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Southern Illinois favored by -5 against Loyola of Chicago on Saturday

Loyola of Chicago Ramblers Southern Illinois Salukis
8-13 February 01, 2014, 04:05 | SIU Arena 7-15



The Southern Illinois Salukis host Loyola of Chicago on Saturday, looking to build on their 7-15 mark against the 8-13 Ramblers in college hoops action at SIU Arena.

The Salukis currently sports a 7-15 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-11 ATS. The Ramblers are 8-13 and 7-11-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Salukis produce a 8-11-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Ramblers have gone 8-11 against the number.

View Loyola of Chicago Ramblers vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Loyola of Chicago before tip-off in this one found them as 5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Salukis at No. 210 and the Ramblers at No. 225 heading into this contest.

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Last time out for Loyola of Chicago, they were a 57-45 loser as they battled Wichita State on the road. They covered in the match as a 20.5-point underdog. Loyola of Chicago got 16 points from Milton Doyle but lost anyway, 57-45, to Wichita State on Tuesday at Charles Koch Arena.

In their last action, Southern Illinois was a 79-60 winner at home against Indiana State. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. Southern Illinois earned a 79-60 victory over Indiana State on Wednesday, getting 22 points from Anthony Beane at SIU Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Southern Illinois has the nation's No. 215-rated offensive output, at 67.23 PPG. The visiting Ramblers defense ranks No. 68 allowing on average 66.62 PPG. The Salukis FG% has averaged 46.49% so far, less than the Ramblers marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.95% per game.

A few Ramblers at Salukis trends to consider:
Loyola of Chicago is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Loyola of Chicago is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Loyola of Chicago's last 6 games
Loyola of Chicago is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Southern Illinois is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Southern Illinois is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Illinois's last 5 games at home


Next up:
Loyola of Chicago home to Bradley, Thursday, February 6th
Southern Illinois at Drake, Tuesday, February 4th