The No. 6 Wichita State Shockers (6-1) will be at home in Charles Koch Arena when they meet the South Dakota State Jackrabbits (5-2). Wichita State opened as a 19-point favorite, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 149 points. Action begins at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN Full Court.
South Dakota State Jackrabbits at Wichita State Shockers Odds Preview
In the Jackrabbits last outing, they lost big to the Missouri State Bears, 73-53. South Dakota State’s Tevin King put together a solid performance, leading the team in scoring with 13 points on 3-for-6 shooting. Missouri State held the Jackrabbits to an offensive rebounding percentage of 23.1 (below their season average of 29.3). South Dakota State, on the other hand, had a better free throw rate (0.136 vs. 0.065).
The Shockers hope to keep it rolling after defeating the No. 16 Baylor Bears in their last matchup, 69-62. Wichita State’s Landry Shamet had a good outing, recording 11 points and seven assists. Wichita State’s 0.547 effective field goal percentage was their biggest advantage over Baylor, who had a mark of 0.415. The Shockers mark was below their season average of 0.575, while the Bears was below their season average of 0.534.
The high-powered offense of Wichita State will square off against the porous defense of South Dakota State. Since last season, the Shockers rank sixth in offensive efficiency, while the Jackrabbits are 311th in defensive efficiency. The Shockers figure to have the edge on that end of the court. Moreover, put-back points figure to be few and far between for the Jackrabbits. They rank 254th in the NCAA in offensive rebounding percentage at 27.5 percent, while the Shockers have been ninth-best on the defensive glass (defensive rebounding percentage of 76.4 percent).
In terms of the O/U total, these teams are complete opposites. South Dakota State games have finished over 57.1 percent of the time, while games including Wichita State have gone under 60.0 percent of the time. The Shockers have the superior straight up (SU) record (6-1 vs. 5-2), but the Jackrabbits hold the significant advantage against the spread (ATS) (4-3 vs. 3-2).
The Shockers won the sole contest against the Jackrabbits last season, 89-67. The Shockers dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 35.5 and a turnover percentage of 14.2. For those same stats, the Jackrabbits had marks of 20.0 and 19.5, respectively.
South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs. Wichita State Shockers Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Wichita State, ATS Winner – Wichita State, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Shockers rank fifth in rebounds per game (41.8) while the Jackrabbits rank 152nd (36.2).
- Wichita State ranks 162nd in steals per game (6.2) while South Dakota State ranks 277th (5.0).
- Wichita State ranks seventh in assists allowed per game (10.2) while South Dakota State ranks 239th (14.4).
- The Jackrabbits average 25.8 three pointers per game, which ranks 23rd in the NCAA. The Shockers rank 221st in three pointers allowed per game (22.3).
- Wichita State ranks 74th in blocks per game (4.1) while South Dakota State ranks 244th (2.4).