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Southern Illinois SalukisBradley Braves
Jan 4, 8:00 PM | Carver Arena

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Bradley Braves Odds

4-9TEAM RECORD5-9

Southern Illinois pays a visit to Bradley on Wednesday, hoping to send the Braves to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Carver Arena.

The Braves sport records of 5-9 and 5-7 ATS heading into this battle, while the Salukis have 4-9 and 5-6 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-5 for the Braves and 6-5 for the Salukis.

View Southern Illinois vs Bradley Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Braves in this one, they're listed as 3.5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Braves - Salukis odds would favor the Braves if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Bradley is rated No. 225 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Southern Illinois is at No. 292. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 63-60 win for the Salukis.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Salukis rank No. 186 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.2 per game. That compares with Bradley’s No. 181 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Bradley is college basketball's No. 338-ranked team at 3.8 per game, while the Salukis rate No. 324 with 4.2 per game.

Defensively, Southern Illinois features the nation's No. 137-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.2 points per game. Bradley, meanwhile, comes in at No. 302 nationally in scoring at home.

Southern Illinois won its last outing, an 86-71 result against Illinois State on January 1. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog. Treg Setty scored 20 points leading the Salukis to an 86-71 victory over Illinois State at SIU Arena on Sunday.

Bradley was a 77-66 loser in its last match on the road against Indiana State. They covered the 12–point spread as underdogs. The Braves endured a 77-66 loss at the hands of the Sycamores on Saturday, despite an 18 -point effort from Taylor Brown at Hulman Center.

Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Wichita State are 5-5
After playing Illinois State are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

Bradley Braves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Creighton are 3-7
After playing Indiana State are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Salukis at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Illinois's last 5 games when playing on the road against Bradley
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Southern Illinois's last 12 games on the road
Southern Illinois is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Bradley's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Bradley's last 5 games when playing at home against Southern Illinois
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Bradley's last 9 games when playing Southern Illinois
Bradley is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games when playing Southern Illinois

Next up:
Southern Illinois home to Wichita State, Saturday, January 7
Bradley home to Creighton, Saturday, January 7

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