Wright State Raiders vs Arizona Wildcats Prediction, 3/18/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Wright State Raiders vs Arizona Wildcats
Date: Friday, March 18, 2022
Location: Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Wright State (+23)
The Wright State Raiders (22-13) are headed to Viejas Arena on Friday where they will try to beat the Arizona Wildcats (31-3). Wright State opens this contest as 23-point underdogs. The total is 158.5.
The Wright State Raiders faced off with Bryant and earned the victory with a final of 93-82 in their last game. Wright State finished the contest with a 47.5% FG percentage (29 out of 61) and converted 9 of 21 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Raiders converted 26 of their 32 attempts for a percentage of 81.3%. With respect to grabbing boards, they collected 41 with 12 of them being offensive. They also dished out 19 assists for the contest while forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and earning 6 steals. Regarding the defense, Wright State allowed the other team to go 43.7% from the floor on 31 out of 71 shooting. Bryant distributed 7 assists and had 11 steals for this contest. On top of that, Bryant totaled 32 rebounds (10 offensive, 22 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Bryant shot 69.6% from the free throw line by converting 16 of their 23 attempts. They buried 4 of their 24 attempts from beyond the arc. Regarding personal fouls, the Raiders ended up walking away with 20 and Bryant recorded 24 personal fouls.
Tanner Holden is a guy who was a major contributor for the game. He walked away from this one shooting 73.3% from the field and distributed 1 assist. He saw the court for 39 mins and also snagged 11 rebounds. He racked up 37 points on 11 out of 15 shooting.
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Wright State steps onto the hardwood with a record of 22-13 for the season. They are averaging 76.0 points per contest (54th in Division 1) while going 46.5% from the field. The Raiders are shooting 33.2% on 3-point shots (224 of 675) and 77.0% from the free throw line. As a team, Wright State is snagging 35.1 rebounds per contest and has totaled 493 assists this season, which is 45th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 12.4 times per contest and as a group they commit 14.5 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Raiders are forcing their opponents into 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.9 personal fouls. They currently rank 136th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 382 conceded for the campaign. The Raiders defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.9% (939 of 2,089) and they concede 33.3 boards per game as a basketball team. They are relinquishing 32.6% from beyond the arc while they are 244th in D-1 in PPG allowed (71.4).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Arizona Wildcats went home victorious with a score of 84-76 when they faced UCLA. The Wildcats snagged 28 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 37 for the matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while recording 4 steals in this game. UCLA had 21 personal fouls for the contest which took the Wildcats to the charity stripe for 28 attempts. They were able to knock down 23 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 82.1%. In regard to shots from beyond the perimeter, Arizona knocked down 7 out of 14 attempts (50.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Wildcats finished shooting 27 for 52 from the floor which had them shooting 51.9%. The Wildcats permitted UCLA to convert 29 out of 69 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 42.0% in this matchup. They wrapped up this game 22.7% from 3-point land by shooting 5 out of 22 and finished the contest at 13 of 17 at the free throw line (76.5%). In the matter of rebounding, Arizona permitted UCLA to grab 28 overall (10 on the offensive glass).
Bennedict Mathurin ended up having an impact for the Wildcats for this game. He buried 6 of 14 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 42.9%, and had 4 rebounds. He accumulated 27 points in his 39 minutes on the hardwood and earned 7 assists for this contest.
Arizona has a win-loss record of 31-3 so far this season. As an offensive team, the Wildcats are hitting on 49.6% from the field, which ranks them 3rd in the country. Arizona has scored 2,875 pts so far this year (84.6 per contest) and they average 41.4 boards per game. They are earning an assist 19.9 times per game (1st in the nation) and they turn the ball over 13.2 times per game. The Wildcats are committing 16.5 fouls per game and they connect on 73.8% from the charity stripe.
The Arizona defense concedes 32.7% on shots from beyond the arc (249 of 762) and their opponents are making 67.0% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 11.8 dimes and 33.6 boards per contest, which ranks 109th and 125th in those categories. The Wildcats defensively are ranked 133rd in the country in points given up per game with 67.5. They are forcing their opponents into 12.9 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 38.7% from the field (11th in college hoops).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Arizona (-23) and under 158.5 points
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