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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Wichita State Shockers in Battle with Southern Illinois Salukis

Wichita State Shockers


Southern Illinois Salukis
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 8:05 PM ET
SIU Arena

Southern Illinois looks to cover the Salukis-Shockers pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 10-17 mark when they host Wichita State in college basketball betting action.

Wichita State Shockers vs Southern Illinois Salukis Opening Odds and Betting Line

If you were backing the Wichita State Shockers in this one, their betting line was listed as -12.5-point favorites earlier in the day at 5Dimes.

Wichita State Shockers vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Southern Illinois Salukis are 10-17 overall and 10-14 ATS, while the Wichita State Shockers are 23-3 and 13-11-1 ATS. As for the betting totals, Southern Illinois boasts a 7-8 on the OU, and Wichita State is 12-10.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 137 (Southern Illinois) and the No. 1 (Wichita State) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

How Wichita State Shockers vs Southern Illinois Salukis Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Southern Illinois's No. 244-ranked scoring average of 60.33 PPG, against a Wichita State Shockers defense rated No. 7 and allowing 56.08 PPG. The Southern Illinois Salukis FG% has averaged 41.9% to date this season, less than the Wichita State Shockers shooters have managed so far (44.52% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Shockers got 19 points from Ron Baker as Wichita State ran past Illinois State 68-62 on Saturday at Redbird Arena.

Southern Illinois got 13 points from Jordan Caroline but lost anyway, 72-64, to Evansville on Saturday at SIU Arena.

Wichita State Shockers vs Southern Illinois Salukis Betting Odds Trends

Wichita State is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Wichita State is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wichita State's last 5 games
Wichita State is 19-6 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
Southern Illinois is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Southern Illinois is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Illinois's last 5 games
Southern Illinois is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Wichita State home to Evansville, Sunday, February 22nd
Southern Illinois at Indiana State, Saturday, February 21st