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NCAA Basketball Odds: Evansville Purple Aces vs Southern Illinois Salukis

SIU Arena will host Evansville Purple Aces vs Southern Illinois Salukis action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Southern Illinois Salukis betting line opened as -6-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Evansville Purple Aces vs Southern Illinois Salukis Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Southern Illinois Salukis battles the Evansville Purple Aces, currently sitting with a 10-5 mark (7-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 4-6 for the Southern Illinois Salukis and 4-7 for the Evansville Purple Aces.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 198-ranked Southern Illinois Salukis and the No. 261-rated Evansville Purple Aces in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Evansville Purple Aces rank No. 238 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 32.93 per game. That compares with Southern Illinois’s No. 181 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Southern Illinois is college basketball's No. 216-ranked team at 6.47 per game, while the Evansville Purple Aces rate No. 233 with 6.13 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Evansville got 20 points from Ryan Taylor but lost anyway, 66-59, to Loyola-Chicago on Saturday at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

The Salukis got 15 points from Armon Fletcher, but it was Drake that prevailed in a 70-67 final on Sunday at SIU Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Evansville is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
  • Evansville is 7-15-1 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
  • Evansville is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Evansville's last 10 games on the road
  • Southern Illinois is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Southern Illinois is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • Southern Illinois is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Evansville
  • Southern Illinois is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Evansville

Next Betting Matchups

Evansville home to Bradley, Saturday, January 6th
Southern Illinois at Valparaiso, Saturday, January 6th