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Utah State Aggies visit Wichita State Shockers in NCAAB hoops battle

Utah State AggiesWichita State Shockers
Dec 10, 8:05 PM | Charles Koch Arena

Utah State Aggies vs Wichita State Shockers Odds


The Shockers will try to cover the spread at Charles Koch Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the Utah State Aggies in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Aggies have watched them go 4-4 and 2-3 ATS on the year, while the Shockers are at 6-2 and 3-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Shockers are 4-3, while the Aggies have a 3-2 mark.

View Utah State vs Wichita State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Wichita State sat as 15.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 6-ranked Shockers and the No. 172-rated Aggies in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 77-66 win for the Shockers on Saturday.


How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Aggies rank No. 228 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.2 per game. That compares with Wichita State’s No. 77 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Wichita State is college basketball's No. 104-ranked team at 7 per game, while the Aggies rate No. 274 with 4.8 per game.

Defensively, Utah State features the nation's No. 83-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.5 points per game. Wichita State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 75 nationally in scoring at home.

Utah State won its last outing, a 63-54 result against Utah Valley on December 6. Utah State got 13 points from Preston Medlin en route to a 63-54 victory over Utah Valley on Tuesday at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

In their last action, Wichita State was a 77-67 winner on the road against Tulsa. They covered the 3.5–point spread as favorites. Wichita State got 17 points from Toure' Murry en route to a 77-67 victory over Tulsa on Wednesday at Reynolds Center.

Utah State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Utah Valley are 5-1
After a win are 6-4

Wichita State Shockers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Chicago State are 4-0
After playing Tulsa are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Aggies at Shockers trends to consider:
Utah State is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Utah State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Wichita State is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wichita State's last 6 games

Next up:
Utah State home to Seattle, Saturday, December 17
Wichita State home to Chicago State, Wednesday, December 14