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NCAA Basketball Odds: Wichita State Shockers vs Southern Illinois Salukis

The Southern Illinois Salukis will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the Wichita State Shockers at SIU Arena on Saturday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Southern Illinois Salukis to cover the point spread in this one found them as 4.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Wichita State Shockers vs Southern Illinois Salukis Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Southern Illinois Salukis sport a record of 14-2 and 9-5 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Wichita State Shockers have 9-5 and 5-7 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-6 for the Southern Illinois Salukis and 5-7 for the Wichita State Shockers.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 63-rated Southern Illinois Salukis and the No. 26-ranked Wichita State Shockers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Southern Illinois has the nation's No. 88-rated offensive output, at 77.56 PPG. The visiting Wichita State Shockers defense ranks No. 23 allowing on average 63.21 PPG. The Salukis FG% has averaged 48.07% so far, more than the Southern Illinois Shockers marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.8% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Anton Grady scored 17 points leading the Shockers to a 67-64 victory over Evansville at Charles Koch Arena on Wednesday.

The battle between the Salukis and Braves didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Bradley was handed a 65-44 defeat on Wednesday at Carver Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Wichita State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Wichita State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Wichita State is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wichita State's last 5 games on the road
  • Southern Illinois is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Southern Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Southern Illinois is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • Southern Illinois is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Wichita State

Next Betting Matchups

Wichita State at Missouri State, Wednesday, January 13th
Southern Illinois at Illinois State, Tuesday, January 12th