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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Southern Illinois Salukis in Battle with North Texas Mean Green

The Southern Illinois Salukis will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Saturday when they play host to the North Texas Mean Green at SIU Arena in NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the North Texas Mean Green before tip-off in this one found them as 13.5-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

North Texas Mean Green vs Southern Illinois Salukis Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The North Texas Mean Green will look to cover the spread vs the Southern Illinois Salukis on Saturday, as the Mean Green are 0-6 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Salukis are 4-4 ATS. North Texas is 4-2 against the total, while Southern Illinois is 5-3 versus the total betting line.

The Salukis - Mean Green odds would favor the Salukis if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Southern Illinois is rated No. 63 in the current Odds Shark poll, while North Texas is at No. 337.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Southern Illinois's No. 62-ranked offense, averaging 80.2 PPG, against a Mean Green defense that ranks No. 238 at 80.75 PPG. The Salukis field goal percentage has averaged 48.71% so far, less than the Mean Green marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.9% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Salukis got 21 points from Anthony Beane, Jr., but it was SIU Edwardsville that prevailed in a 76-74 final on Wednesday at SIU Arena.

Betting Trends
  • North Texas is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • North Texas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Texas's last 5 games
  • North Texas is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games on the road
  • Southern Illinois is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Illinois's last 6 games
  • Southern Illinois is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

North Texas home to Nicholls State, Monday, December 14th
Southern Illinois at Murray State, Friday, December 18th