Wichita State vs. Alabama Prediction & Odds: College Basketball Picks for March 31st 2011
The Shockers have run through the NIT bracket as a No. 4 seed. They blew out Nebraska in the first round, upset top seed Virginia Tech, and held off College of Charleston to get to Madison Square Garden, where they pummeled Washington State 75-44. The Tide have shown the SEC West title wasn’t a fluke as they breezed past Coastal Carolina, held off New Mexico, coasted to an easy win against Miami and eked out a 62-61 win against Colorado in Tuesday’s semifinals. They meet tonight at MSG in the NIT Final! Trends I like for this one include, the Shockers are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games after allowing less than 50 points in their previous game, are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 neutral site games as a favorite, and are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite of 0.5-6.5. The Crimson Tide are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games. I’m on the 28-8 Shockers in this one…(My wife is a Shocker Alum, so I’d be getting a divorce If I played on the Tide).