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Cougars visit Southern Illinois Salukis in college basketball clash

SIU Edwardsville CougarsSouthern Illinois Salukis
Dec 19, 8:05 PM | SIU Arena

SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds

2-6TEAM RECORD2-5

SIU Edwardsville travels to Southern Illinois on Monday, hoping to boost its 2-6 record with a victory over the Salukis.

The Cougars will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 1-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Salukis are 1-4 ATS. SIU Edwardsville is 1-3 on the totals; Southern Illinois is 0-5.

View SIU Edwardsville vs Southern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cougars are listed as 14.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Salukis - Cougars odds would favor the Cougars if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Southern Illinois is rated No. 325 in the current Odds Shark poll, while SIU Edwardsville is at No. 303. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 59-55 win for the Salukis.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Cougars is ranked No. 307 in NCAA hoops at 31.4 per game. Contrast that with Southern Illinois’s No. 241 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Southern Illinois is the No. 343-ranked team in the country at 3.1 per game, while SIU Edwardsville rates No. 84 at 7.2 per game.

Defensively, SIU Edwardsville features the nation's No. 214-rated defense on the road, allowing 73 points per game. Southern Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 330 nationally in scoring at home.

SIU Edwardsville was a 67-45 winner in their most recent outing at home against Hannibal-LaGrange. SIU Edwardsville cruised to victory on Saturday, running Hannibal-LaGrange out of the gym and running up a 67-45 score at Vadalabene Center.

Southern Illinois won its last outing, a 62-49 result against Northern Illinois on December 17. They covered in that game as a 4-point favorite. Kendal Brown-Surles scored 19 points leading the Salukis to a 62-49 victory over Northern Illinois at NIU Convocation Center on Saturday.

SIU Edwardsville Cougars Trends:
When playing on Monday are 1-3
Before playing Tennessee Tech are 0-2
After a win are 1-9

Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
After playing Northern Illinois are 3-2
After a win are 1-9

A few Cougars at Salukis trends to consider:
SIU Edwardsville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Southern Illinois is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games at home
Southern Illinois is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
SIU Edwardsville home to Tennessee Tech, Thursday, December 29
Southern Illinois home to Kansas State, Thursday, December 22

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