1st seed Arizona Wildcats will be trying to regain their dominance in the NCAA Tournament after a near loss to TCU Horned Frogs in Round 32. They’ll have a much tougher time with the Houston Cougars if they’re not careful. kidney and possibly the next No. 1 seed to be eliminated from the tournament.
The Cougars are playing very well in the last few games and the odds suggest this will come to an end. Here are the odds for this Sweet Sixteen match, courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook.
Total: 145 (Above -110/Under -110)
As I said above, if the Wildcats stumble against the Cougars the same way they did with TCU, they will probably lose. Houston’s defense was too good to allow them to get the lead because coming back against them was a high demand. But I don’t think that’s how this game goes. I think Arizona realized they almost beat TCU and didn’t take any chances.
The Wildcats’ attack is too good for Houston to be able to properly block even if they have a solid defence. Arizona ranks 18th in adjusted defensive efficiency at KenPom and third nationally in points per game (84.6) and scoring performance (+16.7). Arizona also ranks first nationally in assists, third in rebounds and sixth in saves per game. Their defense is also seventh in effective goal scoring rate and second in opposition two-point shooting rate. Their defense was good enough to keep Houston in control and I think the Wildcats won this game quite a bit.
Pick: Arizona -1.5 (-110)
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