Miami vs. Wichita State - 3/19/16 NCAA Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wichita State Shockers (26-8) at Miami Hurricanes (26-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 12:10 pm (Dunkin Donuts Center)
The Line: Miami Hurricanes +2.5 -- Over/Under: 131.5 See the Latest Odds
The Wichita St Shockers and Miami Hurricanes meet Saturday in the NCAA Tournament at the Dunkin Donuts Center.
The Wichita St Shockers look for another win after beating Arizona on Thursday. The Wichita St Shockers are averaging 72.8 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 59 points on 38.2 percent shooting. Ron Baker is averaging 14.1 points and 3.3 assists while Fred VanVleet is averaging 12.2 points and 3.2 rebounds. Anton Grady is grabbing 4.6 rebounds and Conner Frankamp is design one assist. The Wichita St Shockers are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The Shockers are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Wichita St Shockers are 3-4 on neutral courts thirs season.
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The Miami Hurricanes look for another win after beating Buffalo on Thursday. The Miami Hurricanes are averaging 75.7 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 67 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Sheldon McClellan is averaging 15.9 points and 3.2 rebounds while Angel Rodriguez is averaging 12.1 points and 4.4 assists. Davon Reed is grabbing 4.2 rebounds and Ja'Quan Newton is dishing 2.5 assists. The Miami Hurricanes are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Hurricanes are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Miami Hurricanes are 5-1 this season on neutral courts.
The Shockers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Hurricanes are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 non-conference games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
Unlike the teams the SHockers have beaten in this tournament already, Miami has great guard play and doesn't need to feed the post over and over. The Canes athletes are going to give Wichita State trouble in this one. Forget the points and take the Canes in an outright victory.