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Missouri Valley Tournament - Wichita State Shockers home to Missouri State Bears in NCAA Basketball betting action

Missouri State BearsWichita State Shockers
March 8, 7:05 PM | Scottrade Center

Missouri State Bears vs Wichita State Shockers Odds

11-21TEAM RECORD24-7

Missouri State travels to Wichita State on Friday, hoping to boost its 11-21 record with a victory over the Shockers.

The Missouri Valley Tournament battle is part of the annual season-ending league tournament. The winner gets an automatic berth in the Madness, while all teams are trying to prove they deserve a spot. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Scottrade Center).

Supporters of the Bears have watched them go 11-21 and 16-11 ATS on the year, while the Shockers are at 24-7 and 15-12-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Shockers are 12-15, while the Bears have a 12-11-1 mark.

View Missouri State vs Wichita State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Shockers rated this week at No. 35 and the Bears sitting at No. 283. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 73-59 result in favor of the Shockers.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Wichita State has the nation's No. 120-rated offensive output, at 69.7 PPG. The visiting Bears defense ranks No. 125 allowing on average 64.6 PPG. The Shockers FG% has averaged 44.8% so far, more than the Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.6% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Missouri State owns the country's No. 117-rated mark, allowing 67.1 points per game on the highway. Wichita State, on the other hand, rates No. 136 in scoring at home.

Missouri State was a 61-53 winner in its last match at home against Southern Illinois. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. Marcus Marshall scored 18 points leading the Bears to a 61-53 victory over Southern Illinois at Scottrade Center on Thursday.

Wichita State lost its last outing, a 91-80 result against Creighton on March 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 5-point underdog. Demetric Williams scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Shockers to a win (they lost 91-80 to Creighton at CenturyLink Center on Saturday).