Creighton Bluejays visit Southern Illinois Salukis in college basketball clash
Creighton Bluejays vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on SIU Arena Sunday as host Southern Illinois looks to handle the Creighton Bluejays in NCAA hoops action.
The Salukis sport records of 8-11 and 8-8 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bluejays have 17-3 and 12-6 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-6 for the Salukis and 6-10 for the Bluejays.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Bluejays were listed as 11-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Salukis at No. 266 and the Bluejays at No. 22 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 84-69 result in favor of the Bluejays.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Southern Illinois's No. 211 nationally ranked offense (65.9 points per game) against a Bluejays defense that sits as the No. 98 at 62.9 PPG. The Salukis have been averaging 45.7% from the field, less than the Bluejays have managed so far this season (51.5% on average).
Defensively, Creighton features the nation's No. 58-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.6 points per game. Southern Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 194 nationally in scoring at home.
Creighton lost its last outing, a 74-69 result against Drake on January 23. They failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point favorite. The Bluejays endured a 74-69 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Wednesday, despite a 21-point effort from Doug McDermott at Knapp Center.
Southern Illinois lost its last outing, a 58-45 result against Northern Iowa on January 23. They failed to cover in that game as a 11-point underdog. The Salukis endured a 58-45 loss at the hands of the Panthers on Wednesday, despite a 11-point effort from Dantiel Daniels at McLeod Center.
Creighton Bluejays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Missouri State are 9-1
After playing Drake are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4
Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Drake are 2-8
After playing Northern Iowa are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
A few Bluejays at Salukis trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Creighton's last 7 games when playing on the road against Southern Illinois
Creighton is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Southern Illinois
Creighton is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Southern Illinois
Creighton is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Southern Illinois's last 7 games when playing at home against Creighton
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Illinois's last 5 games when playing Creighton
Southern Illinois is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Southern Illinois is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Creighton
Creighton home to Missouri State, Wednesday, January 30
Southern Illinois home to Drake, Wednesday, January 30