Wichita State Vs Dayton Free Pick, Lines & TV Info
With so many games on the board, especially in the first round, during March Madness, it can be easy to overlook some of the lines that are up there. We have said before that it’s easy to look at the seeding of the teams involved and simply plop down your money on the higher seeded team. That’s a system that will regularly work in the opening round, but there are also times when it will backfire. You can bet that a lot of punters will have their money on #7 Dayton, as they are listed as an underdog against a Wichita State team that is only seeded #10. There are times when those rankings need to be tossed out the window, and I believe that this is one of them. Seeds 10 through 12 have proven to be the way to go when looking for an upset pick, and that trend may very well be in play again with this one. If you want to watch games where the upset, at least in terms of seeding, is on the cards, then tune in to this game. Find the updated college basketball betting lines here.
A Closer Look At The Shockers Vs Flyers Free Pick, Lines & TV Info
When: Friday, March 17 at 7:10 PM EST
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
Live Stream: CBS Sports Network
NCAAB Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Wichita State Shockers
One of the biggest strengths of this Shockers team is their depth on the bench, which may explain why they have been so good on the defensive side of the ball this season. They are able to use a revolving door of players, which in turn allows them to maintain a pretty solid full court press throughout the entire game. This team is not just all about the smothering D, though, as they can also beat you from outside the line. Connor Frankamp, who transferred in from Kansas, has been lighting it up from 3-point range to the tune of a 44% average. If this team can get the deep ball going, they could run away with this one. The Shockers are 18-12-1 ATS as a favorite this season.
Why bet on the Dayton Flyers
Despite being the higher seeded of the two teams, the Dayton Flyers are heading into their opening round tilt as a 6-point underdog. It is a role that has served them well in the limited number of times that they have had to play it this season, going 4-1 ATS when they are the dog. This is a good team filled with veteran talent, but they have a tendency to get bullied against more physical opponents, and the fact that they are averaging under 70% from the free throw line as a team is a little worrying. If they get dragged into a shootout with the Shockers, which is a possibility, it is that free throw average that could come back to haunt them.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
UPSET ALERT!! This is really only an upset in terms of the seeding of these two teams, as I still have the favorite winning. I think that the Shockers end up winning this one rather comfortably.
Wichita State Shockers 74 Dayton Flyers 64