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Salukis visit Drake Bulldogs in college basketball clash

Southern Illinois SalukisDrake Bulldogs
Feb 22, 8:05 PM | Knapp Center

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Drake Bulldogs Odds

8-20TEAM RECORD15-13

Drake looks to cover the Bulldogs-Salukis pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 15-13 mark when they host Southern Illinois in college basketball action.

The Bulldogs bring a 15-13 record (11-15 ATS) to this tilt against the 8-20 Salukis, who are 12-14 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Drake go 9-17 so far and the Salukis go 15-11.

View Southern Illinois vs Drake Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Salukis listed as 6.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bulldogs rated this week at No. 193 and the Salukis sitting at No. 322. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 67-61 result in favor of the Bulldogs.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Drake's No. 264-rated squad against Southern Illinois's No. 274-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Drake rates No. 160 in the country with 6.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 318 nationally with 4.5 per match.

Defensively, Southern Illinois features the nation's No. 211-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.4 points per game. Drake, meanwhile, comes in at No. 124 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Southern Illinois, they were a 71-62 loser as they battled Ball State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 6-point underdog. The Salukis got a 26-point effort from Mamadou Seck, who added 11 rebounds, but Ball State still managed to defeat Southern Illinois 71-62 Saturday at Worthen Arena.

Drake was a 71-55 loser in their most recent outing on the road against New Mexico State. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs. Drake got 18 points from Rayvonte Rice but lost anyway, 71-55, to New Mexico State on Saturday at Pan American Center.

Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Northern Iowa are 4-6
After playing Ball State are 0-2
After a loss are 3-7

Drake Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Wichita State are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Salukis at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Southern Illinois's last 8 games when playing on the road against Drake
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Southern Illinois's last 11 games on the road
Southern Illinois is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Drake
Southern Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Drake
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Drake's last 5 games
Drake is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Southern Illinois
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Drake's last 8 games when playing at home against Southern Illinois
Drake is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next up:
Southern Illinois home to Northern Iowa, Saturday, February 25
Drake at Wichita State, Saturday, February 25