Shockers vs. Huskies Prediction
The 23rd-ranked Wichita State Shockers are riding an eight-game winning streak heading into this afternoon's contest at the UConn Huskies. Can Wichita State keep it rolling with a win in this spot?
Sunday, January 12, 2020
XL Center at 12PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Shockers are a 2.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 133 points. As of Sunday morning, 87 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Wichita State. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Shockers get past Tigers
Wichita State earned a 76-67 home win Thursday night over Memphis to improve to 14-1 overall and 2-0 in the American Athletic Conference. The Shockers led 37-31 at halftime on their way to the victory. Jamarius Burton paced Wichita State with 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting plus 4-of-6 at the free throw line. He also notched three rebounds, three assists and three steals. Erik Stevenson tallied 12 points and four boards. Tyson Etienne added 11 points, four caroms and four steals.
Huskies down Green Wave
UConn recorded a 67-61 home triumph Wednesday night over Tulane to move to 10-5 overall and 2-1 in conference action. The Huskies established a 36-29 halftime advantage en route to the win. Tyler Polley led UConn with 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting including 2-of-7 from 3-point range plus 3-of-5 at the charity stripe. He also ripped down 11 rebounds. Christian Vital registered 14 points, eight boards and two blocked shots. Alterique Gilbert contributed 11 points, seven assists and four caroms. Josh Carlton added 10 points, four rebounds and two blocks.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Shockers are 22-5-1 ATS in their last 28 Sunday games. Wichita State is 11-3 ATS in its last 14 road games.
The Huskies are 5-0-1 ATS in their last six Sunday games. UConn is 0-3-1 ATS in its last four games overall.
The spread is short here, but it's an early start and it could be a letdown spot for the Shockers after the big home win over Memphis. The Huskies are fairly good defensively, so as long as they find enough offense on their home court they should be in good shape. The crowd is sure to be loud welcoming in a ranked opponent and I think UConn is in a fantastic position to get it done here.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: UCONN HUSKIES +2.5