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SIU Edwardsville Cougars Visit Northwestern Wildcats in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

The SIU Edwardsville Cougars hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the point spread at Welsh-Ryan Arena against the Northwestern Wildcats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Northwestern Wildcats as -20-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Northwestern Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the SIU Edwardsville Cougars have watched them go 1-6 and 3-3 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Northwestern Wildcats are at 6-1 and 2-3-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Northwestern Wildcats are 4-3, while the SIU Edwardsville Cougars have a 3-3 mark.

This game puts the Northwestern Wildcats, most recently No. 276 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the SIU Edwardsville Cougars, who rate No. 262 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and SIU Edwardsville is ranked No. 78 in NCAA basketball at 40 per game. Contrast that with Northwestern's No. 194 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Northwestern is the No. 23-ranked team in the country at 10 per game, while SIU Edwardsville rates No. 238 at 4.57 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • SIU Edwardsville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • SIU Edwardsville is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • SIU Edwardsville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Northwestern is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Northwestern is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

SIU Edwardsville at Southern Illinois, Wednesday, December 9th
Northwestern at Chicago State, Sunday, December 13th