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Southern Illinois Salukis take on Bulldogs in NCAA Basketball Betting

The Drake Bulldogs host Southern Illinois on Sunday, looking to build on their 5-12 mark against the 15-3 Salukis in college basketball betting action at Knapp Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

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

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Drake Bulldogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Drake Bulldogs are 5-12 so far on the season, and 5-9 ATS vs the number. The Southern Illinois Salukis, meanwhile, are 15-3 and 9-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Drake go 6-8 and the Southern Illinois Salukis go 10-6 on betting totals.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 268-ranked Drake Bulldogs and the No. 73-rated Southern Illinois Salukis in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Drake has the nation's No. 201-rated offensive output, at 69.29 PPG. The visiting Southern Illinois Salukis defense ranks No. 101 allowing on average 68.56 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 46.16% so far, less than the Drake Salukis marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.34% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Salukis grabbed a 81-78 win over the Redbirds on Tuesday, behind a 24-point effort from Leo Vincent at SIU Arena.

Drake got 19 points from Reed Timmer but lost anyway, 84-65, to Evansville on Tuesday at Ford Center.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Illinois is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Southern Illinois is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Illinois's last 5 games
  • Southern Illinois is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Drake is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Drake is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Drake is 10-2-1 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Southern Illinois
  • Drake is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing Southern Illinois

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Illinois home to Indiana State, Wednesday, January 20th
Drake at Missouri State, Wednesday, January 20th