The Bradley Braves (9-10) will try to break a six-game win streak when they host the Southern Illinois Salukis (7-3) on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Carver Arena as 8.5-point favorites. The matchup airs at 4:00 PM ET. The matchup has a point total of 130.5.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 6, 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:
Salukis (+8.5)

The spread for this game suggested by the model (6.1 points) is a little bit less than the 8.5-point edge DraftKings gives to the Braves, though the data still has them as the favorite.

Pick OU:
Over (130.5)

In this matchup, the model projects a total (135.9 points) slightly higher than the DraftKings over/under (130.5 points).

Prediction: Bradley 71, Southern Illinois 65

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 average implied total for the Braves this season is 70.9 points, 0.9 more points than their implied total of 70 points in Saturday’s game.
  • This season, Bradley has outscored its implied point total for this matchup (70) nine times.
  • The 70.7-point average implied total on the season for the Salukis is 9.7 more points than the team’s 61-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Southern Illinois has put up more than 61 points nine times on the season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Bradley and Southern Illinois Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 8.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Braves 8-7-1 3-2 8-8
Salukis 6-2-1 0-0 5-4

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

Last 5 Games


Southern Illinois
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/1/2021 Indiana State Loss 67-55 1/31/2021 Northern Iowa Win 71-68
1/31/2021 Indiana State Loss 60-57 1/30/2021 Northern Iowa Loss 74-62
1/28/2021 Valparaiso Loss 91-85 1/26/2021 Indiana State Loss 71-59
1/25/2021 Loyola Chicago Loss 65-58 1/25/2021 Indiana State Loss 69-66
1/24/2021 Loyola Chicago Loss 69-56 12/21/2020 Butler Win 76-73

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