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Southern Illinois Salukis Visit Nevada Wolf Pack in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Nevada looks to cover the Wolf Pack-Salukis pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 10-2 mark when they host Southern Illinois in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Nevada Wolf Pack were listed as -12.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Nevada Wolf Pack Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Nevada Wolf Pack are 10-2 overall and 8-4 ATS, while the Southern Illinois Salukis are 7-4 and 2-4 ATS. As for the betting totals, Nevada boasts a 8-4 on the OU, and Southern Illinois is 3-3.

The Wolf Pack - Salukis odds would favor the Wolf Pack if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Nevada is rated No. 11 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Southern Illinois is at No. 234.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Southern Illinois Salukis rank No. 155 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 36.09 per game. That compares with Nevada’s No. 123 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Nevada is college basketball's No. 48-ranked team at 9.42 per game, while the Southern Illinois Salukis rate No. 197 with 6.82 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Salukis and Aggies didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as North Carolina A&T was handed a 102-64 defeat on Tuesday at SIU Arena.

Nevada earned a 88-73 victory over UC Davis on Tuesday, getting 22 points from Caleb Martin at Lawlor Events Center.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Illinois is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Nevada is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Illinois at Duquesne, Saturday, December 23rd
Nevada at San Francisco, Saturday, December 23rd