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NCAA hoops odds preview - Southern Illinois vs. Clemson

Southern Illinois SalukisClemson Tigers
Dec 23, 3:00 PM | Stan Sheriff Center

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Clemson Tigers Odds

3-6TEAM RECORD6-5

The Clemson Tigers will hit the floor running against the visiting Southern Illinois Salukis Friday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The game is being played at Stan Sheriff Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

Supporters of the Salukis have watched them go 3-6 and 2-5 ATS on the year, while the Tigers are at 6-5 and 2-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Tigers are 1-6, while the Salukis have a 2-5 mark.

View Southern Illinois vs Clemson Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Tigers at No. 74 and the Salukis at No. 325 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 66-57 result in favor of the Tigers.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Clemson has the nation's No. 298-rated offensive output, at 61.5 PPG. The visiting Salukis defense ranks No. 64 allowing on average 61.2 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 43.7% so far, more than the Salukis marksmen have achieved on the year, 36.6% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Southern Illinois owns the country's No. 11-rated mark, allowing 55.7 points per game on the highway. Clemson, on the other hand, rates No. 322 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Southern Illinois, they were an 83-58 loser as they battled Kansas State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 13-point underdog. Southern Illinois was run off the court by the Wildcats on Thursday as Kansas State routed them 83-58 at Stan Sheriff Center.

In their last action, Clemson was a 61-48 loser at home against Texas El Paso. They failed to cover the 8–point spread as favorites. Clemson suffered a 61-48 loss against Texas El Paso on Thursday, getting 13 points from K.J. McDaniels in a losing effort at Stan Sheriff Center.

Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Evansville are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Clemson Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing East Tennessee State are 2-2
After a loss are 7-3

Next up:
Southern Illinois at Evansville, Thursday, December 29
Clemson home to East Tennessee State, Sunday, January 1

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