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Southern Illinois Salukis home to Purple Aces in NCAAB betting action

Evansville Purple AcesSouthern Illinois Salukis
Feb 4, 3:05 PM | SIU Arena

Evansville Purple Aces vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds

11-11TEAM RECORD7-16

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Evansville when they take on the Salukis on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Salukis bring a 7-16 record (10-11 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-11 Purple Aces, who are 12-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Southern Illinois go 12-9 so far and the Purple Aces go 15-4.

View Evansville vs Southern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Southern Illinois in this one will find them as 1.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 289-rated Evansville taking on the No. 292-rated Salukis in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 72-65 win for the Purple Aces on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Southern Illinois has the nation's No. 266-rated offensive output, at 63.6 PPG. The visiting Purple Aces defense ranks No. 297 allowing on average 73.2 PPG. The Salukis FG% has averaged 41% so far, less than the Purple Aces marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.1% per game.

Defensively, Evansville features the nation's No. 315-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.9 points per game. Southern Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 239 nationally in scoring at home.

Evansville was a 92-62 winner in its last match on the road against Bradley. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Evansville cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Bradley out of the gym and running up a 92-62 score at Carver Arena.

Last time out for Southern Illinois, they were a 58-49 loser as they battled Northern Iowa on the road. They covered in the match as a 11.5-point underdog. The Salukis endured a 58-49 loss at the hands of the Panthers on Tuesday, despite a 13-point effort from Jeff Early at McLeod Center.

Evansville Purple Aces Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Creighton are 2-8
After playing Bradley are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Missouri State are 4-6
After playing Northern Iowa are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Purple Aces at Salukis trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Evansville's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Evansville's last 6 games when playing on the road against Southern Illinois
Evansville is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Evansville is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Southern Illinois
Southern Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Evansville
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Southern Illinois's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Illinois's last 5 games
Southern Illinois is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games when playing Evansville

Next up:
Evansville home to Creighton, Tuesday, February 7
Southern Illinois home to Missouri State, Wednesday, February 8