Wichita State and Kentucky Battle for Place in Sweet 16
Wichita State and Kentucky Have Been Here Before
The fans at Bankers Life Fieldhouse will the Wichita State Shockers and the Kentucky Wildcats battle again for a spot in the Sweet Sixteen on Sunday. In 2014, No. 8 seed Kentucky ended No. 1 seed Wichita State’s dream season. It also ended the Shockers 35-game winning streak. The Wildcats won 78-76 in second-round action.
Oddsmakers opened the Wildcats as -2-point favorites versus the Shockers, while the game’s total opened at 153.5. The Wildcats are up to 3.5-point favorites now. The total has dropped to 150. It is still dropping in some places.
Last time out for Kentucky, they were a 79-70 winner as they battled the Northern Kentucky Norse in their 1st round NCAA game. They failed to cover as a -20-point favorite. Kentucky has won 12 in a row after Friday night’s victory against No. 15 seed Northern Kentucky. De’Aaron Fox had 19 points. Kentucky also got 15 points and 18 rebounds from center Bam Adebayo.
Wichita State was a 64-58 winner in its first round matchup against the Dayton Flyers. They failed to cover the -6.5-point spread as favorites. The Shockers limited the Flyers to 31 percent field goal shooting (18 of 58) for the game. The Shockers have won 16 in a row. They shot only 39.6 percent but won the rebounding battle. They outrebounded Dayton 48-29, giving them a 19-8 advantage in second-chance points.
Betting Odds and Trends
Team record: 31-4 SU,18-13-1 ATS
Current Streak: won 16 straight games.
The Shockers are 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
The Shockers are 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wichita State’s last 5 games
Team record: 30-5 SU,17-17-1 ATS
Current Streak: won 12 straight games.
Kentucky is 6-13-1 ATS in its last 20 games
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kentucky’s last 8 games
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