Wichita State Shockers vs. UCF Knights 1/30/2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on January 30, 2021

The UCF Knights (4-6) are 5-point underdogs as they try to stop a three-game road slide when they square off against the Wichita State Shockers (8-4) on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Charles Koch Arena. The game airs at 4:00 PM ET on ESPNU. The point total is 135.5 in the matchup.

Betting Information

Wichita State vs UCF Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Wichita State -5 -112 -109 135.5 -114 -108 -232 182

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Wichita State vs UCF
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
UCF (+5) Over (135.5) Wichita State 71 UCF 67

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Total Facts

  • In 33.3% of their opportunities this year (four of 12 chances), the Shockers and their opponents have scored more than this matchup’s point total of 135.5 points.
  • In four of 10 opportunities (40%) this year, UCF and its opponents have combined to score at least 135.5 points.
  • These teams average a combined 136.9 points per game, 1.4 more points than the total of 135.5 set for this matchup.
  • The Shockers and the Knights have seen their opponents average a combined 1.0 more point per game than the over/under of 135.5 set in this game.
  • The average point total in Shockers games this season is 4.4 more points than the over/under of 135.5 in this matchup.
  • The average over/under for Knights games this season is 2.0 less points than the point total of 135.5 in this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Shockers score just 3.4 more points per game (72.3) than the Knights give up (68.9).
  • Wichita State is 8-0 overall and 5-0 against the spread when scoring more than 68.9 points.
  • UCF has a 1-3 record against the spread and a 1-3 record overall in games when it allows more than 72.3 points.
  • The Knights score an average of 64.6 points per game, only three fewer points than the 67.6 the Shockers give up to opponents.
  • UCF is 3-0 overall and 3-0 against the spread in games it scores more than 67.6 points.
  • Wichita State’s record is 5-3-1 against the spread and 5-4 overall when it allows more than 64.6 points.
  • The Shockers have totaled 57 more points than their opponents this season (4.7 per game on average), while the Knights have been out-scored by 43 total points (4.3 per game average differential).

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Wichita State Betting Information

  • Strong against this spread this season, the Shockers have covered six times in 10 contests.
  • The Shockers have posted a losing record of 0-1 against the spread when the spread is -5 or bigger.
  • Shockers games have played to the total or above 5 times in 10 games this season.

UCF Betting Information

  • UCF has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its games, going 4-6 ATS.
  • When they are at least 5-point underdogs, the Knights have fared well, going 1-0 against the spread.
  • In 5 out UCF’s 10 games this year, (50%) the teams have combined to hit the over.

Head to Head

Wichita State vs UCF (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/13/2020 Wichita State -3.5 134 -175 +142 Regular Season 75-58 WICHST
1/25/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 87-79 WICHST
1/16/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 75-67 WICHST

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Wichita State Leaders

  • Tyson Etienne leads the Shockers in scoring, tallying 16.7 points per game to go with 3.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists.
  • Trey Wade is the Shockers leading rebounder, pulling down 6.1 per game, while Alterique Gilbert is their best passer, distributing 3.7 assists in each contest.
  • Etienne leads the Shockers in three-point shooting with an average of 2.8 made threes per game.
  • The Wichita State steals leader is Gilbert, who averages 1.5 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Morris Udeze, who compiles 0.9 rejections per contest.

UCF Leaders

  • Brandon Mahan is the top scorer for the Knights with 14.4 points per game. He also tacks on 5.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game to his stats.
  • The Knights’ leader in rebounds is Dre Fuller Jr. with 5.2 per outing, and their leader in assists is Darius Perry with 2.7 per game.
  • Darin Green Jr. is reliable from distance and leads the Knights with 2.4 made threes per game.
  • The Knights’ leader in steals is Isaiah Adams with 1.8 per game, and C.J. Walker is their leader in blocks with 1.5 per game.
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