Southern Illinois Salukis at Southeast Missouri State Redhawks ATS Prediction


The Southern Illinois Salukis (6-3) will travel to the Show Me Center to take on the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks (5-4). Action starts at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs. Southeast Missouri State Redhawks ATS Odds

Both teams were beaten in their last game. The Redhawks fell to the Saint Louis Billikens, 75-65, while the Salukis were defeated by the second-ranked Kentucky Wildcats, 71-59.

Southern Illinois had a better turnover percentage (17.5 vs. 22.4) while Southeast Missouri State had a better effective field goal percentage (0.491 vs. 0.519). Southeast Missouri State received a boost from Ledarrius Brewer, who finished with 18 points and seven rebounds. Kavion Pippen had a good game for Southern Illinois, contributing 16 points and seven rebounds.

The Redhawks won the lone game between these two teams last year, 75-69. One of Southeast Missouri State’s largest advantages was getting to the charity stripe. They made 30 trips to the line, while Southern Illinois went 15 times.

Southern Illinois might struggle to put up points as they go head-to-head against one of the NCAA’s best defenses. Since the 2017-18 season, Southeast Missouri State ranks 33rd in defensive efficiency while the Salukis rank 223rd in offensive efficiency.

Southern Illinois Salukis at Southeast Missouri State Redhawks Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Southeast Missouri State, ATS Winner – Southern Illinois, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Southeast Missouri State ranks 15th in rebounds per game (34.2) while Southern Illinois ranks 287th (32.9).
  • The Salukis rank 110th in blocks per game (3.6) while the Redhawks rank 164th in blocks allowed per game (3.8).
  • Southern Illinois averages 14.5 assists per game, which ranks 104th in the nation. Southeast Missouri State ranks 136th in assists allowed per game (13.7).
  • The Redhawks rank 70th in three pointers attempted per game (24.0) while the Salukis rank 278th (18.4).
  • Southern Illinois averages 7.3 steals per game, which ranks 54th in the country. Southeast Missouri State ranks 123rd in steals allowed per game (5.2).