Wichita State vs. Vanderbilt - 3/15/16 NCAA Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vanderbilt Commodores (19-13) at Wichita State Shockers (24-8)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 9:10 pm (Dayton Arena)
The Line: Wichita State Shockers -3 -- Over/Under: 136 See the Latest Odds
The Vanderbilt Commodores and Wichita St Shockers meet in the NCAA Tournament Tuesday at the University of Dayton Arena.
The Vanderbilt Commodores look for their first tournament win since the 2011 season. The Vanderbilt Commodores are averaging 73.1 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 59.4 points on 38.4 percent shooting. Wade Baldwin IV is averaging 14.3 points and 5.2 assists while Damian Jones is averaging 14.2 points and 6.9 rebounds. Matthew Fisher-Davis is dishing 1.2 assists and Jeff Roberson is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Vanderbilt Commodores are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. The Commodores are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The Vanderbilt Commodores are 2-2 on neutral courts this season.
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The Wichita St Shockers have won at least one tournament game in each of the last four years. The Wichita St Shockers are averaging 76.8 points and 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 67.3 points on 38.6 percent shooting. Ron Baker is averaging 14.2 points and 4.8 rebounds while Fred VanVleet is averaging 12 points and 5.7 assists. Anton Grady is grabbing 4.6 rebounds and Zach Brown is dishing one assist. The Wichita St Shockers are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Shockers are allowing 29.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Wichita St Shockers are 1-4 on neutral courts this season.
The Shockers are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 neutral site games and 16-6 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The Commodores are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 non-conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games.
Vanderbilt has been far too inconsistent for my taste, as it has the talent to be a sneaky team, but the Commodores stink it up too often. Meanwhile Wichita State is tough mentally and physically, and has experienced players who have been here done that. I'll take the Shockers and the small line.