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Wichita State vs Kansas State Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 3rd Betting Odds
Shockers vs Wildcats Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Wichita State Shockers at Kansas State Wildcats
- Where: Manhattan at Bramlage Coliseum
- Date: Saturday, December 3rd
- Betting Odds: Wichita State +6.5, WICHST +237 | KANST -298 O/U 129.5
Through 7 games, the Wichita State Shockers have an overall record of 4-3. On the road, the Shockers will be playing their 1st game of the season, having gone 1-0. So far, the Shockers have been the underdog 3 times, going 2-1 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6.5 underdogs on the spread.
Wichita State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Craig Porter Jr who is averaging 13.86 points per game for the Shockers. Jr 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 Shockers’ offensive gameplan is the play of Jaykwon Walton who has hit 52.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.29 points 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.
Kansas State will take the floor against the Shockers with an overall record of 6-1. So far this season, Kansas State has played 4 games at home, sitting with a record of 4-0. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Wildcats as the -6.5 point favorites. The Wildcats have been favored 6 times, going 6-0 straight up.
Kansas State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Keyontae Johnson who is averaging 18.0 points per game for the Wildcats. Johnson 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 Wildcats’ offensive gameplan is the play of Markquis Nowell who has hit 40.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 15.0 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Kansas State this season, as they are currently ranked 266th in college basketball at 69.0 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 Wildcats’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.6%, placing them 206th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Kansas State Wildcats -6.5
Heading into this matchup, with the Kansas State Wildcats sitting as -6.5 point favorites, we like them to pick up the win and cover the spread. Both team’s will be coming into the game looking to get up shots from outside, as Kansas State and Wichita State are averaging 8.42 and 7.79 made 3’s per game, respectively. One trend that we feel strongly about is the fact that Kansas State has historically performed well against the spread at home, going 6-4 ATS (last 10). Before tonight’s matchup, we recommend getting a wager down on the Wildcats to cover at -6.5.
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