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Davidson Wildcats vs Wichita State Shockers Preview

Wichita State ShockersDavidson Wildcats
Feb 18, 12:00 PM | Belk Arena

Wichita State Shockers vs Davidson Wildcats Odds


A key college battle sees the visiting Shockers travelling to Davidson Saturday to take on the Wildcats on Saturday.

The Shockers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 12-12 ATS against the number this season, while the Wildcats are 13-11 ATS. Wichita State is 15-9 on the totals; Davidson is 15-9.

View Wichita State vs Davidson Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Davidson sat as 3-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 65-ranked Wildcats and the No. 6-rated Shockers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 87-83 win for the Shockers on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Shockers is ranked No. 40 in NCAA hoops at 37.7 per game. Contrast that with Davidson’s No. 27 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Davidson is the No. 26-ranked team in the country at 8.3 per game, while Wichita State rates No. 92 at 7 per game.

Defensively, Wichita State features the nation's No. 136-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.7 points per game. Davidson, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Wichita State was a 73-58 winner at home against Missouri State. They covered the 11-point spread as favorites. Missouri State was victimized for 21 points and 10 rebounds by Garrett Stutz as the Shockers bested the Bears 73-58 in college basketball action on Wednesday.

In their last action, Davidson was an 81-54 winner at home against Samford. They covered the 17.5-point spread as favorites. Davidson cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Samford out of the gym and running up an 81-54 score at Belk Arena.

Wichita State Shockers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Illinois State are 7-3
After playing Missouri State are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

Davidson Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Elon are 9-1
After playing Samford are 3-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Shockers at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wichita State's last 5 games on the road
Wichita State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Davidson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Davidson is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Davidson's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Davidson's last 6 games

Next up:
Wichita State at Illinois State, Wednesday, February 22
Davidson home to Elon, Thursday, February 23