Best/worst coaches to bet on, early line moves, SOS mismatches and more

Originally Published: March 18, 2015

By
David Purdum | ESPN Chalk

Here are 100 nuggets, factoids, stats and insights to peruse while filling out your NCAA bracket or picking point-spread winners.To start, here are the coaches with the most and least point-spread success in the NCAA tournament since 2005.Coaches Who CoverRecord against the spread (ATS) in NCAA tournament games since 2005CoachCurrent schoolATS recordCover percentageNoteJohn CalipariKentucky23-1462.1614-6 ATS at KentuckyGregg MarshallWichita State8-372.726-2 ATS at Wichita StateMatt PainterPurdue9-564.285-1 ATS in first roundSean MillerArizona15-5-1757-4 ATS at ArizonaBob McKillopDavidson6-2755-2 ATS as underdogShaka SmartVCU8-372.727-2 ATS as underdogMark GottfriedNC State6-1-185.714-1-1 ATS at NC StateCoaches Who Don’t CoverRecord against the spread (ATS) in NCAA tournament games since 2005CoachCurrent schoolATS recordCover percentageNoteRick ByrdBelmont1-516.6Lost three straight opening games by 15.3 PPGJay WrightVillanova2-6252-6 ATS in first roundRick BarnesTexas6-1233.335-9 ATS as favoriteMike BreyNotre Dame1-712.51-5 ATS in first roundMike KrzyzewskiDuke9-1439.13-6 ATS in first roundThad MattaOhio State10-154010-14 ATS as favoriteTom CreanIndiana3-7301-5 ATS at IndianaFour Vegas sportsbook happenings– Sportsbook operator CG Technology is offering higher parlay odds through the NCAA tournament. For example, a five-team parlay, which normally pays 20-1, will payout 24.36-1 during the tournament.– William Hill will offer in-play betting — live spreads, money lines and totals — on all 63 tourney games this season.– The MGM Mirage sportsbook will open at 5:30 a.m. PT on Thursday and Friday.– The Wynn will hold a separate March Madness watch party in a banquet room at its adjacent Encore property. Admission is free.Futures odds risers/fallers The Wynn sportsbook opened its odds to win the 2015 NCAA tournament last spring, shortly after UConn beat Kentucky in the national championship game. Here are some notable risers and fallers from the Wynn. 2015 NCAA Tourney Futures RisersTeamOpenCurrentKentucky8-121-20Wisconsin10-15-1Villanova30-19-1Gonzaga60-112-1Virginia35-114-1Notre Dame125-118-1Baylor85-140-1Maryland150-145-1Utah250-150-12015 NCAA Tourney … – Click Here To Visit Article Source