Wichita State Shockers face Iowa Hawkeyes: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
Wichita State Shockers vs Iowa Hawkeyes Odds
The visiting Wichita State Shockers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Moon Palace Resort against the Iowa Hawkeyes.
This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Moon Palace Resort.
The Shockers will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 2-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Hawkeyes are 1-1 ATS. Wichita State is 0-2 against the total, while Iowa is 0-2 versus the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 217 (Hawkeyes) and the No. 3 (Shockers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 80-75 result in favor of the Hawkeyes has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Shockers is ranked No. 88 in NCAA hoops at 39.4 per game. Contrast that with Iowa’s No. 37 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Iowa is the No. 221-ranked team in the country at 5.6 per game, while Wichita State rates No. 247 at 5 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Wichita State owns the country's No. 63-rated mark, allowing 51 points per game on the highway. Iowa, on the other hand, rates No. 184 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Wichita State was a 74-63 winner at home against DePaul. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. The Shockers grabbed a 74-63 win over the Blue Demons on Tuesday, behind a 16-point effort from Malcolm Armstead at Moon Palace Resort.
In their last action, Iowa was a 63-55 winner on the road against Western Kentucky. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. The Hawkeyes grabbed a 63-55 win over the Hilltoppers on Tuesday, behind a 19-point effort from Mike Gesell at Moon Palace Resort.
Wichita State at Tulsa, Wednesday, November 28
Iowa at Virginia Tech, Tuesday, November 27