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Wichita State Shockers host Tennessee Volunteers in college basketball action

Tennessee VolunteersWichita State Shockers
6-2December 14, 2013, 02:00 | Charles Koch Arena9-0

Charles Koch Arena will host Wichita State Shockers vs. Tennessee Volunteers action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Shockers are 9-0 so far on the season, and 5-1-1 ATS vs. the number. The Volunteers, meanwhile, are 6-2 and 3-3-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Wichita State go 3-4 and the Volunteers go 3-4 on the totals.

View Tennessee Volunteers vs Wichita State Shockers Odds and Stats.

Wichita State opened as -6.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Shockers sit at No. 8 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Volunteers sit at No. 24 on the same chart.

In their last action, Tennessee was an 84-63 winner at home against Tennessee Tech. They covered the 20-point spread as favorites. The Volunteers blew out Tennessee Tech on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 84-63 win at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Wichita State was a 71-58 winner in their most recent outing at home against Oral Roberts. Cleanthony Early scored 16 points leading the Shockers to a 71-58 victory over Oral Roberts at Charles Koch Arena on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Wichita State's No. 65-ranked scoring average of 78.44 PPG, against a Volunteers defense rated No. 37 and allowing 64 PPG. The Shockers FG% has averaged 45.96% to date this season, more than the Volunteers shooters have managed so far (45.71% per game).

A few Volunteers at Shockers trends to consider:
Tennessee is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Tennessee is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Tennessee is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Tennessee home to North Carolina State, Wednesday, December 18th
Wichita State at Alabama, Tuesday, December 17th