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

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Cougars (+17)

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.

Pick OU:
Under (148)

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)
Bruins 9-2 1-2 7-4
Cougars 5-2 0-0 2-5

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games


Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
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
1/14/2021 Tennessee Tech Win 88-67 12/9/2020 Valparaiso Loss 80-58
1/9/2021 UT Martin Win 89-69 12/5/2020 Omaha Loss 65-63
12/18/2020 Tennessee State Win 89-63 12/2/2020 Northern Illinois Win 73-53

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