Southern Illinois Salukis vs Valparaiso Crusaders Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 2/12/2020
Game: Southern Illinois Salukis vs Valparaiso Crusaders
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Location: Athletics-Recreation Center in Valparaiso, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Valparaiso -4.5
The Southern Illinois Salukis head to Athletics-Recreation Center to take on the Valparaiso Crusaders on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. The opening line for this game has Valparaiso as 4.5 point favorites.
Southern Illinois comes into this game with an overall record of 15-10. They currently have a point differential of 2.6 as they are averaging 63.6 points per game while giving up 61.0 per contest. Valparaiso has an overall record of 12-13. They are averaging 72.4 points per game and surrendering 72.2, good for a point differential of 0.3.
Valuable Southern Illinois Salukis Betting Trends
The Southern Illinois Salukis are 13-10-1 against the spread this season
The Southern Illinois Salukis are 9-15-0 against the over/under this year
Important Valparaiso Crusaders Betting Trends
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 15-9-0 against the spread this season
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 13-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key Southern Illinois Salukis Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Valparaiso Crusaders Injuries
02/09/20 G Sigurd Lorange Hip is questionable
Marcus Domask averages 14.8 points per contest in 35.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.6 assists per game and 5.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%. Eric McGill comes into this game averaging 11.1 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per night. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Mileek McMillan averages 8.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 17.0 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes 0.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 72%. Javon Freeman-Liberty scores 19.4 points per contest while playing 33.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.8 rebounds per contest and has 3.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Salukis allow 61.0 points per contest which is 14th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 157th and 46th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 165th, and they allow 12.2 assists per game which puts them in 158th place in D-1. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 168th in Division 1. Southern Illinois averages 63.6 points per contest, which is 329th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 204th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 134th in the nation. They average 30.6 boards per contest and 12.0 assists per game, which ranks them 343rd and 266th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 266th with 12.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Crusaders give up 72.2 points per game, which ranks them 255th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 335th and 323rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 268th with 14.0 dimes allowed per game and 201st with 35.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Crusaders are 300th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per contest. Valparaiso is 140th in the country with 72.4 points per contest this season. They are 211th in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 0.3. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 240th in the country. They are 247th in the nation in rebounding with 34.2 boards per contest and 42nd in assists per game with 15.0. The Crusaders are 185th in turnovers per contest with 13.2.
The Salukis have an offensive rating of 98.7, which is ranked 240th. They are 346th in college basketball in pace with 64.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 157th. As a unit they are 145th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 91st in D-1. Southern Illinois is 125th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions.
Valparaiso is 214th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions. The Crusaders are 188th in the country in offensive rating with 101.1. In terms of pace they are 108th in Division 1 with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 184th. As a team they are 202nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 96th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Southern Illinois +4.5 and over 131 total points
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