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College basketball point spread favors in battle with

Drake BulldogsSouthern Illinois Salukis
10-8January 22, 2014, 08:05 | SIU Arena6-13

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Southern Illinois and Drake on Wednesday, with the host Salukis trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Salukis sit at 6-13 (8-9 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bulldogs are currently 10-8 (8-8 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Southern Illinois is 7-9-1 OU, and Drake is 8-6 OU.

View Drake Bulldogs vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Drake before tip-off in this one found them as 0-point over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

This game puts the Salukis, most recently No. 208 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 181 in the latest survey.

Drake lost its last outing, a 77-63 result against Illinois State on January 18. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. Richard Carter scored 24 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 77-63 to Illinois State at Knapp Center on Saturday).

Southern Illinois was a 66-60 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Bradley. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Desmar Jackson scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Salukis to a win (they lost 66-60 to Bradley at Carver Arena on Friday).

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Southern Illinois's No. 216-ranked offense, averaging 67.53 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 93 at 67.94 PPG. The Salukis field goal percentage has averaged 46.89% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.75% per game.

A few Bulldogs at Salukis trends to consider:
Drake is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Drake is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Drake's last 6 games
Drake is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Southern Illinois is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Southern Illinois is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Illinois's last 6 games
Southern Illinois is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Drake

Next up:
Drake home to Wichita State, Saturday, January 25th
Southern Illinois at Missouri State, Saturday, January 25th