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Southern Illinois Salukis vs. Wichita State Shockers - 2/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Wichita State Shockers (23-3) at Southern Illinois Salukis (10-17)

College Basketball: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 8:05 pm (SIU Arena)

The Line: Southern Illinois Salukis +11.5 See the Latest Odds

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The Southern Illinois Salukis will have their hands full when they host the Wichita State Shockers on Tuesday night. 

The Southern Illinois Salukis are currently sitting at 10-17 on the year, and are in the eight spot in the Missouri Valley Conference.  The Salukis have some of the worst offensive output of any tea in the nation this season, as the Salukis are scoring just over 60 points per game on average this season.  The Salukis are just 1-6 overall in their last seven games, with their only win in this stretch coming against Illinois State.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs. Wichita State Shockers - 2/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Wichita State Shockers are playing well this season, as the Shockers are sitting in first place in the Missouri Valley Conference, with a record of 23-3 on the year.  The Shockers are scoring just over 70 points per game this season, while shooting a very respectable 44 percent on the year.  The Shockers have won four in a row heading into this meeting with the Salukis, with their latest win coming against the Illinois State Red Birds.  The poor Red Birds are really getting picked on in this pick.

This is a tough line as I feel the number is about right.  The Shockers started out greater than six bucket favorites over the Salukis, but that number quickly dropped down to where it’s at currently.  As long as the line stays under six buckets I have to take Wichita State as I just don’t see the Salukis matching up, but personally there’s not enough room here for me to get involved.

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Wichita State -11.5

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