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SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Belmont Bruins Preview

Belmont BruinsSIU Edwardsville Cougars
21-8February 26, 2014, 08:00 | Vadalabene Center11-17



Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the SIU Edwardsville Cougars try to run the Belmont Bruins off the court at Vadalabene Center in college hoops action.

Supporters of the Bruins have watched them go 21-8 and 11-15 ATS on the year, while the Cougars are at 11-17 and 14-9 ATS. In totals betting, the Cougars are 12-11, while the Bruins have a 11-14 mark.

View Belmont Bruins vs SIU Edwardsville Cougars Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Belmont before tip-off in this one found them as -7-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Cougars - Bruins odds would favor the Bruins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. SIU Edwardsville is rated No. 100 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Belmont is at No. 45.



Belmont was an 82-63 winner in its last match at home against Eastern Illinois. They covered the 14.5-point spread as favorites. Belmont got 21 points from J.J. Mann en route to an 82-63 victory over Eastern Illinois on Thursday at Curb Event Center.

In their last action, SIU Edwardsville was a 66-61 loser on the road against Tennessee State. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. The Cougars endured a 66-61 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Thursday, despite a 14-point effort from Kris Davis at Gentry Complex.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits SIU Edwardsville's No. 100-ranked offense, averaging 73.14 PPG, against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 223 at 75.24 PPG. The Cougars field goal percentage has averaged 47.09% so far, less than the Bruins marksmen have achieved on the year, 50% per game.

A few Bruins at Cougars trends to consider:
Belmont is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Belmont's last 12 games
Belmont is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Belmont is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
SIU Edwardsville is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of SIU Edwardsville's last 5 games
SIU Edwardsville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Belmont at Jacksonville State, Saturday, March 1st
SIU Edwardsville at Eastern Illinois, Saturday, March 1st

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