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Missouri Valley Tournament - Wichita State Shockers vs Missouri State Bears Preview

Missouri State BearsWichita State Shockers
20-11March 08, 2014, 02:35 | Scottrade Center32-0



Wichita State looks to cover the Shockers-Bears pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 32-0 mark when they host Missouri State in college basketball wagering action.

The Shockers sport a record of 32-0 and 22-6-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bears have 20-11 and 14-11 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 15-14 for the Shockers and 13-12 for the Bears.

View Missouri State Bears vs Wichita State Shockers Odds and Stats.

This game puts the Shockers, most recently No. 2 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bears, who rate No. 133 in the latest survey.

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Missouri State was a 53-48 winner in its last match at home against Illinois State. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. The Bears got 21 points from Austin Ruder as Missouri State ran past Illinois State 53-48 on Friday at Scottrade Center.

Wichita State won its last outing, an 80-58 result against Evansville on March 7. They covered in that game as a 17.5-point favorite. Wichita State cruised to victory on Friday, running Evansville out of the gym and running up an 80-58 score at Scottrade Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Wichita State has the nation's No. 50-rated offensive output, at 75.5 PPG. The visiting Bears defense ranks No. 104 allowing on average 68.32 PPG. The Shockers FG% has averaged 45.84% so far, more than the Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.49% per game.

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