The Wichita State Shockers (2-0) will be at home in Charles Koch Arena when they challenge the UT Martin Skyhawks (2-1). Action begins at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 16, 2019.
UT Martin Skyhawks vs. Wichita State Shockers Odds Preview
In the Skyhawks’ last game, they defeated the Western Illinois Leathernecks, 98-91. Parker Stewart was the game’s high scorer with 32 points on 10-for-24 shooting. UT Martin played a nearly perfect game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 37.8 and a free throw rate of 0.254. For those same stats, Western Illinois was 26.2 and 0.183, respectively.
The Shockers hope to keep it rolling after defeating the Texas Southern Tigers in their last contest, 69-63. Wichita State rallied around Dexter Dennis, who had 19 points and seven rebounds. Wichita State played a nearly flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 8.7 and a free throw rate of 0.515. For those same stats, Texas Southern put up marks of 23.0 and 0.309, respectively.
Look for Wichita State to own the offensive glass in this battle. The Shockers rank 47th in offensive rebounding percentage (32.7 percent), while UT Martin ranks 346th in defensive rebounding percentage (65.8 percent) since last season.
UT Martin Skyhawks vs. Wichita State Shockers Prediction
Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Wichita State, ATS Winner – Wichita State, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Shockers rank 29th in steals allowed per game (5.1) while the Skyhawks rank 220th (6.9).
UT Martin blocks 3.0 opponent shots per game, which ranks 175th in the NCAA. Wichita State ranks 216th in blocks allowed per game (4.0).
Wichita State ranks 54th in assists allowed per game (11.5) while UT Martin ranks 293rd (17.2).
The Shockers average 38.6 rebounds per game, which ranks 38th in the NCAA. The Skyhawks rank 236th in rebounds allowed per game (36.4).
Wichita State ranks 81st in three pointers allowed per game (20.8) while UT Martin ranks 276th (25.3).