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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Bradley Braves Underdogs vs Southern Illinois Salukis

SIU Arena will host Bradley Braves vs Southern Illinois Salukis action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Southern Illinois Salukis to cover the point spread in this one found them as -9-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Bradley Braves vs Southern Illinois Salukis Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 12-11 and 9-10 ATS Southern Illinois Salukis will face the 8-15 Bradley Braves, who own a 9-12 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Southern Illinois Salukis are 9-10 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Bradley Braves are 11-10.

The Southern Illinois Salukis sit at No. 144 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bradley Braves sit at No. 302 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Southern Illinois's No. 196-ranked scoring average of 70.96 PPG, against a Bradley Braves defense rated No. 127 and allowing 71.22 PPG. The Southern Illinois Salukis FG% has averaged 43.85% to date this season, more than the Bradley Braves shooters have managed so far (42.38% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Braves endured a 64-49 loss at the hands of the Shockers on Sunday, despite a 18-point effort from Darrell Brown at Carver Arena.

Southern Illinois earned a 85-84 victory over Missouri State on Saturday, getting 24 points from Sean O'Brien at SIU Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Bradley is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Bradley is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Bradley's last 9 games
  • Bradley is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Southern Illinois is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Southern Illinois is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Southern Illinois's last 9 games
  • Southern Illinois is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Bradley home to Drake, Saturday, February 4th
Southern Illinois at Loyola-Chicago, Saturday, February 4th