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Indiana State Sycamores visit Southern Illinois Salukis in NCAAB hoops battle

Indiana State SycamoresSouthern Illinois Salukis
Jan 13, 8:05 PM | SIU Arena

Indiana State Sycamores vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds

11-5TEAM RECORD5-11

A key college battle sees the visiting Sycamores travelling to Southern Illinois Friday to take on the Salukis on Friday.

The Sycamores will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 5-10 ATS against the number this season, while the Salukis are 7-7 ATS. Indiana State is 8-7 on the totals; Southern Illinois is 9-5.

View Indiana State vs Southern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Salukis sit at No. 290 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Sycamores sit at No. 241 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Sycamores will win this game 68-62.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Southern Illinois's No. 238-ranked scoring average of 65.2 PPG, against a Sycamores defense rated No. 84 and allowing 62.9 PPG. The Salukis FG% has averaged 40.9% to date this season, less than the Sycamores shooters have managed so far (42.9% per game).

Defensively, Indiana State features the nation's No. 121-rated defense on the road, allowing 68 points per game. Southern Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 278 nationally in scoring at home.

Indiana State was an 80-78 winner in their most recent outing at home against Evansville. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites. Jake Odum scored 15 points leading the Sycamores to an 80-78 victory over Evansville at Hulman Center on Tuesday.

Southern Illinois was a 77-65 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Missouri State. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as underdogs. Southern Illinois suffered a 77-65 loss against Missouri State on Tuesday, getting 14 points from Kendal Brown-Surles in a losing effort at JQH Arena.

Indiana State Sycamores Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Wichita State are 6-4
After playing Evansville are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Creighton are 7-3
After playing Missouri State are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Sycamores at Salukis trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Southern Illinois
Indiana State is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Southern Illinois
Indiana State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Indiana State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Illinois's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Illinois's last 5 games at home
Southern Illinois is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Indiana State
Southern Illinois is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing Indiana State

Next up:
Indiana State home to Wichita State, Sunday, January 15
Southern Illinois at Creighton, Sunday, January 15

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