Indiana State Sycamores vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Indiana State Sycamores travelling to Southern Illinois Saturday to take on the Salukis.
This season, the Salukis are 7-8 overall and 6-6 ATS ATS, while the Sycamores are 10-5 and 9-3 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Southern Illinois boasts a 6-4 on the OU, and Indiana State is 7-4.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Southern Illinois Salukis as 1-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Salukis, most recently No. 273 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Sycamores, who rate No. 68 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 71-69 victory for the Salukis.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Southern Illinois's No. 187-ranked scoring average of 67.3 PPG, against a Sycamores defense rated No. 163 and allowing 65.8 PPG. The Salukis FG% has averaged 45.8% to date this season, more than the Sycamores shooters have managed so far (42.7% per game).
Defensively, Indiana State features the nation's No. 82-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.4 points per game. Southern Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 173 nationally in scoring at home.
Indiana State was a 68-53 winner in their most recent outing at home against Bradley. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. The Sycamores grabbed a 68-53 win over the Braves on Wednesday, behind a 13-point effort from Justin Gant at Hulman Center.
Southern Illinois lost its last outing, an 82-76 result against Wichita State on January 9. They covered in that game as a 14.5-point underdog. Southern Illinois got 28 points from Desmar Jackson on the way to an 82-76 loss against Wichita State on Wednesday at Charles Koch Arena.
Indiana State Sycamores Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Missouri State are 3-7
After playing Bradley are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Bradley are 6-4
After playing Wichita State are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
A few Sycamores at Salukis trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Southern Illinois
Indiana State is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Indiana State is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Southern Illinois
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Illinois's last 5 games when playing Indiana State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Illinois's last 5 games when playing at home against Indiana State
Southern Illinois is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Indiana State
Southern Illinois is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games when playing Indiana State
Indiana State home to Missouri State, Wednesday, January 16
Southern Illinois at Bradley, Tuesday, January 15