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Missouri Valley Tournament - Southern Illinois Salukis Visit Illinois State Redbirds in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

College basketball betting interest will be high on Saturday when the Salukis of Southern Illinois hit the hard court against the Redbirds of Illinois State.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Illinois State Redbirds Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Illinois State Redbirds battles the Southern Illinois Salukis, currently sitting with a 17-15 mark (15-13 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 12-18 for the Illinois State Redbirds and 14-14 for the Southern Illinois Salukis.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Illinois State Redbirds rated this week at No. 54 and the Southern Illinois Salukis sitting at No. 239.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Illinois State's No. 209-ranked scoring average of 69.58 PPG, against a Southern Illinois Salukis defense rated No. 83 and allowing 69.56 PPG. The Illinois State Redbirds FG% has averaged 44.58% to date this season, more than the Southern Illinois Salukis shooters have managed so far (43.66% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Southern Illinois earned a 55-50 victory over Loyola-Chicago on Friday, getting 16 points from Mike Rodriguez at Scottrade Center.

The Redbirds got 19 points from Deontae Hawkins as Illinois State ran past Evansville 80-69 on Friday at Scottrade Center.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Illinois is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Illinois's last 6 games
  • Southern Illinois is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Illinois State
  • Southern Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Illinois State
  • Illinois State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Illinois State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Illinois State's last 9 games
  • Illinois State is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Southern Illinois