The Southern Illinois Salukis (2-1) will battle against the Oakland Golden Grizzlies (2-1) at Silver Spurs Arena. The game starts at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 10, 2019.
Southern Illinois Salukis vs. Oakland Golden Grizzlies ATS Odds
In their last game, the Golden Grizzlies defeated the UTSA Roadrunners, 75-62, while the Salukis lost a winnable game to the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens, 56-54.
Oakland played a nearly perfect game. They had a fantastic free throw rate of 0.521 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.521. For those same stats, UTSA recorded marks of 0.194 and 0.403, respectively. Southern Illinois, meanwhile, did an excellent job of making free throws (9-12; 75.0 percent). Xavier Hill-Mais played a key role for Oakland with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Southern Illinois, meanwhile, received a boost from Aaron Cook, who had 16 points.
The Salukis are 18-14 straight up (SU) since last season, but are just 12-15-2 against the spread (ATS). Games featuring Southern Illinois have finished under the projected point total 51.7 percent of the time since last season.
Meanwhile, the Golden Grizzlies, are 17-17 SU and 8-23 ATS since last season. Oakland’s games have had a tendency to go under the O/U total over that same time frame (61.3 percent).
Dating back to last season, a focal point for the Oakland offense has been to get to and convert from the free throw line. The Golden Grizzlies rank 45th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.272), but Southern Illinois has been among the best in the NCAA at keeping opponents away from the charity stripe (ranking 19th by yielding a FTA rate of 0.176).
Southern Illinois Salukis vs. Oakland Golden Grizzlies Pick
College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Oakland, ATS Winner – Oakland, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
- Oakland ranks 92nd in three pointers attempted per game (24.1) while Southern Illinois ranks 302nd (18.1).
- The Salukis rank 233rd in rebounds per game (34.0) while the Golden Grizzlies rank 265th (33.1).
- The Salukis rank 109th in assists allowed per game (12.4) while the Golden Grizzlies rank 279th (15.6).
- Southern Illinois ranks 124th in steals per game (6.5) while Oakland ranks 161st in steals allowed per game (6.3).