Missouri State Bears vs. Southern Illinois Salukis: 2/17/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 17, 2021

The Missouri State Bears (12-4) are favored (-5.5) to continue a five-game winning streak when they visit the Southern Illinois Salukis (9-6) at 9:15 PM ET on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at SIU Arena. The matchup’s over/under is set at 136.5.

Betting Information

Missouri State vs Southern Illinois Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Missouri State -5.5 -112 -110 136.5 -113 -108 -252 200

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Missouri State vs Southern Illinois
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Southern Illinois (+5.5) Over (136.5) Missouri State 71 Southern Illinois 67

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Total Facts

  • The Bears and their opponents have put up at least 136.5 points — this matchup’s over/under — in nine of 16 games (56.2%) this year.
  • Southern Illinois has played in seven games this season (out of 15 total matchups — 46.7% of chances) where they combined with their opponents to score at least 136.5 points.
  • These teams average a combined 142.5 points per game, 6.0 more points than the over/under of 136.5 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 132.6 points per game, 3.9 less than the over/under in this game.
  • The Bears average point total in outings this season is 138.2, 1.7 points higher than the over/under in this game.
  • The average point total for the Salukis this year is 0.4 points higher than this game’s over/under.

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Missouri State Betting Information

  • Missouri State is good against the spread, going 8-5-1 on the season.
  • The Bears have posted a winning record of 5-1 against the spread when the spread is -5.5 or higher.
  • Missouri State has more often than not combined with its adversaries to fall short of the total, doing so 6 times in 14 contests (42.9%).

Southern Illinois Betting Information

  • Southern Illinois has a winning record against the spread, going 8-4-2 ATS (covering 57.1% of the time).
  • The Salukis have fared well as a 5.5-point underdog, going 2-1-1 against the spread when they are at least 5.5-point underdogs.
  • Southern Illinois has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 50% of matchups this season (7 out of 14 opportunities).

Head to Head

Missouri State vs Southern Illinois (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/10/2021 Missouri State -6.5 138.5 -293 +233 Regular Season 65-53 MSRST
2/29/2020 Missouri State -6.5 128 -307 +233 Regular Season 84-59 MSRST
2/8/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 68-66 SILL
2/6/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 65-59 MSRST
1/2/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 75-70 SILL

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Missouri State Leaders

  • The Bears leader in points and assists is Isiaih Mosley, who scores 20.3 points per game along with 3.5 assists.
  • Missouri State’s best rebounder is Gaige Prim, who averages 8.6 boards per game in addition to his 15.3 PPG average.
  • Ja’Monta Black provides the bulk of the Bears’ three-point shooting production. He makes 2.5 threes per game to lead the team.
  • Prim is a standout on the defensive end for the Bears, leading the team in steals with 1.2 per game and blocks with 1.2 per contest.

Southern Illinois Leaders

  • Marcus Domask averages 16.3 points per game and is the top scorer for the Salukis.
  • Southern Illinois’ leader in rebounds is Kyler Filewich with 5.5 per game, and its leader in assists is Lance Jones with 3.2 per game.
  • Jones contributes the most three-point shooting production for the Salukis. He makes 1.9 threes per game.
  • Jones (1.6 steals per game) and Domask (1.0 block per game) pace the Salukis in steals and blocks, respectively.
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