Sunday, January 17, 2016
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The Southern Illinois Salukis travel to Knapp Center to play the Drake Bulldogs on Sunday, January 17, 2016. The opening line for this game has Southern Illinois as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
The Salukis come into this game with an overall record of 15-3 and a road record of 6-0. They are 9-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-6. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 5-12 and a home record of 3-4. They have an over/under record of 6-8 and they are 5-9 against the spread.
Anthony Beane comes into this contest averaging 20.2 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Salukis. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Sean O'Brien averages 12.6 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game for Southern Illinois. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Reed Timmer averages 17.1 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year for the Bulldogs. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Kale Abrahamson averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Southern Illinois averages 76.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 89th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 38th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 57th in the country. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per game which ranks them 240th and 249th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 242nd with 13.7 per game. The Salukis allow 68.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 105th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 177th and 77th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 49th and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 42nd place in the country. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the Division 1.
Drake averages 67.6 points per game this year which ranks them 268th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -5.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 110th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 12th in the nation. They average 32.8 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per contest which ranks them 289th and 258th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulldogs rank 199th with 13.2 per game. The Bulldogs allow 73 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 195th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 279th and 287th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 88th and they give up 10.8 assists per contest which puts them in 31st place in the nation. The Bulldogs force 9.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 345th in college basketball.
Southern Illinois Salukis Betting Trends
The Southern Illinois Salukis are 9-7 against the spread
The Southern Illinois Salukis are 10-6 against the over/under
Drake Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Drake Bulldogs are 5-9 against the spread
The Drake Bulldogs are 6-8 against the over/under
Southern Illinois Salukis Injuries
No key injuries to report
Drake Bulldogs Injuries
01/12/16 G C.J. Rivers Hand out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Southern Illinois
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