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Wichita State Shockers face Southern Illinois Salukis: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Wichita State ShockersSouthern Illinois Salukis
Feb 5, 8:05 PM | SIU Arena

Wichita State Shockers vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds

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The Southern Illinois Salukis hope to be lousy hosts on Tuesday as the Wichita State Shockers pay a visit to SIU Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

This season, the Salukis are 8-14 overall and 8-11 ATS ATS, while the Shockers are 19-4 and 11-9 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Southern Illinois boasts a 8-9 on the OU, and Wichita State is 8-11.

View Wichita State vs Southern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Salukis were listed as 9.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Salukis at No. 310 and the Shockers at No. 26 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 75-62 result in favor of the Shockers.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Southern Illinois's No. 324-rated squad against Wichita State's No. 40-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Southern Illinois rates No. 327 in the country with 4.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 139 nationally with 6.4 per match.

Defensively, Wichita State features the nation's No. 40-rated defense on the road, allowing 62 points per game. Southern Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 259 nationally in scoring at home.

Wichita State lost its last outing, a 57-52 result against Northern Iowa on February 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point favorite. Carl Hall scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Shockers to a win (they lost 57-52 to Northern Iowa at McLeod Center on Saturday).

Southern Illinois was an 83-47 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Illinois State. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as underdogs. Southern Illinois was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Illinois State and falling by an 83-47 score at Redbird Arena.

Wichita State Shockers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Missouri State are 6-4
After playing Northern Iowa are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Indiana State are 3-7
After playing Illinois State are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

A few Shockers at Salukis trends to consider:
Wichita State is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wichita State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Southern Illinois
Wichita State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Wichita State is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Southern Illinois
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Illinois's last 5 games at home
Southern Illinois is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Wichita State
Southern Illinois is 6-1-2 ATS in its last 9 games when playing at home against Wichita State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Illinois's last 6 games when playing at home against Wichita State

Next up:
Wichita State home to Missouri State, Saturday, February 9
Southern Illinois at Indiana State, Saturday, February 9