NCAA Tournament 2024 Stats And Profiles: No. 1 and No. 2 Seeds South And Midwest Regions

March Madness is set to tipoff and the 2024 NCAA Tournament is set for record wagering, in 38 states with $2.7 billion estimated to be bet on March Madness, according to the American Gaming Association. In looking at numbers on the basketball court, I’ve outlined the stats and profiles for the top teams in my coverage for OSGA. The No. 1 and No. 2 seeds in the South and Midwest regions will be popular picks to reach the Final Four and cut down the nets. No. 1 seeds Houston and Purdue were ranked top 3 in the AP Poll throughout the season.

Check out the stats and profiles, including No. 1 and No. 2 seeds in the East and West regions. Defending national champion Connecticut is the top seed out East, while North Carolina is No. 1 in the West and will be a popular pick to reach the Final Four and win with the state of North Carolina going online last week with legal sports betting and Carolina bettors supporting the Tar Heels with fists full of cash.

A previous season keys to NCAA Tournament success may also assist you in your pursuit of profit when wagering on college basketball and March Madness.

Opening round odds are also provided in my bracket and breakdown NCAA Tournament coverage for Forbes, and lines and odds are always subject to change.

South and Midwest Regions

See the South and Midwest Regions top seeds (No. 1 and No. 2) profiles and additional detailed stats and odds in my NCAA Tournament coverage at Off Shore Gaming Association.

South Region – No. 1 and No. 2 seeds

No. 1 Houston (30-4)

KenPom Strength of Schedule: 14
KenPom Stats: Adjusted Offense No. 17, Defense No. 2

Houston’s NET ranking is No. 1 and the Cougars 16 Quad 1 wins led the country

No. 2 Marquette (25-9)

KenPom Strength of Schedule: 7
KenPom Stats: Adjusted Offense No. 21, Defense No. 19

Marquette’s NET ranking is No. 12 and the Golden Eagles went 9-8 vs. Quad 1 teams and 6-1 vs. Quad 2.

Midwest Region – No. 1 and No. 2 seeds

No. 1 Purdue (29-4)

KenPom Strength of Schedule: 4
KenPom Stats: Adjusted Offense No. 3, Defense No. 21.

Purdue’s NET ranking is No. 3 and the Boilers went 12-4 vs. Quad 1 teams and 8-0 vs. Quad 2.

No. 2 Tennessee (24-8), including 17-17 ATS

KenPom Strength of Schedule: 8
KenPom Stats: Adjusted Offense No. 28, Defense No. 3

The Volunteers NET rankings is No. 7 and the Vols went 8-7 vs. Quad 1 and 5-1 vs. Quad 2 teams.

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