303

3. West Virginia

Record ATS: 20-10-1
Winning Percentage: 79.3%
Return on Investment: 29.4%
$100 Bettor Profit: $910

4. Villanova

Record ATS: 29-19
Winning Percentage: 60.4%
Return on Investment: 17.4%
$100 Bettor Profit: $837

5. VCU

Record ATS: 14-5
Winning Percentage: 73.7%
Return on Investment: 42.9%
$100 Bettor Profit: $815

6. Oregon

Record ATS: 17-8-1
Winning Percentage: 65.4%
Return on Investment: 30.4%
$100 Bettor Profit: $790

7. Michigan

Record ATS: 21-12-3
Winning Percentage: 58.3%
Return on Investment: 21.9%
$100 Bettor Profit: $788

8. North Carolina

Record ATS: 35-25-2
Winning Percentage: 56.5%
Return on Investment: 12.6%
$100 Bettor Profit: $783

9. Florida

Record ATS: 25-16-1
Winning Percentage: 59.5%
Return on Investment: 18.4%
$100 Bettor Profit: $772

10. Kentucky

Record ATS: 27-19-3
Winning Percentage: 55.1%
Return on Investment: 12.9%
$100 Bettor Profit: $631

11. Florida Gulf Coast

Record ATS: 6-0
Winning Percentage: 100%
Return on Investment: 98.3%
$100 Bettor Profit: $590

12. Syracuse

Record ATS: 20-13
Winning Percentage: 60.6%
Return on Investment: 17.7%
$100 Bettor Profit: $585

13. Western Kentucky

Record ATS: 7-1
Winning Percentage: 87.5%
Return on Investment: 71%
$100 Bettor Profit: $568

14. Purdue

Record ATS: 18-12
Winning Percentage: 60%
Return on Investment: 16.1%
$100 Bettor Profit: $483

15. Wisconsin

Record ATS: 23-17-3
Winning Percentage: 53.5%
Return on Investment: 11.1%
$100 Bettor Profit: $477

16. South Carolina

Record ATS: 5-0
Winning Percentage: 100%
Return on Investment: 95.4%
$100 Bettor Profit: $477

17. Ohio

Record ATS: 6-2
Winning Percentage: 75%
Return on Investment: 48.9%
$100 Bettor Profit: $391

18. Albany

Record ATS: 5-1
Winning Percentage: 83.3%
Return on Investment: 61.7%
$100 Bettor Profit: $370

19. USC

Record ATS: 10-6
Winning Percentage: 62.5%
Return on Investment: 21.7%
$100 Bettor Profit: $348

20. Northern Iowa

Record ATS: 7-3
Winning Percentage: 70%
Return on Investment: 34.7%
$100 Bettor Profit: $347

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