Is Arizona Truly 9 Points Better Than Wichita State?

  • The Arizona Wildcats are favored by 9.0 points over the Wichita State Shockers.
  • Wichita State comes back with +320 betting odds on the moneyline.
  • The total is set at just 138.0 points with -110 odds on both sides.

LAS VEGAS – T-Mobile Arena will host the Wichita State Shockers and Arizona Wildcats in a college basketball showdown on Friday night.

Can Arizona Continue To Dominate Opponents?

The Arizona Wildcats and Wichita State Shockers are both 3-0 on the season but have looked much different in getting to this point. The Wildcats have been blowing their opponents out of the water while the Shockers have more or less skated by.

Online gambling sites have labeled Arizona as sizable favorites in the neutral site matchup.

Arizona vs Wichita State Spread Odds

  • Arizona Wildcats -9.0 -110
  • Wichita State Shockers +9.0 -110

Arizona is winning games by an average of 45 points per game while Wichita State is only outscoring their opponents by 7.7 points per game. The Shockers are shooting just 39.1% from the field on the season compared to Arizona’s 50.3%. The Wildcats’ shooting numbers are unsustainable, but even with regression, it’s still significantly better than Wichita’s.

Neither team has played much competition, but that’s more worrisome on Wichita State’s side considering they’re barely getting past in their easiest games of the year. There will always be bettors looking to cash in on a big-ticket, which in this case would be Wichita State on the moneyline.

Wichita State vs Arizona Moneyline Odds

  • Arizona Wildcats -420
  • Wichita State Shockers +320

The argument would be that Arizona’s schedule of Northern Arizona, Rio Grande Valley and North Dakota State may have made the team lose their edge and due to three straight blowouts, the team may not fare well in a close game. It’s probably a reach, but at the end of the day there’s only a three-game sample size on both teams and anything could happen.

Betting The Total: 138.0 Points

The Wildcats have been in some high-scoring games, mostly due to their 94.0 points scored per game average. The average Arizona game has totaled 143.0 points with two of their three games going OVER the set total.

However, the same can’t be said for Wichita State.

Arizona vs Wichita State Total Odds

  • OVER 138.0 -110
  • UNDER 138.0 -110

The college basketball betting sites seem to believe the game will play in Arizona’s favor, as Wichita State hasn’t come close to hitting this total yet this year. None of the Shockers’ three games has hit this mark and their average total has been 118.3 points per game, well short of the set total.

The game will begin at 10 p.m. EST and can be seen on ESPNU.