Wichita State Shockers vs Illinois State Redbirds Odds
The visiting Wichita State Shockers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Sunday as they look to cover the spread at Redbird Arena against the Illinois State Redbirds.
The Redbirds bring a 16-10 record (12-11 ATS) to this tilt against the 21-5 Shockers, who are 12-10-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Illinois State go 9-12 so far and the Shockers go 10-12.
College basketball odds makers at GTbets opened the Illinois State Redbirds as 1-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Redbirds, most recently No. 117 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Shockers, who rate No. 24 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 78-76 victory for the Shockers.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Illinois State's No. 24 nationally ranked offense (76.1 points per game) against a Shockers defense that sits as the No. 24 at 58.8 PPG. The Redbirds have been averaging 46.5% from the field, more than the Shockers have managed so far this season (44.6% on average).
Defensively, Wichita State features the nation's No. 33-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.2 points per game. Illinois State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 39 nationally in scoring at home.
Wichita State was a 71-56 winner in its last match at home against Drake. They earned a push of the 15-point spread as favorites. The Shockers grabbed a 71-56 win over the Bulldogs on Wednesday, behind a 17-point effort from Fred Van Vleet at Charles Koch Arena.
Illinois State was a 79-59 winner in their most recent outing at home against Bradley. They covered the 11.5-point spread as favorites. Illinois State cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Bradley out of the gym and running up a 79-59 score at Redbird Arena.
Wichita State Shockers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Indiana State are 8-2
After playing Drake are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
Illinois State Redbirds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Evansville are 6-4
After playing Bradley are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
A few Shockers at Redbirds trends to consider:
Wichita State is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wichita State's last 6 games on the road
Wichita State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Illinois State
Wichita State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Illinois State
Illinois State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Illinois State's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Illinois State's last 7 games when playing Wichita State
Illinois State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Wichita State at Indiana State, Tuesday, February 19
Illinois State at Evansville, Wednesday, February 20