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#649 Southern Illinois 125 vs.
#650 Illinois State -2
Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 3:00pm EST
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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Southern Illinois Salukis vs Illinois State Redbirds

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.

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Salukis Going For Third Consecutive Win

The 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.

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 Games

The 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.

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.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Redbirds haven’t played well defensively, giving up 70.4 points per game. They have given up 71.5 points per game in their last four games and will have a hard time slowing down the Salukis, who are averaging 67 points per game in their last two games. The Redbirds have also struggled offensively, averaging 66.1 points per game. The team is averaging 59.5 points per game in their last six games and will have a hard time scoring against the Salukis, who are holding opponents to 60.5 points per game. With the Salukis winning the last two games between the two teams, Southern Illinois is the best bet here.

Prediction: Southern Illinois Salukis

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Salukis and Redbirds are both offensively challenged so don’t expect to see a high-scoring game. The Salukis are averaging 62.6 points per game and should be able to go over their season average against the Redbirds, who are giving up 70.4 points per game. However, they haven’t scored more than 68 points in their last eight games so don’t expect them to go over 70 points in this game. The Redbird are averaging 66.1 points per game but they have struggled in their last six games and are averaging 59.5 points per game. Since the Salukis are holding opponents to 60.5 points per game, expect the Redbirds to stay under 60 points in this game, which will keep the score under the total. The Redbirds and Salukis have played under the total in their last three games.

Prediction: Under

Half-Time Side Pick

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The Redbirds will cover the first-half spread in this game because they have outplayed the Salukis in the first half of their last three games, averaging 34.3 points per game while the Salukis average 28.3 points per game.

Prediction: Illinois State Redbirds

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The Redbirds and Salukis are averaging 62.6 combined points per game in the first half of their last three games and will stay under the first-half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Under
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

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