Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Charles Koch Arena
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The Southern Illinois Salukis travel to Charles Koch Arena to play the Wichita State Shockers on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Wichita State as 14 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 143.5.
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The Salukis come into this game with an overall record of 18-5 and a road record of 8-1. They are 12-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-8. The Shockers have an overall record of 16-5 and a home record of 10-0. They have an over/under record of 11-8 and they are 12-7 against the spread.
Anthony Beane comes into this contest averaging 19.6 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Salukis. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Sean O'Brien averages 12.6 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for Southern Illinois. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Ron Baker averages 14.4 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year for the Shockers. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Fred VanVleet averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Southern Illinois averages 76.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 90th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 39th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 93rd in the country. They average 34.8 rebounds per game and 12 assists per game which ranks them 237th and 250th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 195th with 13.1 per game. The Salukis allow 69.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 115th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 209th and 59th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 55th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 47th place in the country. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the Division 1.
Wichita State averages 74.6 points per game this year which ranks them 123rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 12.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 180th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 195th in the nation. They average 37 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per contest which ranks them 129th and 104th respectively. In the turnover department the Shockers rank 16th with 10.3 per game. The Shockers allow 62 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 50th and 229th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 9.8 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the nation. The Shockers force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in college basketball.
The Salukis average 76 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 72 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 9.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -0.3 per contest. The Salukis have an offensive rating of 107.1 and they assist on 44.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Southern Illinois turns the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.4%. The Salukis give up 66.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 72.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Shockers score 77 ppg at home and they have averaged 82 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 24.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 20 points per game. The Shockers have a rating on offense of 111.7 and 57.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Wichita State turns it over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 11.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.9%. The Shockers give up 57 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 57.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Southern Illinois Salukis Betting Trends
The Southern Illinois Salukis are 12-9 against the spread
The Southern Illinois Salukis are 13-8 against the over/under
Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 12-7 against the spread
The Wichita State Shockers are 11-8 against the over/under
Southern Illinois Salukis Injuries
01/24/16 F Jeremy Postell Academics out for season
Wichita State Shockers Injuries
11/25/15 G Landry Shamet Foot expected to miss 10-12 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Southern Illinois
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