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Southern Illinois Salukis vs Missouri State Bears in college hoops odds

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Feb 23, 8:05 PM | SIU Arena

Missouri State Bears vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds

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SIU Arena features an NCAAB clash between the host Southern Illinois Salukis and the visiting Missouri State Bears Sunday in college hoops action on Wednesday.

The Salukis currently sports a 12-16 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-18 ATS. The Bears are 21-7 and 11-13-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Salukis produce a 10-13 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bears have gone 13-10 against the number.

View Missouri State vs Southern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Southern Illinois in this one will find them as 5.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 249-ranked Salukis and the No. 153-rated Bears in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 72-62 win for the Bears on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Southern Illinois's No. 311-ranked offense, averaging 61.5 PPG, against a Bears defense that ranks No. 50 at 63 PPG. The Salukis field goal percentage has averaged 43.2% so far, less than the Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.4% per game.

Defensively, Missouri State features the nation's No. 69-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.4 points per game. Southern Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 307 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Missouri State, they were an 80-67 loser as they battled Valparaiso on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point underdog. Missouri State got 17 points from Kyle Weems but lost anyway, 80-67, to Valparaiso on Saturday at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Southern Illinois was a 61-60 winner in their most recent outing at home against Wisc-Green Bay. They failed to cover the 2–point spread as favorites. Carlton Fay scored 14 points leading the Salukis to a 61-60 victory over Wisc-Green Bay at SIU Arena on Saturday.

Missouri State Bears Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Wichita State are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Indiana State are 7-3
After a win are 2-8

A few Bears at Salukis trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Missouri State's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Missouri State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Southern Illinois
Missouri State is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Missouri State is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Southern Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Missouri State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Illinois's last 5 games when playing at home against Missouri State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern Illinois's last 7 games
Southern Illinois is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Missouri State

Next up:
Missouri State home to Wichita State, Saturday, February 26
Southern Illinois at Indiana State, Saturday, February 26