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Southern Illinois Salukis vs Wichita State Shockers NCAA College Basketball Betting

The Wichita State Shockers will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the Southern Illinois Salukis at Charles Koch Arena on Wednesday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Wichita State Shockers betting line opened as -14-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Wichita State Shockers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Wichita State Shockers are 16-5 overall and 12-7 ATS, while the Southern Illinois Salukis are 18-5 and 12-9 ATS. As for the betting totals, Wichita State boasts a 11-8 on the OU, and Southern Illinois is 13-8.

The Wichita State Shockers sit at No. 2 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Southern Illinois Salukis sit at No. 93 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Southern Illinois is ranked No. 205 in NCAA basketball at 34.83 per game. Contrast that with Wichita State's No. 122 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Wichita State is the No. 92-ranked team in the country at 7.67 per game, while Southern Illinois rates No. 149 at 6.83 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Salukis got 16 points from Anthony Beane, Jr., but it was Northern Iowa that prevailed in a 67-58 final on Sunday at McLeod Center.

Evansville was victimized by Fred Van Vleet for 32 points as the Shockers defeated the Purple Aces 78-65 in college hoops action on Sunday.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Illinois is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Southern Illinois is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Illinois's last 7 games
  • Southern Illinois is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Wichita State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Wichita State's last 7 games
  • Wichita State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Illinois home to Loyola of Chicago, Saturday, February 6th
Wichita State at Illinois State, Saturday, February 6th