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Wichita State Shockers vs Connecticut Huskies 01/12/2020 Game Analysis, Predictions and Betting Odds

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Wichita State Shockers vs Connecticut Huskies 01-12-2020 Game Analysis Predictions and Betting Odds

Wichita State Shockers vs Connecticut Huskies 01/12/2020 – Wichita State Shockers are rolling on an 8-game winning streak and they are putting that on the line as they visit the Connecticut Huskies this January 12 at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut. The game will be aired by CBS Sports Network at 12 pm Eastern Time while live streaming is made available by SofaScore. The Huskies are coming off a victory after back-to-back losses and hope to start a new streak. According to How To Bet On Basketball Games, the Shockers carry a slight edge over the Huskies for this game.

Wichita State Shockers vs Connecticut Huskies 01/12/2020

When: Sunday, January 12, 12:00 PM ET
Where: XL Center, Hartford, Connecticut
TV: CBS Sports Network
Stream: Sofascore

Wichita State Shockers vs Connecticut Huskies 01/12/2020

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Wichita State -1.5 (-110) 130.5 o (-110) -146
Connecticut +1.5 (-110) 130.5 u (-110) +125
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Wichita State Shockers

The Wichita State Shockers are on a high and they seem to be not putting on the brakes anytime soon. Their recent game was a very convincing victory over the Memphis Tigers with Jamarius Burton leading the charge providing his team with 16 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals. Erick Stevenson had 12 points and four rebounds while shooting 3-of-7 from the three-point line. 

Tyson Etienne had 11 points and four rebounds but he was 2-of-8 from the field. Other players had a bad night as well with Grant Sherfield doing 2-of-10 and Dexter Dennis had 2-of-11 but he made it up with 8 points and eight rebounds. To beat the Huskies, they can’t be too lazy and the slight sight of weakness will be seen and capitalized. 

Players to Watch: E. Stevenson G 15 GP 29 MIN 13.9 PTS 5.4 REB 2.6 AST 1.9 STL 0.4 BLK 1.4 TO 41.7 FG% 76.6 FT% 36.3 3P%, J. Burton G 14 GP 25.9 MIN 10.9 PTS 3.8 REB 3.9 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 2.3 TO 49.5 FG% 57.1 FT% 46.4 3P%, T. Etienne G 15 GP 21.2 MIN 10.5 PTS 1.9 REB 1.5 AST 1.4 STL 0.1 BLK 0.9 TO 41.4 FG% 74.3 FT% 43.4 3P%.

Connecticut Huskies

The Huskies managed to bounce back with a win over Tulane after losing two consecutive games. Tyler Polley had the hot hand with 19 points and he also grabbed 11 boards. Christian Vital helped him in the post with 14 points, eight rebounds and two blocks. Alterique Gilbert had an all-around game with 11 points, seven assists and four rebounds while Josh Carlton had 10 points and four boards.

It was a good game that they found their rhythm but they are considered the underdogs in this match even having the home-court advantage. They need more from their role players to give space to Vital and Polley to operate inside. This should be a good test for the team and a morale-boosting one if they manage to pull a victory.

Players to Watch: C. Vital G 15 GP 28.4 MIN 13.5 PTS 6.9 REB 2.7 AST 2.4 STL 0.3 BLK 2.3 TO 37.3 FG% 86.9 FT% 33.8 3P%, J. Carlton C 15 GP 22.9 MIN 9.7 PTS 6.5 REB 0.5 AST 0.4 STL 1.3 BLK 2.5 TO 50.4 FG% 50 FT% 0 3P%, T. Polley F 15 GP 25.2 MIN 9.5 PTS 3.2 REB 0.6 AST 0.4 STL 0.5 BLK 0.3 TO 41.7 FG% 79.3 FT% 40.5 3P%.

Wichita State Shockers vs Connecticut Huskies Betting Predictions

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Wichita State Shockers

Shockers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Wichita State’s last 9 games.
Wichita State is 8-0 SU in their last 8 games.
Shockers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against Connecticut.
Wichita State is 7-0 SU in their last 7 games on the road.

Connecticut Huskies

Huskies are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Connecticut’s last 10 games.
Connecticut is 7-3 SU in their last 10 games.
Huskies are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Connecticut’s last 13 games this season

Wichita State Shockers vs Connecticut Huskies Betting Picks

The Huskies are considered the underdogs in this game by Best Sports Book Online but it should be really close between them and the Shockers. The defense will be the key for the Huskies and they should try to limit the opposing team’s role players.

Moneyline: The Huskies are given -146 on the ML if they win this game against the Shockers. On the other hand, Wichita State is given +125.

ATS: It is just 1.5 points across the spread with the Shockers and Huskies. Connecticut is at +1.5 in this game while Wichita State is at -1.5.

TOTALS: The given total for this match is 130.5 with Wichita State going over while the Huskies are under.  

Score Prediction: 69-65, Shockers win.