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NCAA hoops odds preview - Illinois State vs. Wichita State

Illinois State RedbirdsWichita State Shockers
Jan 16, 8:00 PM | Charles Koch Arena

Illinois State Redbirds vs Wichita State Shockers Odds

9-8TEAM RECORD15-2

Illinois State travels to Wichita State on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 9-8 record with a victory over the Shockers.

Wichita State battles the Redbirds, currently sitting with a 9-8 mark (7-7 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 8-5 for the Shockers and 7-5 for the Redbirds.

View Illinois State vs Wichita State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Wichita State Shockers as 10-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Shockers at No. 28 and the Redbirds at No. 139 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 80-77 result in favor of the Shockers.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Redbirds rank No. 176 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.2 per game. That compares with Wichita State’s No. 74 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Wichita State is college basketball's No. 126-ranked team at 6.5 per game, while the Redbirds rate No. 58 with 7.6 per game.

Defensively, Illinois State features the nation's No. 227-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.8 points per game. Wichita State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 139 nationally in scoring at home.

Illinois State was an 82-77 loser in its last match at home against Drake. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as favorites. Illinois State suffered an 82-77 loss against Drake on Saturday, getting 24 points from Johnny Hill in a losing effort at Redbird Arena.

Last time out for Wichita State, they were a 71-67 loser as they battled Evansville on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. Wichita State suffered a 71-67 loss against Evansville on Sunday, getting 21 points from Malcolm Armstead in a losing effort at Ford Center.

Illinois State Redbirds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Southern Illinois are 5-5
After playing Drake are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

Wichita State Shockers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Creighton are 7-3
After playing Evansville are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

A few Redbirds at Shockers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Illinois State's last 7 games when playing on the road against Wichita State
Illinois State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Wichita State
Illinois State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Illinois State is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Wichita State
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Wichita State is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games
Wichita State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Illinois State
Wichita State is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Illinois State

Next up:
Illinois State at Southern Illinois, Sunday, January 20
Wichita State home to Creighton, Saturday, January 19