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Southern Illinois Salukis home to New Orleans Privateers in NCAA Basketball betting action

New Orleans PrivateersSouthern Illinois Salukis
Dec 17, 8:05 PM | SIU Arena

New Orleans Privateers vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds

3-5TEAM RECORD5-2

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Monday when the Privateers of New Orleans hit the hard court against the Salukis of Southern Illinois.

The Salukis bring a 5-2 record (4-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 3-5 Privateers, who are 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Southern Illinois go 2-2 so far and the Privateers go 0-0.

View New Orleans vs Southern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 71 (Salukis) and the No. 292 (Privateers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 78-67 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. 167-ranked offense, averaging 68.6 PPG, against a Privateers defense that ranks No. 316 at 75.1 PPG. The Salukis field goal percentage has averaged 48.2% so far, more than the Privateers marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.3% per game.

Defensively, New Orleans features the nation's No. 347-rated defense on the road, allowing 90 points per game. Southern Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 82 nationally in scoring at home.

New Orleans was a 79-76 winner in its last match at home against Nicholls State. The Privateers got 13 points from Corey Blake as New Orleans ran past Nicholls State 79-76 on Wednesday at UNO Lakefront Arena.

Southern Illinois was a 72-70 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Wisc-Green Bay. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. The Salukis grabbed a 72-70 win over the Phoenix on Saturday, behind a 14-point effort from T.J. Lindsay at Resch Center.

Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
After playing Wisc-Green Bay are 0-1
After a win are 3-7

A few Privateers at Salukis trends to consider:
Southern Illinois is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Southern Illinois is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games

Next up:
New Orleans at SE Missouri State, Wednesday, December 19
Southern Illinois home to UC Davis, Thursday, December 20

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