March Madness - NCAA hoops odds preview - Weber State vs. Arizona
|Weber State Wildcats||Arizona Wildcats|
|19-11||March 21, 2014, 02:10 | Viejas Arena||30-4|
Top-seeded Arizona is 4-0 ATS in its past four games as a double-digit favorite as they begin their NCAA Tournament run against No. 16 Weber State in West Region action on Friday.
Arizona is 4-0 ATS in its past four games as double-digit favorites and 6-0 ATS in its past six tournament games. There are OVER trends at work here (OVER is 5-1 past six Zona first-round games and 3-1 in four Weber State tournament games since 2003).
Weber State got here by winning the Big Sky title.
Odds Shark computer pick - 76.4-58.9 Arizona
The Wildcats currently sports a 30-4 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 20-13 ATS. The Wildcats are 19-11 and 12-14-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Wildcats produce a 10-22-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Wildcats have gone 16-11 against the number.
The Wildcats - Wildcats odds would favor the Wildcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Arizona is rated No. 6 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Weber State is at No. 30.
Weber State won its last outing, an 88-67 result against North Dakota on March 15. They covered in that game as a 6-point favorite. Weber State cruised to victory on Saturday, running North Dakota out of the gym and running up an 88-67 score at Dee Events Center.
Arizona was a 75-71 loser in their most recent outing at home against UCLA. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. Arizona suffered a 75-71 loss against UCLA on Saturday, getting 22 points from Nick Johnson in a losing effort at MGM Grand.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arizona's No. 89 nationally ranked offense (73.06 points per game) against a Wildcats defense that sits as the No. 61 at 66.43 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 46.85% from the field, less than the Wildcats have managed so far this season (48.12% on average).
A few Wildcats at Wildcats trends to consider:
Weber State is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Weber State is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Weber State's last 16 games
Arizona is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Arizona is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games