Wichita State Shockers vs. UCF Knights ATS Prediction 02/13/20

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The Wichita State Shockers (17-6, 5-5 AAC) will be at CFE Federal Credit Union Arena to challenge the UCF Knights (13-10, 4-7 AAC) in an AAC matchup. The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 13, 2020, and will air on ESPN2.

Wichita State Shockers vs. UCF Knights ATS Odds

In their last matchup, the Knights defeated the Tulsa Golden Hurricane, 83-75, while the Shockers got blown out by the 25th-ranked Houston Cougars, 76-43.

UCF dominated nearly every facet of the contest. They had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.467 (above their season average of 0.205) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.689 (above their season average of 0.481). For those same stats, Tulsa was 0.241 and 0.526, respectively. Wichita State, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.245 vs. 0.190). UCF’s Darin Green Jr. had a solid performance, recording 26 points. Meanwhile, Dexter Dennis played a key role for Wichita State with 10 points and six rebounds.

In their first matchup this season, Dennis led the Shockers to an 87-79 victory. He registered a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Wichita State won the rebounding battle. The Shockers had more offensive rebounds (9 vs. 3), defensive rebounds (36 vs. 25) and total rebounds (45 vs. 28).

The offense of UCF will square off against the elite defense of Wichita State. The Knights rank 235th in offensive efficiency, while the Shockers are 21st in defensive efficiency. The Shockers should have the advantage on that end of the court. Additionally, the Shockers rank 53rd in offensive rebounding percentage (32.7 percent), while the Knights rank 273rd in defensive rebounding percentage (70.0 percent).

Wichita State at UCF Odds Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Wichita State, ATS Winner – Wichita State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Wichita State ranks 18th in assists allowed per game (10.0) while UCF ranks 214th (14.3).
  • The Shockers rank 48th in three pointers allowed per game (19.0) while the Knights rank 122nd (21.2).
  • Wichita State ranks 66th in steals per game (7.4) while UCF ranks 105th in steals allowed per game (6.3).
  • The Shockers rank 42nd in rebounds per game (38.9) while the Knights rank 181st in rebounds allowed per game (35.7).
  • UCF ranks 36th in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while Wichita State ranks 163rd (4.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Shockers have scored an average of 63.2 points per game (9.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 66.4 points per game (1.9 above their season average).
  • The Knights have been outscored by an average of 2.8 points in their last five games. On the season, UCF has defeated opponents by an average of 1.7 points.