Drake vs Southern Illinois College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/4/21

Drake vs Southern Illinois College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/4/21 Photo by Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Southern Illinois Salukis (7-2) at Drake Bulldogs (12-0)

College Basketball: Monday, January 4, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Knapp Center)

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The Southern Illinois Salukis and Drake Bulldogs meet Monday in college basketball action at The Knapp Center.

The Southern Illinois Salukis could use a win here to rebound from back-to-back losses. The Southern Illinois Salukis are averaging 77.1 points on 49.3 percent shooting and allowing 66.8 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Marcus Domask is averaging 18.1 points and five rebounds while Ben Harvey is averaging 11.5 points and 1.5 assists. Lance Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Trent Brown is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Southern Illinois Salukis are shooting 41.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Southern Illinois Salukis are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.1 rebounds per game. 

The Drake Bulldogs look for another win to build on their 12-0 record. The Drake Bulldogs are averaging 84.7 points on 53.1 percent shooting and allowing 60.8 points on 38.8 percent shooting. ShanQuan Hemphill is averaging 14.1 points and 4.9 rebounds while Roman Penn is averaging 12.5 points and 6.1 assists. DJ Wilkins is the third double-digit scorer and Garrett Sturtz is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Drake Bulldogs are shooting 41.7 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. The Drake Bulldogs are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.2 rebounds per game.

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The Southern Illinois Salukis are a solid basketball team and have had good success against the number as well this season, but the Drake Bulldogs are a completely different animal across the board. The Drake Bulldogs are elite at both ends of the floor, have yet to lose on the season and have been a covering machine as well. Also, Drake just beat Southern Illinois yesterday 73-55, which included shooting 51 percent from the field and 45 percent from three. As I've said in the past, it's to the point where you just blindly back Drake until things cool off. We're not anywhere close to that point, as Drake continues to pad the bankroll at an alarming rate.

Give me Drake and whatever the line is.

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