Where: Redbird Arena, Normal, IL
When: Saturday, January 25, 3:00 PM. ET.
The Illinois State Redbirds will be trying to snap their six-game losing streak when they take on the Southern Illinois Salukis on Saturday afternoon.
Salukis Going For Third Consecutive WinThe Salukis have played well over the last week and have won their last three games. They will be going for their third win in a row and fifth win in their last seven games when they play the Redbirds on Saturday.
A night of big-time performances by our freshmen. Trent Brown came off the bench to score 11 points to go with 4 assists and 1 TO last night. But the biggest contribution by @terntb was his defense on AJ Green. #UnleashTheDawg pic.twitter.com/J7nBZjyKR6— Saluki Basketball (@SIU_Basketball) January 23, 2020
Southern Illinois hasn’t played well offensively, averaging 62.6 points per game. The team is shooting 43 percent from the field and 32 percent from three-point range. They finished with 68 points in their last game and will need a much better offensive performance if they want to beat the Redbirds.
Lance Jones led the way for the Salukis with 20 points and four rebounds. Barret Benson finished with 13 points and six rebounds, while Marcus Domask added 11 points and nine rebounds for the Salukis.
Southern Illinois has done a better job defensively, holding opponents to 60.5 points per game. They gave up 66 points in their last game and will need to keep playing well defensively if they want to pick up the win.
Redbirds Going For Third Win In 10 GamesThe Redbirds have struggled over the last two weeks and have lost their last six games. They will be trying to snap their losing streak and pick up their third win in their last 10 games when they play the Salukis on Saturday.
Final. pic.twitter.com/cyLesNtzqd— Illinois State MBB (@Redbird_MBB) January 23, 2020
Illinois State has struggled offensively, averaging 66.1 points per game. The team is shooting 42 percent from the field and 35 percent from three-point range. They finished with 63 points in their last game and will need a much better offensive performance if they want to beat the Salukis.
Keith Fisher III led the way for the Redbirds with 17 points and seven rebounds. DJ Horne finished with 17 points and three rebounds, while Zach Copeland added 13 points and three rebounds for the Redbirds.
Illinois State has also struggled defensively, giving up 70.4 points per game. They gave up 75 points in their last game and will need a better effort to get past the Salukis.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Oddsshark.com, are: Southern Illinois is:
- 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.
- 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games played in January.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Oddsshark.com, are: Illinois State is:
- 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games.
- 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Missouri Valley Conference.