Saturday, February 6, 2016
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The Wichita State Shockers travel to Redbird Arena to play the Illinois State Redbirds on Saturday, February 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Wichita State as 11.5 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 17-5 and a road record of 6-2. They are 13-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-9. The Redbirds have an overall record of 13-11 and a home record of 9-3. They have an over/under record of 11-11 and they are 10-12 against the spread.
Ron Baker comes into this contest averaging 14.2 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Shockers. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Fred VanVleet averages 13.3 points per game in 27.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.6 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Wichita State. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell averages 14.8 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per contest this year for the Redbirds. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 68%. MiKyle McIntosh averages 11.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Wichita State averages 74.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 122nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 169th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 179th in the country. They average 36.7 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game which ranks them 139th and 93rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 10.5 per game. The Shockers allow 61.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 31st and 198th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.3 rebounds a game which ranks 32nd and they give up 9.7 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the country. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the Division 1.
Illinois State averages 67 points per game this year which ranks them 291st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -1 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 287th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 234th in the nation. They average 34.8 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per contest which ranks them 238th and 218th respectively. In the turnover department the Redbirds rank 158th with 12.7 per game. The Redbirds allow 68 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 77th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 203rd and 179th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35 rebounds a game which ranks 121st and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 124th place in the nation. The Redbirds force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 60th in college basketball.
The Shockers average 72.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 78 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 6.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 20 per contest. The Shockers have an offensive rating of 111.4 and they assist on 58% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Wichita State turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 11.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.2%. The Shockers give up 66.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 58 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Redbirds score 66.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 78.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 5.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 2.4 points per game. The Redbirds have a rating on offense of 98.2 and 52.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Illinois State turns it over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.3%. The Redbirds give up 64.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 72.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 13-7 against the spread
The Wichita State Shockers are 11-9 against the over/under
Illinois State Redbirds Betting Trends
The Illinois State Redbirds are 10-12 against the spread
The Illinois State Redbirds are 11-11 against the over/under
Wichita State Shockers Injuries
11/25/15 G Landry Shamet Foot expected to miss 10-12 weeks
Illinois State Redbirds Injuries
02/03/16 F Roland Griffin Toe "?" Saturday vs. Wichita State
01/15/16 C Daouda Ndiaye Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Wichita State
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