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Wichita State ShockersSouthern Illinois Salukis
Jan 7, 3:05 PM | SIU Arena

Wichita State Shockers vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds

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The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Southern Illinois and Wichita State on Saturday, with the host Salukis trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Shockers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 4-7 ATS against the number this season, while the Salukis are 6-6 ATS. Wichita State is 6-5 on the totals; Southern Illinois is 7-5.

View Wichita State vs Southern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Salukis as 11-point underdogs in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Salukis - Shockers odds would favor the Shockers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Southern Illinois is rated No. 292 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Wichita State is at No. 1. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 84-66 win for the Shockers.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Southern Illinois's No. 246-ranked scoring average of 64.6 PPG, against a Shockers defense rated No. 64 and allowing 61.7 PPG. The Salukis FG% has averaged 40.2% to date this season, less than the Shockers shooters have managed so far (47.5% per game).

Defensively, Wichita State features the nation's No. 66-rated defense on the road, allowing 65 points per game. Southern Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 295 nationally in scoring at home.

Wichita State was a 67-66 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Evansville. They failed to cover the 11–point spread as favorites. The Shockers got a 29-point performance from Garrett Stutz, who added 10 rebounds, as Wichita State ran past Evansville 67-66 on Wednesday at Ford Center.

Southern Illinois won its last outing, a 74-65 result against Bradley on January 4. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. Southern Illinois earned a 74-65 victory over Bradley on Wednesday, getting 15 points from Mamadou Seck at Carver Arena.

Wichita State Shockers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Illinois State are 7-3
After playing Evansville are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Missouri State are 5-5
After playing Bradley are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

A few Shockers at Salukis trends to consider:
Wichita State is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wichita State's last 5 games on the road
Wichita State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Wichita State is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Southern Illinois
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Illinois's last 5 games
Southern Illinois is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Wichita State
Southern Illinois is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games when playing Wichita State
Southern Illinois is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Wichita State home to Illinois State, Tuesday, January 10
Southern Illinois at Missouri State, Tuesday, January 10

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