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Southern Illinois Salukis vs Cougars College Hoops Game Preview

Southern Illinois SalukisSIU Edwardsville Cougars
Nov 20, 8:00 PM | Vadalabene Center

Southern Illinois Salukis vs SIU Edwardsville Cougars Odds

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Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Southern Illinois when they take on the SIU Edwardsville Cougars on Tuesday in college hoops betting action.

The Cougars are 1-1 so far on the season, and 2-0 ATS vs. the number. The Salukis, meanwhile, are 2-0 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen SIU Edwardsville go 1-0 and the Salukis go 0-0 on the totals.

View Southern Illinois vs SIU Edwardsville Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cougars sit at No. 295 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Salukis sit at No. 322 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Salukis will win this game 97-68.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and SIU Edwardsville has the nation's No. 227-rated offensive output, at 65.5 PPG. The visiting Salukis defense ranks No. 66 allowing on average 58.5 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 38.2% so far, less than the Salukis marksmen have achieved on the year, 58.5% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Southern Illinois owns the country's No. 86-rated mark, allowing 55 points per game on the highway. SIU Edwardsville, on the other hand, rates No. 277 in scoring at home.

Southern Illinois was a 100-62 winner in their most recent outing at home against Benedictine Springfield. The battle between the Salukis and Bulldogs didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Benedictine Springfield was handed a 100-62 defeat on Saturday at SIU Arena.

Last time out for SIU Edwardsville, they were a 62-50 winner as they battled Western Illinois at home. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. SIU Edwardsville got 26 points from Jerome Jones en route to a 62-50 victory over Western Illinois on Wednesday at Vadalabene Center.

Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Saint Louis are 8-2
After a win are 3-7

SIU Edwardsville Cougars Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 1-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Salukis at Cougars trends to consider:
Southern Illinois is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
SIU Edwardsville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
SIU Edwardsville is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Southern Illinois at Saint Louis, Saturday, November 24
SIU Edwardsville at Texas-Pan American, Saturday, November 24