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Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Southern Illinois Salukis

SIU Arena will host Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks vs Southern Illinois Salukis action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Southern Illinois Salukis betting line as -6-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks vs Southern Illinois Salukis Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Southern Illinois Salukis battles the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks, currently sitting with a 10-4 mark (5-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 3-5 for the Southern Illinois Salukis and 5-4 for the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Southern Illinois Salukis rated this week at No. 204 and the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks sitting at No. 217.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Southern Illinois has the nation's No. 183-rated offensive output, at 72.33 PPG. The visiting Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks defense ranks No. 212 allowing on average 75.64 PPG. The Salukis FG% has averaged 45.98% so far, less than the Southern Illinois Skyhawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.96% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tennessee-Martin got 18 points from Kedar Edwards en route to a 77-66 victory over UMKC on Tuesday at Municipal Auditorium.

Southern Illinois suffered a 68-61 loss against UNLV on Monday, getting 15 points from Armon Fletcher in a losing effort at Thomas & Mack Center.

Betting Trends
  • Tennessee-Martin is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
  • Tennessee-Martin is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Southern Illinois is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tennessee-Martin home to Jacksonville State, Thursday, December 29th
Southern Illinois at Bradley, Thursday, December 29th