Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Shockers and Billikens. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on ESPN2, and it’s hosted by the Billikens at The HTC Center in Conway, SC. Get ready to place your bets! The Shockers are the favorites in this non-conference matchup against the Billikens. The over/under for the game is set at 151 points.
WICHITA STATE SHOCKERS VS SAINT LOUIS BILLIKENS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Saint Louis Billikens +4.5
This game will be played at The HTC Center at 8:00 ET on Sunday, November 19th.
WHY BET THE SAINT LOUIS BILLIKENS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-66 in favor of the Billikens.
- Not only will Saint Louis pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +4.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 151 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.
Can the Shockers Offense Score Enough in Conway?
Wichita State comes into their fifth game of the season with a 3-1 record overall. In their last five road games, including last year, Wichita State has a record of 2-3. As of today’s game, Wichita State holds a 2-2 ATS record. When playing away from home, Wichita State has gone 0-2 vs. the spread this season and 5-3-2 in their previous ten road games.
Up to this point, games involving Wichita State have had an average of 144.8 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 142.9 points. Their over/under record is 2-2-0. The Shockers have an over/under record of 2-0 in their last three games, with their games averaging 82 points per game.
In their latest game, Wichita State offense put up 66 points against Liberty. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 42.1% and made 2 threes. Leading Wichita State in scoring vs. Liberty was Xavier Bell with his 24 points. Colby Rogers also added 16 points for the Shockers.
So far, the Shockers’ defense is ranked 85th in the country at 69.0 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Liberty, the Flames finished with a field goal percentage of 41% and a total of 83 points vs. Wichita State.
Do the Billikens Have What it Takes at Home?
Coming into today’s game, the Billikens hold a 3-1 record, with their most recent game being a loss to Vermont (78-68). In their last five home games, which includes games from last year, Saint Louis has a record of 1-4. Heading into today’s game, Saint Louis has a 2-2 against the spread (ATS) record. At home this season, Saint Louis is 1-2 ATS, and in their last ten home games, they are 4-6 ATS.
After four games, Saint Louis has an over/under record of 2-2-0, with their games averaging a combined 145.8 points per game so far. Over the course of the last five games, the Billikens’ games have averaged 81 points per game, along with an over/under record of 2-2.
Against Vermont, the Saint Louis had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 80.8 points per game. They scored 68 points and posted a field goal percentage of 41.8% in the game. In terms of three-point shooting, the Billikens offense has been good from outside, hitting 42% of their three-pointers on an average of 19.6 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 45%.
Currently, the Billikens’ defense holds the 88th rank in the nation, allowing 69.4 points per game. The Saint Louis defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 78 points and allowed Vermont to connect on 10 threes.