Southern Illinois Salukis at Buffalo Bulls Betting Prediction


The 14th-ranked Buffalo Bulls (9-0) try to stay unbeaten when they challenge the Southern Illinois Salukis (7-4) at Alumni Arena. The game starts at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs. Buffalo Bulls Betting Odds

In their last matchup, the Bulls beat the Saint Francis U Red Flash, 82-67, while the Salukis were beaten by the second-ranked Kentucky Wildcats, 71-59.

Buffalo played a nearly flawless contest. They had a turnover percentage of 12.2 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.479. Saint Francis U put up marks of 21.6 and 0.409, respectively, for those same stats. Southern Illinois, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (17.5 vs. 22.4). Nick Perkins had a good outing for Buffalo, putting up 16 points and nine rebounds. Southern Illinois, meanwhile, received a boost from Kavion Pippen, who put up 16 points and seven rebounds.

In their first matchup this year, Perkins led the Bulls to a 62-53 victory. He put up 7 points and 11 rebounds. The Bulls’ 16.2 turnover percentage was their largest strength over the Salukis, who had a mark of 24.9.

Buffalo appears to have the advantage on the offensive side of the ball. The Bulls rank 11th in offensive efficiency, while the Salukis rank 173rd in defensive efficiency dating back to last season.

Southern Illinois vs. Buffalo Pick

Free Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Buffalo, ATS Winner – Southern Illinois, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Buffalo ranks 23rd in three pointers attempted per game (26.6) while Southern Illinois ranks 257th (18.4).
  • The Bulls rank fifth in assists per game (17.0) while the Salukis rank 102nd in assists allowed per game (12.6).
  • Buffalo ranks eighth in blocks per game (4.4) while Southern Illinois ranks 80th (3.8).
  • The Bulls rank 16th in rebounds per game (39.1) while the Salukis rank 242nd (33.0).
  • Buffalo ranks 16th in steals allowed per game (5.5) while Southern Illinois ranks 143rd (6.6).