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Chicago State Cougars vs Southern Illinois Salukis Preview

Southern Illinois SalukisChicago State Cougars
2-5November 30, 2013, 03:05 | Jones Convocation Center2-4

The Chicago State Cougars will try to cover the spread at Jones Convocation Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Southern Illinois Salukis in NCAA basketball action.

The Salukis will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 3-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Cougars are 0-1 ATS. Southern Illinois is 2-4 on the totals; Chicago State is 0-1.

View Southern Illinois Salukis vs Chicago State Cougars Odds and Stats.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cougars at No. 333 and the Salukis at No. 175 heading into this contest.

Last time out for Southern Illinois, they were a 59-56 loser as they battled San Diego at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog. Southern Illinois got 23 points from Desmar Jackson but lost anyway, 59-56, to San Diego on Wednesday at Germain Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago State's No. 202 nationally ranked offense (70 points per game) against a Salukis defense that sits as the No. 108 at 69.14 PPG. The Cougars have been averaging 40.72% from the field, less than the Salukis have managed so far this season (46.13% on average).

Next up:
Southern Illinois home to Western Kentucky, Saturday, December 7th
Chicago State at Illinois State, Wednesday, December 4th