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Southern Illinois Salukis vs Louisville Cardinals College Basketball Betting Preview

The Louisville Cardinals will hit the floor running against the away Southern Illinois Salukis Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Louisville Cardinals as -22-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Louisville Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Southern Illinois Salukis have watched them go 5-3 and 3-2 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Louisville Cardinals are at 7-1 and 5-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Louisville Cardinals are 2-5, while the Southern Illinois Salukis have a 3-2 mark.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Louisville Cardinals rated this week at No. 12 and the Southern Illinois Salukis sitting at No. 153.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Louisville's No. 134-ranked scoring average of 75 PPG, against a Southern Illinois Salukis defense rated No. 190 and allowing 74.62 PPG. The Louisville Cardinals FG% has averaged 42.55% to date this season, less than the Southern Illinois Salukis shooters have managed so far (48.12% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Southern Illinois earned a 74-70 victory over Texas Southern on Saturday, getting 18 points from Armon Fletcher at SIU Arena.

The Cardinals grabbed a 79-70 win over the Antelopes on Saturday, behind a 15-point effort from Deng Adel at GCU Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Illinois is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Southern Illinois is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Southern Illinois is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Illinois's last 5 games on the road
  • Louisville is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Louisville is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Louisville's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Illinois home to Sam Houston State, Saturday, December 10th
Louisville at Texas Southern, Saturday, December 10th

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