Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Shockers versus the Flames? Tip off is at at 9:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPNU. The game will be played at The HTC Center in Conway, SC. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Flames as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 141.5 points.
WICHITA STATE SHOCKERS VS LIBERTY FLAMES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Liberty Flames -3.5
This game will be played at The HTC Center at 9:00 ET on Friday, November 17th.
WHY BET THE LIBERTY FLAMES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-66 in favor of the Flames.
- Not only will Liberty pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Is A Road Victory Likely for Underdog Wichita State?
Today, Wichita State will face Liberty in their fourth game of the season. So far, they have a perfect 3-0 record. In their last five road games, including those from last year, Wichita State has gone 3-2. Leading into today’s game, Wichita State holds a 2-1 ATS record. Taking into account their previous ten games, including those from last season, Wichita State has gone 5-3-1 ATS.
In three games, Wichita State comes in with an over/under mark of 1-2-0, with their games averaging 143.3 points per game. In the Shockers’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 80 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-2.
Coming off a good offensive performance, Wichita State’s offense scored 86 points against Coastal Carolina. Their field goal percentage for the game was 45.1%, and they went 10/14 from the free-throw line. Offensively, the Shockers hold a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, placing them 128th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 197th in terms of percentage and 208th in three-pointers made.
In the current season, the Wichita State defense has excelled, sitting 48th in the nation by allowing 65.5 points per game. In their most recent game, the Wichita State defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Coastal Carolina knocked down 10 three-pointers on their way to 77 points.
Can the Flames Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?
The Wichita State Shockers, who are taking on Wichita State, currently have a 2-0 record. Thus far, all of their games have been played at home. Looking at Liberty’s ATS performance, they have a current ATS record of 2-0 entering today’s game. In their previous ten games, including those from the previous season, Liberty holds a solid ATS record of 7-2.
So far, Liberty’s games have averaged 146 points per game with the average over/under line being 135.8 points. The Flames’ last five games have culminated with an average of 80 points per game and an over/under record of 2-1-1.
In their most recent game, the Flames’ offense tallied 88 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 87.3 points per game. Leading Liberty in scoring vs. Furman was Kyle Rode with his 19 points. Brody Peebles also added 16 points for the Flames.
So far, the Flames’ defense is ranked 22nd in the country at 58.7 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Wichita State, the Liberty defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Liberty made 17 free-throws vs. the Flames.