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Southern Illinois Salukis take on Braves in NCAA basketball test

Southern Illinois SalukisBradley Braves
Jan 15, 8:00 PM | Carver Arena

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Bradley Braves Odds

8-8TEAM RECORD10-7

The Bradley Braves will try to cover the spread at Carver Arena on Tuesday when they get a visit from the Southern Illinois Salukis in NCAA basketball action.

The Braves sport records of 10-7 and 8-6-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Salukis have 8-8 and 7-6 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-6 for the Braves and 7-4 for the Salukis.

View Southern Illinois vs Bradley Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Salukis were listed as 6.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 176-rated Braves and the No. 256-ranked Salukis, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 71-68 result in favor of the Braves.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Bradley has the nation's No. 176-rated offensive output, at 68.1 PPG. The visiting Salukis defense ranks No. 165 allowing on average 65.7 PPG. The Braves FG% has averaged 43.9% so far, less than the Salukis marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.5% per game.

Defensively, Southern Illinois features the nation's No. 95-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.9 points per game. Bradley, meanwhile, comes in at No. 187 nationally in scoring at home.

Southern Illinois won its last outing, a 76-71 result against Indiana State on January 12. They covered in that game as a 1-point favorite. The Sycamores were burned for 29 points by Desmar Jackson on Saturday as the Salukis put another game in the win column, 76-71, at SIU Arena.

Bradley was an 84-53 loser in its last match on the road against Northern Iowa. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. Bradley was run off the court by the Panthers on Saturday as Northern Iowa routed them 84-53 at McLeod Center.

Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Illinois State are 5-5
After playing Indiana State are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

Bradley Braves Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Missouri State are 6-4
After playing Northern Iowa are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

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

Next up:
Southern Illinois home to Illinois State, Sunday, January 20
Bradley home to Missouri State, Saturday, January 19