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Mississippi Valley State vs Wichita State Pick & Preview: Tuesday, December 13th Betting Odds

Delta Devils vs Shockers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils at Wichita State Shockers
  • Where: Wichita at Charles Koch Arena
  • Date: Tuesday, December 13th
  • Betting Odds: Mississippi Valley State +26, MSVLST +4000 | WICHST -20000 O/U 126.0

Delta Devils Preview:

Mississippi Valley State heads into this matchup having played 10 games and have an overall record sitting at 1-9. So far, the Delta Devils have played 8 games on the road, with a record of 0-8. Mississippi Valley State has been the underdog across each of their previous 10 games. This is is no different than today’s matchup, as they are +26 point underdogs on the spread.

Mississippi Valley State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Terry Collins who is averaging 16.5 points per game for the Delta Devils. Collins is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Delta Devils’ offensive gameplan is the play of Danny Washington who has hit 36.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 7.4 points per game.

So far this season, the Mississippi Valley State offense has yet to find its footing. Coming into today’s game, the Delta Devils’ are ranked 322nd at 67.2 points per game. The team’s inneficient outside shooting has been a problem for Mississippi Valley State, as they have hit just 30.1% of their 3-point shots. In terms of pace, the Delta Devils have played at a tempo near the NCAA average at 79.1 possessions per game.

Shockers Preview:

Through 9 games, the Wichita State Shockers have an overall record of 5-4. So far this season, Wichita State has played 7 games at home, sitting with a record of 4-3. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Shockers as the -26 point favorites. The Shockers have been favored 5 times, going 3-2 straight up.

Craig Porter Jr comes into today’s game as the Shockers’ leading scorer at 13.78 points per contest. Not only has Jr been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Wichita State’s top rebounder at 6.78 boards per contest. Behind Jr, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jaykwon Walton who is second on the team in scoring at 13.33 points per game. Overall, he has hit 56.4% of his shots and is adding 6.67 boards per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Wichita State this season, as they are currently ranked 288th in college basketball at 68.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Shockers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.1%, placing them 414th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils +26

At first glance, its easy to just write off a team that +26 point underdogs at home. However, our analysis shows that there is a lot of value in getting a wager in on the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils to cover the spread in their matchup vs the Wichita State Shockers. Not only has Mississippi Valley State been profitbale over their last 5 games as the underdog, going 3-2 ATS. But we also like how their tendency to play an up-tempo style of basketball will throw a wrench in Wichita State’s gameplan, as they prefer to play a slower style of basketball. Look for Mississippi Valley State to put up a fight on their home floor, as they go on to cover the spread as +26 point underdogs.