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NCAA hoops odds preview - Indiana State vs. Wichita State

Indiana State SycamoresWichita State Shockers
March 2, 1:00 PM | Scottrade Center

Indiana State Sycamores vs Wichita State Shockers Odds

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The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Wichita State and Indiana State on Friday, with the host Shockers trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

This is a conference playoff game in the Missouri Valley Tournament. The game is being played at Scottrade Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

Wichita State battles the Sycamores, currently sitting with a 18-13 mark (14-16 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 17-10 for the Shockers and 15-15 for the Sycamores.

View Indiana State vs Wichita State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Wichita State sat as 12.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 5-rated Shockers and the No. 263-ranked Sycamores, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 83-68 result in favor of the Shockers.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Wichita State's No. 15-ranked scoring average of 78.3 PPG, against a Sycamores defense rated No. 109 and allowing 64.6 PPG. The Shockers FG% has averaged 49% to date this season, more than the Sycamores shooters have managed so far (42.4% per game).

Defensively, Indiana State features the nation's No. 154-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.9 points per game. Wichita State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Indiana State was a 66-51 winner at home against Southern Illinois. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. The Sycamores grabbed a 66-51 win over the Salukis on Thursday, behind a 17-point effort from Jake Odum at Scottrade Center.

In their last action, Wichita State was an 81-58 winner at home against Drake. They covered the 16-point spread as favorites. Wichita State cruised to victory on Saturday, running Drake out of the gym and running up an 81-58 score at Charles Koch Arena.

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