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Southern Illinois Salukis visit Indiana State Sycamores in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Southern Illinois SalukisIndiana State Sycamores
Feb 9, 1:05 PM | Hulman Center

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Indiana State Sycamores Odds

9-14TEAM RECORD15-8

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.

View Southern Illinois vs Indiana State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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.

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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

Next up:
Southern Illinois home to Evansville, Wednesday, February 13
Indiana State at Missouri State, Tuesday, February 12