SMU at Wichita State 1/30/19 - NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions

Game: Wichita St. Shockers vs SMU Mustangs
Date & Time: 1/31/2019, 2:00 AM UTC
Latest Odds: WICH -2.5 Total 140
TV Channel: ESPNU

The SMU Mustangs visit Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, Kansas on Wednesday to play the Wichita State Shockers. SMU improved to 12-7 on the season following its 85-75 victory over Tulane to sweep the two-game season series. Isiaha Mike and Jahmal McMurray combined to score 49 points in the win that snapped a short two-game losing skid for the Mustangs.

Wichita State fell to 8-11 on the season following its 80-60 loss to UConn. In the loss, Jamarius Burton led the Shockers with 16 points. The loss was the third straight for Wichita State and seventh in the last eight. Wichita State shot just 34% from the field and 29% during the first half.
Jahmal McMurray leads SMU in scoring with an average of 18.3 per game. Jimmy Whitt Jr. leads the Mustangs in rebounds and assists with averages of 6.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game. SMU is shooting 44.1% from the field and 34.1% from 3-point territory.

Markus McDuffie leads the Shockers in scoring with an average of 18.6 points per game. Samajae Haynes-Jones is second in scoring and the leader in assists with averages of 12.4 points and 2.8 assists per game. Jaime Echenique leads the Shockers in rebounds with an average of 5.4 per game. Wichita State is shooting 40.7% from the field and 30.3% from 3-point territory.

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Betting Trends

SMU is 5-12-1 ATS in its last 18 on the road

The UNDER has cashed in 7 of the Mustangs last 8

Wichita State is 3-9 ATS in its last 12

The OVER has cashed in 13 of the Shockers last 19 following a loss ATS

Free NCAA Basketball Pick: SMU Mustangs +2.5

Neither of the two teams has covered the number well this season, but SMU is playing much better overall than Wichita State, which has lost three straight. The Shockers have failed to cover 9 of the last 12 overall, 11 of the last 13 in American Athletic Conference play and 8 of 11 played on Wednesday. Final Score Prediction, SMU Mustangs win in upset and easily cover as underdogs 70-66.

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