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Point spread favors Huskies in battle with Salukis

Southern Illinois SalukisNortheastern Huskies
Nov 19, 2:00 PM | Matthews Arena

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Northeastern Huskies Odds


The Huskies hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Southern Illinois Salukis pay a visit to Matthews Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

Northeastern battles the Salukis, currently sitting with a 0-2 mark (0-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-0 for the Huskies and 0-1 for the Salukis.

View Southern Illinois vs Northeastern Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 7.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 317-rated Huskies and the No. 278-ranked Salukis, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 63-57 result in favor of the Huskies.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Salukis is ranked No. 134 in NCAA hoops at 38 per game. Contrast that with Northeastern’s No. 31 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Northeastern is the No. 336-ranked team in the country at 2.5 per game, while Southern Illinois rates No. 344 at 1 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Southern Illinois owns the country's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game on the highway. Northeastern, on the other hand, rates No. 301 in scoring at home.

Southern Illinois lost its last outing, a 61-42 result against Saint Louis on November 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point underdog. Southern Illinois got 8 points from Justin Bocot but lost anyway, 61-42, to Saint Louis on Tuesday at SIU Arena.

Northeastern was an 83-67 loser in its last match on the road against Massachusetts. They failed to cover the 6.5–point spread as underdogs. Northeastern got 15 points from Jonathan Lee but lost anyway, 83-67, to Massachusetts on Monday at Mullins Center.

Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Chicago State are 0-1
After playing Saint Louis are 8-2
After a loss are 3-7

Northeastern Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Massachusetts are 1-1
After a loss are 4-6

A few Salukis at Huskies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern Illinois's last 6 games on the road
Southern Illinois is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Southern Illinois is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northeastern's last 5 games at home
Northeastern is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Northeastern is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
Northeastern is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Southern Illinois home to Chicago State, Friday, November 25
Northeastern at St. John's, Saturday, November 26