Southern Illinois Salukis visit Wichita State Shockers in college basketball clash

Southern Illinois Salukis Wichita State Shockers
10-15 February 11, 2014, 08:00 | Charles Koch Arena 25-0



Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Charles Koch Arena Tuesday as host Wichita State looks to handle the Southern Illinois Salukis in NCAA hoops action.

This season, the Shockers are 25-0 overall and 16-5-1 ATS, while the Salukis are 10-15 and 11-12 ATS. As for the totals, Wichita State boasts a 10-12 on the OU, and Southern Illinois is 9-13-1.

View Southern Illinois Salukis vs Wichita State Shockers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Shockers in this one found them listed as -19.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Tuesday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Salukis was expected to move the line.

This game matches up the No. 5 (Shockers) and the No. 70 (Salukis) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

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In their last action, Southern Illinois was a 72-54 winner at home against Missouri State. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Anthony Beane scored 26 points for Southern Illinois on Saturday, leading the Salukis to a 72-54 win over Missouri State at SIU Arena.

Wichita State was an 82-73 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Northern Iowa. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites. The Shockers got 18 points from Tekele Cotton as Wichita State ran past Northern Iowan 82-73 on Saturday at McLeod Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Wichita State's No. 77 nationally ranked offense (74.64 points per game) against a Salukis defense that sits as the No. 83 at 67.68 PPG. The Shockers have been averaging 44.78% from the field, less than the Salukis have managed so far this season (46.86% on average).

Next up:
Southern Illinois at Indiana State, Saturday, February 15th
Wichita State at Evansville, Sunday, February 16th