Free CBB Hoops Pick: Salukis vs Shocker Odds
Weekly CBB betting sees the Southern Illinois Salukis taking on the Wichita State Shockers on Wednesday February 3 at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, Kansas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NCAAB hoops predictions.
Southern Illinois Salukis (18-5) vs. Wichita State Shockers (16-5)
Date: Wednesday February 3
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: Charles Koch Arena – Wichita, Kansas
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
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CBB Betting Total: OFF
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Southern Illinois is a surprising second on the Missouri Valley and looking for respect as they take on the league’s top team.
When these two teams met earlier in the season it was all Wichita State in an 83-59 victory.
Southern Illinois Salukis
I suppose that it it not all that long ago that the Salukis were the team to beat in the MVC and a NCAA darling – they made six tournaments in a row ending in 2007. Since then they have had just one winning record and with 18 wins already they are primed to have their most wins since that NCAA run was broken.
The question is whether they are on the rise again or is this just a blip because not much was expected from them this season.
Guard Anthony Beane Jr is second in the conference in scoring giving the Salukis a go to player that they haven’t had in a while.
He and Sean O’Brien are the only double digit scorers on the team and Beane is going to have to have a strong game against one of the best backcourts in the country if the Salukis want to be respectable in this one.
Wichita State Shockers:
The Shockers had some early surprise losses but now that they are healthy it is no surprise that they are dominating in the MVC.
They are a perfect 10-0 in the league and only one game has not been decided by more than 12 points.
WSU also only has two double-figure scorers but they are Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet, two of the most experienced and under control players in all of college hoops. VanVleet is coming off a season high 32 points in their win against Evansville over the weekend.
I am concerned that the Shockers are not getting as much production upfront as they have during their recent run of dominance but that does not look like it is going to be much of a factor in the MVC.
Come tournament time it will be a different matter.
Not only are the Shocker 10-0 in MVC play but they are an amazing 9-1 ATS. I have to admit I should have been playing closer attention.
CBB Betting Trends:
- SIU are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games.
- WICH are 20-9-2 ATS in their last 31 Wed. games.
- Over is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings.
- SIU are 20-7 ATS in the last 27 meetings.
Free CBB Prediction:
I am not going to bet against Wichita State here. Especially not based on the way they clobbered the Salukis earlier in the year.
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The value will begin eroding with WSU the more they dominate though.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Wichita State 80 – Southern Illinois 66
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