Sports Betting Picks Extra Extra 03-18-2017 St. Mary’s Vs. Arizona 7:45 PM EST
Sports Betting Picks Extra Extra 03-18-2017 Break Down From Picks and Parlays
We may find out how good the West Coast Conference is when No. 22 Saint Marys takes on No. 4 Arizona in the NCAA tournament’s second round. Saint Marys has a record of 29-4, and all four of their losses were to Gonzaga. Arizona is 31-4, and it too lost to Gonzaga early in the year. All four Arizona’s losses were to teams currently in the top 10.
Saint Marys pulled away late to beat VCU in the opening round. Arizona got into a shootout with North Dakota, but was not seriously challenged in a 100-82 win.
Saint Marys is a good 3-point shooting team, hitting 39.8 percent on the 288 they have made. The Gaels also have a strong inside game led by Jock Landale at 16.9 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. The Gaels are also the second best defensive team in the nation, holding opponents to 57.1 points, while scoring a healthy 72.4 per game.
Arizona has played a harder schedule, but still has a solid point differential. The Wildcats are averaging 76.9 points and holding opponents to 65.9. Arizona also shoots well from 3-point land, at 39.7 percent, and the Wildcats have made 233. Arizona has four players in double figures, and all of them are shooting 47 percent or better. Allonzo Trier is back after missing much of the season, and is averaging 17.3 points. Lauri Markkanen is averaging 15.7 points and 7.1 rebounds, along with having made 67 3-pointers. Dusan Ristic is averaging 10.9 and is shooting 55 percent.
Recent Betting Trends:
Gaels are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games.
Wildcats are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Under is 36-15 in Gaels last 51 games following a ATS win.
Over is 4-0 in Wildcats last 4 overall.
Our pick to come out of the West Bracket is this Arizona team and they show why with convincing 2nd round win. The Gaels have exactly two quality wins all year while Wildcats have shown time after time that they are top 5 team in College Basketball. Final Score Prediction, Arizona Wildcats win and cover ATS 80-71.