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Wichita State Shockers vs Howard Bison Preview

Howard BisonWichita State Shockers
Nov 17, 3:00 PM | Charles Koch Arena

Howard Bison vs Wichita State Shockers Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Howard when they take on the Wichita State Shockers on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

Charles Koch Arena is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.

Supporters of the Bison have watched them go 0-2 and 0-0 ATS on the year, while the Shockers are at 3-0 and 1-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Shockers are 0-1, while the Bison have a 0-0 mark.

View Howard vs Wichita State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 3-ranked Shockers and the No. 268-rated Bison in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 71-42 win for the Shockers on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Wichita State's No. 205-ranked offense, averaging 67.7 PPG, against a Bison defense that ranks No. 203 at 67 PPG. The Shockers field goal percentage has averaged 42.3% so far, more than the Bison marksmen have achieved on the year, 32.3% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Howard owns the country's No. 172-rated mark, allowing 66 points per game on the highway. Wichita State, on the other hand, rates No. 154 in scoring at home.

Howard was a 66-36 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Iowa. Howard was run off the court by the Hawkeyes on Thursday as Iowa routed them 66-36 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

In their last action, Wichita State was a 79-63 winner at home against Western Carolina. They failed to cover the 16.5-point spread as favorites. Wichita State got 21 points from Cleanthony Early en route to a 79-63 victory over Western Carolina on Thursday at Charles Koch Arena.

Wichita State Shockers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Western Carolina are 1-0
After a win are 9-1

A few Bison at Shockers trends to consider:
Wichita State is 20-3 SU in its last 23 games

Next up:
Howard at Gardner-Webb, Tuesday, November 20
Wichita State home to DePaul, Tuesday, November 20