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Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars Visit Belmont Bruins in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars taking on the Belmont Bruins Monday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Belmont Bruins were listed as -19-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars vs Belmont Bruins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Belmont Bruins currently sport a 15-4 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 10-7 ATS. The Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars are 5-18 and 8-11 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Belmont Bruins produce a 8-8-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars have gone 6-12-1 against the totals betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 21-ranked Belmont Bruins and the No. 298-rated Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Belmont's No. 78-ranked offense, averaging 77.37 PPG, against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 200 at 75.3 PPG. The Bruins field goal percentage has averaged 47.52% so far, more than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.17% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cougars endured a 75-60 loss at the hands of the Panthers on Saturday, despite a 16-point effort from Jalen Henry at Lantz Arena.

Evan Bradds scored 20 points leading the Bruins to a 93-76 victory over Tennessee State at Gentry Complex on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Illinois-Edwardsville's last 5 games
  • Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Belmont is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Belmont is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Belmont is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Belmont's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville home to Jacksonville State, Saturday, February 4th
Belmont at Murray State, Thursday, February 2nd