St. Mary's vs. Arizona Prediction
Is the spread too low in tonight's St. Mary's and Arizona second-round matchup at 7:45PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Wildcats are 5.5-point favorites versus the Gaels after opening as a 3.5-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 132 and has been bet up to 133.
St. Mary's took care of business in the opening round of the tournament, dispatching VCU 85-77 as a 4-point favorite. The Gaels have now covered the spread in six of their last 10 games with one push, and are 8-2 straight up over their last 10. They were 17-11 at the betting window this season.
Arizona is hot, winners of five-in-a-row after easily beating North Dakota 100-82 as an 18-point favorite in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. The Wildcats have won nine of their last 10 games entering play tonight and are 6-3-1 against the spread during that same stretch.
OUR PREDICTION: The Wildcats have not fared well at the betting window in recent NCAA tournament games, going 0-3-1 against the spread in their last four appearances. That said, they're 4-0-1 against the number in their last five games, are 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six non-conference games, and are 3-1-1 ATS in their lat five games as a favorite. For as strong as the Gaels have been at the betting window, they're also just 1-5 against the number in their last six neutral site games and are winless at 0-5 ATS in their last five as an underdog overall.
MARCH MADNESS PREDICTION: ARIZONA WILDCATS -5.5