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Wichita State Shockers home to Redbirds in NCAAB betting action

Illinois State RedbirdsWichita State Shockers
March 3, 2:30 PM | Scottrade Center

Illinois State Redbirds vs Wichita State Shockers Odds

19-12TEAM RECORD27-4

Illinois State pays a visit to Wichita State on Saturday, hoping to send the Shockers to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Scottrade Center.

This is a conference playoff game in the Missouri Valley Tournament. The game is being played at Scottrade Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Shockers are 27-4 so far on the season, and 16-12 ATS vs. the number. The Redbirds, meanwhile, are 19-12 and 13-14 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Wichita State go 17-11 and the Redbirds go 14-12-1 on the totals.

View Illinois State vs Wichita State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Shockers, most recently No. 5 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Redbirds, who rate No. 153 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 84-72 victory for the Shockers.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Redbirds is ranked No. 137 in NCAA hoops at 35.2 per game. Contrast that with Wichita State’s No. 35 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Wichita State is the No. 92-ranked team in the country at 7 per game, while Illinois State rates No. 35 at 7.9 per game.

Defensively, Illinois State features the nation's No. 244-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.8 points per game. Wichita State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 34 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Illinois State was a 54-42 winner at home against Northern Iowa. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Jackie Carmichael scored 16 points leading the Redbirds to a 54-42 victory over Northern Iowa at Scottrade Center on Friday.

In their last action, Wichita State was a 72-48 winner at home against Indiana State. They covered the 12-point spread as favorites. The Shockers blew out Indiana State on Friday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 72-48 win at Scottrade Center.

Illinois State Redbirds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Northern Iowa are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

Wichita State Shockers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Indiana State are 5-5
After a win are 9-1

A few Redbirds at Shockers trends to consider:
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Illinois State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wichita State's last 5 games when playing Illinois State
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Wichita State's last 11 games