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Creighton Bluejays host Southern Illinois Salukis in college basketball action

Southern Illinois SalukisCreighton Bluejays
Jan 15, 7:05 PM | Qwest Center

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Creighton Bluejays Odds

6-11TEAM RECORD15-2

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Creighton vs Southern Illinois battle Sunday at Qwest Center as the Bluejays look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Bluejays sport records of 15-2 and 9-4 ATS heading into this battle, while the Salukis have 6-11 and 8-7 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-5-1 for the Bluejays and 10-5 for the Salukis.

View Southern Illinois vs Creighton Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bluejays are listed as 15.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bluejays sit at No. 99 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Salukis sit at No. 290 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bluejays will win this game 84-69.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Creighton's No. 8-ranked scoring average of 82.2 PPG, against a Salukis defense rated No. 211 and allowing 68.4 PPG. The Bluejays FG% has averaged 51.4% to date this season, more than the Salukis shooters have managed so far (41.5% per game).

Defensively, Southern Illinois features the nation's No. 145-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.6 points per game. Creighton, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 nationally in scoring at home.

Southern Illinois was a 73-67 winner in their most recent outing at home against Indiana State. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites. Southern Illinois got 16 points from Mamadou Seck en route to a 73-67 victory over Indiana State on Friday at SIU Arena.

Creighton was an 87-78 winner in its last match on the road against Illinois State. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. Doug McDermott scored 20 points leading the Bluejays to an 87-78 victory over Illinois State at Redbird Arena on Friday.

Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Drake are 4-6
After playing Indiana State are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

Creighton Bluejays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Missouri State are 8-2
After playing Illinois State are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Salukis at Bluejays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Illinois's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Illinois's last 7 games when playing on the road against Creighton
Southern Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Creighton
Southern Illinois is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Creighton is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Creighton is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Southern Illinois
Creighton is 18-1 SU in its last 19 games at home
Creighton is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Southern Illinois

Next up:
Southern Illinois home to Drake, Wednesday, January 18
Creighton at Missouri State, Wednesday, January 18

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