Wichita State Shockers vs. Indiana State Sycamores - 1/17/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana State Sycamores (10-7) at Wichita State Shockers (11-5)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Charles Koch Arena)
The Line: Wichita State Shockers -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Indiana State Sycamores will travel to play the Wichita State Shockers in a MVC game on Sunday.
The Wichita State Shockers are 11-5 (5-0) and are coming off of a win against Missouri State by a score of 78-62. Wichita State has won 6 games in a row and has started conference play undefeated. Wichita State battled some injuries early in the season, leading them to lose a couple of more games. Wichita State is averaging 72.9 points per game while giving up 62.8 points per game. Wichita State is also averaging 36.5 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per game. Ron Baker is averaging 14.8 points per game and 3.4 assists per game for Wichita State. Fred VanVleet is averaging 11.1 points per game and 5.3 assists per game for the Shockers. Wichita State is shooting 70.2% on free throws, 34.3% on three-pointers, and 42.5% on al field goal attempts.
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The Indiana State Sycamores are 10-7 (4-1) and are coming off of a win against Northern Iowa by a score of 74-60. Indiana State has won 4 games in a row and 7 of their last 8 games. Indiana State is playing very well right now, with all 4 of their last wins coming by double digits. Indiana State is averaging 69.6 points per game while giving up 66.4 points per game. Indiana State is also averaging 37.4 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per game. Devonte Brown is averaging 15.3 points per game and 5.2 rebounds per game for Indiana State. Brenton Scott is averaging 14.9 points per game and 4.2 rebounds per game for the Sycamores. Indiana State is shooting 68.9% on free throws, 33.3% on three-pointers, and 40.7% on all field goal attempts.
Indiana State is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 conference wins. Indiana State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The over is 4-0 in Indiana State’s last 4 games. Wichita State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games. Wichita State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games. The under is 5-1 in Wichita State’s last 6 home games. The under is 6-2 in these two teams last 8 meetings.
Both of these teams have started conference play very strong. Wichita State is the more talented team in this matchup and should be able to win. Wichita State is the better free throw shooting team and should be able to pull away in this one.