Wichita State vs. UNLV - 12/9/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UNLV Rebels (7-1) at Wichita State Shockers (3-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Charles Koch Arena)
The Line: Wichita State Shockers -4 -- Over/Under: 138 See the Latest Odds
The Wichita State Shockers and the UNLV Rebels face off on Wednesday in college basketball action.
The Wichita State Shockers are 3-4 this season and they have are coming off of a win that ended a three game losing skid. Wichita State is averaging 68.8 points and they are shooting 38.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.8 points and their opponents are shooting 44.9 percent. Ron Baker leads the Shockers averaging 17.4 points per game. Anton Grady is averaging 9.0 points and 6.0 rebounds, Landry Shamet is averaging 8.7 points but he is out injured, and Markis McDuffie is averaging 7.7 points. Wichita State is getting healthy and their level of play should improve.
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The UNLV Rebels are 7-1 this season and they have won their last four games. UNLV is averaging 77.5 points and they are shooting 44.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.8 points and their opponents are shooing 41.2 percent. Patrick McCaw leads the Rebels averaging 18.4 points per game. Jerome Seagears is averaging 12.1 points, Derrick Jones Jr. is averaging 11.4 points, and Stephen Zimmerman Jr. is averaging 10.3 points and 9.1 rebounds. UNLV is looking like a NCAA Tournament caliber team.
Wichita State is 1-5 against the spread in their last six non-conference games, 1-5 against the spread in their last six games, and 35-14-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. UNLV is 7-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, 4-1 against the spread in their last five on-conference games, and 25-9 against the spread in their last 34 road games.
The total is set at 138 but I see this one staying under and that is my free pick.