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Bulldogs visit Southern Illinois Salukis in college basketball clash

Drake BulldogsSouthern Illinois Salukis
Jan 18, 8:05 PM | SIU Arena

Drake Bulldogs vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds


SIU Arena features an NCAAB clash between the host Southern Illinois Salukis and the visiting Drake Bulldogs in college hoops action on Wednesday.

The Salukis bring a 6-12 record (8-8 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-7 Bulldogs, who are 7-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Southern Illinois go 11-5 so far and the Bulldogs go 7-9.

View Drake vs Southern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Southern Illinois opened as 1.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 296 (Salukis) and the No. 231 (Bulldogs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 70-64 result in favor of the Bulldogs has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Southern Illinois has the nation's No. 222-rated offensive output, at 65.9 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 188 allowing on average 67.4 PPG. The Salukis FG% has averaged 41.4% so far, less than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.7% per game.

Defensively, Drake features the nation's No. 262-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.4 points per game. Southern Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 271 nationally in scoring at home.

Drake was a 77-60 winner in their most recent outing at home against Illinois State. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Drake got 21 points from Ben Simons en route to a 77-60 victory over Illinois State on Sunday at Knapp Center.

Southern Illinois lost its last outing, a 90-71 result against Creighton on January 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 14-point underdog. T.J. Lindsay scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Salukis to a win (they lost 90-71 to Creighton at Qwest Center on Sunday).

Drake Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Northern Iowa are 5-5
After playing Illinois State are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Wichita State are 5-5
After playing Creighton are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Bulldogs at Salukis trends to consider:
Drake is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Southern Illinois
Drake is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Southern Illinois
Drake is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Drake is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Illinois's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Illinois's last 5 games at home
Southern Illinois is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Drake
Southern Illinois is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing Drake

Next up:
Drake at Northern Iowa, Sunday, January 22
Southern Illinois at Wichita State, Saturday, January 21