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    The No. 2 seed Drake Bulldogs (25-7, 15-5 MVC) are 5-point favorites in the MVC Tournament over the No. 3 seed Southern Illinois Salukis (23-9, 14-6 MVC) on Saturday at Enterprise Center. The matchup starts at 6:00 PM and airs on CBS Sports Network, with the winner moving one step closer to securing a guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

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    How do I watch Bulldogs vs. Salukis?

    • Game Day: Saturday, March 4, 2023
    • Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
    • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
    • Arena: Enterprise Center

    Betting Lines for Bulldogs vs. Salukis

    Drake vs Southern Illinois Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Drake -5 126.5

    Drake Betting Stats & Information

    • Drake has put together a 22-4 record in games when it was listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 84.6% of those games).
    • The Bulldogs have a 20-1 record (winning 95.2% of their games) when they have played as a moneyline favorite of -212 or shorter.
    • The Bulldogs are 14-16-1 against the spread this season.
    • The Salukis are 1-3 against the spread when an underdog by 5 points or more this season.
    • The average over/under Drake has had set in games this year is 13.8 more points than this outing’s point total.

    Southern Illinois Betting Stats & Info

    • Southern Illinois has entered the game as underdogs eight times this season and won three of those games.
    • The Salukis have a record of 1-3 when they’re set as an underdog of +176 or more by oddsmakers this season.
    • The Salukis have a 12-17-2 record against the spread this year.
    • In games they have played as at least 5-point underdogs this season, the Salukis are 1-3 against the spread.
    • The average over/under for Southern Illinois’ games this year is 0.9 more points than the point total of 126.5 for this outing.

    Drake vs. Southern Illinois Season Stat Comparison

    Drake Rank Drake AVG Southern Illinois AVG Southern Illinois Rank
    90th 75.6 Points Scored 66.2 317th
    37th 64.7 Points Allowed 61.3 13th
    88th 33.4 Rebounds 28.8 321st
    289th 7.2 Off. Rebounds 5.9 344th
    109th 8 3pt Made 7.9 118th
    129th 13.8 Assists 14 114th
    20th 9.9 Turnovers 11.8 169th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Drake Bulldogs Leaders

    • The Bulldogs scoring leader is Tucker DeVries, who averages 19.2 per contest to go with 5.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists.
    • Darnell Brodie is Drake’s leading rebounder, grabbing 6.9 per game, while Roman Penn is its best passer, distributing 5.4 assists in each contest.
    • The Bulldogs get the most three-point shooting production out of DeVries, who knocks down 2.6 threes per game.

    Southern Illinois Salukis Leaders

    • Marcus Domask leads the Salukis scoring, rebounding and assists leaderboards, collecting 17 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game.
    • Lance Jones is consistent from three-point range and leads the Salukis with 2.1 made threes per game.
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