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    The Southern Illinois Salukis (13-5, 5-2 MVC) are heavy favorites (-11.5) as they try to build on a five-game home win streak when they host the Illinois State Redbirds (8-10, 3-4 MVC) on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at SIU Arena. The game airs at 8:00 PM ET. The point total for the matchup is 123.5.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Salukis vs. Redbirds

    • Game Day: Saturday, January 14, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
    • Location: Carbondale, Illinois
    • Arena: SIU Arena
    Southern Illinois vs Illinois State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Southern Illinois -11.5 123.5

    Southern Illinois Betting Stats & Information

    • Southern Illinois has compiled a 10-3 record in games when it was favored on the moneyline (winning 76.9% of those games).
    • The Salukis have not played as a moneyline favorite of -624 or shorter.
    • The Salukis are 7-9-1 against the spread this season.
    • The Redbirds are 0-1 against the spread when an underdog by 11.5 points or more this year.
    • Southern Illinois’ average point total in outings this year is 127.1, 3.6 points higher than the total in this game.

    Illinois State Betting Stats & Info

    • Illinois State has entered the game as underdogs 10 times this season and won twice.
    • The Redbirds have not entered a game this season with longer moneyline odds than +440.
    • The Redbirds have a 7-11-0 record against the spread this season.
    • The Redbirds have not yet covered the spread as underdogs of 11.5 points or more this year (0-1).
    • The average point total for Illinois State this season is 11.6 points higher than this game’s over/under.

    Southern Illinois vs. Illinois State Season Stat Comparison

    Southern Illinois Rank Southern Illinois AVG Illinois State AVG Illinois State Rank
    307th 66.7 Points Scored 66.9 303rd
    19th 60.4 Points Allowed 68.2 157th
    309th 29.5 Rebounds 30.3 276th
    353rd 5.4 Off. Rebounds 7.6 274th
    149th 7.8 3pt Made 7.3 201st
    153rd 13.8 Assists 10.9 331st
    205th 12.6 Turnovers 13.8 297th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Southern Illinois Salukis Leaders

    • Marcus Domask leads the Salukis in points, rebounds and assists, scoring 16.9 points, grabbing 6.2 boards and distributing 3.5 assists per game.
    • Lance Jones leads the Salukis in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.1 shots per game from beyond the arc.

    Illinois State Redbirds Leaders

    • The Redbirds’ leader in scoring and rebounding is Kendall Lewis with 11.2 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.
    • Darius Burford’s assist statline leads Illinois State; he records 2.4 assists per game.
    • Malachi Poindexter is the top scorer from distance for the Redbirds, hitting 1.6 threes per game.
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