southern illinois vs indiana state ncaab prediction

NCAAB Southern Illinois vs Indiana Prediction 11/28/2023

The Southern Illinois Salukis (3-1) travel to face off against the Indiana State Sycamores (4-1) on Tuesday, November 28th. This game will be played at Hulman Center in Terre Haute and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Indiana State Sycamores

The Southern Illinois Salukis Are Coming Off A Win

Southern Illinois is getting ready for their fifth game of the season with a record of 3-1. In their previous games, the Salukis are 1-0 on the road and 2-1 at home. As we assess Southern Illinois’ performance against the spread, they come into today’s game with a 3-1 ATS record. Taking into account their previous ten games, which includes the previous season, Southern Illinois has a 4-4-1 ATS record.

Up to this point, games involving Southern Illinois have had an average of 144.5 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 138 points. Their over/under record is 3-1-0. When analyzing the Salukis’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 81 points per game and an over/under record of 3-1.

The Indiana State Sycamores Are Coming Off A Win

Indiana State has a 4-1 record so far this season, and in their last ten home games, they have gone 7-3. Indiana State has a winning record against the spread, sitting at 3-2. However, in their last five games, they are 2-2 vs. the spread.

Indiana State comes in with an over/under record of 4-1-0 through five games, with their games averaging a combined 169.6 points per game so far. The Sycamores’ have recorded an over/under record of 2-0 in their last three games, with their games averaging 91 points per game.

Southern Illinois Offense Breakdown

Southern Illinois’ offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 81 points against New Mexico State. They had an overall field goal percentage of 44.4% and made 17/26 free throws. Xavier Johnson is leading the team in scoring at 23 points per contest. Jovan Stulic has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 10.4 going into the game.

Xavier Johnson (G) 23.0 3.2 5.4
Jovan Stulic (G) 10.4 3.4 1.0
Trent Brown (G) 9.8 1.6 2.0

Indiana State Offense Breakdown

Against Toledo, the Indiana State had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 89.2 points per game. They scored 76 points and posted a field goal percentage of 48.1% in the game. Isaiah Swope is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 18.3 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Ryan Conwell brings a PPG average of 15 into the game.

Isaiah Swope (G) 18.3 2.3 1.5
Ryan Conwell (G) 15.0 5.0 2.0
Jayson Kent (G) 14.2 6.5 0.7

Southern Illinois Team Defense

In the current season, the Southern Illinois defense has excelled, sitting 39th in the nation by allowing 63.2 points per game. The Southern Illinois defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 54 points and allowed New Mexico State to connect on 0 threes.

Indiana State Team Defense

So far, the Sycamores’ defense is ranked 185th in the country at 77.2 points per contest. Against Toledo, the Sycamores’ defense gave up 74 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Toledo only made 8 free-throws.

Salukis vs Sycamores Trends

  • Through their last three road games, Southern Illinois has an ATS record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 2-1 while averaging 67 points per game.
  • Across their last three home contests, Indiana State has been good against the spread posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 3-0, while averaging 89 points per game.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Salukis have a straight up record of 3-7. But, their mark vs the spread was just 3-7.
  • Indiana State has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 3-0 SU and 3-0 ATS in their last three games.

Salukis vs Sycamores Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Sycamores to secure the win, with an expected final score of 76-68. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -4.5.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 147.5, and our model projects the Salukis and Sycamores to reach a combined total of 144 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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