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Missouri Valley Tournament - Loyola-Chicago Ramblers Face the Southern Illinois Salukis: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers vs Southern Illinois Salukis battle Friday at Scottrade Center as the Salukis look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Southern Illinois Salukis to cover the point spread in this one found them as 3-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Loyola-Chicago Ramblers vs Southern Illinois Salukis Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Southern Illinois Salukis bring a 16-15 record (14-13 ATS) to this tilt against the 18-13 Ramblers, who are 17-10 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Southern Illinois go 14-13 so far and the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers go 17-10.

The Southern Illinois Salukis sit at No. 239 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers sit at No. 71 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Southern Illinois's No. 209-ranked scoring average of 69.52 PPG, against a Loyola-Chicago Ramblers defense rated No. 48 and allowing 67.16 PPG. The Southern Illinois Salukis FG% has averaged 43.76% to date this season, less than the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers shooters have managed so far (49.26% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Clayton Custer scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Ramblers to a win (they lost 72-70 to Southern Illinois at SIU Arena on Saturday).

Betting Trends
  • Loyola-Chicago is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Loyola-Chicago is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of Loyola-Chicago's last 22 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Loyola-Chicago's last 7 games
  • Southern Illinois is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Illinois's last 5 games
  • Southern Illinois is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Loyola-Chicago
  • Southern Illinois is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Loyola-Chicago