Wichita State vs. Pittsburgh Odds
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (The Spread) - Despite losing its final two regular-season games as well as the Missouri Valley Conference final, Wichita State will take on Pittsburgh in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament at 1:40PM ET today.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed Pittsburgh as a 4.5-point favoirte over Wichita State for today's game, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 118.5 points. The Panthers enter play with a 24-8 overall record and were 3-2 on neutral floors this season, while the Shockers enter play with a 26-8 record and were 5-1 on neutral courts.
Wichita State enters tournament play with a 15-14-2 record against the spread, while Pittsburgh is 12-13 against the number. The under hit in 14 of the Shockers' 25 games when a total was listed, while the combined score went over the posted total in 13 of the Panthers' 21 lined games.
The Panthers opened as 5-point favorites but the spread has been bet down to either 4.5 or 4 depending on what book you view. As for the total, it opened at 125 but has fallen significantly. Now the over/under is either 118.5 or 119 depending on the book.
Pittsburgh has reached the NCAA tournament 23 times previous to today and has won at least one game in 16 of those contests. Meanwhile, Wichita State has advanced past the first round in four of its nine previous contest. The winner of the this game will set up a date with the winner of No. 1 Gonzaga versus No. 16 Southern University.
2013 March Madness Odds & Total
725 Wichita State +4.5 (118.5)
726 Pittsburgh -4.5