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Southern Illinois Salukis Face the Evansville Purple Aces: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

The Evansville Purple Aces will try to cover the point spread at Ford Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Southern Illinois Salukis in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Evansville Purple Aces were listed as -8-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 Salukis vs Evansville Purple Aces Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 21-7 and 10-12-1 ATS Evansville Purple Aces will face the 21-7 Southern Illinois Salukis, who own a 14-12 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Evansville Purple Aces are 12-11 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Southern Illinois Salukis are 14-12.

The Evansville Purple Aces sit at No. 216 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Southern Illinois Salukis sit at No. 60 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Evansville's No. 185-rated squad against Southern Illinois's No. 201-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Evansville rates No. 258 in the country with 4.68 per game, while their foes tonight, the Southern Illinois Salukis rank No. 162 nationally with 6.71 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Southern Illinois earned a 71-59 victory over Bradley on Wednesday, getting 24 points from Sean O'Brien at SIU Arena.

Egidijus Mockevicius scored 21 points and helped out with 21 rebounds for Evansville on Wednesday, leading the Purple Aces to a 80-74 victory over Drake at Knapp Center.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Illinois is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Southern Illinois is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern Illinois's last 6 games
  • Southern Illinois is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Evansville is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Evansville is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Evansville's last 9 games
  • Evansville is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Illinois home to Illinois State, Wednesday, February 24th
Evansville at Bradley, Tuesday, February 23rd