Southern Illinois Salukis visit Indiana State Sycamores in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Southern Illinois Salukis vs Indiana State Sycamores Odds
The Indiana State Sycamores host Southern Illinois on Saturday, looking to build on their 15-8 mark against the 9-14 Salukis in college hoops action at Hulman Center.
Supporters of the Salukis have watched them go 9-14 and 9-11 ATS on the year, while the Sycamores are at 15-8 and 13-6-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Sycamores are 10-9, while the Salukis have a 9-9 mark.
The Salukis were listed as 10.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Sycamores rated this week at No. 79 and the Salukis sitting at No. 310. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 69-63 result in favor of the Sycamores.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Indiana State's No. 161 nationally ranked offense (68 points per game) against a Salukis defense that sits as the No. 186 at 66.7 PPG. The Sycamores have been averaging 44.5% from the field, more than the Salukis have managed so far this season (44.1% on average).
Defensively, Southern Illinois features the nation's No. 122-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.8 points per game. Indiana State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 155 nationally in scoring at home.
Southern Illinois won its last outing, a 64-62 result against Wichita State on February 5. They covered in that game as a 10-point underdog. Southern Illinois got 14 points from T.J. Lindsay en route to a 64-62 victory over Wichita State on Tuesday at SIU Arena.
Indiana State was a 76-57 winner in their most recent outing at home against Creighton. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. The Sycamores grabbed a 76-57 win over the Bluejays on Wednesday, behind a 22-point effort from Jake Odum at Hulman Center.
Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Evansville are 3-7
After playing Wichita State are 5-5
After a win are 3-7
Indiana State Sycamores Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Missouri State are 3-7
After playing Creighton are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
A few Salukis at Sycamores trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Southern Illinois's last 9 games when playing on the road against Indiana State
Southern Illinois is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Southern Illinois is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Indiana State
Southern Illinois is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Indiana State
Indiana State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Indiana State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Southern Illinois
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana State's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana State's last 6 games when playing Southern Illinois
Southern Illinois home to Evansville, Wednesday, February 13
Indiana State at Missouri State, Tuesday, February 12