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Bulldogs visit Southern Illinois Salukis in college basketball clash

Drake BulldogsSouthern Illinois Salukis
Jan 18, 8:05 PM | SIU Arena

Drake Bulldogs vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds

11-7TEAM RECORD6-12

SIU Arena features an NCAAB clash between the host Southern Illinois Salukis and the visiting Drake Bulldogs in college hoops action on Wednesday.

The Salukis bring a 6-12 record (8-8 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-7 Bulldogs, who are 7-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Southern Illinois go 11-5 so far and the Bulldogs go 7-9.

View Drake vs Southern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Southern Illinois opened as 1.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 296 (Salukis) and the No. 231 (Bulldogs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 70-64 result in favor of the Bulldogs has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Southern Illinois has the nation's No. 222-rated offensive output, at 65.9 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 188 allowing on average 67.4 PPG. The Salukis FG% has averaged 41.4% so far, less than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.7% per game.

Defensively, Drake features the nation's No. 262-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.4 points per game. Southern Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 271 nationally in scoring at home.

Drake was a 77-60 winner in their most recent outing at home against Illinois State. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Drake got 21 points from Ben Simons en route to a 77-60 victory over Illinois State on Sunday at Knapp Center.

Southern Illinois lost its last outing, a 90-71 result against Creighton on January 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 14-point underdog. T.J. Lindsay scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Salukis to a win (they lost 90-71 to Creighton at Qwest Center on Sunday).

Drake Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Northern Iowa are 5-5
After playing Illinois State are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Wichita State are 5-5
After playing Creighton are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Bulldogs at Salukis trends to consider:
Drake is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Southern Illinois
Drake is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Southern Illinois
Drake is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Drake is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Illinois's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Illinois's last 5 games at home
Southern Illinois is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Drake
Southern Illinois is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing Drake

Next up:
Drake at Northern Iowa, Sunday, January 22
Southern Illinois at Wichita State, Saturday, January 21

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