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Indiana State Sycamores host Southern Illinois Salukis in college basketball action

Southern Illinois SalukisIndiana State Sycamores
10-16February 15, 2014, 01:05 | Hulman Center19-6

The Indiana State Sycamores will try to cover the spread at Hulman 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 12-12 ATS against the number this season, while the Sycamores are 11-12 ATS. Southern Illinois is 10-13-1 on the totals; Indiana State is 10-11.

View Southern Illinois Salukis vs Indiana State Sycamores Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Southern Illinois before tip-off in this one found them as 8.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Sycamores at No. 108 and the Salukis at No. 70 heading into this contest.

Last time out for Southern Illinois, they were a 78-67 loser as they battled Wichita State on the road. They covered in the match as a 15-point underdog. Southern Illinois got 25 points from Anthony Beane on the way to a 78-67 loss against Wichita State on Tuesday at Charles Koch Arena.

In their last action, Indiana State was a 68-62 winner on the road against Bradley. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Jake Odum scored 27 points for Indiana State on Wednesday, leading the Sycamores to a 68-62 win over Bradley at Carver Arena.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Indiana State's No. 203-rated squad against Southern Illinois's No. 219-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Indiana State rates No. 95 in the country with 6.72 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 246 nationally with 4.38 per match.

A few Salukis at Sycamores trends to consider:
Southern Illinois is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Southern Illinois is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Southern Illinois is 3-19 SU in its last 22 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern Illinois's last 7 games on the road
Indiana State is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Indiana State's last 10 games
Indiana State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Indiana State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Southern Illinois home to Bradley, Tuesday, February 18th
Indiana State at Evansville, Wednesday, February 19th