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Southern Illinois Salukis vs Loyola-Chicago Ramblers NCAA College Hoops Odds

College basketball betting interest will be high on Saturday when the Salukis of Southern Illinois hit the hard court against the Ramblers of Loyola-Chicago.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Southern Illinois Salukis were listed as 7.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Loyola-Chicago Ramblers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Southern Illinois Salukis have watched them go 13-11 and 10-10 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are at 16-8 and 14-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are 15-5, while the Southern Illinois Salukis have a 10-10 mark.

This game puts the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers, most recently No. 65 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Southern Illinois Salukis, who rate No. 144 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Southern Illinois Salukis rank No. 220 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 34.08 per game. That compares with Loyola-Chicago’s No. 255 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Loyola-Chicago is college basketball's No. 65-ranked team at 8.5 per game, while the Southern Illinois Salukis rate No. 241 with 5.67 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Southern Illinois cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Bradley out of the gym and running up a 85-65 score at SIU Arena.

Milton Doyle scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Ramblers to a win (they lost 82-81 to Missouri State at JQH Arena on Tuesday).

Betting Trends
  • Southern Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Southern Illinois's last 10 games
  • Southern Illinois is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Southern Illinois is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • Loyola-Chicago is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Loyola-Chicago is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of Loyola-Chicago's last 15 games
  • Loyola-Chicago is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Illinois at Northern Iowa, Wednesday, February 8th
Loyola-Chicago at Evansville, Wednesday, February 8th