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
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.
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.
Southern Illinois and Illinois State Records ATS
|ATS Record||ATS Record Against 5.5+ 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
|Southern Illinois||Illinois State|
|2/10/2021||Missouri State||Loss||65-53||2/7/2021||Missouri State||Loss||72-62|
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