We’ve got our dancing shoes on once again here at Cappers Info, and that means that it’s time for the NCAA Tournament picks to continue. Our next set of March Madness Bracket Predictions take us to the West Region, where the #6 Arizona Wildcats and the #2 Ohio State Buckeyes meet in the Sweet 16.
West Region Picks: #6 Arizona Wildcats vs. #2 Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Thursday, March 28th, 7:47
West Region Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Arizona vs. Ohio State Live on TV: TBS
Sweet 16 Betting Lines
#6 Arizona Wildcats +3.5
#2 Ohio State Buckeyes -3.5
By all accounts, it really feels like the Wildcats should be able to hang around in this game when push comes to shove. Arizona has the tempo to be able to push the Buckeyes down the court if it wants to, and it is a team that has won a lot of games all season long against some of the best competition in the land. The fact that the Wildcats were able to survive games against Harvard and Belmont was the real surprise, knowing that they seemed to play to the level of their competition all season long. For as much as we really wanted to pick the Pac-12 reps that have been so good to us in this tournament though, we aren’t able to do in on Thursday. Ohio State is too big, and we saw on Sunday in the Round of 32 that it was able to slow down an Iowa State team that had just run roughshod on Notre Dame two nights before. If the Buckeyes turn this into a game played in the 50s or 60s, this is a game that it will win when push comes to shove. We don’t think that F Solomon Hill, although he is a great player, will be able to push F Deshaun Thomas out of his game, and if that happens, there is no doubt who the best players are on the court. The Buckeyes should be able to win this one with relative ease down the stretch, though we know that this time of year, there is no such thing as an easy team to knock out of this tournament.
Arizona vs. Ohio State Free Pick: Ohio State Buckeyes -3.5
Arizona vs. Ohio State Predictions: Ohio State 66 – Arizona 59