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Southern Illinois Salukis visit Ball State Cardinals in NCAAB hoops battle

Southern Illinois SalukisBall State Cardinals
Feb 18, 2:00 PM | Worthen Arena

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Ball State Cardinals Odds

8-19TEAM RECORD12-12

Worthen Arena will host Cardinals vs. Salukis action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Cardinals currently sports a 12-12 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-12-1 ATS. The Salukis are 8-19 and 12-13 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cardinals produce a 6-13 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Salukis have gone 14-11 against the number.

View Southern Illinois vs Ball State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Ball State sat as 5.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 164-rated Cardinals and the No. 314-ranked Salukis, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 67-58 result in favor of the Cardinals.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Salukis is ranked No. 282 in NCAA hoops at 32.3 per game. Contrast that with Ball State’s No. 177 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Ball State is the No. 179-ranked team in the country at 6.1 per game, while Southern Illinois rates No. 319 at 4.5 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Southern Illinois owns the country's No. 206-rated mark, allowing 71.4 points per game on the highway. Ball State, on the other hand, rates No. 304 in scoring at home.

Southern Illinois lost its last outing, an 88-69 result against Creighton on February 14. They failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point underdog. Southern Illinois got 16 points from Mamadou Seck but lost anyway, 88-69, to Creighton on Tuesday at SIU Arena.

Ball State was a 63-55 loser in their most recent outing at home against Toledo. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites. The Cardinals endured a 63-55 loss at the hands of the Rockets on Wednesday, despite a 17-point effort from Jesse Berry at Worthen Arena.

Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Drake are 3-7
After playing Creighton are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Western Michigan are 6-4
After playing Toledo are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Salukis at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Southern Illinois's last 10 games on the road
Southern Illinois is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Southern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ball State's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Ball State's last 7 games
Ball State is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games at home
Ball State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
Southern Illinois at Drake, Wednesday, February 22
Ball State at Western Michigan, Wednesday, February 22