The Bruins and Wildcats are set to face off at 11:00 ET on P12. The Wildcats will host the game at McKale Center in Tucson, AZ. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 171 points, and the Wildcats are favored to win at home against the Bruins.
BELMONT BRUINS VS ARIZONA WILDCATS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Belmont Bruins +24.5
This game will be played at McKale Center at 11:00 ET on Friday, November 17th.
WHY BET THE BELMONT BRUINS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Wildcats.
- Even though we have Arizona winning straight-up, we like Belmont at +24.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 171 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Will the Bruins Exceed Expectations on the Road?
Belmont will be playing their third game of the season today against Arizona, with a 1-1 record. In their previous three games as the underdog, Belmont has gone 0-3. As of today’s game, Belmont has yet to cover the spread this season, sitting at 0-2. Over the last three games, the school’s ATS record is also 0-2, with an average scoring differential of +4.
So far, Belmont’s games have averaged 175.5 points per game with the average over/under line being 153.2 points. When analyzing the Bruins’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 86 points per game and an over/under record of 4-0.
In contrast to their season average of 86 points per game, the Belmont had a below average performance. They scored 76 points against Furman and had a field goal percentage of 43.5%. The top scorer for the Bruins was Ja’kobi Gillespie with 21 points, while Kyler Vanderjagt also chipped in with 12 points.
The Bruins’ defense is presently ranked 122nd nationally, allowing an average of 81.7 points per contest. Belmont’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Furman offense to knock down 52% of their shots on their way to putting up 99 points.
Will the Arizona Defense Show Up at Home?
Arizona is off to a 3-0 start after defeating Southern 97-59 in their most recent game. The Wildcats have played one game away and two games at home. As we analyze Arizona’s performance against the spread, they come into today’s game with a 3-0 ATS record. Taking into account their previous ten games, including those from the previous season, Arizona has a solid 7-3 ATS record.
Through three games, Arizona has an over/under record of 1-2-0 with their games averaging a combined 162.7 points per game so far. Over the course of the last five games, the Wildcats’ games have averaged 89 points per game, along with an over/under record of 2-3.
In their recent game, the Wildcats’ offense concluded with 97 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 99 points per contest. In terms of three-point shooting, the Wildcats offense has been good from outside, hitting 41% of their three-pointers on an average of 20.3 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 51%.
At this time, the Wildcats’ defense is positioned 41st in the country, permitting 63.7 points per game. In today’s game vs. Belmont, the Arizona defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Arizona made 28 free-throws vs. the Wildcats.