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Southern Illinois favored by 3 against Drake on Wednesday

Drake BulldogsSouthern Illinois Salukis
Jan 30, 8:05 PM | SIU Arena

Drake Bulldogs vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds

9-11TEAM RECORD8-12

A key college battle sees the visiting Drake Bulldogs travelling to Southern Illinois Wednesday to take on the Salukis.

The Salukis are 8-12 so far on the season, and 8-9 ATS vs. the number. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, are 9-11 and 8-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Southern Illinois go 8-7 and the Bulldogs go 11-4-2 on the totals.

View Drake vs Southern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Southern Illinois sat as 3-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 307 (Salukis) and the No. 271 (Bulldogs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 70-68 result in favor of the Salukis has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Southern Illinois's No. 231-ranked offense, averaging 65.2 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 317 at 74 PPG. The Salukis field goal percentage has averaged 45.3% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.5% per game.

Defensively, Drake features the nation's No. 319-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.8 points per game. Southern Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 242 nationally in scoring at home.

Drake lost its last outing, a 78-72 result against Missouri State on January 27. They failed to cover in that game as a 1-point underdog. Drake got 19 points from Ben Simons but lost anyway, 78-72, to Missouri State on Sunday at JQH Arena.

In their last action, Southern Illinois was an 81-51 loser at home against Creighton. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Southern Illinois was run off the court by the Bluejays on Sunday as Creighton routed them 81-51 at SIU Arena.

Drake Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Indiana State are 7-3
After playing Missouri State are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Illinois State are 4-6
After playing Creighton are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Bulldogs at Salukis trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Drake's last 5 games on the road
Drake is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Southern Illinois
Drake is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Southern Illinois
Drake is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Southern Illinois
Southern Illinois is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Drake
Southern Illinois is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Southern Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Southern Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Drake home to Indiana State, Saturday, February 2
Southern Illinois at Illinois State, Saturday, February 2