UTSA Roadrunners vs. Southern Illinois Salukis Free Prediction 11/08/19

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The UTSA Roadrunners (0-1) take on the Southern Illinois Salukis (1-0) at Silver Spurs Arena. The game begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, November 8, 2019.

UTSA Roadrunners vs. Southern Illinois Salukis ATS Odds

In their last matchup, the Salukis had no trouble getting past the Illinois Wesleyan Titans, 76-48, while the Roadrunners were blown out by the Oklahoma Sooners, 85-67.

Southern Illinois dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.111 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.548. Illinois Wesleyan was 0.027 and 0.315, respectively, for those same stats. UTSA, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (29.4 vs. 21.6). Eric McGill put together a solid game for Southern Illinois with 19 points. UTSA rallied around Jhivvan Jackson, who put up 24 points and 13 rebounds.

This game should be a showdown of conflicting paces. Dating back to the 2018-19 season, UTSA has preferred an up-tempo style of play (14th in possessions per game), while Southern Illinois has been more methodical (308th in possessions per game).

UTSA Roadrunners vs. Southern Illinois Salukis Free Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Southern Illinois, ATS Winner – Southern Illinois, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2018-Present):

  • UTSA ranks 31st in three pointers attempted per game (26.8) while Southern Illinois ranks 305th (18.0).
  • The Roadrunners average 6.7 steals per game, which ranks 99th in the NCAA. The Salukis rank 141st in steals allowed per game (6.2).
  • Southern Illinois ranks 122nd in assists per game (13.8) while UTSA ranks 142nd in assists allowed per game (12.8).
  • The Salukis rank 71st in rebounds allowed per game (33.2) while the Roadrunners rank 301st (39.4).
  • Southern Illinois averages 4.0 blocks per game, which ranks 83rd in the nation. UTSA ranks 139th in blocks allowed per game (3.4).