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Illinois State Redbirds Favored by -4 Point Spread Against the Southern Illinois Salukis on Saturday

Illinois State Redbirds

vs

Southern Illinois Salukis
Saturday, February 07, 2015 2:00 PM ET
SIU Arena

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on SIU Arena Saturday as the Southern Illinois Salukis look to beat the odds vs the Illinois State Redbirds in NCAA hoops betting action.

Illinois State Redbirds vs Southern Illinois Salukis Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to side with the Southern Illinois Salukis to cover the point spread in this one found them as 4-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Illinois State Redbirds vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 9-15 and 9-12 ATS Southern Illinois Salukis will face the 15-8 Illinois State Redbirds, who own a 11-10-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Southern Illinois Salukis are 4-8 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Illinois State Redbirds are 7-9.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 197 (Southern Illinois) and the No. 5 (Illinois State) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

How Illinois State Redbirds vs Southern Illinois Salukis Stats Matchup

The game also pits Southern Illinois's No. 247-ranked offense, averaging 59.92 PPG, against a Redbirds defense that ranks No. 59 at 61.74 PPG. The Salukis field goal percentage has averaged 41.86% so far, less than the Redbirds marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.87% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Redbirds and Purple Aces didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Evansville was handed a 77-51 defeat on Tuesday at Redbird Arena.

Anthony Beane scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Salukis to a win (they lost 63-61 to Drake at Knapp Center on Wednesday).

Illinois State Redbirds vs Southern Illinois Salukis Betting Odds Trends

Illinois State is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Illinois State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Illinois State's last 5 games
Illinois State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Southern Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Southern Illinois is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games
Southern Illinois is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Southern Illinois is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois State at Northern Iowa, Wednesday, February 11th
Southern Illinois at Loyola of Chicago, Wednesday, February 11th

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