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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Belmont Bruins in Battle with SIU Edwardsville Cougars

SIU Edwardsville Cougars

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Belmont Bruins
Wednesday, January 07, 2015 9:00 PM ET
Curb Event Center

College basketball betting interest will be high on Wednesday when the Cougars of SIU Edwardsville hit the hard court against the Bruins of Belmont.

SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Belmont Bruins Opening Odds and Betting Line

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Belmont Bruins as -10.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting linemay have moved, check for updates

SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Belmont Bruins Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Belmont Bruins are 9-5 so far on the season, and 4-8 ATS vs the number. The SIU Edwardsville Cougars, meanwhile, are 6-7 and 5-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Belmont go 2-2 and the SIU Edwardsville Cougars go 2-1 on betting totals.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Belmont Bruins rated this week at No. 127 and the SIU Edwardsville Cougars sitting at No. 254.

How SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Belmont Bruins Stats Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Belmont has the nation's No. 65-rated offensive output, at 72.43 PPG. The visiting SIU Edwardsville Cougars defense ranks No. 172 allowing on average 67.23 PPG. The Bruins FG% has averaged 45.78% so far, less than the Belmont Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.22% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Cougars and Golden Eagles didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Tennessee Tech was handed a 85-62 defeat on Saturday at Vadalabene Center.

The Bruins got 25 points from Craig Bradshaw as Belmont ran past SE Missouri State 78-77 on Thursday at Curb Event Center.

SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Belmont Bruins Betting Odds Trends

SIU Edwardsville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
SIU Edwardsville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Belmont is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Belmont is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
Belmont is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Belmont is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

SIU Edwardsville home to Tennessee State, Saturday, January 10th
Belmont at Eastern Illinois, Saturday, January 10th

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