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College Basketball Matchup - Saint Louis Billikens Wichita State Shockers Odds Preview

Wichita State Shockers Saint Louis Billikens
7-0 December 01, 2013, 01:00 | Chaifetz Arena 6-1



Wichita State pays a visit to Saint Louis on Sunday, hoping to send the Billikens to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Chaifetz Arena.

The Shockers will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 4-1-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Billikens are 2-4 ATS. Wichita State is 2-4 on the totals; Saint Louis is 2-4.

View Wichita State Shockers vs Saint Louis Billikens Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 2.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 4-rated Wichita State taking on the No. 6-rated Billikens in this contest.

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Wichita State was a 75-62 winner in their most recent outing at home against BYU. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Ron Baker scored 23 points leading the Shockers to a 75-62 victory over BYU at Sprint Center on Tuesday.

Last time out for Saint Louis, they were a 62-52 winner as they battled Old Dominion at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 15-point favorite. Dwayne Evans scored 21 points leading the Billikens to a 62-52 victory over Old Dominion at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Shockers is ranked No. 42 in NCAA hoops at 40.29 per game. Contrast that with Saint Louis’s No. 103 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Saint Louis is the No. 176-ranked team in the country at 5.29 per game, while Wichita State rates No. 119 at 6.29 per game.

Next up:
Wichita State home to Oral Roberts, Saturday, December 7th
Saint Louis at Rockhurst, Tuesday, December 3rd