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Southern Illinois Salukis vs Wichita State Shockers Betting Matchup Report

Wichita State ShockersSouthern Illinois Salukis
13-0January 02, 2014, 08:05 | SIU Arena4-9

The visiting Wichita State Shockers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at SIU Arena against the Southern Illinois Salukis.

Supporters of the Shockers have watched them go 13-0 and 7-2-1 ATS on the year, while the Salukis are at 4-9 and 6-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Salukis are 3-7-1, while the Shockers have a 5-5 mark.

View Wichita State Shockers vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Southern Illinois sat as 13-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Salukis - Shockers odds would favor the Shockers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Southern Illinois is rated No. 183 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Wichita State is at No. 24.

In their last action, Wichita State was an 81-70 winner at home against Davidson. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as favorites. Cleanthony Early scored 24 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading Wichita State over Davidson, 81-70, on Sunday at Charles Koch Arena.

Southern Illinois lost its last outing, a 67-65 result against Miami (Ohio) on December 29. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. Southern Illinois got 27 points from Desmar Jackson on the way to a 67-65 loss against Miami (Ohio) on Sunday at Millett Hall.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Southern Illinois's No. 212-rated squad against Wichita State's No. 39-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Southern Illinois rates No. 250 in the country with 3.69 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 148 nationally with 5.85 per match.

A few Shockers at Salukis trends to consider:
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Wichita State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Wichita State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Wichita State's last 10 games on the road
Southern Illinois is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Southern Illinois is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
Southern Illinois is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Wichita State
Southern Illinois is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games when playing Wichita State

Next up:
Wichita State home to Northern Iowa, Sunday, January 5th
Southern Illinois at Illinois State, Sunday, January 5th