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Southern Illinois Salukis vs Indiana State Sycamores Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on SIU Arena Wednesday as the Southern Illinois Salukis look to beat the odds vs the Indiana State Sycamores in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Southern Illinois Salukis in this one found them listed as -1.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Sycamores was expected to move the line.

Indiana State Sycamores vs Southern Illinois Salukis Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Southern Illinois Salukis battles the Indiana State Sycamores, currently sitting with a 6-8 mark (9-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 4-7 for the Southern Illinois Salukis and 9-4 for the Indiana State Sycamores.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Southern Illinois Salukis at No. 173 and the Indiana State Sycamores at No. 207 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Indiana State is ranked No. 131 in NCAA basketball at 37.21 per game. Contrast that with Southern Illinois's No. 242 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Southern Illinois is the No. 244-ranked team in the country at 5.53 per game, while Indiana State rates No. 86 at 8.29 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Indiana State got 22 points from Brenton Scott but lost anyway, 81-75, to Missouri State on Saturday at JQH Arena.

Sean O'Brien scored 16 points leading the Salukis to a 83-69 victory over Drake at SIU Arena on Sunday.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Indiana State home to Illinois State, Saturday, January 7th
Southern Illinois at Missouri State, Saturday, January 7th