Illinois State vs. Wichita State - 2/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wichita State Shockers (17-5) at Illinois State Redbirds (13-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Redbird Arena)
The Line: Illinois State Redbirds +11.5 -- Over/Under: 133 See the Latest Odds
The Illinois State Redbirds and the Wichita State Shockers face off on Saturday in Missouri Valley Conference college basketball action.
The Illinois State Redbirds are 13-11 this season and they have won four of their last five games. Illinois State is averaging 67 points per game and they are shooting 41.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68 points and their opponents are shooting 44.2 percent. DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell leads the Redbirds averaging 14.8 points per game. MiKlyle McIntosh is averaging 11.4 points, Deontae Hawkins is averaging 10.4 points and 5.2 rebounds, and Paris Lee is averaging 10.2 points. Illinois State is 9-3 at home and 7-4 in the MVC.
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The Wichita State Shockers are 17-5 this season and they have won their last 12 games in a row. Wichita State is averaging 74.7 points per game and they are shooting 43.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 61.7 points and their opponents are shooting 39.9 percent. Ron Baker leads the Shockers averaging 14.2 points per game. Fred VanVleet is averaging 13.3 points and 5.6 assists, Markis McDuffie is averaging 8.0 points, and Anton Grady is averaging 7.1 points. Wichita State is 6-2 on the road and 11-0 in MVC play.
Illinois State is 5-11 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread and 2-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Wichita State is 38-13-1 against the spread against the MVC, 41-19 against the spread in their last 60 road games, and 5-0 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The favorite has covered the point spread in 12 of the last 17 meetings of these two.
Wichita State is laying a big number here but I have no problem laying it as they win by a blowout.