Southern Illinois Salukis vs. Massachusetts Minutemen Betting Prediction

Victor TrejosBasketball, College Basketball

The Southern Illinois Salukis (2-2) go head-to-head against the Massachusetts Minutemen (3-2) in the Las Vegas Classic at Orleans Arena. The game starts at 1:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 22, 2018.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs. Massachusetts Minutemen ATS Odds


Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Minutemen had no trouble getting past the UAPB Golden Lions 92-60, while the Salukis were victorious over the Howard Bison 83-69.

Southern Illinois played a nearly perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.180 (above their season average of 0.176) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 43.8 (above their season average of 26.7). Howard put up marks of 0.075 and 23.8, respectively, for those same stats. The Minutemen, meanwhile, had a superb offensive rebounding percentage of 32.3 (above their season average of 23.8), while the Golden Lions had a turnover percentage of 22.3 (above their season average of 17.2). Massachusetts was led by Luwane Pipkins, who finished with five points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. Meanwhile, Sean Lloyd Jr. fueled Southern Illinois with 17 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs. Massachusetts Minutemen ATS Pick


Prediction: SU Winner – Massachusetts, ATS Winner – Massachusetts, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Southern Illinois ranks 46th in steals per game (7.4) while Massachusetts ranks 266th (4.9).
  • The Minutemen rank 282nd in rebounds per game (33.2) while the Salukis rank 289th (33.0).
  • Southern Illinois ranks 123rd in blocks per game (3.6) while Massachusetts ranks 125th in blocks allowed per game (3.2).
  • The Salukis rank 87th in assists allowed per game (12.3) while the Minutemen rank 297th (16.0).
  • Massachusetts ranks 164th in three pointers attempted per game (22.1) while Southern Illinois ranks 297th (18.3).