Missouri Valley Tournament - Wichita State Shockers host Illinois State Redbirds in college basketball action
Illinois State Redbirds vs Wichita State Shockers Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Wichita State Shockers try to run the Illinois State Redbirds off the court at Scottrade Center in college hoops action.
This is a conference playoff game in the Missouri Valley Tournament. Scottrade Center is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.
This season, the Shockers are 25-7 overall and 15-13-1 ATS ATS, while the Redbirds are 18-14 and 14-15 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Wichita State boasts a 13-15 on the OU, and Illinois State is 13-14.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 35 (Shockers) and the No. 106 (Redbirds) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 78-75 result in favor of the Shockers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Wichita State's No. 120 nationally ranked offense (69.7 points per game) against a Redbirds defense that sits as the No. 232 at 68.7 PPG. The Shockers have been averaging 44.8% from the field, less than the Redbirds have managed so far this season (46% on average).
Defensively, Illinois State features the nation's No. 286-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.1 points per game. Wichita State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 136 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Illinois State, they were a 73-65 winner as they battled Northern Iowa on the road. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. Tyler Brown went off for 28 points and added 9 rebounds, leading Illinois State over Northern Iowa, 73-65, on Friday at Scottrade Center.
Last time out for Wichita State, they were a 69-59 winner as they battled Missouri State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 13-point favorite. Carl Hall scored 18 points leading the Shockers to a 69-59 victory over Missouri State at Scottrade Center on Friday.