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

The Missouri State Bears will be trying to slam the Southern Illinois Salukis on Saturday when the teams tip off at JQH Arena in college betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Missouri State Bears as -8.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Missouri State Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Missouri State Bears sit at 11-5 (6-7 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Southern Illinois Salukis are currently 9-7 (7-5 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Missouri State is 9-4 OU, and Southern Illinois is 5-7 OU.

The Bears - Salukis odds would favor the Bears if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Missouri State is rated No. 115 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Southern Illinois is at No. 136.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Missouri State's No. 134-rated squad against Southern Illinois's No. 223-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Missouri State rates No. 53 in the country with 8.94 per game, while their foes tonight, the Southern Illinois Salukis rank No. 242 nationally with 5.56 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Sean O'Brien scored 28 points and helped out with 28 rebounds for Southern Illinois on Wednesday, leading the Salukis to a 80-74 victory over Indiana State at SIU Arena.

Jarrid Rhodes scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Bears to a win (they lost 74-71 to Illinois State at Redbird Arena on Wednesday).

Betting Trends
  • Southern Illinois is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Southern Illinois is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Illinois's last 6 games
  • Southern Illinois is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Missouri State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Missouri State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Missouri State's last 5 games
  • Missouri State is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home

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