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Wichita State Shockers take on Salukis in NCAA Basketball Betting

SIU Arena will host Wichita State Shockers vs Southern Illinois Salukis action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Southern Illinois Salukis betting line as 12-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Wichita State Shockers vs Southern Illinois Salukis Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 14-13 and 11-12 ATS Southern Illinois Salukis will face the 23-4 Wichita State Shockers, who own a 12-11-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Southern Illinois Salukis are 11-12 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Wichita State Shockers are 14-10.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 153 (Southern Illinois) and the No. 4 (Wichita State) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Southern Illinois's No. 206-ranked scoring average of 70.19 PPG, against a Wichita State Shockers defense rated No. 15 and allowing 62.63 PPG. The Southern Illinois Salukis FG% has averaged 43.6% to date this season, less than the Wichita State Shockers shooters have managed so far (47.49% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Wichita State got 16 points from Conner Frankamp en route to a 81-64 victory over Loyola-Chicago on Sunday at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

Leo Vincent scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Salukis to a win (they lost 75-70 to Evansville at SIU Arena on Saturday).

Betting Trends
  • Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Wichita State's last 7 games
  • Wichita State is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Wichita State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Southern Illinois is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Southern Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Southern Illinois is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Illinois's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Wichita State home to Northern Iowa, Saturday, February 18th
Southern Illinois at Indiana State, Sunday, February 19th

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