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NCAA hoops odds preview - UC Davis vs. Southern Illinois

UC Davis AggiesSouthern Illinois Salukis
Dec 20, 7:30 PM | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum

UC Davis Aggies vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds


Southern Illinois looks to cover the Salukis-Aggies pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 6-2 mark when they host UC Davis in college basketball wagering action.

This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Dee Glen Smith Spectrum).

The Aggies will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 5-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Salukis are 4-1 ATS. UC Davis is 2-4 on the totals; Southern Illinois is 2-2.

View UC Davis vs Southern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Southern Illinois Salukis as 6.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 115-rated Salukis and the No. 233-ranked Aggies, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 79-67 result in favor of the Salukis.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Aggies rank No. 194 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.9 per game. That compares with Southern Illinois’s No. 209 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Southern Illinois is college basketball's No. 335-ranked team at 3.6 per game, while the Aggies rate No. 29 with 8.2 per game.

Defensively, UC Davis features the nation's No. 268-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.2 points per game. Southern Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 95 nationally in scoring at home.

UC Davis was an 87-65 winner in their most recent outing at home against Eastern Washington. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. UC Davis cruised to victory on Monday, running Eastern Washington out of the gym and running up an 87-65 score at UC Davis Pavilion.

Southern Illinois was a 74-61 winner in their most recent outing at home against New Orleans. Dantiel Daniels scored 20 points leading the Salukis to a 74-61 victory over New Orleans at SIU Arena on Monday.

UC Davis Aggies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Utah State are 1-0
After playing Eastern Washington are 0-1
After a win are 2-8

Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing New Orleans are 1-0
After a win are 4-6

A few Aggies at Salukis trends to consider:
Southern Illinois is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
UC Davis at Utah State, Friday, December 21
Southern Illinois at Nicholls State, Friday, December 21