SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Belmont Bruins Odds
SIU Edwardsville pays a visit to Belmont on Wednesday, hoping to send the Bruins to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Curb Event Center.
The Bruins are 22-6 so far on the season, and 13-12 ATS vs. the number. The Cougars, meanwhile, are 9-16 and 11-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Belmont go 12-10 and the Cougars go 10-10 on the totals.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Bruins as 26.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 28-rated Bruins and the No. 292-ranked Cougars, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 82-65 result in favor of the Bruins.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cougars rank No. 290 in NCAA Division 1 with 32 per game. That compares with Belmont’s No. 272 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Belmont is college basketball's No. 7-ranked team at 8.9 per game, while the Cougars rate No. 179 with 6 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, SIU Edwardsville owns the country's No. 205-rated mark, allowing 70.8 points per game on the highway. Belmont, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.
SIU Edwardsville was an 80-78 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Central Arkansas. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. SIU Edwardsville got 22 points from Tim Johnson but lost anyway, 80-78, to Central Arkansas on Saturday at Farris Center.
In their last action, Belmont was an 81-62 winner at home against Ohio. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Belmont earned an 81-62 victory over Ohio on Saturday, getting 18 points from Ian Clark at Curb Event Center.
SIU Edwardsville Cougars Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 0-2
Before playing Eastern Illinois are 1-2
After a loss are 4-6
Belmont Bruins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Jacksonville State are 4-2
After a win are 8-2
A few Cougars at Bruins trends to consider:
SIU Edwardsville is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Belmont is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Belmont is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Belmont's last 6 games
SIU Edwardsville at Eastern Illinois, Saturday, March 2
Belmont home to Jacksonville State, Saturday, March 2