Butler Bulldogs VS Southern Illinois Salukis

College Basketball 07:30 PM ET

Saturday

12/21/2020

FS1

Spread: Southern Illinois Salukis +8.5

Over/Under: 135.5

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The Southern Illinois Salukis will be slamming the ball in the hoop against the Butler Bulldogs at the Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Monday, December 21, 2020, at 7:30 PM ET. The Salukis are in 2nd place of the Missouri Valley Conference with a 5-0 standing and a 1.000 team-percentage. Southern Illinois stayed unbeaten after shutting down the North Dakota Fighting Hawks in their recent home game to a score of 62-50. The Salukis made 23 of their 52 attempted shots from the field (44.2%), but the team strived hard from the long-range with just 27.3%. Southern Illinois lost to the North Dakota Fighting Hawks in turnovers with 16 to 13 but out-rebounded North Dakota 37 to 32 boards.

Forward Marcus Domask led the Salukis in their triumph versus the Fighting Hawks with 17 points, 5 assists, and 2 rebounds. Guard Ben Harvey was the second-best shooter with 12 points and controlled the board with a team-high 9 rebounds. Guard Lance Jones led Southern Illinois in distributing the ball with 7 assists and Domask added 5. Forward Anthony D’Avanzo and Kyler Filewich contributed 8 rebounds each in the winning effort for the Salukis.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs Butler Bulldogs Predictions 12/21/2020

The Butler Bulldogs dropped their record to 1-2 after a 60-68 loss to the Indiana Hoosiers last time out. Butler stayed at the bottom place of the Big East Conference with a 0-1 conference standing and a .333 team-percentage overall. The Bulldogs strived hard in shooting the ball against the defense of the Indiana Hoosiers, connecting only 22 of their 56 attempted shots from the perimeter (39.3%). Butler just got an impressive output from beyond the arc with 47.4% shooting. The Bulldogs outmatched the Indiana Hoosiers in turnovers with 15-14 and out-rebounded Indiana at 35-30.

Butler’s Guard Jair Bolden led the offense with 20 points and added 4 boards with 2 assists in the losing effort. Forward Bryce Golden and JaKobe Coles contributed 10 points each for the Bulldogs. Forward Bryce Nze led in rebounding with 10 boards and dished out 3 assists. The Butler Bulldogs’ defense ended up with only 5 blocks and 2 steals but committed 19 team fouls in the loss.

Southern Illinois Salukis vs. Butler Bulldogs. The NCAAB Pick for this match-up is Southern Illinois +8.5. Butler’s arsenal has a solid group of scorers at their disposal, but the Bulldogs failed to shoot up in all of their tough matches with only 66 or fewer points in all of their games played. On Southern Illinois’ side, the Salukis have been challenged by Murray State but still managed to survive the battle with a four-point lead and remained undefeated in the MVC. Southern Illinois is 5-0 ATS and 5-0 SU in their last 5 outings. The Predicted Score, the Southern Illinois Salukis will win predicted at 72-65.

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NCAAB Starting Time: 7:30 PM ET

Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN

Date: Monday, December 21, 2020

TV: FS1

NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Southern Illinois Salukis +8.5

NCAAB Totals: 135.5

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