Southern Illinois Salukis vs. Bradley Braves 3/4/2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on March 3, 2021

The Southern Illinois Salukis (11-13) visit the Bradley Braves (12-15) as 2.5-point favorites after Lance Jones put up 30 points in the Salukis 65-58 loss to Loyola Chicago. The matchup is at 6:00 PM ET on Thursday, March 4, 2021. The matchup’s over/under is set at 129.5.

Betting Information

Southern Illinois vs Bradley Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Southern Illinois -2.5 -112 -109 129.5 -109 -113 -148 120

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Southern Illinois vs Bradley
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Bradley (+2.5) Over (129.5) Bradley 68 Southern Illinois 66

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Total Facts

  • In 66.7% of their games this season (16 of 24 chances), the Salukis and their opponents have combined to record more than this matchup’s point total of 129.5 points.
  • In 15 of 27 games (55.6%) this season, Bradley and its opponents have combined to score more than 129.5 points.
  • These teams average a combined 135.7 points per game, 6.2 more points than the total of 129.5 set for this game.
  • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 134.4 points per game, 4.9 more than the point total for this game.
  • The Salukis average point total in outings this year is 134, 4.5 points higher than the over/under in this game.
  • The average point total for the Braves this year is 6.6 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Salukis average just 0.4 fewer points per game (65.9) than the Braves allow (66.3).
  • When Southern Illinois puts up more than 66.3 points, it is 6-0-1 against the spread and 8-1 overall.
  • Bradley has a 1-10-2 record against the spread and a 3-11 record overall when allowing more than 65.9 points.
  • The Braves’ 69.8 points per game are only 1.7 more points than the 68.1 the Salukis allow.
  • Bradley is 10-5 overall and 6-0-2 against the spread in games it scores more than 68.1 points.
  • Southern Illinois is 1-6-2 against the spread and 2-7 overall when it allows more than 69.8 points.
  • The Salukis have a -52-point scoring differential on the season (-2.2 per game). The Braves have out-scored opponents by 94 points on the season (3.5 more per game).

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Southern Illinois Betting Information

  • The Salukis have been strong against the spread this season, earning an 11-10-2 record.
  • When favored by at least 2.5 points, the Salukis have put together a 3-3-1 record ATS.
  • The Salukis have typically run under the total this season, reaching the over/under in 9 of 23 games (39.1%).

Bradley Betting Information

  • Bradley has covered the spread in less than half of its contests, going 10-11-3 ATS.
  • When they are at least 2.5-point underdogs, the Braves have not fared well, going 4-6-1 against the spread.
  • In most of Bradley’s games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (13 out of 24 games, 54.2%).

Head to Head

Southern Illinois vs Bradley (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/7/2021 Bradley -8 132.5 -396 +298 Regular Season 69-68 SILL
2/6/2021 Bradley -8 131.5 -400 +301 Regular Season 74-66 BRADLY
3/6/2020 Bradley -6 125 -277 +217 Conference Tournament 64-59 BRADLY
2/15/2020 Bradley -1 129 -116 -106 Regular Season 69-67 BRADLY
1/11/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 67-48 BRADLY

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Southern Illinois Leaders

  • The Salukis leader in points and assists is Jones, who scores 13.7 points per game along with 3.0 assists.
  • Kyler Filewich leads the Salukis in rebounding, grabbing 5.7 boards per game while also scoring 6.8 points a contest.
  • The Salukis get the most three-point shooting production out of Jones, who makes 2.1 threes per game.
  • Jones is the Salukis leader in steals, averaging 1.5 steals per game, while Anthony D’Avanzo leads them in blocks with 0.5 per contest.

Bradley Leaders

  • The Braves’ leader in scoring and rebounding is Elijah Childs with 14.2 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.
  • Bradley’s assist leader is Sean East with 3.7 per game. He also scores 8.7 points per game and tacks on 3.2 rebounds per game.
  • Ville Tahvanainen averages 1.8 three-pointers per game, the most on the Braves.
  • Bradley’s leader in steals is Terry Nolan Jr. with 1.2 per game, and its leader in blocks is Childs with 1.3 per game.
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