Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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The Wichita State Shockers travel to Knapp Center to play the Drake Bulldogs on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has Wichita State as 17.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
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The Shockers come into this game with an overall record of 17-6 and a road record of 6-3. They are 13-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-10. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 6-18 and a home record of 4-7. They have an over/under record of 12-9 and they are 7-14 against the spread.
Ron Baker comes into this contest averaging 14 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Shockers. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Fred VanVleet averages 12.9 points per game in 27.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.7 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Wichita State. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Reed Timmer averages 17.5 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest this year for the Bulldogs. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Kale Abrahamson averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Wichita State averages 73.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 150th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 188th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 206th in the country. They average 36.6 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game which ranks them 144th and 98th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 10.4 per game. The Shockers allow 61.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 182nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 48th and they give up 9.7 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the country. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the Division 1.
Drake averages 67.7 points per game this year which ranks them 280th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -5.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 123rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 15th in the nation. They average 33 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per contest which ranks them 293rd and 255th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulldogs rank 246th with 13.5 per game. The Bulldogs allow 73.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 205th in the country. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 300th and 328th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 67th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 84th place in the nation. The Bulldogs force 9.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 342nd in college basketball.
The Shockers average 71 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 69 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 5.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 9.7 per contest. The Shockers have an offensive rating of 110.3 and they assist on 58.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Wichita State turns the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 11.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.5%. The Shockers give up 65.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 59.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulldogs score 73.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 67.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -4.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -0.6 points per game. The Bulldogs have a rating on offense of 103.3 and 50.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Drake turns it over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 5.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 26.4%. The Bulldogs give up 74.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 71.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 13-8 against the spread
The Wichita State Shockers are 11-10 against the over/under
Drake Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Drake Bulldogs are 7-14 against the spread
The Drake Bulldogs are 12-9 against the over/under
Wichita State Shockers Injuries
11/25/15 G Landry Shamet Foot expected to miss 10-12 weeks
Drake Bulldogs Injuries
01/12/16 G C.J. Rivers Hand out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Wichita State
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