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Wichita State vs UCF Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/8/23

Central Florida Knights (13-9) vs. Wichita State Shockers (12-11)
February 8, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Wichita State Shockers -1.5 / Central Florida Knights +1.5; Over/Under: +132.5
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The UCF Knights and the Wichita State Shockers meet in college basketball action from the Charles Koch Arena on Wednesday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Wichita State is listed as a 1.5-point home favorite with a ML price of -125. The total for this game is set at 132.5 points.


For UCF, Brandon Suggs is questionable for this game with an undisclosed injury while Michael Durr is out indefinitely and C.J. Walker is out for the season with a leg injury. For Wichita State, Quincy Ballard is questionable for this game with a back injury.

Matchup History

UCF’s 52-45 win over Wichita State back on December 28th, 2022, made it back-to-back wins for the Knights in this head-to-head matchup.


UCF is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS loss while the over is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games overall. Wichita State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games while the over is 8-0 in their last 8 games overall.


I’m looking at the over here. The last meeting didn’t even break 100 points, but I’m thinking that neither team should shoot as bad as they did in the first meeting, now strong defense did have a part in that in the first meeting but Wichita State’s been in a ton of high-scoring games as of late. I think we end up in the 140 range this time around, so give me the over here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Over 132.5

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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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