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Looking for Wichita State Shockers vs. Miami Hurricanes free plays? CBB betting sees the Shockers taking on the Hurricanes on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Dunkin Donuts Center Providence, Rhode Island. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions.
(26-8) Wichita State Shockers vs. Miami Hurricanes (26-7)
Date: Saturday, March 19, 2016
Time: 12:10 PM ET
Venue: Dunkin Donuts Center Providence, Rhode Island.
CBB Moneyline Odds: Off
CBB Betting Odds: Shockers -2.5
CBB Betting Total: 133
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The Shockers have lived up to their name, especially in their last game when they took out a higher seeded Arizona team. They have now won 2 straight in the Big Dance, but can they take out 3rd seed Miami and reach the Sweet 16?
Miami did not look great in their opening Big Dance win over Buffalo and they face a hot Wichita State team that has held their opponents to 50 points and 55 points in their last 2 games.
In their first round games Miami beat Buffalo 79-72 and Wichita State beat Arizona 65-55.
This game is being held at a neutral site at the Dunkin Donuts Center Providence, Rhode Island.
This is a South Region 2nd round game and Wichita State is the 11th seed and Miami is the 3rd seed.
Wichita State Shockers
Miami ended the season in the top 25 and Wichita State won both of their games this season facing ranked teams.
In their win over Arizona the shockers played swarming defense and while they did not have a great shooting game they held the Wildcats to a FG% of 41.7% and the main reason they won is that they forced 19 turnovers while only committing 6.
The Shockers got off to a great start in the Arizona game outscoring the Wildcats by 12 points in the first half.
Wichita State has the nation’s best defense holding opponents to an average of only 59.3 ppg. They have to play good D to win, as they only rank 175th in the nation in scoring.
The Shockers are not a high-scoring team, but they do have a solid G/FW combo in Fred Van Vleet, who is one of the best PG’s in the nation, and Ron Baker.
Wichita State has to follow the same blueprint used in the Arizona game, as they must force Miami into shooting a low FG% and they have to force turnovers.
The Hurricanes rank 121st in the nation in scoring and 58th in opponents’ points per game.
In the Buffalo game Miami shot 44.4% from the floor and they held the Bulls to a FG% of only 39%. One concern for the Canes is that they committed 14 turnovers and they have to cut that down in this game facing the Shockers and their solid D.
Miami is a team that is led by their guards and in the Buffalo game Angel Rodriguez and Sheldon McClellan combined for 44 points, 12 rebounds, and 6 assists. The Shockers have to play solid defense on the perimeter and not give the guards from Miami open looks.
Miami only ranks 208th in the nation in assists per game, as their guards create their own shots for the most part, but against the Shockers’ solid defense they will have to have good ball movement around the perimeter.
This season at games held at a neutral site Wichita State is 3-4 and Miami is 5-1.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Shockers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games.
- Shockers are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games overall.
- Shockers are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 neutral site games.
- Hurricanes are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Hurricanes are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 non-conference games.
- Hurricanes are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Free Wichita State Shockers vs. Miami Hurricanes CBB Prediction:
Wichita State is hot and they will stay that way facing Miami, who did not look great in their opening round game. I think this will be a close game and while the Shockers may not win they will cover the spread.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: THE U ATS, Small lean on the UNDER
Miami has failed to cover in their last 4 games and look for that trend to continue even though they may win and advance to the Sweet 16.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Miami 65 – Wichita State 64
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