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Fresno State Bulldogs vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds
The Southern Illinois Salukis will try to cover the spread at SIU Arena on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Fresno State Bulldogs in NCAA basketball action.
The Salukis sit at 3-1 (2-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bulldogs are currently 3-2 (4-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Southern Illinois is 1-0 OU, and Fresno State is 0-1 OU.
The Salukis were listed as 3-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 116 (Salukis) and the No. 276 (Bulldogs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 77-64 result in favor of the Salukis has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulldogs rank No. 311 in NCAA Division 1 with 30.6 per game. That compares with Southern Illinois’s No. 119 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Southern Illinois is college basketball's No. 336-ranked team at 3.2 per game, while the Bulldogs rate No. 165 with 6.2 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Fresno State owns the country's No. 31-rated mark, allowing 50.7 points per game on the highway. Southern Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.
Fresno State was a 69-61 loser in their most recent outing at home against Long Beach State. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. Fresno State suffered a 69-61 loss against Long Beach State on Sunday, getting 13 points from Allen Huddleston in a losing effort at Save Mart Center.
Southern Illinois lost its last outing, a 61-51 result against Saint Louis on November 24. They covered in that game as a 12-point underdog. Southern Illinois suffered a 61-51 loss against Saint Louis on Saturday, getting 15 points from Jeff Early in a losing effort at Chaifetz Arena.
Fresno State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Long Beach State are 1-0
After a loss are 4-6
Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Western Kentucky are 5-2
After playing Saint Louis are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8
A few Bulldogs at Salukis trends to consider:
Fresno State is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Southern Illinois is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
Fresno State at Long Beach State, Monday, December 3
Southern Illinois at Western Kentucky, Wednesday, December 5