Wichita State vs Connecticut Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/12/2020
Game: Wichita State Shockers vs Connecticut Huskies
Date: Sunday, January 12, 2020
Location: XL Center in Hartford, CT
Odds/Point Spread: Connecticut +1.5
The Wichita State Shockers travel to XL Center to play the Connecticut Huskies on Sunday, January 12, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Wichita State as 1.5 point favorites.
Wichita State comes into this game with an overall record of 14-1. They currently have a point differential of 14.4 as they are averaging 76.8 points per game while giving up 62.4 per contest. Connecticut has an overall record of 10-5. They are averaging 71.3 points per game and surrendering 63.1, good for a point differential of 8.2.
Valuable Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 8-6-1 against the spread
The Wichita State Shockers are 9-6-0 against the over/under
Important Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 9-6-0 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 5-10-0 against the over/under
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
01/09/20 G Dexter Dennis Personal is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Memphis U
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Erik Stevenson comes into this contest averaging 13.9 points per game while playing 29.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. Jamarius Burton averages 10.9 points per game in 25.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 57%.
Christian Vital averages 13.5 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Josh Carlton averages 9.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 50%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wichita State averages 76.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 72nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 14.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 265th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 124th in the nation. They average 40.1 rebounds per game and 15.0 assists per game, which ranks them 37th and 69th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 291st with 12.1 per game. The Shockers allow 62.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 46th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 75th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 144th and they give up 9.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 27th place in Division 1. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 309th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 198th in the country with 71.3 points per game this year. They are 266th in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 8.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 125th in the nation. They are 79th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.5 boards per game, and 175th in assists per contest with 13.4. The Huskies are 157th in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Huskies surrender 63.1 points per contest, which ranks them 55th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 62nd and 82nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 70th with 11.0 assists allowed per contest and 212th with 35.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Huskies are 283rd in country in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game.
The Shockers have an offensive rating of 105.7, which is ranked 96th. They are 73rd in college basketball in pace with 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 238th. As a unit they are 222nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 181st in D-1. Wichita State is 328th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions.
Connecticut is 175th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 101.5, which is ranked 177th. They are 241st in D-1 in pace with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 268th. As a unit they are 246th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 234th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Wichita State/Connecticut college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Connecticut +1.5
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