Southern Illinois vs Valparaiso: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – February 21, 2021

Posted By Staff on February 21, 2021

MVC foes meet when the Southern Illinois Salukis (9-7) host the Valparaiso Crusaders (8-15) at SIU Arena, beginning at 5:00 PM ET on Sunday, February 21, 2021. The Crusaders are 1-point underdogs in the game, the first matchup between the teams this season. The point total for the matchup is set at 132.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 21, 2021, 2:20 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Southern Illinois Betting Information

  • The Salukis have put together an 8-5-2 record against the spread this season.
  • The Salukis are 3-1-1 against the spread in 2020-21 when they are at least a 1-point favorite.
  • Only 7 of 15 Southern Illinois games this season (46.7%) resulted in a total more than the contest’s over/under.
  • The Salukis lost 68-53 to Missouri State in their last outing on Wednesday. Lance Jones put up a team-high 13 points in the loss. They failed to cover the spread as 4.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to go under the 135.5 point total.

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

Southern Illinois Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Marcus Domask 10 16.3 4.5 3.2 0.4 1.0 1.4
Lance Jones 20 12.6 3.1 3.2 1.6 0.1 1.9
Ben Harvey 20 10.0 4.0 1.6 0.6 0.2 1.1
Trent Brown 20 7.0 1.9 1.5 1.1 0.0 1.8
Kyler Filewich 20 6.8 5.4 1.4 0.4 0.5 0.0

Valparaiso Betting Information

  • Valparaiso has typically come up short ATS this season, with an 8-11-1 record.
  • For the fourth time this season, the Crusaders are at least a 1-point underdog, where they have a record of 1-2 against the spread.
  • 14 of Valparaiso’s 20 games (70%) this season have not covered the over/under.
  • In the Crusaders most recent game on Wednesday, Zion Morgan scored a team-high 15 points in a 54-52 loss to Loyola Chicago. They covered the spread as 19.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to score 106 points to fall short of the 129.5 point total.

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

Valparaiso Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Ben Krikke 23 12.3 4.0 1.0 0.5 0.9 0.3
Donovan Clay 23 10.5 5.6 2.1 0.8 1.3 0.7
Sheldon Edwards 22 7.9 2.6 1.3 0.9 0.3 1.2
Eron Gordon 23 7.4 5.1 1.4 0.8 0.4 1.0
Connor Barrett 18 6.5 2.5 0.6 0.8 0.0 1.7

Total Facts

  • Southern Illinois and its opponents have gone over Sunday’s 132.5 total in 11 out of 16 games (68.8%) this year.
  • In Valparaiso’s games this season, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Sunday’s matchup over/under in 11 out of 23 matchups (47.8%).
  • The point total for the contest of 132.5 is 2.1 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Salukis (68.4 points per game) and the Crusaders (66.2 points per game).
  • The 136.4 points per game these two teams allow their opponents to score on average this season are 3.9 more than the 132.5 total in this contest.
  • On average, the Salukis have seen a 135.9 over/under in their games this season, 3.4 more points than the over/under in this matchup.
  • A difference of 2.8 points separates the average total points bet in Crusaders games (135.3 points) and this matchup’s over/under (132.5 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/12/2020 Valparaiso Valparaiso -4 132.5 -189 +152 Regular Season 55-38 VALPO
1/7/2020 Southern Illinois Southern Illinois -2.5 135.5 -145 +120 Regular Season 63-50 SIU
2/20/2019 N/A Valparaiso N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 55-52 VALPO
1/12/2019 N/A Southern Illinois N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 65-61 VALPO

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