Mississippi Valley State @ Wichita State
Current Records: Mississippi Valley State 1-9; Wichita State 5-4
What to Know
The Wichita State Shockers' homestand continues as they prepare to take on the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils at 8 p.m. ET Dec. 13 at Charles Koch Arena. The Shockers will be strutting in after a win while Mississippi Valley State will be stumbling in from a loss.
The Longwood Lancers typically have all the answers at home, but this past Saturday Wichita State proved too difficult a challenge. Wichita State had enough points to win and then some against Longwood, taking their game 81-63. Wichita State relied on the efforts of guard Craig Porter Jr., who had 16 points and seven assists in addition to five rebounds, and guard Jaykwon Walton, who had 18 points along with eight boards.
Meanwhile, the Delta Devils were expected to have a tough go of it last week, and, well, they did. They have to be aching after a bruising 82-52 defeat to the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Mississippi Valley State got double-digit scores from four players: guard Terry Collins (14), guard Danny Washington (14), guard Kadar Waller (12), and guard Arecko Gipson (10).
The Shockers are the favorite in this one, with an expected 26.5-point margin of victory. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (4-2), so they might be worth a quick bet.
Wichita State's victory brought them up to 5-4 while Mississippi Valley State's defeat pulled them down to 1-9. A pair of stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Wichita State have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 36.70%, which places them 11th in college basketball. Less enviably, Mississippi Valley State has only been able to knock down 36.40% percent of their shots, which is the 361st lowest field goal percentage in college basketball. So the cards are definitely stacked against the Delta Devils.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Charles Koch Arena -- Wichita, Kansas
- TV: ESPN Plus
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $8.00
The Shockers are a big 26.5-point favorite against the Delta Devils, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 26.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
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This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last seven years.