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Southern Illinois Salukis vs Drake Bulldogs Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

The Southern Illinois Salukis will try to cover the point spread at SIU Arena on Sunday when they get a visit from the Drake Bulldogs in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Southern Illinois Salukis were listed as -9-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Drake Bulldogs vs Southern Illinois Salukis Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Southern Illinois Salukis battles the Drake Bulldogs, currently sitting with a 3-10 mark (3-7 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 3-7 for the Southern Illinois Salukis and 7-3 for the Drake Bulldogs.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 231-rated Drake Bulldogs taking on the No. 208-rated Southern Illinois Salukis in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Drake Bulldogs rank No. 198 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 35.46 per game. That compares with Southern Illinois’s No. 245 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Southern Illinois is college basketball's No. 244-ranked team at 5.5 per game, while the Drake Bulldogs rate No. 96 with 8.08 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bulldogs got 24 points from De'Antae McMurray as Drake ran past Loyola-Chicago 102-98 on Thursday at Knapp Center.

Southern Illinois got 10 points from Leo Vincent but lost anyway, 60-51, to Bradley on Thursday at Carver Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Drake is 4-18 SU in its last 22 games
  • Drake is 1-6-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Drake is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Drake's last 6 games on the road
  • Southern Illinois is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Southern Illinois is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Southern Illinois is 5-12-2 ATS in its last 19 games when playing Drake
  • Southern Illinois is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Drake

Next Betting Matchups

Drake at Wichita State, Wednesday, January 4th
Southern Illinois at Indiana State, Wednesday, January 4th