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Can Wichita State Keep it Going?

The No. 3 Miami Hurricanes have been a rough bet lately, but they’ll try and buck that trend when they tangle with No. 11 Wichita State in the Round of 32 on Saturday. Miami is 0-4 ATS in its last four entering the tilt.

Shark Bites
  • Wichita has four round 2 games in the last 10 years, going 3-1 SU and ATS, and 4-0 O/U.
  • Wichita State is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games in March.
  • Miami’s March Madness games have gone 10-1 O/U dating back to 1999.

The Shockers, who had to go through the First Four process before topping No. 6 Arizona on Thursday, are far from a Cinderella story. Wichita State is an experienced squad who plays tough defense, and can drive opponents crazy at will. The Shockers have also been a great source of UNDERs, evidenced by each of its last four games going below the closing total.

The guard-driven Hurricanes are a tough team to beat when their backcourt is rolling, and that’s exactly what’s going to have to happen once again this weekend. Angel Rodriguez and Sheldon McClellan combined for 44 points, 12 boards, six assists and four steals in the first round.

Wichita State Shockers vs Miami Hurricanes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Wichita State Shockers will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 20-11-1 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Miami Hurricanes are 18-13-1 ATS. Wichita State Shockers are 14-18 on betting the total; Miami Hurricanes are 16-16.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 2-rated Wichita State Shockers taking on the No. 112-rated Miami Hurricanes in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Wichita State is ranked No. 81 in NCAA basketball at 37.41 per game. Contrast that with Miami's No. 185 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Miami is the No. 154-ranked team in the country at 6.79 per game, while Wichita State rates No. 124 at 7.18 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Fred Van Vleet scored 16 points leading the Shockers to a 65-55 victory over Arizona at Dunkin Donuts Center on Thursday.

Miami got 24 points from Angel Rodriguez en route to a 79-72 victory over Buffalo on Thursday at Dunkin Donuts Center.

Betting Trends
  • Wichita State is 15-4-1 ATS in its last 20 games
  • Wichita State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wichita State's last 5 games
  • Miami is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Miami is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games