Final Four Betting Tips and Trends

ctsports picksAnalyst IApril 3, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS - APRIL 02:  A general view of the logo at center court of Lucas Oil Stadium prior to the 2010 Final Four of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament on April 2, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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After an amazing NCAA Tournament thus far we are looking to try and take advantage of the books. Of course our Expert Handicappers are the best way to GUARANTEE a winning Final Four. But if you are going to go at it on your own make sure you read our must know Final Four Betting Tips and Trends.

Also make sure you check out our great article breaking down and handicapping the Final Four Coaches!

Tips and Trends are very important but one of the most important ways to at least increase your chances is to shop the betting lines and totals.Before we put any money on a game we shop it at least 3 books to give ourselves the best possibilities of winning.

Final Four Betting Trends

-Teams with better win % are 8-2 ATS L10 games

When betting the Final Four you must not get too attached to the stories, instead bet the teams on the merits. Both Michigan State and Butler pull out your heart strings but many times that allows us to take advantage of the general public.

Many bettors and experts have already stated that the WVU vs Duke game is the real National Championship game. They say in horse racing that pace makes the race well in this game the pace of this game will determine the winner. A half court game definitely favors West Virginia whereas an up and down game favors Duke. Professional Handicappers really make their living in Basketball analyzing mismatches and breaking down how a game will be played. Take a stand and put your money where your mind tells you to.

Don't listen to the so called experts on ESPN or CBS. If you would have followed the experts on CBS in the Elite 8 you would have exactly one Final Four team. They are so close to these teams that many times they just can't make an unbiased opinion. You would do better either betting the other way than the TV experts or just not listening to them at all.

Betting this Final Four is going to be tricky so make sure you study carefully, analyze the betting trends, and use our Final Four Betting Tips.