The Belmont Bruins (11-1) are heavily favored (-17) to continue an eight-game winning streak when they host the SIU-Edwardsville Cougars (4-4) at 5:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Curb Event Center. The game airs on ESPN+. The matchup’s over/under is set at 148.
The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 23, 2021, 2:17 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Best Betting Odds
The model favors the Bruins by 11.4 points, a much smaller margin than the 17-point spread set by DraftKings. Take the Cougars to cover.
The model predicts a total 2.9 points lower than the one set by DraftKings for this game.
Prediction: Belmont 78, SIU-Edwardsville 67
Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.
Examining the Over/Under
- The Bruins’ average implied point total this season is 2.4 fewer points than their implied total in Saturday’s game (80.6 implied points on average compared to 83 implied points in this game).
- This season, Belmont has outscored its implied point total for this matchup (83) six times.
- The 75.9-point average implied total on the season for the Cougars is 9.9 more points than the team’s 66-point implied total in this matchup.
- SIU-Edwardsville has put up more than 66 points in five games on the season.
Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.
Belmont and SIU-Edwardsville Records ATS
|ATS Record||ATS Record Against 17+ Point Spread||Over/Under Record (O-U-P)|
Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.
Last 5 Games
|1/21/2021||Eastern Illinois||Win||79-66||1/21/2021||Tennessee State||Win||67-65|
|1/16/2021||Jacksonville State||Win||98-91||12/18/2020||Morehead State||Win||69-65|
|12/18/2020||Tennessee State||Win||89-63||12/2/2020||Northern Illinois||Win||73-53|
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