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Point spread favors Shockers in battle with Salukis

Southern Illinois SalukisWichita State Shockers
Jan 21, 8:05 PM | Charles Koch Arena

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Wichita State Shockers Odds


The Wichita State Shockers will hit the floor running against the visiting Southern Illinois Salukis Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Wichita State will face the 6-13 Salukis, who own a 8-9 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Shockers are 9-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Salukis are 12-5 favoring the OVER.

View Southern Illinois vs Wichita State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Salukis listed as 18.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Shockers sit at No. 5 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Salukis sit at No. 296 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Shockers will win this game 84-65.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Salukis rank No. 232 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.8 per game. That compares with Wichita State’s No. 37 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Wichita State is college basketball's No. 97-ranked team at 7.1 per game, while the Salukis rate No. 317 with 4.5 per game.

Defensively, Southern Illinois features the nation's No. 203-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.9 points per game. Wichita State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 50 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Southern Illinois, they were a 75-68 loser as they battled Drake at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. Dantiel Daniels scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Salukis to a win (they lost 75-68 to Drake at SIU Arena on Wednesday).

In their last action, Wichita State was a 71-68 winner on the road against Northern Iowa. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Wichita State earned a 71-68 victory over Northern Iowa on Wednesday, getting 24 points from Toure' Murry at McLeod Center.

Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Bradley are 7-3
After playing Drake are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Wichita State Shockers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Evansville are 7-3
After playing Northern Iowa are 3-7
After a win are 9-1

A few Salukis at Shockers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Illinois's last 5 games on the road
Southern Illinois is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Wichita State
Southern Illinois is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Wichita State is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
Wichita State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Southern Illinois
Wichita State is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games when playing Southern Illinois

Next up:
Southern Illinois home to Bradley, Tuesday, January 24
Wichita State home to Evansville, Wednesday, January 25