East Tennessee State entered Thursday's away game vs. Furman as a two-point underdog. The Buccaneers won, 62-61, on an Desonta Bradford layup in the final seconds to move their against-the-spread (ATS) record to 13-2, the best in college basketball among teams with at least 10 ATS wins, according to Odds Shark.
With the one-point win, East Tennessee State improved their against-the-spread road mark to 8-1, also tops in the country. Purdue is the only other team with at least 13 ATS wins, though the Boilermakers have also failed to cover six times, which puts them just outside the five best teams ATS.
ETSU, Portland State (13-3) and South Alabama (12-3) are the only teams with an ATS winning percentage of at least .800. Four teams are covering at least 70 percent of the time, including Virginia (11-4).
Here are the 10 best college basketball teams against the spread this season:
|Team||ATS Record||ATS Win Pct.|
|East Tennessee State||13-2||.867|
|UC Santa Barbara||11-4||.733|