Kentucky vs Wichita State Odds Matchup
Still unbeaten on the season, the No. 1 Wichita State Shockers will get perhaps their toughest game so far this year on Sunday as they face No. 8 Kentucky in the Round of 32.
Kentucky is just 1-4 SU vs 1 seeds since 1999 and just 3-10 SU past 13 games as underdogs. Wichita State has covered nine straight spreads (all 12 or more points)
No. 1 seeds 7-2 ATS past nine games vs 8 seeds since 2009.
Odds Shark computer pick - 74.7-68.2 Shockers
The Wildcats will look to vanquish the Shockers on Sunday, as they are 18-14-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Shockers are 25-6-1 ATS. Kentucky is 15-18 against the total, while Wichita State is 16-15 versus the number.
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Shockers at No. 4 and the Wildcats at No. 86 heading into this contest.
Kentucky won its last outing, a 56-49 result against Kansas State on March 21. They covered in that game as a 6-point favorite. The Wildcats grabbed a 56-49 win over the Wildcats on Friday, behind a 19-point effort from Julius Randle at Scottrade Center.
Wichita State was a 64-37 winner in their most recent outing at home against Cal Poly. They covered the 17-point spread as favorites. The Shockers blew out Cal Poly on Friday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 64-37 win at Scottrade Center.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Wichita State's No. 51-ranked offense, averaging 75.14 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 58 at 66.14 PPG. The Shockers field goal percentage has averaged 45.93% so far, more than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.94% per game.
A few Wildcats at Shockers trends to consider:
Kentucky is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Kentucky is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kentucky's last 8 games
Wichita State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games