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Southern Illinois Salukis vs Valparaiso Crusaders Betting Line and Trends Report

The college basketball betting odds menu features a clash between Valparaiso and Southern Illinois on Saturday, with the host Crusaders trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread line.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Valparaiso Crusaders in this one found them listed as -3-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Salukis was expected to move the line.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Valparaiso Crusaders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Valparaiso Crusaders sport a record of 9-7 and 6-7 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Southern Illinois Salukis have 10-6 and 4-7 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-9 for the Valparaiso Crusaders and 4-7 for the Southern Illinois Salukis.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 198-rated Southern Illinois Salukis taking on the No. 256-rated Valparaiso Crusaders in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Southern Illinois Salukis rank No. 201 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 34.31 per game. That compares with Valparaiso’s No. 90 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Valparaiso is college basketball's No. 223-ranked team at 6.38 per game, while the Southern Illinois Salukis rate No. 213 with 6.56 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Aaron Cook scored 14 points leading the Salukis to a 65-63 victory over Evansville at SIU Arena on Wednesday.

Valparaiso got 25 points from Tevonn Walker but lost anyway, 80-71, to Bradley on Wednesday at Carver Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Illinois is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Illinois's last 5 games
  • Southern Illinois is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Southern Illinois is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • Valparaiso is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Valparaiso is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Valparaiso's last 11 games
  • Valparaiso is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Illinois at Bradley, Tuesday, January 9th
Valparaiso at Drake, Wednesday, January 10th