Marquette vs. Wichita State Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Wichita State is favored at home, as the Shockers are getting odds of -10 points against the Golden Eagles. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 160.5 points. Today’s game takes place from Lahaina Civic Center in Maui, Hawaii and will air live on ESPN.
Wichita State is coming off a 92-82 win over Cal yesterday in the opener of the tournament. The Shockers are now 3-0 on the season and 1-1 against the spread. They failed to cover the 18.5-point spread on Monday. Wichita State is scoring 94 points per game this season while allowing 67.3 per game. The Shockers are being led by Shaquille Morris, who is averaging 19.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game while Landry Shamet is adding 16.7 points per contest.
Marquette is coming off a 94-83 win over VCU on Monday as a 2.5-point favorite. The Golden Eagles are 2-1 on the season and 1-1 against the spread. Marquette is putting up 81.7 points per game this season while allowing 76 points per game. The team is being led this season by Andrew Rowsey, who is averaging 22.7 points and 4.3 assists per game. Markus Howard is adding 19 points per contest.
These two have no recent meetings to consider. Marquette is just 1-4 against the spread in its last 5 at a neutral site and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games. Wichita State has covered in 7 straight on a Tuesday and the Shockers are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 when scoring more than 90 in their previous game. The Shockers are also 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 non-conference games. The public betting is siding with Wichita State today, and I am going to side with them.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: WICHITA STATE -10