Southern Illinois @ Evansville
Current records: Southern Illinois 3-2; Evansville 2-6
What you should know
The Southern Illinois Salukis and Evansville Aces have been level (5-5-4) since January 2016, but not for much longer. The Salukis and Evansville will go head-to-head in a Missouri Valley bout Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. ET at the Ford Center. SIU will stumble in from a win while Evansville will stumble in from a loss.
SIU can’t say they have nothing to thank for this Thanksgiving week. They defeated the California Baptist Lancers in a thrilling match last week, slipping past 64-61.
Meanwhile, Evansville came up short against the Fairfield Stags on Sunday, losing 63-56.
The Salukis are the favorites here with an expected lead of 8.5 points to win. Those playing the odds have seen things go back and forth with SIU being 2-2 against the spread.
SIU’s win put them 3-2, while Evansville’s loss pulled them back to 2-6. A few offensive stats to keep in mind as you watch: SIU stumbles into the game with the 15th fewest points per game in college basketball after averaging just 63 points. Evansville has seen some struggles of its own, as they could only put down 37% of their shots, which is the 358th-lowest field goal percentage in college basketball. It’s possible that one of those Achilles heels will trip the losing team.
how to see
- When: Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Ford Center – Evansville, Indiana
- Consequences: CBS Sports App
- Ticket cost: $44.55
The Salukis are a huge favorite against the Aces at 8.5 points according to the latest college basketball odds.
The odds makers were squarely in line with the betting community in this instance as the game opened with a margin of 8.5 points and stayed right there.
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Evansville and Southern Illinois both have five wins in their last 14 games.
- February 12, 2022 – Southern Illinois 69 vs. Evansville 62
- December 01, 2021 – Southern Illinois 0 vs. Evansville 0
- December 28, 2020 – Evansville 84 vs. Southern Illinois 72
- December 27, 2020 – Southern Illinois 63 vs. Evansville 57
- February 20, 2020 – Southern Illinois 70 vs. Evansville 53
- February 05, 2020 – Southern Illinois 0 vs. Evansville 0
- February 27, 2019 – Southern Illinois 98 vs. Evansville 91
- 2/9/2019 – Evansville 0 vs. Southern Illinois 0
- February 24, 2018 – Evansville 75 vs. Southern Illinois 44
- January 03, 2018 – Southern Illinois 65 vs. Evansville 63
- February 11, 2017 – Evansville 75 vs. Southern Illinois 70
- January 14, 2017 – Southern Illinois 0 vs. Evansville 0
- February 20, 2016 – Evansville 83 vs. Southern Illinois 71
- January 28, 2016 – Evansville 85 vs. Southern Illinois 78