Southern Illinois Salukis take on Phoenix in NCAA basketball test
Southern Illinois Salukis vs Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix Odds
The Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix will hit the floor running against the visiting Southern Illinois Salukis Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Salukis will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 3-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Phoenix are 4-4 ATS. Southern Illinois is 1-2 against the total, while Wisc-Green Bay is 0-3 versus the number.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Salukis were listed as 5.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Phoenix sit at No. 243 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Salukis sit at No. 71 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Salukis will win this game 76-63.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Wisc-Green Bay's No. 209 nationally ranked offense (66.4 points per game) against a Salukis defense that sits as the No. 30 at 57.5 PPG. The Phoenix have been averaging 40.2% from the field, less than the Salukis have managed so far this season (48.4% on average).
Defensively, Southern Illinois features the nation's No. 23-rated defense on the road, allowing 57.2 points per game. Wisc-Green Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 212 nationally in scoring at home.
Southern Illinois lost its last outing, a 58-57 result against Western Kentucky on December 5. They covered in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. The Salukis endured a 58-57 loss at the hands of the Hilltoppers on Wednesday, despite a 22-point effort from Desmar Jackson at EA Diddle Arena.
Wisc-Green Bay lost its last outing, a 65-54 result against Wisconsin on December 12. They covered in that game as a 18-point underdog. The Phoenix endured a 65-54 loss at the hands of the Badgers on Wednesday, despite a 14-point effort from Keifer Sykes at Kohl Center.
Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Western Kentucky are 3-5
After a loss are 3-7
Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Marquette are 2-2
After playing Wisconsin are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5
A few Salukis at Phoenix trends to consider:
Southern Illinois is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Wisc-Green Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Wisc-Green Bay is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Wisc-Green Bay is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Southern Illinois home to New Orleans, Monday, December 17
Wisc-Green Bay home to Marquette, Wednesday, December 19