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Charleston Southern Buccaneers vs Shockers College Hoops Game Preview

Charleston Southern BuccaneersWichita State Shockers
Dec 20, 8:00 PM | Charles Koch Arena

Charleston Southern Buccaneers vs Wichita State Shockers Odds

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The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Wichita State and Charleston Southern on Thursday, with the host Shockers trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Shockers are 9-1 so far on the season, and 5-3 ATS vs. the number. The Buccaneers, meanwhile, are 4-5 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Wichita State go 4-3 and the Buccaneers go 0-0 on the totals.

View Charleston Southern vs Wichita State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Shockers at No. 28 and the Buccaneers at No. 77 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 81-77 result in favor of the Shockers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Wichita State's No. 99-ranked offense, averaging 72 PPG, against a Buccaneers defense that ranks No. 192 at 66.9 PPG. The Shockers field goal percentage has averaged 46.1% so far, more than the Buccaneers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.8% per game.

Defensively, Charleston Southern features the nation's No. 89-rated defense on the road, allowing 65 points per game. Wichita State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 103 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Charleston Southern was a 72-51 winner on the road against East Tennessee State. The battle between the Buccaneers and Buccaneers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as East Tennessee State was handed a 72-51 defeat on Tuesday at ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.

In their last action, Wichita State was a 69-60 loser on the road against Tennessee. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Carl Hall scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Shockers to a win (they lost 69-60 to Tennessee at Thompson-Boling Arena on Thursday).

Wichita State Shockers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing Tennessee are 0-1
After a loss are 8-2

A few Buccaneers at Shockers trends to consider:
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Wichita State is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
Charleston Southern home to Virginia Intermont, Saturday, December 29
Wichita State home to Southern Miss, Saturday, December 22

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