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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Southern Illinois Salukis Over Bradley Braves

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on SIU Arena Wednesday as the Southern Illinois Salukis look to beat the odds vs the Bradley Braves in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Southern Illinois Salukis betting line as -19.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Bradley Braves vs Southern Illinois Salukis Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Southern Illinois Salukis battles the Bradley Braves, currently sitting with a 4-23 mark (11-14 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 14-11 for the Southern Illinois Salukis and 9-16 for the Bradley Braves.

This game puts the Southern Illinois Salukis, most recently No. 65 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bradley Braves, who rate No. 283 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Southern Illinois's No. 109 nationally ranked offense (75.19 points per game) against a Bradley Braves defense that sits as the No. 103 at 69.59 PPG. The Southern Illinois Salukis have been averaging 46.58% from the field, more than the Braves have managed so far this season (37.12% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Ronnie Suggs scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Braves to a win (they lost 75-60 to Illinois State at Redbird Arena on Sunday).

The Salukis used a 31-point performance from Anthony Beane, Jr. to help Southern Illinois smack Drake 75-60 on Saturday at SIU Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Bradley is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Bradley is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Bradley's last 12 games
  • Bradley is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Southern Illinois is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Southern Illinois is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
  • Southern Illinois is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Illinois's last 5 games

Next Betting Matchups

Bradley home to Drake, Saturday, February 20th
Southern Illinois at Evansville, Saturday, February 20th