Southern Illinois vs Missouri Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 12/15/2019
Game: Southern Illinois Salukis vs Missouri Tigers
Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019
Location: Mizzou Arena in Columbia, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Missouri -15
The Southern Illinois Salukis travel to Mizzou Arena to play the Missouri Tigers on Sunday, December 15, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Missouri as 15 point favorites.
Southern Illinois comes into this game with an overall record of 4-6. They currently have a point differential of 2.1 as they are averaging 64.9 points per game while giving up 62.8 per contest. Missouri has an overall mark of 5-4. They are averaging 66.4 points per contest and giving up 59.0, which is a point differential of 7.4.
Valuable Southern Illinois Salukis Betting Trends
The Southern Illinois Salukis are 4-5-0 against the spread
The Southern Illinois Salukis are 5-4-0 against the over/under
Important Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 4-4-1 against the spread
The Missouri Tigers are 1-8-0 against the over/under
Key Southern Illinois Salukis Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Missouri Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Aaron Cook comes into this contest averaging 15.0 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 59%. Marcus Domask averages 14.7 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Mark Smith averages 11.8 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Dru Smith averages 11.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Southern Illinois averages 64.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 306th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 118th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 154th in the nation. They average 29.5 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game, which ranks them 343rd and 169th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 262nd with 12.5 per game. The Salukis allow 62.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 57th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 162nd and 64th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 209th and they give up 12.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 160th place in Division 1. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 104th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Missouri is 286th in the country with 66.4 points per game this year. They are 240th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 7.4. They shoot 26% from 3-point range, which is good for 343rd in the nation. They are 161st in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.9 boards per game, and 275th in assists per contest with 11.8. The Tigers are 102nd in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Tigers surrender 59.0 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 32nd and 35th in those defensive statistics. They rank 54th with 10.3 assists allowed per contest and 86th with 32.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 198th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game.
The Salukis have an offensive rating of 100.3, which is ranked 202nd. They are 338th in college basketball in pace with 64.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 99th. As a unit they are 108th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 99th in D-1. Southern Illinois is 130th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions.
Missouri is 73rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.6 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 97.2, which is ranked 266th. They are 295th in D-1 in pace with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 257th. As a unit they are 214th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 71st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Southern Illinois/Missouri college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Missouri -15
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of this Weeks College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks