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Chicago State CougarsSouthern Illinois Salukis
Nov 25, 8:05 PM | SIU Arena

Chicago State Cougars vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on SIU Arena Friday as host Southern Illinois looks to handle the Chicago State Cougars in NCAAB action.

Southern Illinois battles the Cougars, currently sitting with a 0-4 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-2 for the Salukis and 0-0 for the Cougars.

View Chicago State vs Southern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 129-rated Salukis and the No. 292-ranked Cougars, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 58-42 result in favor of the Salukis.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Southern Illinois's No. 208-rated squad against Chicago State's No. 272-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Southern Illinois rates No. 344 in the country with 1.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 270 nationally with 4.8 per match.

Defensively, Chicago State features the nation's No. 338-rated defense on the road, allowing 92.7 points per game. Southern Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 327 nationally in scoring at home.

Chicago State lost its last outing, a 75-69 result against Campbell on November 21. The Cougars endured a 75-69 loss at the hands of the Camels on Monday, despite a 19-point effort from Clarke Rosenberg at Jones Convocation Center.

Southern Illinois lost its last outing, a 64-57 result against Northeastern on November 19. They failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point underdog. Southern Illinois suffered a 64-57 loss against Northeastern on Saturday, getting 17 points from Mamadou Seck in a losing effort at Matthews Arena.

Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Western Kentucky are 4-2
After playing Northeastern are 1-0
After a loss are 3-7

A few Cougars at Salukis trends to consider:
Southern Illinois is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games at home
Southern Illinois is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Chicago State at Illinois, Sunday, November 27
Southern Illinois home to Western Kentucky, Wednesday, December 7