Arizona (31-4) vs. St. Mary’s (29-4) Prediction & Game Preview
NCAA Tournament: Arizona vs. St. Mary’s fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, March 18
Game Time: 5:45 ET
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
All You Really Need To Know About Arizona
Everything is humming. The Wildcats roared through the Pac-12 Tournament and easily disposed of North Dakota in the first round. All five starters scored in double digits, and while the three wasn’t falling, there was never an issue.
The Wildcats are usually fantastic from the outside, they rebound from all spots, and can do everything right inside and out. They don’t shoot a ton of threes, though, and they don’t come up with a slew of steals, but they make up for it by making just about everything.
All You Really Need To Know About Saint Mary’s
The Gaels put together a flawless performance, ripping through VCU with relative ease 85-77, even after a late run to deal with. They have it all with size, experience, outside shooting, and balance, with five players scoring 12 points or more in the first round win, while hitting 56% of their shots made it easy.
One o fate best three point shooting teams in the nation, second in the nation in rebounding, and second in scoring D, this is a real deal team that’s more than good enough to pull off the win over a Pac-12 powerhouse. There aren’t any steals, but other than that, there aren’t any flaws.
What’s Going To Happen
St. Mary’s will give Arizona all it can handle. It’ll stay in the game with hot shooting inside and out, while not getting crushed on the boards with few problems against the Wildcat aggressiveness. But Arizona will step it up in the last few minutes, going on a run to finally get some breathing room. The Wildcat talent and athleticism will eventually break through.
Fearless Prediction & Line
Arizona 75, St. Mary’s 69
Line: Arizona -5, 0/u: 132
ATS Confidence: 3
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