Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Shockers vs Salukis CBB Odds
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(23-4) Wichita State Shockers vs. Southern Illinois Salukis (14-3)
2017 NCAA Basketball – MVC
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: SIU Arena, Carbondale, Illinois
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Shockers -13.5
CBB Betting Total: 141
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The Shockers might not be as good as they were a year ago but at 23-4 they haven’t fallen that far.
Southern Illinois has been solid this season with a 7-7 conference mark. They look to be done being the league doormat.
There is a lot of talk as to whether the “Valley” can get two teams in this season. That means Wichita State has to keep their foot on the gas.
Wichita State Shockers
Last year the Shockers had close to an All-American backcourt. This season they are doing things as more of a total team effort.
This team scored 81ppg but no player is averaging even 12ppg. Markis McDuffie is a burgeoning talent and leading in scoring and rebounding but does not put up big numbers.
Landry Shamet is a nice talent too and looks like he will be a big time player but he has struggled with consistency in what is essentially his first season. He is a good shooter and I could see him be a tournament darling.
Wichita State has enough beef inside to make sure that they do not get pushed around. They are good about not forgetting about their inside players too to keep them working on defense.
The defense gives up only 62ppg. That level of effort gives them a huge spread on average.
Wichita State is probably overvalued most nights. That could explain the average spread numbers even though they are killing opponents with regularity.
Southern Illinois Salukis
SIU used to be the top dog in the Valley but fell on lean times. The fact that they are no longer an easy opponent is a good sign, even if a win here would be very unlikely.
Mike Rodriguez is a shifty point guard who leads in scoring and assists but is not very efficient. Sean O’Brien and Armon Fletcher also score 12ppg giving the team pretty good balance. Thik Bol is one of the best names in the game right now. He also leads the team in rebounding and blocks.
The Salukis are not particularly strong or weak in most areas. They score 70ppg and give up the same.
With a strong finish the Salukis could find a postseason spot somewhere. A win in this one might guarantee it.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-2 in WICH last 9 road games.
- WICH are 41-18 ATS in their last 59 road games.
- SIU are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Under is 9-4 in SIU last 13 Wed. games.
- Road team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
- Over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
Free Wichita State Shockers vs. Southern Illinois Salukies NCAAB Prediction:
With the way the Shockers have been dominating opponents this line could have been even bigger. Still pretty chalky.
Still I am not sure the Salukis can really keep pace.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Wichita State -12
Unless the Shockers are way off I think this one is never in doubt.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Wichita State 81 – Southern Illinois 66
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