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BYU Cougars face Wichita State Shockers: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

BYU CougarsWichita State Shockers
5-1November 26, 2013, 10:00 | Sprint Center6-0

A key college battle sees the visiting BYU Cougars travelling to Wichita State Tuesday to take on the Shockers.

Wichita State battles the Cougars, currently sitting with a 5-1 mark (1-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-3 for the Shockers and 1-3 for the Cougars.

View BYU Cougars vs Wichita State Shockers Odds and Stats.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Shockers at No. 4 and the Cougars at No. 30 heading into this contest.

BYU won its last outing, an 86-82 result against Texas on November 25. They failed to cover in that game as a 7-point favorite. BYU got 25 points from Tyler Haws en route to an 86-82 victory over Texas on Monday at Sprint Center.

Wichita State was a 90-72 winner in its last match on the road against DePaul. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. Brandon Young scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Blue Demons to a win (they lost 90-72 to Wichita State at Sprint Center on Monday).

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Wichita State's No. 57-ranked scoring average of 81.67 PPG, against a Cougars defense rated No. 238 and allowing 80.5 PPG. The Shockers FG% has averaged 49.11% to date this season, more than the Cougars shooters have managed so far (47.97% per game).

Next up:
BYU home to Utah State, Saturday, November 30th
Wichita State at Saint Louis, Sunday, December 1st