Belmont vs SIU-Edwardsville: College Basketball Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – February 6, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on February 6, 2021 - Last Updated on February 9, 2021

The Belmont Bruins (15-1) will attempt to continue a 12-game winning streak when they visit the SIU-Edwardsville Cougars (7-8) on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Vadalabene Center as big, 16.5-point favorites. The matchup airs at 1:30 PM ET. The over/under is 149.5 in the matchup.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 6, 2021, 2:16 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 (+16.5)

The model favors the Bruins by 10.3 points, a much smaller margin than the 16.5-point spread set by DraftKings. Take the Cougars to cover.

Pick OU:
Under (149.5)

The DraftKings point total for this matchup is just 3.2 points highter than the model projection.

Prediction: Belmont 78, SIU-Edwardsville 68

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 have an average implied point total of 80.3 this season, which is 2.7 points lower than their implied total in Saturday’s game (83).
  • Belmont has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (83) eight times this season.
  • The average implied point total on the season for the Cougars (74.5) is 7.5 more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (67).
  • SIU-Edwardsville is looking to outscore its implied point total for this matchup (67) for the eighth time this 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 16.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Bruins 11-4 2-2 10-5
Cougars 9-5 0-0 4-10

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
2/4/2021 Eastern Illinois Win 89-61 2/4/2021 Tennessee State Win 68-60
1/30/2021 Murray State Win 72-71 2/2/2021 Eastern Illinois Loss 70-61
1/28/2021 Austin Peay Win 81-76 2/1/2021 Austin Peay Loss 74-59
1/23/2021 SIU-Edwardsville Win 114-62 1/30/2021 UT Martin Win 76-60
1/21/2021 Eastern Illinois Win 79-66 1/28/2021 Southeast Missouri State Loss 64-62

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