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Wichita State Shockers visit Missouri State Bears in college basketball clash

Wichita State ShockersMissouri State Bears
16-0January 11, 2014, 08:00 | JQH Arena12-3

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on JQH Arena Saturday as host Missouri State looks to handle the Wichita State Shockers in NCAA hoops action.

The Bears sport a record of 12-3 and 4-5 ATS heading into this battle, while the Shockers have 16-0 and 10-2-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-1 for the Bears and 6-7 for the Shockers.

View Wichita State Shockers vs Missouri State Bears Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Bears as 10.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

The Bears sit at No. 214 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Shockers sit at No. 20 on the same chart.

In their last action, Wichita State was a 66-47 winner at home against Illinois State. They covered the 17-point spread as favorites. The Shockers got 11 points from Cleanthony Early as Wichita State ran past Illinois State 66-47 on Wednesday at Charles Koch Arena.

Missouri State won its last outing, a 68-65 result against Bradley on January 8. They covered in that game as a 2-point underdog. The Bears got a terrific 26-point effort from Jarmar Gulley as Missouri State defeated Bradley 68-65 on Wednesday at Carver Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Missouri State's No. 125-ranked offense, averaging 73.73 PPG, against a Shockers defense that ranks No. 14 at 60.88 PPG. The Bears field goal percentage has averaged 43.47% so far, less than the Shockers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.59% per game.

A few Shockers at Bears trends to consider:
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Wichita State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Wichita State's last 11 games on the road
Missouri State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Missouri State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Missouri State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Wichita State
Missouri State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Wichita State

Next up:
Wichita State home to Bradley, Tuesday, January 14th
Missouri State at Indiana State, Wednesday, January 15th