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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Shockers over Redbirds

Wichita State ShockersIllinois State Redbirds
19-0January 22, 2014, 08:05 | Redbird Arena10-7

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Wichita State when they take on the Illinois State Redbirds on Wednesday in college hoops betting action.

The Redbirds are 10-7 so far on the season, and 7-9 ATS vs. the number. The Shockers, meanwhile, are 19-0 and 12-3-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Illinois State go 8-7 and the Shockers go 7-9 on the totals.

View Wichita State Shockers vs Illinois State Redbirds Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Illinois State Redbirds as 10-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Redbirds - Shockers odds would favor the Shockers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Illinois State is rated No. 81 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Wichita State is at No. 9.

Last time out for Illinois State, they were a 77-63 winner as they battled Drake on the road. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog. Illinois State got 17 points from Daishon Knight en route to a 77-63 victory over Drake on Saturday at Knapp Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Illinois State's No. 173-ranked scoring average of 70.5 PPG, against a Shockers defense rated No. 13 and allowing 60.05 PPG. The Redbirds FG% has averaged 40.79% to date this season, less than the Shockers shooters have managed so far (44.64% per game).

Next up:
Wichita State at Drake, Saturday, January 25th
Illinois State at Indiana State, Saturday, January 25th