Check out our free California Baptist vs Southern Illinois pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in San Juan Capistrano. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

California Baptist vs Southern Illinois Pick & Preview: Thursday, November 24th Betting Odds

Lancers vs Salukis Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: California Baptist Lancers at Southern Illinois Salukis
  • Where: San Juan Capistrano at JSerra Pavilion
  • Date: Thursday, November 24th
  • Betting Odds: California Baptist +3, CABAP +134 | SILL -164 O/U 120.5

Lancers Preview:

California Baptist will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs Southern Illinois in order to snap their current 2 game losing streak. On the road, the Lancers will be playing their 3rd games of the season, having gone 1-2. So far, the Lancers have been the underdog 2 times, going 1-1 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3 underdogs on the spread.

California Baptist’s leading scorer this season is Taran Armstrong who is averaging 15.17 points per contest. So far, Armstrong has accounted for 23.27% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.5 rebounds per game and 4.17 assists. Joe Quintana is the second leading scorer for the Lancers, averaging 12.6 points per game. Between him and Quintana, they are accounting for 39.4% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for California Baptist this season, as they are currently ranked 196th in college basketball at 71.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Lancers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.2%, placing them 312nd in the NCAA.

Salukis Preview:

Through 6 games, the Southern Illinois Salukis have an overall record of 4-2. Currently, the Salukis have been the home team 3 times, sitting with a record of 3-0. The Salukis’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3 points in their favor. For the season, Southern Illinois has been favored to win in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 3-1.

Southern Illinois will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Marcus Domask who is averaging 19.0 points per game for the Salukis. Domask is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Salukis’ offensive gameplan is the play of Lance Jones who has hit 35.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.17 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Southern Illinois this season, as they are currently ranked 402nd in college basketball at 64.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Salukis’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 35.4%, placing them 158th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: California Baptist Lancers +3

A key to this matchup, will be 3-point shooting. Coming into the game, both Southern Illinois and California Baptist are excellent 3-point shooting teams, averaing 7.71 and 8.73 made 3’s per game, respectively. In terms of the odds, we like the California Baptist Lancers to cover as +3 point dogs. Look for their defense to do a good enough job closing out on the Salukis’ outside shooters to make things difficult for Southern Illinois. At +3 we like the chances of California Baptist covering the spread as underdogs.

 


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