Wichita State vs SMU Prediction - Basketball Picks for 1/22/23

SMU Mustangs (7-12) vs Wichita State Shockers (9-9)

Game Info: Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 3:00 pm (Moody Coliseum)

Betting Odds: SMU Mustangs -1.5 -- Over/Under: 135 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Wichita State Shockers and SMU Mustangs face off on Sunday in a college basketball showdown at the SMU Moody Coliseum. 

Wichita State Betting Preview

Wichita State comes into this game with a 9-9 record overall and they have gone 8-9-1 against the spread. In the last game against Memphis, the defense was a big issue giving up 88 points and that led to the 10 point defeat. James Rojas was the top player for the Shockers finishing with 19 points and five rebounds. Wichita State is averaging 66.1 points while their defense is giving up 63.8 points per game. Jaykwon Walton is averaging 12.4 points while shooting 50.4 percent from the field and 34.7 percent from behind the three point line. 

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SMU Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is SMU who sits with a 7-12 record and they have gone 7-11-1 against the spread. In the last game against Tulsa the offense scored 79 points and they ended up winning by three points. SMU is averaging 68.6 points while their defense is giving up 72.6 points per game. Two games ago against Cincinnati, they were defeated 54-52 and the offense wasn’t good enough in that game. Zurich Phelps has been the top player averaging 17.2 points while shooting 39.8 percent from the field and 30.1 percent from behind the three point line. 

Wichita State vs SMU Trends

Wichita State is 6-0-1 against the spread in their last seven road games. The over is 5-1 in the Mustangs last six games overall. The over is 4-1 in SMU’s last five home games. Wichita State is 3-12 against the spread in their last 15 games following an against the spread win. 

Shane’s Free Pick

Wichita State has found success covering spreads on the road and it’s going to be no different in this game. The worse defensive team has been SMU giving up 72.6 points per game and they are going to really struggle to defend again in this game. The offense for the Shockers will be enough for Wichita State to cover the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick Wichita State +1.5

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