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Southern Illinois favored by 6.5 against Western Kentucky on Wednesday

Western Kentucky HilltoppersSouthern Illinois Salukis
Dec 7, 8:05 PM | SIU Arena

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds

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The Salukis will be trying to slam the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Wednesday when the teams tip off at SIU Arena in college betting action.

The Salukis sport records of 1-3 and 0-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Hilltoppers have 3-6 and 2-6 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-2 for the Salukis and 1-7 for the Hilltoppers.

View Western Kentucky vs Southern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Salukis in this one, they're listed as 6.5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Salukis rated this week at No. 319 and the Hilltoppers sitting at No. 203. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 58-53 result in favor of the Salukis.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Southern Illinois's No. 313 nationally ranked offense (58.8 points per game) against a Hilltoppers defense that sits as the No. 143 at 65.4 PPG. The Salukis have been averaging 36.2% from the field, less than the Hilltoppers have managed so far this season (36.7% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Western Kentucky owns the country's No. 204-rated mark, allowing 72.5 points per game on the highway. Southern Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 320 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Western Kentucky was a 60-53 winner at home against Bowling Green. They covered the 4.5–point spread as underdogs. The Hilltoppers grabbed a 60-53 win over the Falcons on Sunday, behind a 13-point effort from George Fant at EA Diddle Arena.

Last time out for Southern Illinois, they were a 73-57 winner as they battled Chicago State at home. Southern Illinois earned a 73-57 victory over Chicago State on Friday, getting 19 points from Diamond Taylor at SIU Arena.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing IUPUI are 1-0
After playing Bowling Green are 1-0
After a win are 3-7

Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Western Michigan are 0-3
After playing Chicago State are 1-0
After a win are 2-8

A few Hilltoppers at Salukis trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Western Kentucky's last 7 games on the road
Western Kentucky is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Southern Illinois is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Western Kentucky
Southern Illinois is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
Southern Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Western Kentucky at IUPUI, Saturday, December 10
Southern Illinois at Western Michigan, Sunday, December 11

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