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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Underdogs vs

The Saint Louis Billikens will look to improve on a 5-5 record on Monday when they host the Southern Illinois Salukis in NCAA basketball betting odds action at Chaifetz Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Saint Louis Billikens betting line as 0-point in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Saint Louis Billikens Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Saint Louis Billikens sit at 5-5 (2-5 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Southern Illinois Salukis are currently 10-2 (5-5 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Saint Louis is 2-5 OU, and Southern Illinois is 6-4 OU.

The Saint Louis Billikens sit at No. 310 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Southern Illinois Salukis sit at No. 52 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Saint Louis has the nation's No. 217-rated offensive output, at 67.6 PPG. The visiting Southern Illinois Salukis defense ranks No. 140 allowing on average 70.17 PPG. The Billikens FG% has averaged 45.09% so far, less than the Saint Louis Salukis marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.83% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Southern Illinois got 22 points from Anthony Beane, Jr. en route to a 88-73 victory over Murray State on Friday at CFSB Center.

Saint Louis got 19 points from Davell Roby but lost anyway, 76-68, to Indiana State on Saturday at Chaifetz Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Illinois is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Illinois's last 6 games
  • Southern Illinois is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Southern Illinois is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
  • Saint Louis is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Saint Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Saint Louis is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Southern Illinois
  • Saint Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Southern Illinois

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Illinois at Loyola of Chicago, Wednesday, December 30th
Saint Louis at Kansas State, Tuesday, December 29th