2009 NCAA Basketball Tournament Second Round Betting Trends

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Carrie Stroup
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The second round of the NCAA Tournament provides many money-making opportunities and we highlight some of the big ones.

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1) Lower seeds are 93-81 ATS in the second round (53%).

2) Double-digit favorites in the second round are 28-2 straight-up and 18-12 ATS (60.0%) in their last 30 opportunities.

3) Number two seeds are on a dreadful stretch of just 13-11 straight-up and 9-15 ATS (38%) in the second round.

4) Number three seeds have gone 9-2 straight-up and 7-4 ATS (64%) in the last three years of the tournament's second round.

5) Number four seeds have had trouble escaping the second round in recent years, going 9-13 straight-up and 6-16 ATS (27%) since 2002.

6) Number 10 seeds own the best ATS record of any seed in the second round this decade, 9-3 ATS (75%).

7) Upset seed winners from the first round are just 10-34 straight-up and 20-24 ATS (45%) when trying to pull off another upset in the second round since 2003.        

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