WICHITA STATE -16 Cal Poly SLO
Cal Poly will have a letdown after having probably their best game of the year offensive against any Division I foes.
Cleanthony Early will stop Chris Eversley, Poly’s best weapon. Not only is Wichita State 24-6 to the number, but also during an eight-game spread streak, four of the last six have been by at least 7.5 points.
Going with a team with a +30 or better against the spread margin in their last five games to a team from a non-power conference is 60-27 against the spread. They get to beat up a team that is only 14-19 straight up and 11-19 where it counts.
Also, this is not a neutral game at all. St. Louis is the Shockers home away from home. Cal Poly will travel 1682 miles to St. Louis. Wichita St will travel 385 miles to St. Louis, but they are staying in the same beds as 12 days ago when they won the MVC Tournament by the big arch.
Poly scores 63.7 points per game to teams normally allowing 71.7. How do they possibly keep up with this juggernaut? They shoot just 41.4 to teams normally allowing 43.9. Wichita State holds teams to 10.3 points per game below their normal average. It would be a shocker if Poly cracks 55 points and stays within 20.
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