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Indiana State Sycamores host Southern Illinois Salukis in college basketball action

Southern Illinois Salukis Indiana State Sycamores
10-16 February 15, 2014, 01:05 | Hulman Center 19-6



The Indiana State Sycamores will try to cover the spread at Hulman Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Southern Illinois Salukis in NCAA basketball action.

The Salukis will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 12-12 ATS against the number this season, while the Sycamores are 11-12 ATS. Southern Illinois is 10-13-1 on the totals; Indiana State is 10-11.

View Southern Illinois Salukis vs Indiana State Sycamores Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Southern Illinois before tip-off in this one found them as 8.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Sycamores at No. 108 and the Salukis at No. 70 heading into this contest.

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Last time out for Southern Illinois, they were a 78-67 loser as they battled Wichita State on the road. They covered in the match as a 15-point underdog. Southern Illinois got 25 points from Anthony Beane on the way to a 78-67 loss against Wichita State on Tuesday at Charles Koch Arena.

In their last action, Indiana State was a 68-62 winner on the road against Bradley. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Jake Odum scored 27 points for Indiana State on Wednesday, leading the Sycamores to a 68-62 win over Bradley at Carver Arena.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Indiana State's No. 203-rated squad against Southern Illinois's No. 219-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Indiana State rates No. 95 in the country with 6.72 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 246 nationally with 4.38 per match.

A few Salukis at Sycamores trends to consider:
Southern Illinois is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Southern Illinois is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Southern Illinois is 3-19 SU in its last 22 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern Illinois's last 7 games on the road
Indiana State is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Indiana State's last 10 games
Indiana State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Indiana State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home


Next up:
Southern Illinois home to Bradley, Tuesday, February 18th
Indiana State at Evansville, Wednesday, February 19th