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Southern Illinois vs Indiana State Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 11th Betting Odds
Salukis vs Sycamores Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Southern Illinois Salukis at Indiana State Sycamores
- Where: Terre Haute at Hulman Center
- Date: Wednesday, January 11th
- Betting Odds: Southern Illinois +4.5, SILL +165 | INDST -202 O/U 134.0
Heading into today’s matchup vs Indiana State, the Southern Illinois Salukis will be taking the floor for the 18th time this season and have an overall record of 12-5. So far, the Salukis have played 8 games on the road, with a record of 4-4. For the season, Southern Illinois has been the underdog in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 2-2. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Salukis being +4.5 point underdogs.
Marcus Domask comes into today’s game as the Salukis’ leading scorer at 17.06 points per contest. Not only has Domask been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Southern Illinois’ top rebounder at 6.18 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 13.76 points per game. Overall, he has hit 38.3% of his shots and is adding 3.47 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.
Indiana State heads into this matchup having played 17 games and have an overall record sitting at 13-4. Currently, the Sycamores have been the home team 10 times, sitting with a record of 8-2. The Sycamores’ are sitting with a betting line that is -4.5 points in their favor. For the season, Indiana State has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 10-3.
Indiana State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Courvoisier McCauley who is averaging 16.88 points per game for the Sycamores. McCauley 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 Sycamores’ offensive game plan is the play of Cameron Henry who has hit 53.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.62 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Indiana State this season, as they are currently ranked 226th 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 Sycamores’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.3%, placing them 299th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Southern Illinois Salukis +4.5
Heading into this matchup between the Indiana State Sycamores and Southern Illinois Salukis we have a strong lean on taking the points with Southern Illinois at +4.5. 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 +4.5. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.
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