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Air Force Falcons Visit Southern Illinois Salukis in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Southern Illinois looks to cover the Salukis-Falcons pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 12-21 mark when they host Air Force in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Southern Illinois Salukis betting line opened as -4-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Air Force Falcons vs Southern Illinois Salukis Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Southern Illinois Salukis are 12-21 so far on the season, and 12-17-1 ATS vs the number. The Air Force Falcons, meanwhile, are 14-17 and 10-16-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Southern Illinois go 10-11 and the Air Force Falcons go 14-8 on betting totals.

The Salukis - Falcons odds would favor the Salukis if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Southern Illinois is rated No. 244 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Air Force is at No. 252.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Air Force Falcons rank No. 242 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 30.03 per game. That compares with Southern Illinois’s No. 231 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Southern Illinois is college basketball's No. 250-ranked team at 4.18 per game, while the Air Force Falcons rate No. 40 with 7.48 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Marek Olesinski scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Falcons to a win (they lost 80-68 to Boise State at Thomas & Mack Center on Thursday).

Southern Illinois got 12 points from Jalen Pendleton but lost anyway, 56-45, to Wichita State on Friday at Scottrade Center.

Betting Trends
  • Air Force is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Air Force is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Air Force's last 5 games
  • Air Force is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Southern Illinois is 3-9-1 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Southern Illinois is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Southern Illinois's last 10 games
  • Southern Illinois is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Air Force home to Tennessee Tech, Monday, November 16th
Southern Illinois at Florida A&M, Sunday, November 15th