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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Missouri State Bears Underdogs vs Southern Illinois Salukis

The Southern Illinois Salukis will hit the floor running against the away Missouri State Bears Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Missouri State Bears before tip-off in this one found them as 10-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Missouri State Bears vs Southern Illinois Salukis Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Southern Illinois Salukis sit at 21-9 (14-14 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Missouri State Bears are currently 12-17 (12-15-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Southern Illinois is 15-13 OU, and Missouri State is 18-10 OU.

The Southern Illinois Salukis sit at No. 94 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Missouri State Bears sit at No. 262 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. 125-ranked scoring average of 74.07 PPG, against a Missouri State Bears defense rated No. 164 and allowing 72.76 PPG. The Southern Illinois Salukis FG% has averaged 45.52% to date this season, more than the Missouri State Bears shooters have managed so far (41.44% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bears got 17 points from Camyn Boone as Missouri State ran past Drake 61-52 on Wednesday at JQH Arena.

Southern Illinois was run off the court by the Redbirds on Wednesday as Illinois State routed them 73-50 at Redbird Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Missouri State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Missouri State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Missouri State's last 8 games
  • Missouri State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Southern Illinois is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Southern Illinois is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games
  • Southern Illinois is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Southern Illinois's last 8 games