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SMU vs. Wichita State Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/22/23

Wichita State Shockers (9-9) vs. SMU Mustangs (7-12)
January 22, 2023 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: SMU Mustangs -1.5 / Wichita State Shockers +1.5; Over/Under: +133.5
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The Wichita State Shockers and the SMU Mustangs meet in college basketball action from the Moody Coliseum on Sunday. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


SMU is listed as a 1.5-point home favorite with an attached ML price of -125. The total for this game is set at 133.5 points.


For Wichita State, Quincy Ballard is questionable for this game and Isaiah Poor Bear-Chandler is questionable for this game with an undisclosed injury. SMU on the other hand has a clean injury report coming into this game.

Matchup history

Wichita State has won the last five meetings between these two teams after a 72-57 win back on February 5th, 2022.


Wichita State is 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 road games. SMU is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the under is 7-2 in their last 9 Sunday games.


I get the case to be made for SMU at home, but I’ve been continuously disappointed by SMU over the course of the season, and I just feel that Wichita State is the better team. The Shockers have won the last five meetings between these two teams and I think they make it six. Give me the Shockers in this one.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Wichita State +1.5

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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