#5 Wichita State Shockers (13-2) @ East Carolina (7-8)
NCAA BB Basketball: Thursday January 11th @ 9pm (Williams Arena)
Lines and Odds Wichita State (-23.5) Over/Under 141
FREE NCAABB PICK Wichita State Shockers vs East Carolina Pirates
#5 Shockers seeking their 6th win in a row at East Carolina. Wichita State once again is playing renowned basketball. Chemistry, intensity, and swagger are the characteristics I see when I watch them on the court. Well over half the team are Juniors, and Seniors , which is extremely refreshing considering that most big time programs have their players leave for the NBA draft prematurely. It’s very evident how selfless they play, not only does Wichita State rank 8th in assists, but also boasts 4 starters who average at least 11 points! Head Coach Gregg Marshall has installed a blue collar mindset for his team. The Shockers don’t have a game plan for feeding a star player the ball , but instead play great team basketball ,and bully opponents around the glass. Shooting Guard , and Kansas native Landry Shamet is there vocal point on offense. He is a very efficient scorer shooting 55 percent, while averaging just over 16 points a contest. Wichita State has a great shot at continuing this wining streak.
East Carolina needs to play fearless tonight. The pirates should have nothing to lose as they are playing one of the best teams in the country for several years in a row now. Wichita losing tonight surely would be an upset, and boy I know the fans in Greenville North Carolina will be swarming the court if that upset did happen. East Carolina may not seem impressive , but they’re relatively young with only three seniors on the team. They Played well in there last two outings, beating USF 67-65, and losing to UConn 70-65 which is never a easy task to win in that rowdy atmosphere anyways. Senior B.J. Tyson is there best scorer , averaging just under 16 points per game. If East Carolina can slow down Wichita’s pace on offense, and get their home crowd going, then they can at least have a shot at pulling this huge upset.
Cover the spread 365 betting trends
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Wichita State is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games on the road
East Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games.
East Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
FREE COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION WICHITA STATE VS EAST CAROLINA
Wichita State to win this game tonight “Shocker” right. Excuse the corny comedy, but they are simply just the better team in every phase of the game. It would take a complete combustion for the Shockers to lose tonight. East Carolina is a 23.5 point underdog for a reason. They have not proven that can play with big time teams yet. This should be a one sided game in this divisional match up. The point spread does make this interesting to bet on. 23.5 points is a workable spread for the pirates.
[button type=”big” color=”blue”] Pick: Wichita State Shockers-23[/button]