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Southern Illinois Salukis Host the San Jose State Spartans in NCAA College Basketball Action

The Southern Illinois Salukis will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Saturday when they play host to the San Jose State Spartans at SIU Arena in NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Southern Illinois Salukis to cover the point spread in this one found them as -12.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

San Jose State Spartans vs Southern Illinois Salukis Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The San Jose State Spartans will look to cover the spread vs the Southern Illinois Salukis on Saturday, as the Spartans are 3-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Salukis are 1-2 ATS. San Jose State is 2-3 against the total, while Southern Illinois is 2-1 versus the total betting line.

This game puts the Southern Illinois Salukis, most recently No. 287 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the San Jose State Spartans, who rate No. 261 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Southern Illinois has the nation's No. 208-rated offensive output, at 70.2 PPG. The visiting San Jose State Spartans defense ranks No. 135 allowing on average 70.83 PPG. The Salukis FG% has averaged 43.85% so far, less than the Southern Illinois Spartans marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.57% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Spartans got 23 points from Ryan Welage, but it was Bowling Green that prevailed in a 85-79 final on Wednesday at Stroh Center.

The Salukis blew out Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 86-59 win at SIU Arena.

Betting Trends
  • San Jose State is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
  • San Jose State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • San Jose State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Southern Illinois is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Jose State at Denver, Tuesday, December 5th
Southern Illinois at Saint Louis, Wednesday, December 6th