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Southern Illinois Salukis home to New Orleans Privateers in NCAA Basketball betting action

New Orleans PrivateersSouthern Illinois Salukis
Dec 17, 8:05 PM | SIU Arena

New Orleans Privateers vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds


College basketball wagering interest will be high on Monday when the Privateers of New Orleans hit the hard court against the Salukis of Southern Illinois.

The Salukis bring a 5-2 record (4-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 3-5 Privateers, who are 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Southern Illinois go 2-2 so far and the Privateers go 0-0.

View New Orleans vs Southern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 71 (Salukis) and the No. 292 (Privateers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 78-67 result in favor of the Salukis has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Southern Illinois's No. 167-ranked offense, averaging 68.6 PPG, against a Privateers defense that ranks No. 316 at 75.1 PPG. The Salukis field goal percentage has averaged 48.2% so far, more than the Privateers marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.3% per game.

Defensively, New Orleans features the nation's No. 347-rated defense on the road, allowing 90 points per game. Southern Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 82 nationally in scoring at home.

New Orleans was a 79-76 winner in its last match at home against Nicholls State. The Privateers got 13 points from Corey Blake as New Orleans ran past Nicholls State 79-76 on Wednesday at UNO Lakefront Arena.

Southern Illinois was a 72-70 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Wisc-Green Bay. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. The Salukis grabbed a 72-70 win over the Phoenix on Saturday, behind a 14-point effort from T.J. Lindsay at Resch Center.

Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
After playing Wisc-Green Bay are 0-1
After a win are 3-7

A few Privateers at Salukis trends to consider:
Southern Illinois is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Southern Illinois is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games

Next up:
New Orleans at SE Missouri State, Wednesday, December 19
Southern Illinois home to UC Davis, Thursday, December 20