Missouri State Bears take on Salukis in NCAA basketball test
Missouri State Bears vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Southern Illinois and Missouri State on Saturday, with the host Salukis trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Salukis currently sports a 10-15 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-11 ATS. The Bears are 8-18 and 13-8 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Salukis produce a 10-10 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bears have gone 10-7-1 against the number.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Bears were listed as 4.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Salukis, most recently No. 309 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bears, who rate No. 280 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 62-59 victory for the Salukis.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bears is ranked No. 324 in NCAA hoops at 30.3 per game. Contrast that with Southern Illinois’s No. 319 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Southern Illinois is the No. 319-ranked team in the country at 4.5 per game, while Missouri State rates No. 224 at 5.7 per game.
Defensively, Missouri State features the nation's No. 118-rated defense on the road, allowing 67 points per game. Southern Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 271 nationally in scoring at home.
Missouri State won its last outing, a 67-65 result against Indiana State on February 12. They covered in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. Marcus Marshall scored 19 points leading the Bears to a 67-65 victory over Indiana State at JQH Arena on Tuesday.
Last time out for Southern Illinois, they were a 65-56 winner as they battled Evansville at home. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point underdog. Jeff Early scored 14 points leading the Salukis to a 65-56 victory over Evansville at SIU Arena on Wednesday.
Missouri State Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Northern Iowa are 7-3
After playing Indiana State are 5-5
After a win are 3-7
Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Creighton are 6-4
After playing Evansville are 1-9
After a win are 3-7
A few Bears at Salukis trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Missouri State's last 7 games when playing on the road against Southern Illinois
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Missouri State's last 6 games on the road
Missouri State is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Southern Illinois
Missouri State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Southern Illinois
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Southern Illinois's last 7 games when playing at home against Missouri State
The total has gone UNDER 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 Missouri State
Southern Illinois is 10-3-1 ATS in its last 14 games when playing Missouri State
Missouri State home to Northern Iowa, Tuesday, February 19
Southern Illinois at Creighton, Tuesday, February 19