While nationally ranked Houston will look to start another winning steak when they host the Wichita State in their mid-week matchup on Wednesday night, the Shockers will look to extend their winning ways.
Will Houston take care of business at home in this affair of is Wichita State the better pick to get it done on the road? With both teams going all out for the win, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their College Basketball odds in this contest.
NCAAB Betting Predictions – Wichita State at No. 11 Houston
Why Bet On Wichita State
Wichita State has won five straight under interim head coach Isaac Brown including an 83-79 road win over Mississippi on Saturday. Tyson Etienne scored a career-high 29 points to lead the Shockers to victory while Alterique added 14 points and four assists in the win.
Wichita State averages 74.9 points per game on 41.0 percent shooting from the field and 32.3 percent from beyond the arc. The Shockers allow 67.5 points per game defensively on 39.0 percent shooting from the field and 28.5 percent from beyond the arc.
Why Bet On No. 11 Houston
Houston rebounded from its 65-64 road loss at Tulsa on Dec. 30 to beat SMU 74-60 on Sunday as four players scored in double figures, led by Marcus Sasser’s team-high 17 points. Houston got 15 second-chance points in the second half to put the Mustangs away after going into the break up 33-32.
The Cougars average 73.7 points per game on 40.8 percent shooting from the field and 30.9 percent from beyond the arc. Houston has been outstanding defensively in limiting the opposition to just 56.3 points per game (5th) on 37.8 percent shooting from the field and 24.5 percent from beyond the arc (11th).
Wichita State Shockers (6-2) Vs Houston Cougars (8-1)
- When: Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 at 8:00 PM ET
- Where: Fertitta Center, Houston, TX
- TV: ESPN+
- NCAAB Odds: TBD
Expert Analysis and Prediction
While I’ve been seriously impressed with the way Wichita State has played despite their monumental issues with former head coach Greg Marshall, Houston is just too good defensively for the Shockers to pull off the upset in this matchup.
Wichita State is 1-3-2 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win, but Houston has gone 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games. While the underdog has gone 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings, I like Houston in this one as a solid home favorite!
Pick: Houston 77 Wichita State 70
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