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NCAA Basketball Odds: Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars vs Saint Louis Billikens

Saint Louis looks to cover the Billikens-Cougars pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 3-7 mark when they host Southern Illinois-Edwardsville in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Saint Louis Billikens as -3-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars vs Saint Louis Billikens Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Saint Louis Billikens bring a 3-7 record (3-6 ATS) to this tilt against the 4-6 Cougars, who are 4-3 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Saint Louis go 3-5 so far and the Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars go 3-3-1.

This game puts the Saint Louis Billikens, most recently No. 313 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars, who rate No. 278 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Saint Louis's No. 260-ranked scoring average of 60.7 PPG, against a Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars defense rated No. 185 and allowing 73.2 PPG. The Saint Louis Billikens FG% has averaged 38.97% to date this season, less than the Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars shooters have managed so far (39.52% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville suffered a 49-44 loss against Missouri Western State on Saturday, getting 13 points from Jalen Henry in a losing effort at Vadalabene Center.

Saint Louis earned a 45-43 victory over Chicago State on Sunday, getting 11 points from Mike Crawford at Chaifetz Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is 5-19 SU in its last 24 games on the road
  • Saint Louis is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • Saint Louis is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville at Wisconsin-Green Bay, Monday, December 19th
Saint Louis at Winthrop, Thursday, December 22nd