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Illinois State Redbirds vs Southern Illinois Salukis Betting Preview

Southern Illinois SalukisIllinois State Redbirds
Jan 28, 4:05 PM | Redbird Arena

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Illinois State Redbirds Odds

7-14TEAM RECORD13-8

Redbird Arena will host Redbirds vs. Salukis action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Redbirds are 13-8 so far on the season, and 9-8 ATS vs. the number. The Salukis, meanwhile, are 7-14 and 9-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Illinois State go 11-6 and the Salukis go 12-7 on the totals.

View Southern Illinois vs Illinois State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 9-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Redbirds sit at No. 125 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Salukis sit at No. 310 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Redbirds will win this game 73-62.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Salukis is ranked No. 223 in NCAA hoops at 34 per game. Contrast that with Illinois State’s No. 187 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Illinois State is the No. 19-ranked team in the country at 8.4 per game, while Southern Illinois rates No. 323 at 4.4 per game.

Defensively, Southern Illinois features the nation's No. 246-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.2 points per game. Illinois State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 160 nationally in scoring at home.

Southern Illinois won its last outing, a 77-60 result against Bradley on January 24. They covered in that game as a 7-point favorite. Southern Illinois earned a 77-60 victory over Bradley on Tuesday, getting 15 points from Dantiel Daniels at SIU Arena.

Last time out for Illinois State, they were a 76-69 winner as they battled Missouri State at home. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. Jackie Carmichael scored 26 points and added 16 rebounds for a double-double, leading Illinois State over Missouri State, 76-69, on Wednesday at Redbird Arena.

Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Northern Iowa are 5-5
After playing Bradley are 3-7
After a win are 2-8

Illinois State Redbirds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Creighton are 6-4
After playing Missouri State are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Salukis at Redbirds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Southern Illinois's last 7 games on the road
Southern Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Southern Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Illinois State
Southern Illinois is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Illinois State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois State's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Illinois State's last 11 games
Illinois State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Southern Illinois

Next up:
Southern Illinois at Northern Iowa, Tuesday, January 31
Illinois State at Creighton, Wednesday, February 1

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