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Southern Illinois Salukis visit Bradley Braves in NCAA College Basketball Betting

Southern Illinois takes to the basketball court against Bradley on Wednesday, hoping to send the Braves to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at Carver Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Bradley Braves were listed as 12-point underdogs 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 Salukis vs Bradley Braves Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 2-13 and 5-8 ATS Bradley Braves will face the 13-2 Southern Illinois Salukis, who own a 8-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bradley Braves are 5-8 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Southern Illinois Salukis are 8-5.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bradley Braves rated this week at No. 323 and the Southern Illinois Salukis sitting at No. 58.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Southern Illinois is ranked No. 197 in NCAA basketball at 35.47 per game. Contrast that with Bradley's No. 224 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Bradley is the No. 238-ranked team in the country at 5.13 per game, while Southern Illinois rates No. 97 at 7.47 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Northern Iowa was victimized by Anthony Beane, Jr. for 32 points as the Salukis defeated the Panthers 75-73 in college hoops action on Saturday.

Bradley was crushed on Sunday, getting blown out by Wichita State and falling by a 85-58 score at Carver Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Illinois is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Southern Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Illinois's last 7 games
  • Southern Illinois is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Bradley is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games
  • Bradley is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • Bradley is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Southern Illinois
  • Bradley is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Southern Illinois

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Illinois home to Wichita State, Saturday, January 9th
Bradley at Evansville, Saturday, January 9th