UNI Panthers vs Southern Illinois Salukis Prediction, 2/22/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UNI Panthers vs Southern Illinois Salukis
Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Location: Banterra Center in Carbondale, IL
The UNI Panthers (13-15) are en route to Banterra Center on Wednesday where they will go up against the Southern Illinois Salukis (20-9).
The UNI Panthers faced Missouri State and earned the victory with a final of 69-66 in their last game. In relation to fouls, the Panthers finished with 18 while Missouri State racked up 15 fouls. They also made 8 out of their 27 attempts from 3-point range. Missouri State went 63.6% from the free throw line by knocking down 14 of their 22 attempts. Furthermore, Missouri State snagged 30 rebounds (11 offensive, 19 defensive), but didn't have a block. Missouri State earned 12 dimes and had 6 steals for this game. Pertaining to the defense, UNI let their opponent shoot 41.5% from the field on 22 out of 53 shooting. They also recorded 12 assists in this matchup as well as forcing 8 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In regard to grabbing boards, they compiled 31 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Panthers converted 12 of 16 attempts for a rate of 75.0%. UNI finished the game having earned a 48.1% field goal percentage (25 of 52) and buried 7 out of their 18 3-point attempts.
Bowen Born is one player who had an impact for the game. He finished the contest at 46.7% from the floor and also totaled 3 dimes. He played 36 minutes and pulled down 3 rebounds. He notched 21 points on 7 out of 15 shooting.
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UNI enters this contest with a record of 13-15 this year. They are turning it over 12.4 times per contest and as a team are committing 15.3 personal fouls every game. As a unit, UNI is grabbing 33.0 boards per game and has racked up 319 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 302nd in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Panthers are connecting on 34.4% on three-point attempts (208 of 604) and 69.1% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 70.2 pts per contest (216th in D-1) while going 45.8% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Panthers are able to force 13.0 turnovers every game and they draw 16.0 fouls. They rank 168th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 347 surrendered this year. The Panthers defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 44.5% (694 of 1,559) and they surrender 32.5 boards per game as a squad. They are surrendering 35.0% from 3-point land while they are 154th in the nation in points per game from their opponents (69.1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Southern Illinois Salukis went home defeated by a final of 50-48 when they played Bradley. When it comes to rebounding, Southern Illinois allowed Bradley to collect 31 in all (7 on the offensive glass). They wrapped up this game 22.2% from three-point range via 4 of 18 and ended up shooting 6 of 13 from the free throw line (46.2%). The Salukis allowed Bradley to bury 20 of their 52 tries from the floor which had them shooting 38.5% for the matchup. When all was said and done, the Salukis shot 19 for 51 from the floor which gave them a rate of 37.3%. In the matter of shots from downtown, Southern Illinois converted 5 out of 21 attempts (23.8%). They were able to make 5 of those for a percentage of 50.0%. Bradley committed 16 fouls for the matchup which got the Salukis to the free throw line for a total of 10 attempts. They turned it over 10 times, while getting 6 steals in the matchup. The Salukis earned 26 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 32 in this contest.
Marcus Domask was important for the Salukis in this matchup. He tallied 23 points in his 38 minutes on the court and accounted for 4 assists in the game. He made 9 of 18 in this game giving him a rate of 50.0%, and totaled 9 rebounds.
Southern Illinois has a mark of 20-9 on the campaign. On the offensive side of the court, the Salukis are hitting on 45.3% from the floor, which ranks them 143rd in college hoops. Southern Illinois has scored 1,908 pts this year (65.8 per contest) and they snag 31.3 boards per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 13.8 times per contest (141st in the nation) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.0 times per contest. The Salukis are committing 16.4 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 72.9% from the charity stripe.
The Salukis defensively are ranked 14th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 61.4. They are forcing 13.2 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.0% from the floor (85th in the country). The Southern Illinois defense allows 33.4% on 3-point shots (179 of 536) and opponents are converting on 65.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 11.0 dimes and 31.9 boards per game, which ranks them 57th and 61st in college hoops.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Southern Illinois and under the total points
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