Saint Louis Billikens vs. Southern Illinois Salukis - 12/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Illinois Salukis (10-2) at Saint Louis Billikens (5-5)
College Basketball: Monday, December 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Chaifetz Arena)
The Line: Saint Louis Billikens -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Southern Illinois Salukis hope to stay hot with a trip to the St Louis Billikens on deck.
The Southern Illinois Salukis have been riding a big scoring offense to an impressive 10-2 records after knocking off Murray State 88-73 on the road Friday night behind a 52 point second half. The Racers hit shots at 44%with a 4-20 effort on threes doing them in. The Salukis burned the nets at nearly 54% and sank more baskets, threes and free throws. SIU received a game high 22 points from Anthony Beane Jr. with Mike Rodriguez and Sean O’Brien adding 13 points apiece with O’Brien grabbing seven boards. Leo Vincent was the second option with 17 points on a 6-9 performance.
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The St Louis Billikens are hoping for a return to their early season success where they began the year at 4-0. The Billikens season has since taken a turn for the worse with defeats in five of six following a 76-68 loss to visiting Indiana State on Saturday. The Billikens ended the first half with a three point lead but had problems getting stops over the final 20 minutes. SLU connected at 52% but committed 20 turnovers with the game won at the stripe where the Sycamores turning 29 St Louis personals in to 18 more makes at the foul line. Davell Roby gave the Billikens 19 points and seven rebounds while Marcus Bartley and Milik Yarbrough netting eleven points apiece. Ash Yacoubou added ten points and six boards with three others scoring 17 points.
The over is 7-2 in St Louis last 9 road games. The under is 7-2 in St Louis last 9 overall while the Billikens are 6-19-1 ATS in their last 26 home games and are 14-37-1 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The home team is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings. In my mind I just think Southern Illinois is a quality squad and can win here…