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Indiana State Sycamores visit Southern Illinois Salukis in NCAA College Basketball Betting

The Southern Illinois Salukis will look to improve on a 16-3 record on Wednesday when they host the Indiana State Sycamores in NCAA basketball betting odds action at SIU Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Southern Illinois Salukis betting line opened as -3.5-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.

Indiana State Sycamores vs Southern Illinois Salukis Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Southern Illinois Salukis are 16-3 so far on the season, and 10-7 ATS vs the number. The Indiana State Sycamores, meanwhile, are 10-8 and 12-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Southern Illinois go 11-6 and the Indiana State Sycamores go 9-8 on betting totals.

The Salukis - Sycamores odds would favor the Sycamores if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Southern Illinois is rated No. 101 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Indiana State is at No. 75.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Southern Illinois has the nation's No. 86-rated offensive output, at 76.89 PPG. The visiting Indiana State Sycamores defense ranks No. 79 allowing on average 67.28 PPG. The Salukis FG% has averaged 47.57% so far, more than the Southern Illinois Sycamores marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.41% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Indiana State was run off the court by the Shockers on Sunday as Wichita State routed them 82-62 at Charles Koch Arena.

The Salukis got 26 points from Anthony Beane, Jr. as Southern Illinois ran past Drake 81-76 on Sunday at Knapp Center.

Betting Trends
  • Indiana State is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Indiana State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana State's last 5 games
  • Indiana State is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Southern Illinois is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Southern Illinois is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Illinois's last 6 games
  • Southern Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Indiana State home to Evansville, Sunday, January 24th
Southern Illinois at Missouri State, Sunday, January 24th