Wichita State vs. Arizona - 3/17/16 NCAA Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Wildcats at Wichita State Shockers
College Basketball: Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 9:20 pm (Dunkin Donuts Center)
The Line: Wichita State Shockers -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wichita St Shockers and Arizona Wildcats play Thursday in the NCAA Tournament at the Dunkin Donuts Center.
The Wichita St Shockers look for another tournament win after beating Vanderbilt on Tuesday. 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 2-4 on neutral courts this season.
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The Arizona Wildcats have won a tournament game in each of the last three seasons. The Arizona Wildcats are averaging 81.2 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 69 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Ryan Anderson is averaging 15.5 points and 10.1 rebounds while Gabe York is averaging 15.2 points and 2.3 assists. Allonzo Trier is the third double-digit scorer and Kaleb Tarczewski is grabbing 9.3 rebounds. The Arizona Wildcats are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Wildcats are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The Arizona Wildcats are 3-2 on neutral courts this season.
The Shockers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games. The Wildcats are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
The Shockers are more than capable of winning this game. However, I like the fact Arizona has rest on its side and the best player on the floor in Tarczewski. So, in a toss up game, I'm siding with the Wildcats.