Hawaii vs. Wichita State - 12/23/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wichita State Shockers (9-1) at Hawaii Warriors (8-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Stan Sheriff Center)
The Line: Hawaii Warriors +13.5 -- Over/Under: 132.5 See the Latest Odds
The Hawaii Warriors and the Wichita State Shockers face off on Tuesday in Honolulu is college basketball tournament action.
The Hawaii Warriors are 9-3 this season and they are coming off of a win against Nebraska to land in this game. Hawaii is averaging 70.6 points and they are shooting 42.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.8 points and their opponents are shooting 41.3 percent. Aaron Valdes leads the Warriors averaging 16.7 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. Garret Nevels is averaging 12.4 points, Roderick Bobbitt is averaging 9.9 points and 5.5 assists, and Negus Webster-Chan is averaging 9.0 points and 5.1 rebounds. Valdes had 15 points against Nebraska while Nevels had 10.
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The Wichita State Shockers are 9-1 this season and they pounded Loyola-Marymount on Monday to get into this game. Wichita State is averaging 72.6 points and they are shooting 45.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 58.6 points and their opponents are shooting 43.6 percent. Ron Baker leads the Shockers averaging 17.3 points per game. Darius Carter is averaging 12.6 points and 6.0 rebounds, Fred Van Vleet is averaging 11.6 points and 5.4 assists, and Tekele Cotton is averaging 9.8 points. Cotton and Carter each had 12 points on Monday while Baker had 11.
Hawaii is 4-0 against the spread in their last four home games, 2-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread, and 1-4 against the spread at home against a team with a winning road record. Wichita State is 8-2-1 against spread following a win by 20 or more points, 41-17 against the spread in their last 58 road games, and 40-14 -2 against the spread in their last 56 games.
Hawaii always has a big home court edge but not against WSU who always seems immune to what court they are on and always play with a chip on their shoulder and I see the Shockers rolling here.