Arkansas St. vs. Wichita St. Pick
Will No. 11 Wichita State have any trouble at home when it plays host to Arkansas State tonight at 8PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Wichita State is favored at home tonight, as the Shockers are getting odds of -29.5 points against Arkansas State. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 152 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, Kansas and will air live on ESPN3.
Wichita State is coming off a 91-83 loss to Oklahoma for just its second loss of the season. The other was to Notre Dame in the Maui Invitational. The Shockers are 8-2 overall and 4-4 against the spread. Wichita State is putting up 86.5 points per game on offense while allowing 70.5 on defense. Landry Shamet is leading the team with 16.4 points and 4.4 assists per game while Darral Willis Jr. is adding 12.5 points and 7 rebounds per contest.
Arkansas State is coming off a 64-63 win at Florida Atlantic this past weekend to improve to 4-7 on the season. The Red Wolves have covered in their last two games and are 2-6 against the spread on the season. They are averaging 73.3 points per game on offense while allowing 76.5 per game on defense. Deven Simms is leading Arkansas State with 16.8 points and 6.2 rebounds per game while Ty Cockfield is adding 14.8 points per contest.
These two have no recent meetings to consider for tonight. Wichita State has been a little tough to predict at the betting window, but the Shockers have played some very good competition this season. A game with Arkansas State will be a needed break. The Shockers have dominated other lesser opponents this year and I think they do the same tonight. The public betting is slightly with Arkansas State, but I think the Shockers get the job done.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: WICHITA STATE -29.5