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College Basketball Matchup - Wichita State Shockers Bradley Braves Odds Preview

Bradley BravesWichita State Shockers
6-11January 14, 2014, 08:00 | Charles Koch Arena17-0

The visiting Bradley Braves hope to send their backers to the pay window on Tuesday as they look to cover the spread at Charles Koch Arena against the Wichita State Shockers.

The Shockers sport a record of 17-0 and 10-3-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Braves have 6-11 and 3-10-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-7 for the Shockers and 1-12 for the Braves.

View Bradley Braves vs Wichita State Shockers Odds and Stats.

The Shockers were listed as -19.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 14-ranked Shockers and the No. 220-rated Braves in this matchup.

Last time out for Bradley, they were a 62-59 loser as they battled Indiana State on the road. They covered in the match as a 14-point underdog. Bradley got 22 points from Walt Lemon, Jr. but lost anyway, 62-59, to Indiana State on Saturday at Hulman Center.

Wichita State was a 72-69 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Missouri State. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites. Wichita State got 22 points and 14 rebounds from Cleanthony Early en route to a 72-69 victory over Missouri State on Saturday at JQH Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Braves is ranked No. 168 in NCAA hoops at 35.18 per game. Contrast that with Wichita State’s No. 31 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Wichita State is the No. 125-ranked team in the country at 6.18 per game, while Bradley rates No. 241 at 4.41 per game.

A few Braves at Shockers trends to consider:
Bradley is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games
Bradley is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Bradley's last 5 games
Bradley is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Wichita State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Bradley
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Bradley

Next up:
Bradley home to Southern Illinois, Friday, January 17th
Wichita State at Indiana State, Saturday, January 18th