NIT Tournament Championship Games 1991 – 2021

Mar 30, 2022

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The #1-seeded Texas A&M Aggies and #2-seeded Xavier Musketeers have reached the NIT Tournament Championship game, in Madison Square Garden.

Let’s take a look at how the NIT Tournament’s title games have gone since 1991 — from a point spread perspective.

Favorites: 15-15 ATS
Underdogs: 15-15 ATS
Teams priced from -1 to -2.5 points (8-9 ATS)
Teams priced from -3 to -4.5 points (6-6 ATS)
Teams priced from -5 to -6.5 points (1-0 ATS)

Teams off ATS win (vs. foes not off ATS win): 4-3 ATS
Teams off double-digit win (vs. foes not off double-digit win): 9-8 ATS
Teams that covered the spread in their previous game by 10+ points (vs. foes that did not): 10-3 ATS
Teams off an upset win (vs. foes not off an upset win): 9-7 ATS
Teams playing with revenge: 1-4 ATS (1-3 Underdog; 0-1 Favorite; 0-2 Conference; 1-2 Non-Conference)
Teams with a better W/L percentage: 16-14 ATS

Teams seeded better than their opponent: 8-4 ATS
#1 seeds (vs. teams not seeded #1): 2-3 ATS
#2 seeds (vs. teams not seeded #2): 3-2 ATS
#3 seeds (vs. teams not seeded #3): 3-2 ATS
#4 seeds (vs. teams not seeded #4): 4-2 ATS
#5 seeds (vs. teams not seeded #5): 0-1 ATS
#6 seeds (vs. teams not seeded #6): 0-2 ATS
(The NIT tournaments from 1991 through 2005 were not seeded.)

Good luck, as always…Al McMordie

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