Indiana State Sycamores vs. Southern Illinois Salukis - 2/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Illinois Salukis (18-7) at Indiana State Sycamores (13-11)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Hulman Center)
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The Southern Illinois Salukis will travel to play the Indiana State Sycamores in a MVC game on Wednesday.
The Indiana State Sycamores are 13-11 (7-5) and are coming off of a loss to Bradley by a score of 63-58. Indiana State has lost 2 of their last 3 games and is currently tied for 4th in the MVC standings. Indiana State has good conference wins against Evansville and Illinois State, who are tied for 2nd in the MVC standings. Indiana State is averaging 69.9 points per game while giving up 68.2 points per game. Indiana State is also averaging 38 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per game. Devonte Brown is averaging 16 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game for Indiana State. Brenton Scott is averaging 15.5 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game for the Sycamores. Indiana State is shooting 70.5% on free throws, 32.9% on three-pointers, and 40.6% on all field goal attempts.
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The Southern Illinois Salukis are 18-7 (7-5) and are coming off of a loss to Loyola (CHI) by a score of 73-59. Southern Illinois has lost 4 games in a row and is currently tied for 4th in the MVC standings. Southern Illinois defeated Indiana State by a score of 79-66 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Southern Illinois is averaging 74.8 points per game while giving up 69.7 points per game. Southern Illinois is also averaging 35 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per game. Anthony Beane is averaging 19.6 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game for Southern Illinois. Sean O’Brien is averaging 12.3 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game for the Salukis. Southern Illinois is shooting 68.1% on free throws, 35.2% on three-pointers, and 46.1% on all field goal attempts.
Southern Illinois is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games. Southern Illinois is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games. The under is 5-2 in the last 7 Southern Illinois Wednesday games. Indiana State is 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games. Indiana State is 7-1-2 ATS in their last 10 home games. The under is 5-2 in Indiana State’s last 7 games following an ATS loss. The under is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Both of these teams come into this game struggling in their recent games. Southern Illinois is the better offensive team, while Indiana State has the rebounding advantage. Southern Illinois won by double-digits the first time these two teams met and I think they will be able to win on the road here.