If you’re going to enter sports betting, according to Betting News you’ll find that most of the beginners tend to bet on the most popular conferences. While that may be a viable option, it’s not at all the best.
This may be great for starting sports betting, but as time passes by, you’ll learn that there are small conferences that are worth betting on, if not more.
That’s why today, we’ll be talking about the basketball conferences that experts in sports betting are excited to bet on but novices don’t.
Big West is a conference in University of California Irvine. The UC Irvine Anteaters made through the regular season with a score of 14-3. Thanks to their outstanding head coach Russell Turner and his hard work and helpfulness in this program, they were able to rank in the top 100 of KenPom’s defensive rankings for 6 straight years.
Now, Irvine is the top 1 in the national level in terms of 2-point field goal defense. They are experienced with playing nationally. In fact, they have experience as 44th nationally, and they have lots of members with a good depth in football.
That’s why there are many possibilities for this seemingly small conference. For example, if the Anteater team is to be knocked out, the NIT will be in trouble as this is a dangerous team.
Another small basketball conference you should look into this March is the Ohio Valley as there’s a high possibility that they’ll yield a positive ATS record probably during the postseason.
They have a record of 44-21 on the road overall. After all, during the regular season title, the co-favorites to win the championship, Murray State, flanked Belmont in the OVC featuring Ja Morant. In addition to that, losing in the conference tournament means Murray State will still be guaranteed a spot in the NIT while Belmont will get in as well.
The Austin Peay is in the third of OVC standings while Jacksonville State is in fourth place. The best in defense is still the South Carolina but have trouble with their offense.
Additionally, three of their players are included in the top 200 nationally. This conference will indeed be a gold mine for sports bettors.
Now the So-Con basketball conference might be the best conference to hop on and I’ll be betting that this conference will have a winning ATS record. In fact, So-Con is KenPom’s #11 basketball conference in the nation! Of course, they’re ahead of the Missouri Valley, C-USA, and A-10.
Plus, the Wofford team made an outstanding record in the league at 18-0 so they have the chance to fight through the NCAA tournament. But the Terriers are still the favorite despite the three teams that have outstanding road records.
Regardless, this trio of teams in addition to Terriers has a combined record of 43-17. Now you know why I myself want to bet on this basketball conference. Three of these teams might also make it in the minor league.
Those are the three basketball conferences to look out for and these are also the conferences that expert bettors are betting on. While they may be small, they are still more capable of giving you the results you want.