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Southern Illinois Salukis vs St. Bonaventure Bonnies Betting Matchup Report

St. Bonaventure BonniesSouthern Illinois Salukis
3-1November 25, 2013, 08:30 | Germain Arena1-3

The visiting St. Bonaventure Bonnies hope to send their backers to the pay window on Monday as they look to cover the spread at Germain Arena against the Southern Illinois Salukis.

The Salukis bring a 1-3 record (2-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 3-1 Bonnies, who are 2-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Southern Illinois go 1-2 so far and the Bonnies go 1-1.

View St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs Southern Illinois Salukis Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Southern Illinois sat as 4-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 175-ranked Salukis and the No. 88-rated Bonnies in this matchup.

In their last action, St. Bonaventure was a 72-70 loser on the road against Siena. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. Youssou Ndoye scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Bonnies to a win (they lost 72-70 to Siena at Times Union Center on Tuesday).

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Southern Illinois's No. 168-ranked scoring average of 73 PPG, against a Bonnies defense rated No. 14 and allowing 57.25 PPG. The Salukis FG% has averaged 46.47% to date this season, less than the Bonnies shooters have managed so far (46.72% per game).

Next up:
St. Bonaventure home to UMASS-Lowell, Tuesday, December 3rd
Southern Illinois at Chicago State, Saturday, November 30th