Conference Tournament Betting Tip: How to Bet 3 High Over/Unders on Thursday

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Conference tournaments are underway and bettors are getting their first taste of March Madness. Looking at Thursday’s slate, two games jumped out with interesting totals.

CS Northridge vs. CS Fullerton (3:00 p.m. ET) has an over/under of 153 points and Seton Hall vs. Marquette (9:30 p.m. ET) has a total of 151. My instinct was to bet the unders since it is easier for an under to hit in a game when more points are expected to be scored. But before placing a wager I wanted to determine if my hunch was correct.

Using Bet Labs, I found that unders in postseason conference games have gone 1,942-1,791-53 (52%) since 2005.


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Increased familiarity among teams in conference matchups tends to lead to lower-scoring outcomes as the data shows, but it’s not enough to make it profitable to wager on every under in conference tournaments.

Conference Tournament Over/Under Betting Pick

However, we are not interested in betting the under in all games, just those with high totals.

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