Ole Miss vs Wichita State Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 1/4/2020
Game: Ole Miss Rebels vs Wichita State Shockers
Date: Saturday, January 4, 2020
Location: Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, KS
TV: ESPN2, ESPNU
Odds/Point Spread: Wichita State -8.5
The Ole Miss Rebels travel to Charles Koch Arena to play the Wichita State Shockers on Saturday, January 4, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Wichita State as 8.5 point favorites.
Ole Miss heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-3. They currently have a point differential of 7.5 as they are averaging 72.7 points per contest while giving up 65.2 per game. Wichita State has an overall record of 12-1. They are averaging 77.1 points per game and surrendering 62.7, good for a point differential of 14.4.
Valuable Ole Miss Rebels Betting Trends
The Ole Miss Rebels are 6-6-0 against the spread
The Ole Miss Rebels are 7-5-0 against the over/under
Important Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 6-6-1 against the spread
The Wichita State Shockers are 8-5-0 against the over/under
Key Ole Miss Rebels Injuries
11/28/19 G Luis Rodriguez Foot is out 6-8 weeks
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
12/21/19 G Dexter Dennis Personal is out indefinitely
Breein Tyree comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. KJ Buffen averages 10.8 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 7.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Erik Stevenson averages 12.9 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Tyson Etienne averages 11.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.9 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Ole Miss averages 72.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 161st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 95th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 144th in the nation. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 16.8 assists per game, which ranks them 205th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 172nd with 13.8 per game. The Rebels allow 65.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 95th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 196th and 58th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 55th and they give up 13.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 228th place in Division 1. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 214th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wichita State is 76th in the country with 77.1 points per game this year. They are 240th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 14.4. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 120th in the nation. They are 46th in the NCAA in rebounding with 40.0 boards per game, and 49th in assists per contest with 15.8. The Shockers are 295th in turnovers per game with 12.2. The Shockers surrender 62.7 points per contest, which ranks them 57th in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 53rd and 143rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 39th with 10.3 assists allowed per contest and 121st with 33.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Shockers are 307th in country in forcing turnovers with 16.7 per game.
The Rebels have an offensive rating of 103.6, which is ranked 142nd. They are 187th in college basketball in pace with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 99th. As a unit they are 105th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 197th in D-1. Ole Miss is 141st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions.
Wichita State is 322nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions. The Shockers are 100th in the country in offensive rating with 105.7. In terms of pace they are 70th in Division 1 with 72.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 222nd. As a team they are 209th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 182nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Ole Miss/Wichita State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Wichita State -8.5
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