College baskeball point spread favors Salukis in battle with RedHawks

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Feb 23, 3:05 PM | SIU Arena

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds

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The Southern Illinois Salukis will hit the floor running against the visiting Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

This season, the Salukis are 11-16 overall and 13-11 ATS ATS, while the RedHawks are 8-16 and 9-12-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Southern Illinois boasts a 10-12 on the OU, and Miami (Ohio) is 12-8.

View Miami (Ohio) vs Southern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Southern Illinois Salukis as 7.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Salukis - RedHawks odds would favor the Salukis if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Southern Illinois is rated No. 303 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Miami (Ohio) is at No. 333. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 64-61 win for the Salukis.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Southern Illinois's No. 272-ranked offense, averaging 63.3 PPG, against a RedHawks defense that ranks No. 261 at 70.2 PPG. The Salukis field goal percentage has averaged 44.2% so far, more than the RedHawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.6% per game.

Defensively, Miami (Ohio) features the nation's No. 250-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.7 points per game. Southern Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 276 nationally in scoring at home.

Miami (Ohio) lost its last outing, a 79-71 result against Buffalo on February 16. They failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point favorite. Miami (Ohio) suffered a 79-71 loss against Buffalo on Saturday, getting 13 points from Drew McGhee in a losing effort at Millett Hall.

Southern Illinois was a 59-45 loser in its last match on the road against Creighton. They covered the 15-point spread as underdogs. The Salukis got 12 points from Jeff Early, but it was Creighton that prevailed in a 59-45 final on Tuesday at CenturyLink Center.

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Bowling Green are 6-4
After playing Buffalo are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Northern Iowa are 2-8
After playing Creighton are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few RedHawks at Salukis trends to consider:
Miami (Ohio) is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern Illinois's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Southern Illinois's last 8 games
Southern Illinois is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games

Next up:
Miami (Ohio) at Bowling Green, Wednesday, February 27
Southern Illinois home to Northern Iowa, Wednesday, February 27