Missouri State Vs Southern Illinois: NCAA Basketball Betting Lines, Odds And Trends – January 21, 2023

Written By Staff on January 20, 2023

The Southern Illinois Salukis (15-5, 7-2 MVC) will try to extend a three-game win streak when they hit the road to play the Missouri State Bears (10-9, 6-3 MVC) on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at JQH Arena. The game airs at 2:00 PM ET on ESPN+. Keep reading to find betting insights and statistics to help place a wager on the Bears’ (-159 to win on the moneyline) contest versus the Salukis (+131).

The betting insights in what follows reference odds valid as of January 21, 2023 at 1:42 PM ET.

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Missouri State vs Southern Illinois Betting Odds

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Missouri State Offense Vs. Southern Illinois Defense

Missouri State Offense Stats (Rank) Southern Illinois Defense
66.1 (318) Points/Gm 60.7 (15)
7.2 (318) Possessions/Game 10.2 (146)
43.8 (220) Field Goal % 41.5 (80)
34.1 (184) 3PT % 31.9 (102)
51.4 (159) Effective FG % 47.1 (62)
52.1 (274) True Shooting % 51.7 (75)

Southern Illinois Offense Vs. Missouri State Defense

Southern Illinois Offense Stats (Rank) Missouri State Defense
67.4 (295) Points/Gm 62.8 (32)
10.2 (215) Possessions/Game 7.2 (45)
45.7 (117) Field Goal % 42.4 (126)
30.8 (320) 3PT % 32.2 (118)
53.1 (85) Effective FG % 48.5 (128)
56.6 (86) True Shooting % 53.5 (133)

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Missouri State Betting Insights

  • Missouri State has won 11 games against the spread this season, while failing to cover seven times.
  • When playing as at least 3-point favorites this season, the Bears have an ATS record of 4-4.
  • A total of six out of Missouri State’s 18 games this season have gone over the point total.
  • The Bears’ 18 games this season have gone over this contest’s total of 122.5 points 13 times.
  • The average total in Missouri State’s matchups this year is 128.9, 6.4 more points than this game’s over/under.

Southern Illinois Betting Insights

  • Southern Illinois has put together an 8-10-1 record against the spread this year.
  • The Salukis have covered the spread twice this year (2-1 ATS) when playing as at least 3-point underdogs.
  • A total of 10 Southern Illinois’ games this season have hit the over.
  • The Salukis have combined with their opponents to score more than 122.5 points in 12 of 19 games this season.
  • The average over/under for Southern Illinois’ contests this season is 128.1, 5.6 more points than this game’s point total.

Missouri State Key Players

  • Chance Moore leads the Bears scoring 11.9 points per game.
  • Missouri State is led in rebounding by Jonathan Mogbo’s 6.0 rebounds per game and assists by Donovan Clay’s 3.6 assists per game.
  • Moore is the top three-point shooter for the Bears, connecting on 1.8 per game.
  • Mogbo racks up 1.8 steals and 1.2 blocks per game, both team-high averages.

Southern Illinois Key Players

  • Marcus Domask leads the Salukis in all things points, rebounds and assists, averaging 17.3 points, 6.2 grabbing rebounds and serving up 3.6 assists per game.
  • Lance Jones leads the Salukis in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.1 made threes per game.
  • Southern Illinois’ Jones has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.9 per game and Domask is first in blocks with 0.5 per game.
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