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Diamond Head Classic - Wichita State Shockers Face the Loyola Marymount Lions: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

Wichita State Shockers


Loyola Marymount Lions
Monday, December 22, 2014 11:00 PM ET
Stan Sheriff Center

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Wichita State Shockers vs Loyola Marymount Lions battle Monday at Stan Sheriff Center as the Lions look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Wichita State Shockers vs Loyola Marymount Lions Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Loyola Marymount Lions were listed as 17.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Wichita State Shockers vs Loyola Marymount Lions Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Wichita State Shockers will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Monday; they are 5-3 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Loyola Marymount Lions are 2-4-1 ATS. Wichita State Shockers are 3-2 on betting the total; Loyola Marymount Lions are 2-1.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Loyola Marymount Lions at No. 220 and the Wichita State Shockers at No. 9 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

How Wichita State Shockers vs Loyola Marymount Lions Stats Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Wichita State is ranked No. 37 in NCAA basketball at 39.33 per game. Contrast that with Loyola Marymount's No. 143 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Loyola Marymount is the No. 177-ranked team in the country at 5.56 per game, while Wichita State rates No. 55 at 7.44 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Shockers got 16 points from Darius Carter as Wichita State ran past Alabama 53-52 on Tuesday at Charles Koch Arena.

Loyola Marymount got 14 points from Evan Payne but lost anyway, 67-58, to Stanford on Wednesday at Maples Pavilion.

Wichita State Shockers vs Loyola Marymount Lions Betting Odds Trends

Wichita State is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games
Loyola Marymount is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next Betting Matchups

Wichita State at Drake, Wednesday, December 31st
Loyola Marymount at Pepperdine, Monday, December 29th