Indiana State vs. Southern Illinois - 2/17/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Illinois Salukis (18-10) at Indiana State Sycamores (11-16)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm (Hulman Center)
The Line: Indiana State Sycamores -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Saturday college basketball brings us to the Missouri Valley where the Southern Illinois Salukis visit the Indiana State Sycamores.
With just three games remaining in the regular season the Southern Illinois Salukis are second in the MVC and control their own fate. Southern Illinois has won seven of eight after squeezing by Missouri State 81-80 in OT where both teams hit shots at around 45%.
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Armon Fletcher carried the Salukis with 22 points and seven rebounds with Sean Lloyd Jr adding 21 points and five pulls. Kavion Pippen gave Southern Illinois 13 points and five yanks followed by Marcus Bartley and Tyler Smithpeters with a combined 17 points.
The past few weeks have not been kind to the Indiana State Sycamores who have lost six of seven after a 90-76 defeat at Drake. Indiana State fell victim to the Bulldogs 44-32 second half and could not keep pace with Drake’s 53.6%-42.9% shooting edge.
Jordan Barnes was the Sycamores top gun with 26 points and four helpers on 7-13 including a 6-11 effort on threes . Indiana State received 22 points and six boards from Brenton Scott on 9-18 while three others scored seven points apiece.
Southern Illinois are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. Over is 19-6-1 in Indiana State last 26 home games and over is 34-15-2 in Indiana State last 51 overall.
The home court means a lot in the Missouri Valley but Southern Illinois is one of the better squads and needs to win on the road..