Valparaiso at Southern Illinois: 1/30/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Valparaiso at Southern Illinois: 1/30/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by DENNY SIMMONS / COURIER & PRESS

Southern Illinois Salukis (10-11) vs Valparaiso Beacons (10-11)

Game Info: Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 5:00 pm (Banterra Center)

Betting Odds: Southern Illinois Salukis +6.5 -- Over/Under: 121 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Southern Illinois Salukis will play host to the Valparaiso Beacons in this college basketball matchup scheduled for Sunday night. 

The Southern Illinois Salukis are coming off a 5 point loss against Loyola Chicago in their last time out. Lance Jones had 12 points for the Salukis. Marcus Domask added 10 points and nine rebounds. J.D. Muila also had nine rebounds in the loss.

The Southern Illinois Salukis are led in scoring by Marcus Domask who averages 15 points and 5.3 rebounds for this team. Lance Jones  averages 13.7 points and 4.2 rebounds a night. Ben Coupet is the third leading scorer for the Salukis as he averages 10.4 points a game for this team.

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The Southern Illinois Salukis are averaging 63 points per game on 443.9% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 60.4 points per game. They are shooting 68.2% from the free throw line. 

The Valparaiso Beacons are coming off of a 15 point loss against Bradley in their last time out. Ben Krikke had 18 points and five assists for Valpo in the loss. Kobe King added 11 points.

The Valparaiso Beacons are led in scoring by Ben Krikke who averages 14.4 points and 3.9 rebounds for this team. Kevion Taylor averages 11.4 points and 2.2 rebounds a game for this team. Sheldon Edwards is the third leading scorer for the Beacons as he averages 11 points a game for this team.

The Valpo Beacons are averaging 72.1 points per game on 46.3% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 70.2 points per game. They are shooting 75.4% from the free throw line.

Although the Valpo Beacons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, I think this is a spot to fade them. The Southern Illinois Salukis are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss and are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games. The Salukis are also 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. Southern Illinois has enough offense to get the win and cover at home in this one.

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Clayton’s Pick Southern Illinois -6.5

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