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Southern Illinois Salukis Visit Wichita State Shockers in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Southern Illinois Salukis

vs

Wichita State Shockers
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 8:00 PM ET
Charles Koch Arena

Southern Illinois takes to the basketball court against Wichita State on Wednesday, hoping to send the Shockers to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at Charles Koch Arena.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Wichita State Shockers Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Wichita State Shockers were listed as -18.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Wichita State Shockers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Wichita State Shockers are 14-2 so far on the season, and 8-7 ATS vs the number. The Southern Illinois Salukis, meanwhile, are 7-10 and 6-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Wichita State go 6-6 and the Southern Illinois Salukis go 0-5 on betting totals.

The Shockers - Salukis odds would favor the Shockers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Wichita State is rated No. 24 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Southern Illinois is at No. 135.

How Southern Illinois Salukis vs Wichita State Shockers Stats Matchup

The game also pits Wichita State's No. 60-ranked offense, averaging 72.38 PPG, against a Salukis defense that ranks No. 41 at 60.24 PPG. The Shockers field goal percentage has averaged 45.13% so far, more than the Salukis marksmen have achieved on the year, 42% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Southern Illinois suffered a 59-56 loss against Indiana State on Saturday, getting 13 points from Bola Olaniyan in a losing effort at SIU Arena.

The Shockers got 16 points from Tekele Cotton as Wichita State ran past Loyola of Chicago 67-53 on Sunday at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Wichita State Shockers Betting Odds Trends

Southern Illinois is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Southern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Southern Illinois is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
Southern Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Wichita State is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Wichita State is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
Wichita State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Wichita State is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Illinois home to Loyola of Chicago, Sunday, January 18th
Wichita State at Evansville, Saturday, January 17th

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