Bradley Braves vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds
Southern Illinois looks to cover the Salukis-Braves pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 7-5 mark when they host Bradley in college basketball wagering action.
The Salukis currently sports a 7-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-4 ATS. The Braves are 9-4 and 7-3-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Salukis produce a 4-3 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Braves have gone 3-4 against the number.
The Salukis were listed as 1-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Salukis - Braves odds would favor the Braves if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Southern Illinois is rated No. 247 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Bradley is at No. 107. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 75-70 win for the Braves.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Southern Illinois's No. 264-rated squad against Bradley's No. 174-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Southern Illinois rates No. 318 in the country with 4.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 303 nationally with 4.5 per match.
Defensively, Bradley features the nation's No. 130-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.4 points per game. Southern Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 121 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Bradley, they were a 67-57 winner as they battled Drake at home. They covered in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. The Braves grabbed a 67-57 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday, behind a 23-point effort from Walt Lemon Jr. at Carver Arena.
In their last action, Southern Illinois was a 70-59 loser on the road against Missouri State. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. The Salukis endured a 70-59 loss at the hands of the Bears on Sunday, despite a 12-point effort from Kendal Brown-Surles at JQH Arena.
Bradley Braves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Wichita State are 5-5
After playing Drake are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Evansville are 3-7
After playing Missouri State are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
A few Braves at Salukis trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Bradley's last 10 games when playing on the road against Southern Illinois
Bradley is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Bradley is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Southern Illinois
Bradley is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Southern Illinois
Southern Illinois is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Bradley
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Southern Illinois's last 11 games when playing Bradley
Southern Illinois is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing Bradley
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Southern Illinois's last 10 games when playing at home against Bradley
Bradley home to Wichita State, Sunday, January 6
Southern Illinois at Evansville, Saturday, January 5