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 #13 La Salle Explorers and the #4 Kansas State Wildcats meet in the Second Round.
West Region Picks: #13 La Salle Explorers vs. #4 Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Friday, March 22nd, 3:10 ET
West Region Location: Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO
La Salle vs. Kansas State Live on TV: truTV
Second Round Betting Lines
#13 La Salle Explorers +6
#4 Kansas State Wildcats -6
There is a lot of sentiment that perhaps La Salle is going to pull off the upset in this game, but we aren’t so sure that that’s truly the case. The Explorers took down a very good Boise State Broncos team in the First Four in Dayton, but they have really been all over the place offensively of late. Granted, we know that playing offense is a heck of a lot harder when you’re playing against the likes of Butler and St. Louis, but this is a bit much. Are we going to see the La Salle team that put up 54 and 58 against the Billikens and Bulldogs, or are we going to see the team that put up 80+ in its other three games in its last five? Without C Steve Zack in the lineup, we think that the best advantage that the Explorers could have had in this game. Kansas State has a pair of great guards in G Rodney McGruder and G Angel Rodriguez, and the big problem that it had all season long, especially against C Jeff Withey, was getting killed in the paint. F Jerrell Wright could be a difference maker for the Explorers, but at 6’8″, he just doesn’t have the height to take advantage of the smaller Wildcats. Kansas State should be able to get the job done on Friday.
La Salle vs. Kansas State Free Pick: Kansas State -6
La Salle vs. Kansas State Predictions: Kansas State 69 – La Salle 61