Belmont vs Arizona Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/17/23
Arizona Wildcats (3-0) vs Belmont Bruins (2-1)
Game Info: Friday, November 17, 2023 at 11:00 pm (McKale Memorial Center)
Betting Odds: Arizona Wildcats -23.5 -- Over/Under: 168.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Belmont Bruins and Arizona Wildcats face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown at McKale Center.
Belmont Needs Strong Defense Here
Belmont comes into this game with a 2-1 record overall but in the one game they lost, the defense was awful. Belmont’s defense gave up 99 points against Furman and that led to the blowout defeat. In the last game Belmont scored 93 points and they are going to need to get that offense back out to a fast start here. Win Miler finished with 17 points, three rebounds, and two assists. Belmont on the season is averaging 86 points while their defense is giving up 81.7 points per game. The offense is ranked 68th and they need to get the offense going here.
Arizona Has Been Dominant
Arizona has really looked good heading into the this game and that includes a victory over Duke. The offense scored 78 points and that led to the defeat. They had five different players that finished with at least 10 points. In the last game against Southern, Arizona was able to secure a 97-59 victory. The offense is averaging 99 points while their defense is giving up 63.7 points per game. The offense is ranked 9th in college basketball and they are going to need the offense to run up the score here.
Shane’s Free Pick
This game is going to be a shootout. Arizona is averaging 99 points per game while Belmont is averaging 93 points per game. Belmont is giving up 81.7 points per game and they are going to really struggle in this game to defend. Both offenses are going to have no issue running up the score and that will be the difference as this game is going to go over the total. This is one my favorite plays on the board.