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Illinois State Redbirds host Wichita State Shockers in college basketball action

Wichita State ShockersIllinois State Redbirds
Feb 22, 8:05 PM | Redbird Arena

Wichita State Shockers vs Illinois State Redbirds Odds

24-4TEAM RECORD17-11

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Illinois State vs Wichita State battle Wednesday at Redbird Arena as the Redbirds look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Redbirds bring a 17-11 record (12-12 ATS) to this tilt against the 24-4 Shockers, who are 13-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Illinois State go 14-9-1 so far and the Shockers go 16-9.

View Wichita State vs Illinois State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Redbirds as 7-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Redbirds - Shockers odds would favor the Shockers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Illinois State is rated No. 153 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Wichita State is at No. 5. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 84-74 win for the Shockers.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Illinois State's No. 139 nationally ranked offense (69.6 points per game) against a Shockers defense that sits as the No. 83 at 63.3 PPG. The Redbirds have been averaging 44.6% from the field, less than the Shockers have managed so far this season (49.2% on average).

Defensively, Wichita State features the nation's No. 148-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.1 points per game. Illinois State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 155 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Wichita State was a 91-74 winner on the road against Davidson. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. Joe Ragland went off for 30 points and added 7 rebounds for good measure, leading Wichita State to a 91-74 win over Davidson on Saturday at Belk Arena.

Last time out for Illinois State, they were a 79-75 winner as they battled Oakland at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 5-point favorite. The Redbirds got a 25-point performance from Jackie Carmichael, who added 19 rebounds, as Illinois State ran past Oakland 79-75 on Saturday at Redbird Arena.

Wichita State Shockers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Drake are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

Illinois State Redbirds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Bradley are 4-6
After playing Oakland are 1-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Shockers at Redbirds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wichita State's last 5 games on the road
Wichita State is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Wichita State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Illinois State
Wichita State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Illinois State
Illinois State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Illinois State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Wichita State
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Illinois State's last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois State's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Wichita State home to Drake, Saturday, February 25
Illinois State at Bradley, Saturday, February 25