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Loyola of Chicago Ramblers vs Southern Illinois Salukis College Basketball Betting Preview

The Southern Illinois Salukis hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Loyola of Chicago Ramblers pay a visit to SIU Arena on the college basketball betting odds menu.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Loyola of Chicago Ramblers before tip-off in this one found them as 8.5-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Loyola of Chicago Ramblers vs Southern Illinois Salukis Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Southern Illinois Salukis bring a 18-6 record (12-10 ATS) to this tilt against the 10-13 Ramblers, who are 7-15 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Southern Illinois go 13-9 so far and the Loyola of Chicago Ramblers go 11-11.

The Salukis - Ramblers odds would favor the Salukis if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Southern Illinois is rated No. 115 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Loyola of Chicago is at No. 239.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Southern Illinois has the nation's No. 107-rated offensive output, at 75.46 PPG. The visiting Loyola of Chicago Ramblers defense ranks No. 38 allowing on average 65.7 PPG. The Salukis FG% has averaged 46.25% so far, more than the Southern Illinois Ramblers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.39% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Ramblers got 15 points from Montel James, but it was Illinois State that prevailed in a 78-70 final on Wednesday at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

Southern Illinois was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Wichita State and falling by a 76-55 score at Charles Koch Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Loyola of Chicago is 6-13 ATS in its last 19 games
  • Loyola of Chicago is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Loyola of Chicago's last 5 games
  • Loyola of Chicago is 16-7 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
  • Southern Illinois is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games
  • Southern Illinois is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Southern Illinois is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Illinois's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Loyola of Chicago at Bradley, Wednesday, February 10th
Southern Illinois at Indiana State, Wednesday, February 10th