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Wichita State vs. Alabama - 11/18/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Alabama Crimson Tide (3-1) at Wichita State Shockers (2-2)
Date & Time Sunday November 18, 2018, 1:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Wichita State Shockers +3.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ESPNU
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NCAA BB | Alabama Crimson Tide (3-1) at Wichita State Shockers (2-2)
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The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Wichita State Shockers meet in the consolation finals of the 2018 Charleston Classic in college basketball action on Sunday afternoon.

The Alabama Crimson Tide will look to build some momentum with a win here after taking down Ball State in their last outing by a final score of 79-61. Tevin Mack led the Tide with 20 points on 7 of 14 hooting with 5 threes. Herbert Jones came 2nd with 13 points and Donta Hall chipped in 12 points and 12 rebounds for the double-double. Dazon Ingram added 11 points and 5 assists to round out the scoring in double figures for Alabama in the win, while John Petty chipped in 7 points and a team-high 7 assists in the winning effort. Petty still leads Alabama with an average of 13.5 points per game while Hall leads the Crimson Tide with 8 rebounds per game and Kira Lewis Jr. leads the Tide with 3 assists per game this season. As a team, Alabama is scoring 73.5 points per game on 44.1% shooting from the field, 30.8% from behind the 3-point line and 65.3% from the foul line this season.

The Wichita State Shockers will look to build on an 82-76 win over Appalachian State in their last outing. Markis McDuffie led the Shockers with 24 points on 7 of 12 shooting with 4 threes, while Samajae Haynes-Jones and Jamarius Burton each added 14 points with Burton dishing out a team-high 6 assists. Jaime Echenique added 12 points and a team-high 11 rebounds for the double-double to round out the quartet of double-digit scorers for Wichita State in the winning effort. Erik Stevenson chipped in 6 points and 9 rebounds as well in the winning effort. McDuffie leads Wichita State in scoring with 20.5 points per game while Echenique leads the Shockers on the glass with 7.8 rebounds per game and Haynes-Jones leads Wichita Stae in assists with 4.8 assists per game this season. As a team, Wichita State is scoring 69 points per game on 42% shooting from the field, 37.1% from behind the 3-point line and 57.1% from the foul line this season.

Alabama is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a win while the under is 23-11 in their last 34 non-conference games. Wichita State is 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games overall and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games against the SEC.

Neither of these are teams that I want to get behind given their ATS records dating back to last season. However, with that said, I feel that these two teams match up really well with each other and Wichita State has done a good job playing alongside their competition, so I’ll take a shot with Wichita State and the points here.

Pick:
Wichita State +3.5

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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