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Belmont Bruins Face the SIU Edwardsville Cougars: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

The SIU Edwardsville Cougars hope to be lousy hosts on Wednesday as the Belmont Bruins pay a visit to Vadalabene Center on the college basketball betting odds menu.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, SIU Edwardsville sat as 10-point underdogs over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Belmont Bruins vs SIU Edwardsville Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Belmont Bruins will look to cover the spread vs the SIU Edwardsville Cougars on Wednesday, as the Bruins are 7-7 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cougars are 6-6 ATS. Belmont is 9-5 against the total, while SIU Edwardsville is 6-6 versus the total betting line.

This game puts the SIU Edwardsville Cougars, most recently No. 279 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Belmont Bruins, who rate No. 180 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up SIU Edwardsville's No. 230 nationally ranked offense (66.79 points per game) against a Belmont Bruins defense that sits as the No. 233 at 78.47 PPG. The SIU Edwardsville Cougars have been averaging 38.59% from the field, less than the Bruins have managed so far this season (48.69% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Belmont got 28 points from Craig Bradshaw en route to a 92-82 victory over SE Missouri State on Thursday at Show Me Center.

SIU Edwardsville was run off the court by the Golden Eagles on Saturday as Tennessee Tech routed them 86-63 at Eblen Center.

Betting Trends
  • Belmont is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
  • Belmont is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • SIU Edwardsville is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games
  • SIU Edwardsville is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games at home
  • SIU Edwardsville is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Belmont home to Eastern Illinois, Saturday, January 9th
SIU Edwardsville at Tennessee State, Saturday, January 9th

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