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Sycamores open as college hoops underdog vs Shockers

Indiana State SycamoresWichita State Shockers
14-3January 18, 2014, 04:00 | Charles Koch Arena18-0

The Wichita State Shockers hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Indiana State Sycamores pay a visit to Charles Koch Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

The Sycamores will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 8-7 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Shockers are 11-3-1 ATS. Indiana State is 7-6 against the total, while Wichita State is 7-8 versus the number.

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

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Sycamores were listed as 11.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 52-rated Indiana State taking on the No. 14-rated Shockers in this contest.

Indiana State was a 70-55 winner in their most recent outing at home against Missouri State. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites. The Sycamores got 14 points from Manny Arop as Indiana State ran past Missouri State 70-55 on Wednesday at Hulman Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Wichita State's No. 78-ranked scoring average of 75.83 PPG, against a Sycamores defense rated No. 106 and allowing 68.41 PPG. The Shockers FG% has averaged 44.74% to date this season, less than the Sycamores shooters have managed so far (48.71% per game).

A few Sycamores at Shockers trends to consider:
Indiana State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Indiana State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Indiana State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Indiana State is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games when playing Wichita State
Wichita State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Wichita State is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Indiana State

Next up:
Indiana State at Loyola of Chicago, Wednesday, January 22nd
Wichita State at Illinois State, Wednesday, January 22nd