Cappersinfo.com begins its new bi-weekly installment of the Top 10 Teams across all of sports that you should be wagering against religiously.
Teams ranked by Score Coefficient Ranking (SCR), which takes the amount of money earned/lost over the course of the season and divides it by the number of games played in relation to games that will be played. Must have 20 games played to qualify.
1: Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks (College Basketball) (3-19-1 ATS, -$1,790) (SCR: -71.6) The Skyhawks are off the charts miserable against the college basketball betting lines this season. They dropped two more ATS this week to fall to just 3-19-1 on the season. In comparison, last season's worst ATS squad, Fordham, at least went 6-20 ATS.
2: Pepperdine Waves (College Basketball) (6-16-1 ATS, -$1,160) (SCR: -46.4) Pepperdine ran into a "tidal wave" of sorts last week when they faced an angry Gonzaga team off of its loss to Loyola-Marymount. The Waves fell behind 40-19 early and never really found any traction to give them a chance in the second half. Thank goodness that this season is just about over for Pepperdine.
3: Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans (College Basketball) (6-15-2 ATS, -$1,050) (SCR: -42.0) UALR's nightmarish season is fortunately almost over as well. The Trojans were crushed 83-65 at North Texas on Saturday for their fifth straight SU loss (1-4 ATS). They good news is that their only games left in the regular season are at home. The bad news is that they're just 2-5-2 ATS there.
4: Tulsa Golden Hurricane (College Basketball) (7-16-1 ATS, -$1,060) (SCR: -37.9) The Golden Hurricane may have visions of March Madness dancing in its head, but it hasn't treated NCAA basketball betting fans well at all. SU losses to UTEP and Marshall this week dropped Tulsa to 0-9 ATS in its L/9, which has it plummeting towards the top of this list and falling towards the NIT just as quickly.
T-5: Cincinnati Bearcats (College Basketball) (6-14 ATS, -$940) (SCR: -37.6) Same for you, Cincinnati! That win you had at UConn last weekend was the only real thing you've had going for you in quite some time. You're just 4-6 SU and 2-8 ATS in your L/10 games, all in Big East play.
T-5: LaSalle Explorers (College Basketball) (6-14 ATS, -$940) (SCR: -37.6) LaSalle's six-game ATS slide came to an end over the course of the week in a 68-54 loss at Dayton. It feels like this team has alternated good defense efforts and miserable ones for weeks now. Just look at the Explorers' L/5 games… 68 vs. Dayton, 103 vs. Duquesne, 68 vs. St. Louis, 90 vs. Rhode Island, 64 vs. Temple… If the Bonnies are paying attention to this trend, they should be going for at least 80 come Sunday!
7: North Carolina Tar Heels (College Basketball) (8-17 ATS, -$1,070) (SCR: -36.9) The abortion known as the 2009-10 season for the defending national champion UNC Tar Heels took another body blow on Saturday in the form of a 71-67 loss at Boston College. That's 1-6 ATS now in Carolina's L/7 overall.
8: South Alabama Jaguars (College Basketball) (9-17-1 ATS, -$970) (SCR: -34.6) The Jaguars may have that win against Florida earlier this season to fall back on, but lately, things in the Sun Belt have been terrible. South Alabama dropped its two games this week by a combined 57 points. Yikes!
9: Toronto Maple Leafs (Hockey) (27-34 ATS, -$2,760) (SCR: -33.7) It's hard for an NHL or NBA team to crack into this list considering how even the teams are on a nightly basis, but the Maple Leafs got the job done! Toronto is just 2-9 in its L/11 games and allowed at least four goals in six of the 11. The All-Star Break couldn't have come at a better time for this team.
10: Washington Huskies (College Basketball) (9-17 ATS, -$970) (SCR: -33.5) It should come as no surprise that at least one Pac-10 team made an appearance on this list, and it's only fitting that it is a Washington team that was picked to be a big time team out of this conference doing the deed. The Huskies beat the snot out of UCLA this weekend, but that loss to USC as 9.5-point favorites didn't help matters any.