La Salle vs. Wichita State Pick

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LOS ANGELES, CA (The Spread) - Day 1 of the Sweet 16 wraps up tonight at 10:17PM ET when Wichita State takes on La Salle in a battle of teams that pulled off dramatic upsets last weekend.

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ODDS: According to odds makers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Wichita State is a 4-point favorite over La Salle, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 134 points. The Shockers enter play with a 28-8 overall record while the Explorers are 24-9 overall.

LINE MOVEMENT: The Shockers opened as a 5-point favorite but the spread has been bet down to 4 points at most online and Vegas sports books. As for the total, it opened at 133 but it’s been bet up to 134 or 134.5 depending on what book you view.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 59% of the betting public favors Wichita State. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the “Public Betting” link leading up to tip off.

MARCH MADNESS FREE PICK: Take La Salle. According to latest , the college basketball trends, the Explorers are 6-1-1 against the spread in their last eight neutral site games, 4-1 against the number in their last five Thursday games and 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a straight up win. They’re also 4-1 ATS in their last five games following an ATS win, 6-2 ATS in their last eight games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last seven non-conference games. This game should be tight throughout and while La Salle might not win outright, it should be able to keep pace throughout and cover the 4 points.

2013 MARCH MADNESS SWEET 16 FREE PICK: LA SALLE EXPLORERS +4

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