Wichita State vs. Charleston - 11/13/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
College of Charleston Cougars (1-0) at Wichita State Shockers (1-0)
College Basketball: Monday, November 13, 2017 at 9:00 pm (Charles Koch Arena)
The Line: Wichita State Shockers -16.5 -- Over/Under: 139.5 See the Latest Odds
We have some non-conference action on the hardwood as the Charleston Cougars face off against the Wichita State Shockers in a college basketball matchup on Monday night.
The Charleston Cougars will look to pull off the upset and remain perfect after winning their season opener by a final score of 68-60 over Siena in overtime on Friday. Grant Riller led the team by going 7 of 17 from the floor with a team-high 3 assists. Joe Chealey came 2nd with 17 points on 6 of 21 shooting with 7 boards while Nick Harris fell one rebound shy of a double-double with 11 points on 4 of 9 shooting in addition to his 9 rebounds in the win. Marquise Pointer added a pair of triples, while Osinachi Smart chipped in a pair of steals to match a pair of doubles in the winning effort for the Cougars. As a team, Charleston is scoring 68 points per game on 32.9% shooting from the field, 20% from behind the arc and 65.4% from the foul line this season.
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The Wichita State Shockers will also be looking to remain perfect after routing UMKC in their season opener by a final score of 109-57. Darral Willis Jr. led the team with 19 points on 6 of 11 shooting to go along with 10 rebounds for the double-double. Landry Shamet came 2nd with 17 points on 5 of 7 shooting with 4 threes, while Shaquille Morris came right behind with 16 points on 6 of 7 shooting with a pair of steals and 4 blocks. Conner Frankamp, Rauno Nurger and Samajae Haynes-Jones each added 11 points, with Frankamp adding a game-high 9 assists, more than the entire UMKC team in the game. As a team, Wichita State is scoring 109 points per game on 60.9% shooting from the field, 56.5% from behind the arc and 78.3% from the foul line this season.
Charleston is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the over is 8-2 in their last 10 games overall. Wichita State is 10-6-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall.
I know it was against UMKC, but I really liked what I saw from Wichita State in their opener. Surely, Charleston will be a tougher test, but Wichita State is one of the hardest places to go on the road and compete, let alone win, so I’ll lay the points with Wichita State to put forth another emphatic performance.