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Southern Illinois favored by 6.5 against Western Kentucky on Wednesday

Western Kentucky HilltoppersSouthern Illinois Salukis
Dec 7, 8:05 PM | SIU Arena

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds


The Salukis will be trying to slam the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Wednesday when the teams tip off at SIU Arena in college betting action.

The Salukis sport records of 1-3 and 0-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Hilltoppers have 3-6 and 2-6 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-2 for the Salukis and 1-7 for the Hilltoppers.

View Western Kentucky vs Southern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Salukis in this one, they're listed as 6.5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Salukis rated this week at No. 319 and the Hilltoppers sitting at No. 203. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 58-53 result in favor of the Salukis.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Southern Illinois's No. 313 nationally ranked offense (58.8 points per game) against a Hilltoppers defense that sits as the No. 143 at 65.4 PPG. The Salukis have been averaging 36.2% from the field, less than the Hilltoppers have managed so far this season (36.7% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Western Kentucky owns the country's No. 204-rated mark, allowing 72.5 points per game on the highway. Southern Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 320 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Western Kentucky was a 60-53 winner at home against Bowling Green. They covered the 4.5–point spread as underdogs. The Hilltoppers grabbed a 60-53 win over the Falcons on Sunday, behind a 13-point effort from George Fant at EA Diddle Arena.

Last time out for Southern Illinois, they were a 73-57 winner as they battled Chicago State at home. Southern Illinois earned a 73-57 victory over Chicago State on Friday, getting 19 points from Diamond Taylor at SIU Arena.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing IUPUI are 1-0
After playing Bowling Green are 1-0
After a win are 3-7

Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Western Michigan are 0-3
After playing Chicago State are 1-0
After a win are 2-8

A few Hilltoppers at Salukis trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Western Kentucky's last 7 games on the road
Western Kentucky is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Southern Illinois is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Western Kentucky
Southern Illinois is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
Southern Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Western Kentucky at IUPUI, Saturday, December 10
Southern Illinois at Western Michigan, Sunday, December 11