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Missouri State Bears Host the Southern Illinois Salukis in NCAA College Basketball Action

The Missouri State Bears will try to cover the point spread at JQH Arena on Sunday when they get a visit from the Southern Illinois Salukis in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Missouri State Bears betting line opened as 2-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Missouri State Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 8-11 and 9-9 ATS Missouri State Bears will face the 17-3 Southern Illinois Salukis, who own a 11-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Missouri State Bears are 10-8 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Southern Illinois Salukis are 11-7.

This game puts the Missouri State Bears, most recently No. 265 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Southern Illinois Salukis, who rate No. 78 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Missouri State's No. 230-ranked offense, averaging 66.42 PPG, against a Salukis defense that ranks No. 110 at 68.8 PPG. The Bears field goal percentage has averaged 41.64% so far, less than the Salukis marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.56% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Salukis got 18 points from Leo Vincent as Southern Illinois ran past Indiana State 79-66 on Wednesday at SIU Arena.

The Bears got 23 points from Dequon Miller as Missouri State ran past Drake 79-70 on Wednesday at Knapp Center.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Illinois is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Southern Illinois is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Illinois's last 7 games
  • Southern Illinois is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Missouri State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Missouri State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Missouri State's last 6 games
  • Missouri State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Illinois home to Evansville, Thursday, January 28th
Missouri State at Indiana State, Wednesday, January 27th