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Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars vs Belmont Bruins Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

Vadalabene Center will host Belmont Bruins vs Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars betting line opened as 11.5-point underdogs 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.

Belmont Bruins vs Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars sit at 6-9 (3-10 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Belmont Bruins are currently 11-6 (8-6-2 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is 9-4 OU, and Belmont is 7-9 OU.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 322-ranked Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars and the No. 40-rated Belmont Bruins in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Belmont is ranked No. 201 in NCAA basketball at 34.29 per game. Contrast that with Southern Illinois-Edwardsville's No. 198 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is the No. 144-ranked team in the country at 7.6 per game, while Belmont rates No. 5 at 11.24 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bruins got 19 points from Kevin McClain, but it was Jacksonville State that prevailed in a 64-60 final on Saturday at Curb Event Center.

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville earned a 70-65 victory over Morehead State on Saturday, getting 16 points from Jalen Henry at Ellis Johnson Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Belmont is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Belmont's last 6 games
  • Belmont is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games on the road
  • Belmont is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Southern Illinois-Edwardsville
  • Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
  • Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Belmont

Next Betting Matchups

Belmont at Eastern Illinois, Saturday, January 13th
Southern Illinois-Edwardsville at Tennessee State, Saturday, January 13th