The Illinois State Redbirds (5-12) will look to break a six-game losing streak when they hit the road to take on the Southern Illinois Salukis (8-5) on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at SIU Arena as 5.5-point underdogs. The matchup airs at 4:00 PM ET on ESP3. The point total for the matchup is set at 140.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 13, 2021, 2:18 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 (-5.5)

Both DraftKings and the model expect the Salukis to walk away with the victory, but the model spread (6.3) is 0.8 points further in their direction.

Pick OU:
Under (140)

DraftKings and the model are extremely close in their point total projections for this game, within 0.7 points of each other.

Prediction: Southern Illinois 73, Illinois State 66

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 Salukis have an average implied point total of 70.8 this season, which is 2.2 points lower than their implied total in Saturday’s game (73).
  • Southern Illinois has outscored its implied point total for this matchup (73) four times this season.
  • The average implied point total on the season for the Redbirds (75.3) is 8.3 more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (67).
  • Illinois State is looking to outscore its implied point total for this matchup (67) for the ninth time this season.

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

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Southern Illinois and Illinois State Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 5.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Salukis 7-3-2 2-0-1 7-5
Redbirds 7-9 1-0 8-8

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

Last 5 Games

Southern Illinois

Illinois State
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/10/2021 Missouri State Loss 65-53 2/7/2021 Missouri State Loss 72-62
2/7/2021 Bradley Win 69-68 2/6/2021 Missouri State Loss 74-67
2/6/2021 Bradley Loss 74-66 2/1/2021 Drake Loss 95-60
1/31/2021 Northern Iowa Win 71-68 1/31/2021 Drake Loss 78-76
1/30/2021 Northern Iowa Loss 74-62 1/24/2021 Valparaiso Loss 70-66

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