Saturday, January 9, 2016
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The Wichita State Shockers travel to SIU Arena to play the Southern Illinois Salukis on Saturday, January 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has Wichita State as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 146.
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The Shockers come into this game with an overall record of 9-5 and a road record of 2-2. They are 5-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-7. The Salukis have an overall record of 14-2 and a home record of 7-1. They have an over/under record of 8-6 and they are 9-5 against the spread.
Ron Baker comes into this contest averaging 14.6 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Shockers. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Fred VanVleet averages 12.3 points per game in 26.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for Wichita State. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Anthony Beane averages 21 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year for the Salukis. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Sean O'Brien averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Wichita State averages 71.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 188th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.5 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 261st. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 209th in the country. They average 35.2 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game which ranks them 214th and 109th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 10.6 per game. The Shockers allow 63.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 31st in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 151st and 279th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33 rebounds a game which ranks 50th and they give up 10.8 assists per contest which puts them in 33rd place in the country. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the Division 1.
Southern Illinois averages 77.6 points per game this year which ranks them 80th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 53rd in the nation. They average 35.1 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per contest which ranks them 220th and 221st respectively. In the turnover department the Salukis rank 232nd with 13.6 per game. The Salukis allow 67.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 71st in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 164th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 45th and they give up 10.6 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the nation. The Salukis force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in college basketball.
Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 5-7 against the spread
The Wichita State Shockers are 5-7 against the over/under
Southern Illinois Salukis Betting Trends
The Southern Illinois Salukis are 9-5 against the spread
The Southern Illinois Salukis are 8-6 against the over/under
Wichita State Shockers Injuries
12/30/15 C Bush Wamukota Academics out indefinitely
11/25/15 G Landry Shamet Foot expected to miss 10-12 weeks
Southern Illinois Salukis Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Wichita State
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