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Evansville Purple Aces Favored by -10 Point Spread Against the Southern Illinois Salukis on Saturday

Southern Illinois Salukis

vs

Evansville Purple Aces
Saturday, January 24, 2015 4:00 PM ET
Ford Center

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Southern Illinois Salukis vs Evansville Purple Aces battle Saturday at Ford Center as the Purple Aces look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Evansville Purple Aces Opening Odds and Betting Line

If you were backing the Southern Illinois Salukis in this one, their betting line was listed as 10-point underdogs earlier in the day at 5Dimes.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Evansville Purple Aces Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Evansville Purple Aces sit at 14-5 (10-5-1 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Southern Illinois Salukis are currently 9-11 (9-8 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Evansville is 2-6 OU, and Southern Illinois is 2-6 OU.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Evansville Purple Aces at No. 183 and the Southern Illinois Salukis at No. 192 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

How Southern Illinois Salukis vs Evansville Purple Aces Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Evansville's No. 55 nationally ranked offense (72.37 points per game) against a Southern Illinois Salukis defense that sits as the No. 36 at 60.1 PPG. The Evansville Purple Aces have been averaging 49.85% from the field, more than the Salukis have managed so far this season (42.2% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Anthony Beane scored 16 points leading the Salukis to a 70-59 victory over Bradley at SIU Arena on Wednesday.

The Purple Aces got 13 points from Blake Simmons as Evansville ran past Loyola of Chicago 65-56 on Wednesday at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Evansville Purple Aces Betting Odds Trends

Southern Illinois is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Illinois's last 6 games
Southern Illinois is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Southern Illinois is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Evansville is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Evansville is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Evansville's last 5 games
Evansville is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Illinois home to Northern Iowa, Wednesday, January 28th
Evansville at Indiana State, Tuesday, January 27th

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