NCAA hoops odds preview - Missouri State vs. Wichita State

Missouri State BearsWichita State Shockers
Feb 9, 7:30 PM | Charles Koch Arena

Missouri State Bears vs Wichita State Shockers Odds

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The Missouri State Bears will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Shockers in Wichita State at Charles Koch Arena on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Bears will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 12-7 ATS against the number this season, while the Shockers are 11-10 ATS. Missouri State is 8-7-1 on the totals; Wichita State is 9-11.

View Missouri State vs Wichita State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Wichita State Shockers as 17.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Shockers - Bears odds would favor the Shockers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Wichita State is rated No. 26 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Missouri State is at No. 263. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 72-59 win for the Shockers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Wichita State's No. 146-ranked offense, averaging 68.7 PPG, against a Bears defense that ranks No. 127 at 64.3 PPG. The Shockers field goal percentage has averaged 44.5% so far, more than the Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.6% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Missouri State owns the country's No. 94-rated mark, allowing 66 points per game on the highway. Wichita State, on the other hand, rates No. 156 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Missouri State was a 48-37 loser on the road against Northern Iowa. They covered the 12-point spread as underdogs. Missouri State suffered a 48-37 loss against Northern Iowa on Tuesday, getting 9 points from Anthony Downing in a losing effort at McLeod Center.

Wichita State was a 64-62 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Southern Illinois. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites. Wichita State got 15 points from Demetric Williams but lost anyway, 64-62, to Southern Illinois on Tuesday at SIU Arena.

Missouri State Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Indiana State are 3-7
After playing Northern Iowa are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Wichita State Shockers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Drake are 7-3
After playing Southern Illinois are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Bears at Shockers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Missouri State's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Missouri State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Wichita State
Missouri State is 4-13-1 ATS in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Wichita State
Missouri State is 2-16 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Wichita State
Wichita State is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home
Wichita State is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Missouri State
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Wichita State's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wichita State's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Missouri State home to Indiana State, Tuesday, February 12
Wichita State home to Drake, Wednesday, February 13

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