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Missouri State Bears Visit Southern Illinois Salukis in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

SIU Arena will host Missouri State Bears vs Southern Illinois Salukis action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Missouri State Bears opened as 0-point in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Missouri State Bears vs Southern Illinois Salukis Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Southern Illinois Salukis are 11-11 so far on the season, and 9-9 ATS vs the number. The Missouri State Bears, meanwhile, are 14-8 and 8-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Southern Illinois go 8-10 and the Missouri State Bears go 13-6 on betting totals.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Southern Illinois Salukis rated this week at No. 135 and the Missouri State Bears sitting at No. 69.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Southern Illinois's No. 229-rated squad against Missouri State's No. 102-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Southern Illinois rates No. 239 in the country with 5.64 per game, while their foes tonight, the Missouri State Bears rank No. 65 nationally with 8.5 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Missouri State suffered a 72-71 loss against Drake on Tuesday, getting 17 points from Alize Johnson in a losing effort at JQH Arena.

Southern Illinois was crushed on Tuesday, getting blown out by Wichita State and falling by a 87-45 score at Charles Koch Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Missouri State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Missouri State's last 9 games
  • Missouri State is 4-8-1 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Missouri State is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • Southern Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Southern Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Southern Illinois is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Southern Illinois is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Missouri State home to Loyola-Chicago, Tuesday, January 31st
Southern Illinois at Bradley, Wednesday, February 1st