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Southern Illinois Salukis Visit Evansville Purple Aces in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

The Evansville Purple Aces will look to improve on a 10-8 record on Saturday when they host the Southern Illinois Salukis in NCAA basketball betting odds action at Ford Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Evansville Purple Aces as -4-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Evansville Purple Aces Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Evansville Purple Aces bring a 10-8 record (6-8 ATS) to this tilt against the 10-8 Salukis, who are 8-6 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Evansville go 6-8 so far and the Southern Illinois Salukis go 6-8.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Evansville Purple Aces at No. 159 and the Southern Illinois Salukis at No. 132 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Southern Illinois Salukis rank No. 232 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 33.94 per game. That compares with Evansville’s No. 201 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Evansville is college basketball's No. 261-ranked team at 3.89 per game, while the Southern Illinois Salukis rate No. 239 with 5.61 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Southern Illinois got 15 points from Sean O'Brien but lost anyway, 60-53, to Illinois State on Wednesday at SIU Arena.

Evansville suffered a 55-51 loss against Missouri State on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Jaylon Brown in a losing effort at JQH Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Illinois is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Southern Illinois is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Southern Illinois is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Southern Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Evansville is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
  • Evansville is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Evansville is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • Evansville is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Southern Illinois

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Illinois at Drake, Wednesday, January 18th
Evansville at Wichita State, Tuesday, January 17th