Arizona vs Wright State: 2022 NCAA Tournament South Region Odds, How to Watch, More

NCAA Basketball: PAC-12 Conference Championship
Mar 12, 2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Arizona Wildcats guard Bennedict Mathurin (0) is named Most Outstanding Player of the Pac-12 Tournament at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

2022 NCAA Tournament First Round: No. 1 Arizona Wildcats vs. No. 16 Wright State Raiders

How to Watch:

  • Date: Friday, March 18
  • Time: 7:27 p.m. ET
  • Location: Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA
  • TV: truTV
  • Live Stream:

Tale of the Tape:

No. 1 ARIZ STAT No. 16 WSU
Pac-12 Conference Horizon
31-3 Record 22-13
84.6 (4th) Points Per Game 75.5 (68th)
67.5 Points Allowed Per Game 71.1
0.6491 (2nd) RPI 0.503 (166th)
68th Strength of Schedule 323rd
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Arizona leaders:

Mar 12, 2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Wildcats guard Bennedict Mathurin (0) dribbles in a game against the UCLA Bruins during the second half at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
  • Bennedict Mathurin, G, SO: 17.4 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 2.6 APG, 1.0 SPG, 37.6% 3PT
  • Azuolas Tubelis, F, SO: 14.5 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 2.4 APG, 1.1 SPG, 55.3% FG

Wright State leaders:

Mar 8, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Raiders guard Tanner Holden (2) falls out of bounds during the second half of the Horizon League championship game between Northern Kentucky and Wright State at Indiana Farmers Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Robert Goddin-USA TODAY Sports
  • Tanner Holden, G, JR: 19.8 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 2.6 APG, 1.2 SPG, 49.5% FG
  • Grant Basile, F, JR: 18.5 PPG, 8.6 RPG, 2.1 APG, 1.6 BPG, 51.0% FG

Odds, Lines, and Past Performance:

  • ARIZ Moneyline: -5000
  • WSU Moneyline: +2000
  • Spread: ARIZ -21.5
  • Over/Under: 156.5
  • ATS Record: ARIZ 20-13-1, WSU 14-19
  • Over/Under Record: ARIZ 20-14, WSU 18-15

Odds courtesy of Draftkings. For the latest odds, click here.


The Pick:

  • The Wildcats are one of the favorites to win the national title and for good reason. This team is 2nd in KemPom rankings and features the 5th-ranked offense and 20th-ranked defense. The offense has beautiful ball movement, which leads to assists on 65.2% of their baskets and makes them incredibly hard to guard, especially for a below-average unit like the Raiders.
  • They’re also an incredibly big team, with KemPom ranking them as the 2nd-biggest team in the tournament. Even though I think the guards will be the key for them since Mathurin was the Pac-12 Player of the Year and point guard Kerr Kriisa has been a driving force on this team but suffered an injury in the Pac-12 tournament. They won’t need him to beat the Raiders, or maybe even to advance past the first weekend, but he’ll need to be healthy if they want to cut down the nets at the end.
  • The Wildcats play at the 8th-fastest adjusted tempo in the nation but the Raiders also play fast, ranking 98th, which makes the over a little bit enticing here.
  • The Raiders are 235th in the country from three (32.9%) and also turn the ball over a fair amount, 12.3 a game. Neither of which bode well for any chances of an upset.

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