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Salukis open as college hoops underdog vs Billikens

Saint Louis BillikensSouthern Illinois Salukis
Nov 15, 8:05 PM | SIU Arena

Saint Louis Billikens vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds


The Salukis will be trying to slam the Saint Louis Billikens on Tuesday when the teams tip off at SIU Arena in college betting action.

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

View Saint Louis vs Southern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Southern Illinois opened as 5.5-point underdogs in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 278-rated Salukis and the No. 196-ranked Billikens, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 93-58 result in favor of the Billikens.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Southern Illinois has the nation's No. 234-rated offensive output, at 63 PPG. The visiting Billikens defense ranks No. 15 allowing on average 37 PPG. The Salukis FG% has averaged 39.7% so far, less than the Billikens marksmen have achieved on the year, 52.1% per game.

Defensively, Saint Louis features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Southern Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 203 nationally in scoring at home.

Saint Louis was a 71-37 winner in its last match at home against Tennessee State. They covered the 13–point spread as favorites. Saint Louis cruised to victory on Friday, running Tennessee State out of the gym and running up a 71-37 score at Chaifetz Arena.

Southern Illinois was a 64-63 loser in their most recent outing at home against Ohio Dominican. The Salukis endured a 64-63 loss at the hands of the Panthers on Saturday, despite an 18 -point effort from Justin Bocot at SIU Arena.

Saint Louis Billikens Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Washington are 2-1
After playing Tennessee State are 1-0
After a win are 4-6

Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Northeastern are 0-1
After a loss are 4-6

A few Billikens at Salukis trends to consider:
Saint Louis is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Saint Louis is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Saint Louis is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Southern Illinois
Saint Louis is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Southern Illinois
Southern Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Saint Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Illinois's last 6 games when playing Saint Louis
Southern Illinois is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
Southern Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Saint Louis home to Washington, Sunday, November 20
Southern Illinois at Northeastern, Saturday, November 19