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Southern Illinois Salukis Home to Drake Bulldogs in NCAA Basketball Betting

Drake Bulldogs

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Southern Illinois Salukis
Saturday, February 28, 2015 4:00 PM ET
SIU Arena

The Southern Illinois Salukis will look to improve on a 10-20 record on Saturday when they host the Drake Bulldogs in NCAA basketball betting odds action at SIU Arena.

Drake Bulldogs vs Southern Illinois Salukis Opening Odds and Betting Line

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Southern Illinois Salukis as -5.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Drake Bulldogs vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Southern Illinois Salukis battles the Drake Bulldogs, currently sitting with a 9-20 mark (11-14-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 10-8 for the Southern Illinois Salukis and 8-10 for the Drake Bulldogs.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 248 (Southern Illinois) and the No. 227 (Drake) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

How Drake Bulldogs vs Southern Illinois Salukis Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Southern Illinois's No. 244-ranked scoring average of 60.17 PPG, against a Drake Bulldogs defense rated No. 159 and allowing 67.41 PPG. The Southern Illinois Salukis FG% has averaged 41.95% to date this season, less than the Drake Bulldogs shooters have managed so far (45.76% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jacob Enevold Jensen scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 80-75 to Loyola of Chicago at Knapp Center on Wednesday).

The Salukis got 24 points from Anthony Beane, but it was Illinois State that prevailed in a 73-56 final on Wednesday at Redbird Arena.

Drake Bulldogs vs Southern Illinois Salukis Betting Odds Trends

Drake is 9-3-1 ATS in its last 13 games
Drake is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Drake's last 9 games
Drake is 3-11-2 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
Southern Illinois is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Southern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Illinois's last 5 games
Southern Illinois is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home

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