Southern Illinois Salukis vs. Missouri State Bears - 2/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Missouri State Bears (12-17) at Southern Illinois Salukis (21-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm (SIU Arena)
The Line: Southern Illinois Salukis -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Southern Illinois Salukis will host the Missouri State Bears this Saturday.
The Southern Illinois Salukis come into this game with a 21-9 record and are currently 4th in the MVC. The Salukis have lost their past 2 games with their most recent game being a 73-50 loss to Illinois State. Through 30 games this season the leading scorer for the Salukis has been Anthony Beane who is averaging 19.4 points per game and 3.9 rebounds. Sean O’Brien is second on the team with 12.4 points per game and 5.7 rebounds.
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The Missouri State Bears come into this game with a 12-17 record and are currently 6th in the MVC. The Bears have lost 4 out of their last 6 games with their most recent game being a 61-52 won over Drake. Through 29 games this season the leading scorer for Bears has been Dequon Miler who is averaging 12.6 points per game and 2.9 assists. Camyn Boone is second on the team with 11.9 points per game and 6.3 rebounds.
Missouri State is 0-3-1 against the spread in their last 4 road games. The Bears are 2-5 against the spread in their last 7 games overall. Southern Illinois is 4-11-1 against the spread in their last 16 Saturday games. The Salukis are 0-4 against the spread in their last 4 games following a loss of more then 20 points.
Southern Illinois have had a great season but have struggled recently losing their past 2 games. Missouri State have been really struggling 4 out of their last 6 games. I think Southern Illinois will bounce back and win this game big.