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Southern Illinois vs. Murray State Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/24/23

Murray State Racers (11-9) vs. Southern Illinois Salukis (16-5)
January 24, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Southern Illinois Salukis -6.5 / Murray State Racers +6.5; Over/Under: +131.5
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The Murray State Racers and the Southern Illinois Salukis meet in college basketball action from the Banterra Center on Tuesday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Southern Illinois is listed as a 6.5-point home favorite with an attached ML price of -300. The total for this game is set at 131.5 points.


Neither side has anyone listed on the injury report for this game, so barring any last-minute announcements, both sides will come into this game at full strength.

Matchup History

Southern Illinois has won back-to-back meetings between these two teams after a 63-57 win over Murray State on December 29th, 2022.


Murray State is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall. Southern Illinois is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 5-2-1 in their last 8 games overall.


I’m sticking with Southern Illinois here. Southern Illinois has quietly put together one heck of a season up to this point and the problem for Murray State has been a lot of their play on the road, as outside of a win over lowly Evansville, there hasn’t been much to be happy with with the Racers. SIU has been rolling along especially at home and I think they add another one to the win column here so give me the Salukis laying the points here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Southern Illinois -6.5

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