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Salukis face Indiana State Sycamores: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Southern Illinois SalukisIndiana State Sycamores
Feb 26, 1:05 PM | Hulman Center

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Indiana State Sycamores Odds

12-17TEAM RECORD16-13

The Southern Illinois Salukis will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Sycamores in Indiana State at Hulman Center on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Sycamores sport records of 16-13 and 12-9 ATS heading into this battle, while the Salukis have 12-17 and 5-19 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 12-9 for the Sycamores and 11-13 for the Salukis.

View Southern Illinois vs Indiana State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Indiana State sat as 8.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Sycamores, most recently No. 109 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Salukis, who rate No. 249 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 66-61 victory for the Sycamores.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Indiana State has the nation's No. 232-rated offensive output, at 67.1 PPG. The visiting Salukis defense ranks No. 96 allowing on average 65.2 PPG. The Sycamores FG% has averaged 42.8% so far, almost the same as the Salukis marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.8% per game.

Defensively, Southern Illinois features the nation's No. 39-rated defense on the road, allowing 65 points per game. Indiana State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 256 nationally in scoring at home.

Southern Illinois lost its last outing, a 76-58 result against Missouri State on February 23. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. Southern Illinois suffered a 76-58 loss against Missouri State on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Mamadou Seck in a losing effort at SIU Arena.

Indiana State won its last outing, a 76-74 result against Northern Iowa on February 22. They covered in that game as a 6-point underdog. Indiana State earned a 76-74 victory over Northern Iowa on Tuesday, getting 17 points from Jake Odum at McLeod Center.

Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Missouri State are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Indiana State Sycamores Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Northern Iowa are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

A few Salukis at Sycamores trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern Illinois's last 6 games when playing on the road against Indiana State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Illinois's last 5 games on the road
Southern Illinois is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Indiana State
Southern Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana State's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana State's last 6 games when playing at home against Southern Illinois
Indiana State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana State's last 5 games at home

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