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Indiana State Sycamores Visit Southern Illinois Salukis in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Indiana State Sycamores

vs

Southern Illinois Salukis
Saturday, January 10, 2015 4:05 PM ET
SIU Arena

The Southern Illinois Salukis will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the Indiana State Sycamores at SIU Arena on Saturday in NCAA hoops betting.

Indiana State Sycamores vs Southern Illinois Salukis Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Southern Illinois Salukis betting line as -3-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Indiana State Sycamores vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Southern Illinois Salukis sit at 7-9 (6-7 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Indiana State Sycamores are currently 7-8 (6-7 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Southern Illinois is 0-4 OU, and Indiana State is 3-2 OU.

This game puts the Southern Illinois Salukis, most recently No. 161 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Indiana State Sycamores, who rate No. 264 in the latest survey.

How Indiana State Sycamores 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. 239-ranked scoring average of 60.81 PPG, against a Indiana State Sycamores defense rated No. 214 and allowing 69.93 PPG. The Southern Illinois Salukis FG% has averaged 42.09% to date this season, less than the Indiana State Sycamores shooters have managed so far (42.53% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Indiana State got 24 points from Justin Gant en route to a 71-56 victory over Missouri State on Wednesday at Hulman Center.

The Salukis got 13 points from Jordan Caroline, but it was Northern Iowa that prevailed in a 55-39 final on Wednesday at McLeod Center.

Indiana State Sycamores vs Southern Illinois Salukis Betting Odds Trends

Indiana State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Indiana State is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Indiana State is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Indiana State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Southern Illinois
Southern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Southern Illinois is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home
Southern Illinois is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Indiana State
Southern Illinois is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Indiana State

Next Betting Matchups

Indiana State home to Illinois State, Wednesday, January 14th
Southern Illinois at Wichita State, Wednesday, January 14th

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