Southern Illinois Salukis vs Evansville Purple Aces Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner
Evansville Purple Aces vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds
Southern Illinois looks to cover the Salukis-Purple Aces pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 9-15 mark when they host Evansville in college basketball wagering action.
The Salukis are 9-15 so far on the season, and 10-11 ATS vs. the number. The Purple Aces, meanwhile, are 14-11 and 12-9-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Southern Illinois go 10-9 and the Purple Aces go 11-6-1 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Salukis - Purple Aces odds would favor the Purple Aces if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Southern Illinois is rated No. 309 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Evansville is at No. 184. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 69-63 win for the Purple Aces.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Purple Aces rank No. 255 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.8 per game. That compares with Southern Illinois’s No. 322 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Southern Illinois is college basketball's No. 321-ranked team at 4.4 per game, while the Purple Aces rate No. 240 with 5.5 per game.
Defensively, Evansville features the nation's No. 174-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.8 points per game. Southern Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 265 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Evansville was an 84-78 winner at home against Drake. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites. Drake was victimized by Colt Ryan for 33 points as the Purple Aces defeated the Bulldogs 84-78 in college hoops action on Sunday.
In their last action, Southern Illinois was a 66-65 loser on the road against Indiana State. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Southern Illinois got 17 points from Jalen Pendleton but lost anyway, 66-65, to Indiana State on Saturday at Hulman Center.
Evansville Purple Aces Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Creighton are 4-6
After playing Drake are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Missouri State are 4-6
After playing Indiana State are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8
A few Purple Aces at Salukis trends to consider:
Evansville is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Evansville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Evansville is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Southern Illinois
Evansville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Southern Illinois
Southern Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Evansville
Southern Illinois is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games when playing Evansville
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Illinois's last 6 games at home
Southern Illinois is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Evansville home to Creighton, Saturday, February 16
Southern Illinois home to Missouri State, Saturday, February 16