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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Shockers over Sycamores

Wichita State ShockersIndiana State Sycamores
23-0February 05, 2014, 08:05 | Hulman Center17-5

The Indiana State Sycamores will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Wichita State Shockers at Hulman Center in NCAA basketball action.

The Sycamores sit at 17-5 (10-10 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Shockers are currently 23-0 (14-5-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Indiana State is 10-8 OU, and Wichita State is 9-11 OU.

View Wichita State Shockers vs Indiana State Sycamores Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Sycamores installed as 4.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

This game puts the Sycamores, most recently No. 56 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Shockers, who rate No. 3 in the latest survey.

Wichita State was an 81-67 winner in their most recent outing at home against Evansville. They failed to cover the 19.5-point spread as favorites. Fred VanVleet scored 14 points leading the Shockers to an 81-67 victory over Evansville at Charles Koch Arena on Saturday.

Indiana State was an 87-81 winner in its last match on the road against Northern Iowa. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. The Sycamores got 18 points from Khristian Smith as Indiana State ran past Northern Iowan 87-81 on Saturday at McLeod Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Indiana State's No. 83-ranked scoring average of 74.55 PPG, against a Shockers defense rated No. 11 and allowing 59.52 PPG. The Sycamores FG% has averaged 47.05% to date this season, more than the Shockers shooters have managed so far (44.51% per game).

Next up:
Wichita State at Northern Iowa, Saturday, February 8th
Indiana State at Drake, Sunday, February 9th