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Missouri Valley Tournament - Southern Illinois Salukis take on Bears in NCAA Basketball Betting

Southern Illinois Salukis

vs

Missouri State Bears
Thursday, March 05, 2015 7:05 PM ET
Scottrade Center

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Southern Illinois when they take on the Missouri State Bears on Thursday in college basketball betting odds action.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Missouri State Bears Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Southern Illinois Salukis were listed as -1.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Missouri State Bears Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Missouri State Bears are 11-19 so far on the season, and 11-16-2 ATS vs the number. The Southern Illinois Salukis, meanwhile, are 11-20 and 10-17-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Missouri State go 6-13 and the Southern Illinois Salukis go 10-9 on betting totals.

This game puts the Missouri State Bears, most recently No. 322 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Southern Illinois Salukis, who rate No. 248 in the latest survey.

How Southern Illinois Salukis vs Missouri State Bears Stats Matchup

The game also pits Missouri State's No. 244-ranked offense, averaging 60.07 PPG, against a Salukis defense that ranks No. 65 at 62.58 PPG. The Bears field goal percentage has averaged 40.67% so far, less than the Salukis marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.27% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Salukis got 17 points from Anthony Beane as Southern Illinois ran past Drake 63-57 on Saturday at SIU Arena.

The Bears got 14 points from Austin Ruder, but it was Loyola of Chicago that prevailed in a 65-51 final on Saturday at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Missouri State Bears Betting Odds Trends

Southern Illinois is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Southern Illinois is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Southern Illinois's last 8 games
Southern Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Missouri State
Missouri State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Missouri State is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Missouri State's last 6 games
Missouri State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Southern Illinois

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