Illinois State Redbirds vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds
The Southern Illinois Salukis will try to pay off for their supporters on Sunday when they play host to the Illinois State Redbirds at SIU Arena in NCAA basketball action.
The Redbirds will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 7-8 ATS against the number this season, while the Salukis are 8-6 ATS. Illinois State is 7-6 on the totals; Southern Illinois is 8-4.
The visitors opened as 2-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including . The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 256-ranked Salukis and the No. 139-rated Redbirds in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 77-72 win for the Redbirds on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Redbirds rank No. 172 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.3 per game. That compares with Southern Illinois’s No. 299 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Southern Illinois is college basketball's No. 330-ranked team at 4.1 per game, while the Redbirds rate No. 62 with 7.5 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Illinois State owns the country's No. 235-rated mark, allowing 73 points per game on the highway. Southern Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 143 in scoring at home.
Illinois State lost its last outing, a 74-62 result against Wichita State on January 16. They failed to cover in that game as an 8-point underdog. Illinois State got 22 points from Jackie Carmichael but lost anyway, 74-62, to Wichita State on Wednesday at Charles Koch Arena.
Last time out for Southern Illinois, they were a 69-66 loser as they battled Bradley on the road. They covered in the match as a 6-point underdog. Southern Illinois got 21 points from Desmar Jackson but lost anyway, 69-66, to Bradley on Tuesday at Carver Arena.
Illinois State Redbirds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Indiana State are 4-6
After playing Wichita State are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Northern Iowa are 3-7
After playing Bradley are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
A few Redbirds at Salukis trends to consider:
Illinois State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Illinois State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Illinois State is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Southern Illinois
Southern Illinois is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Illinois State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Illinois's last 5 games
Southern Illinois is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games when playing Illinois State
Southern Illinois is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Illinois State home to Indiana State, Wednesday, January 23
Southern Illinois at Northern Iowa, Wednesday, January 23