Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Salukis versus the Sycamores? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Hulman Center in Terre Haute, IN. The over/under for this Missouri Valley conference contest is set at 144.5 points, with the Sycamores being the favored team playing at home against the Salukis.


The Pick: Indiana State Sycamores -5.5

This game will be played at Hulman Center at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, November 28th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Sycamores.
  • Not only will Indiana State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Are the Salukis Ready for a Road Win?

After their most recent game, where they won 81-54 against New Mexico State, Southern Illinois is now 3-1 on the season. In their last three road games, including those from last year, Southern Illinois has a 2-1 record. Heading into their game against Indiana State, Southern Illinois currently holds a 3-1 ATS record. Taking into account their performance over the past ten games, which includes last season, Southern Illinois has gone 4-4-1 ATS.

So far, Southern Illinois’ games have averaged 144.5 points per game with the average over/under line being 138 points. The Salukis have an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 76 points per game.

Southern Illinois’ offense had a good outing, putting up 81 points against New Mexico State. They achieved a 44.4% field goal percentage and went 17/26 from the free-throw line. Xavier Johnson is leading the team in scoring at 23 points per contest. Jovan Stulic has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 10.4 going into the game.

At present, the Salukis’ defense is nationally ranked 37th, allowing 63.2 points per game. So far, the Southern Illinois defense is giving up an average of 8.2 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 9.8 times per game (253rd).

Will the Indiana State Defense Show Up at Home?

Indiana State improved their record to 4-1 after narrowly defeating Toledo by a score of 76-74. Looking back at their previous five home games, which includes last year, Indiana State has gone 3-2 at home. Indiana State’s ATS performance shows a 3-2 record heading into today’s game. In their last five games, they are 2-2 ATS.

Indiana State’s games have, on average, featured 169.6 points per game leading to an over/under record of 4-1-0. Their average over/under line is currently 159.2 points so far. The Sycamores have an over/under record of 2-0 in their last three games, with their games averaging 91 points per game.

The Indiana State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 76 points vs. Toledo. Overall their field goal percentage was 48.1% while connecting on 9 threes. Offensively, the Sycamores have a season long field goal percentage of 54%, which is 20th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 36th in percentage and 6th in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the Indiana State defense is giving up an average of 77.2 points per contest. Against Toledo, the Sycamores’ defense gave up 74 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Toledo only made 8 free-throws.