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Southern Illinois vs Bradley Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 1st Betting Odds
Salukis vs Braves Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Southern Illinois Salukis at Bradley Braves
- Where: Peoria at Carver Arena
- Date: Wednesday, February 1st
- Betting Odds: Southern Illinois +6, SILL +213 | BRADLY -269 O/U 127.0
Southern Illinois will take the floor against the Braves with an overall record of 17-6. On the road, the Salukis will be playing their 11th game of the season, having gone 6-5. So far, the Salukis have been the underdog 6 times, going 4-2 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6 underdogs on the spread.
Marcus Domask comes into today’s game as the Salukis’ leading scorer at 17.57 points per contest. Not only has Domask been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Southern Illinois’ top rebounder at 6.04 boards per contest. Behind Domask, the team has benefited from the strong play of Lance Jones, who is second on the team in scoring at 14.13 points per game. Overall, he has hit 37.5% of his shots and is adding 3.17 boards 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 they 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.
Bradley will take their 2 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 15-8. So far this season, Bradley has played 13 games at home, sitting with a record of 11-2. The Braves’ are sitting with a betting line that is -6 points in their favor. For the season, Bradley has been favored to win in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 12-3.
Malevy Leons comes into today’s game as the Braves’ leading scorer at 11.65 points per contest. Not only has Leons been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Bradley’s top rebounder at 6.43 boards per contest. Behind Leons, the team has benefited from the strong play of Duke Deen, who is second on the team in scoring at 11.26 points per game. Overall, he has hit 40.4% of his shots and is adding 2.17 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Bradley this season, as they are currently ranked 224th in college basketball at 70.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Braves’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.8%, placing them 267th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Southern Illinois Salukis +6
Heading into this matchup between the Bradley Braves and Southern Illinois Salukis we have a strong lean on taking the points with Southern Illinois at +6. Both team’s are going to come into this game looking to get up looks from outside, as they are both average team’s in terms of 3-pointers made per game. Look for Southern Illinois to benefit from facing another squad looking to turn this into a 3-point shooting contest. When looking at the line, we see tremendous value in taking the Southern Illinois Salukis at +6. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.