Missouri State vs. Wichita State - 1/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wichita State Shockers (16-2) at Missouri State Bears (8-10)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 8:05 pm (JQH Arena)
The Line: Missouri State Bears +11.5 -- Over/Under: 119 See the Latest Odds
The Missouri State Bears and the Wichita State Shockers face off on Wednesday at JQH Arena is MVC college basketball action.
The Missouri State Bears are 8-10 this season and they have lost their last four games. Missouri State is averaging 63.3 points and they are shooting 40.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.1 points and their opponents are shooting 41.8 percent. Marcus Marshall leads the Bears averaging 19.5 points per game. Austin Ruder is averaging 8.8 points, Dorrian Williams is averaging 8.0 points, and Camyn Boone is averaging 7.1 points and 5.6 rebounds. Missouri State is 5-3 at home this season.
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The Wichita State Shockers are 16-2 this season and they are ranked 14th in the nation. Wichita State is averaging 71.4 points and they are shooting 45.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 57.5 points and their opponents are shooting 40.4 percent. Ron Baker leads the Shockers averaging 16.3 points per game. Darius Carter is averaging 12.8 points and 6.4 rebounds, Fred Van Vleet is averaging 10.5 points and 5.5 rebounds, Tekele Cotton is averaging 9.8 points. Wichita State is 5-1 on the road this season.
Missouri State is averaging 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games against a team with a winning road record and 1-7 against the spread after scoring less than 50 points in their previous game. Wichita State is 7-2 against the spread against a team with a losing record, 20-7 against the spread against the MVC, and 43-19 against the spread in their last 62 road games. The hoe team has covered the point spread in six of the last seven meetings of these two.
The total is set at 119 but this one sails past that number so my free pick is Over. My stronger pick is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as the App.