Handicapping The 2016 Super D’s Of NCAA Basketball Betting

Joe Gavazzi

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 7:37 PM GMT

The 2016 Super D’s of College Hoops - We share the characteristics of all good basketball teams for you to keep them in mind and make the most out of your NCAA basketball picks.

The 2016 Super D’s of College Hoops
By Joe Gavazzi, Winning Sports Advice
Monday, January 04, 2016

It is the mantra of every high school, college, and NBA basketball coach. Or at least it should be. “PLAY DEFENSE, REBOUND, AND TAKE CARE OF THE BASKETBALL.” For those are the characteristics of all good basketball teams. Those of you who followed with great success, our Super D’s, in college football this year will want to pay particular attention to this article and use it to your advantage for your NCAA basketball picks. The following criteria are used to isolate the Super D’s of college hoops. With nearly 40% of the season already played, and the Conference season just beginning, it is time to use these numbers to their greatest advantage. The following are the parameters for each of the columns listed below. Numbers are rounded to the nearest percent to conserve space.

  • 65% or less…PPG allowed
  • 40% or less…defensive field goal percentage
  • 30% or less…3 point percentage defense
  • Positive rebound margin
  • Positive assist/TO margin
  • Positive net TO margin

The chart below lists the 29 teams that must qualify in 5 of the 6 categories to be considered one of our Defensive Dandies. The column in which they do not qualify is characterized by a parenthesis around it. If a team qualifies in ALL categories, they are characterized by a star before and after the team’s name. That means they are one of our Super D’s. I have also listed the team’s straight up record, their ATS record, and ATS record as underdog to point out the importance to qualify for this list.

 

Team

SU

Rec

ATS

Rec

Dog

Rec

Def 

Pts

Def

FG%

Def

3 pt

Rbd

Mgn

A/TO

Mgn

Net TO

Mgn

Akron

11-2

5-2

1-1

64

38

25

+3.1

+2.8

(-0.2)

Arizona

13-1

8-5

1-0

62

40

29

+12.8

+1.3

(-0.3)

Cincinnati

11-4

4-7

0-1

62

38

(34)

+7.4

+5.0

+1.7

UConn

10-3

6-3

2-1

64

38

(31)

+5.1

+3.4

+0.9

Florida

9-4

7-4

1-2

62

38

(32)

+5.1

+2.0

+3.2

Fordham

9-3

3-2

1-1

62

(41)

27

+5.8

+3.2

+3.9

Georgia St

8-3

4-5

2-3

61

39

29

(-4.8)

+1.0

+2.9

Harvard

7-7

5-4

3-3

65

39

28

+1.8

+1.7

(-2.4)

Kansas

11-1

9-2

0-0

65

39

(31)

+5.9

+7.5

+4.7

*Kansas St*

10-3

6-4

2-2

64

40

25

+4.4

+1.5

+1.7

Kentucky

11-2

4-9

0-0

(66)

40

30

+7.6

+1.1

+1.4

Louisville

13-1

8-2

2-0

57

36

(31)

+14.6

+3.5

+4.5

Miami Fla

12-1

8-3

0-0

65

40

(34)

+7.4

+2.7

+1.2

Michigan

12-3

9-4

1-2

61

40

(35)

+3.1

+6.9

+3.1

Michigan St

13-1

8-5

1-1

61

36

27

+13.6

+8.5

(-2.8)

N Illinois

11-3

3-5

0-2

62

37

(34)

+8.4

+4.3

+3.9

Oklahoma St

9-4

5-6

1-0

62

38

30

+2.9

+0.9

(-0.3)

ODU

8-6

2-8

0-4

59

38

(31)

+3.0

+3.5

+2.0

*Pittsburgh*

12-1

6-4

0-0

63

38

29

+12.1

+8.9

+0.2

Purdue

13-2

8-3

1-0

59

35

28

+11.2

+5.0

(-2.2)

SMU

13-0

4-5

0-0

62

39

(33)

+13.7

+7.4

+0.6

St Mary’s

12-1

11-0

1-0

58

38

(35)

+10.3

+10.2

+0.6

*TTRR*

11-1

7-1

1-1

65

39

30

+4.7

+1.9

+2.4

*Texas Arl*

11-2

10-1

4-1

65

40

30

+11.4

+2.7

+1.9

*UAB*

11-3

6-3

2-0

65

39

28

+5.4

+6.4

0

*Valpo*

11-3

5-6

2-1

58

37

30

+5.7

+0.3

+2.7

*Vandy*

8-5

6-4

1-2

64

37

27

+1.6

+3.6

+0.8

Villanova

12-2

9-4

0-1

60

38

(32)

+0.9

+6.9

+4.7

WVU

12-1

7-3

0-1

62

(42)

24

+12.6

+3.0

+7.1

 As you can see from the SU/ATS results above, these teams are a lofty 315-73 SU, and a profitable 183-114 ATS (61.6%). Many of these teams will continue to be meal tickets for us throughout the course of the season, as they will be operating underneath the radar and out of the scope of public perception. It is important to keep this list updated on a regular basis, which I will do for you throughout the course of the season. For now, enjoy these Super D’s with the understanding of the importance of defense, rebounding, and taking care of the basketball as being the three key indicators of success in basketball. Stay tuned with your sportsbook of choice and don't miss any updates on the NCAA basketball odds boards.