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Southern Illinois Salukis host Illinois State Redbirds in college basketball action

Illinois State RedbirdsSouthern Illinois Salukis
Jan 1, 3:00 PM | SIU Arena

Illinois State Redbirds vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds

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Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Sunday when the Southern Illinois Salukis try to run the Redbirds off the court at SIU Arena in college hoops action.

The Salukis sit at 3-9 (4-6 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Redbirds are currently 9-3 (5-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Southern Illinois is 5-5 OU, and Illinois State is 4-4 OU.

View Illinois State vs Southern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Redbirds are listed as 3-point favorites at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Salukis, most recently No. 304 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Redbirds, who rate No. 191 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 75-59 victory for the Redbirds.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Southern Illinois's No. 290-ranked offense, averaging 62.1 PPG, against a Redbirds defense that ranks No. 17 at 57.2 PPG. The Salukis field goal percentage has averaged 37.9% so far, less than the Redbirds marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.2% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Illinois State owns the country's No. 57-rated mark, allowing 63.7 points per game on the highway. Southern Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 316 in scoring at home.

Illinois State was a 65-61 winner in their most recent outing at home against Northern Iowa. They covered the 1–point spread as underdogs. Illinois State earned a 65-61 victory over Northern Iowa on Thursday, getting 19 points from Jackie Carmichael at Redbird Arena.

Southern Illinois was a 78-60 loser in its last match on the road against Evansville. They failed to cover the 4.5–point spread as underdogs. The Salukis endured a 78-60 loss at the hands of the Purple Aces on Thursday, despite a 20-point effort from Mamadou Seck at Ford Center.

Illinois State Redbirds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Missouri State are 6-4
After playing Northern Iowa are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Bradley are 7-3
After playing Evansville are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Redbirds at Salukis trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Illinois State's last 14 games on the road
Illinois State is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Southern Illinois
Illinois State is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Illinois's last 5 games
Southern Illinois is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Illinois State
Southern Illinois is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games when playing Illinois State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Illinois's last 6 games when playing Illinois State

Next up:
Illinois State at Missouri State, Wednesday, January 4
Southern Illinois at Bradley, Wednesday, January 4

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