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Southern Illinois Salukis take on Bears in NCAA Basketball Betting

Southern Illinois Salukis


Missouri State Bears
Saturday, January 31, 2015 8:05 PM ET
JQH Arena

Southern Illinois takes to the basketball court against Missouri State on Saturday, hoping to send the Bears to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at JQH Arena.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Missouri State Bears Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Missouri State Bears betting line as -3-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Missouri State Bears Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Missouri State Bears sport a record of 8-13 and 8-11-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Southern Illinois Salukis have 9-13 and 9-10 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-8 for the Missouri State Bears and 3-7 for the Southern Illinois Salukis.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Missouri State Bears at No. 226 and the Southern Illinois Salukis at No. 206 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

How Southern Illinois Salukis vs Missouri State Bears Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Missouri State's No. 228-ranked scoring average of 62.29 PPG, against a Southern Illinois Salukis defense rated No. 45 and allowing 60.73 PPG. The Missouri State Bears FG% has averaged 41.02% to date this season, less than the Southern Illinois Salukis shooters have managed so far (42.03% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Southern Illinois got 10 points from Ibby Djimde but lost anyway, 59-52, to Northern Iowa on Wednesday at SIU Arena.

The Bears endured a 67-57 loss at the hands of the Redbirds on Wednesday, despite a 13-point effort from Camyn Boone at Redbird Arena.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Missouri State Bears Betting Odds Trends

Southern Illinois is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Southern Illinois is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
Southern Illinois is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
Southern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Missouri State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Missouri State's last 7 games
Missouri State is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
Missouri State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Illinois at Drake, Wednesday, February 4th
Missouri State at Loyola of Chicago, Wednesday, February 4th