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Western Michigan Broncos host Southern Illinois Salukis in college basketball action

Southern Illinois SalukisWestern Michigan Broncos
Dec 11, 2:00 PM | University Arena

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Western Michigan Broncos Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Southern Illinois when they take on the Broncos on Sunday in college hoops betting action.

The Salukis will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 0-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Broncos are 1-5 ATS. Southern Illinois is 0-3 on the totals; Western Michigan is 3-3.

View Southern Illinois vs Western Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Salukis are listed as 8.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 93-rated Broncos and the No. 319-ranked Salukis, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 63-57 result in favor of the Salukis.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Salukis is ranked No. 193 in NCAA hoops at 35.2 per game. Contrast that with Western Michigan’s No. 31 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Western Michigan is the No. 250-ranked team in the country at 5.2 per game, while Southern Illinois rates No. 345 at 2.4 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Southern Illinois owns the country's No. 74-rated mark, allowing 64 points per game on the highway. Western Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 252 in scoring at home.

Southern Illinois was a 62-55 loser in its last match at home against Western Kentucky. They failed to cover the 6.5–point spread as favorites. The Salukis got 20 points from Mamadou Seck, but it was Western Kentucky that prevailed in a 62-55 final on Wednesday at SIU Arena.

Western Michigan was a 92-81 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Detroit. They failed to cover the 5–point spread as underdogs. Mike Douglas chucked in a team-high 33 points for Western Michigan on Thursday, but they still came up short in losing 92-81 at Calihan Hall.

Southern Illinois Salukis Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Northern Illinois are 0-3
After playing Western Kentucky are 3-4
After a loss are 4-6

Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
After playing Detroit are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

A few Salukis at Broncos trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Southern Illinois's last 7 games on the road
Southern Illinois is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Southern Illinois is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Western Michigan is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games at home
Western Michigan is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Southern Illinois at Northern Illinois, Saturday, December 17
Western Michigan home to Duquesne, Saturday, December 17