Illinois State Redbirds vs Southern Illinois Salukis 2-23-22

Illinois State Redbirds vs Southern Illinois Salukis 2/23/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Illinois State Redbirds vs Southern Illinois Salukis 2/23/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Illinois State Redbirds (11-18) will battle against the Southern Illinois Salukis (15-13) in the Missouri Valley Conference at Banterra Center in Carbondale on Wednesday at 8:00 PM ET. Illinois State comes into this match-up after losing their 4th consecutive match and lessened their overall standing to 11-18 this season.


The Redbirds lost to Indiana State, Northern Iowa, Bradley, and the recent nine-point loss to Loyola Ramblers on Monday. Illinois State dropped to 9th place at 4-12 in the Missouri Valley Conference with an 11-18 overall standing and a 1-10 road record this season.


The Redbirds’ offense gained 36.0% of their overall shooting and 35.3% from long-range while their defense allowed the Ramblers to shoot 37.7% FG and 23.8% from the three-point range in their 50-59 defeat. Guard Antonio Reeves led the way for Illinois State with 15 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 steals.


The Redbirds average 74.8 PPG in shooting for 44.9% from the floor and 36.6 % from the three-point range while their defense has given away an average of 75.1 PPG on 43.9% FG.


Guard Antonio Reeves led the offense for Illinois State with an average of 20.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.1 steals per contest. Forward Kendall Lewis led in rebounding with an average of 5.7 RPG while Guard Mark Freeman distributed an average of 3.5 APG. 


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Illinois State Redbirds vs Southern Illinois Salukis Predictions 2/23/2022


The Southern Illinois Salukis won three contests in a row and improved their overall standing to two games above .500 mark this season. The Salukis dispatched Evansville, Bradley, and just recently the Indiana State Sycamores at 76-72 on February 19.


Southern Illinois took 6th place at 8-8 in the Missouri Valley Conference with an overall standing at 15-13 and a home record at 10-4 on the year.


The Salukis’ offense shot 45.0% from the field and 42.9% from long-range while allowing the Sycamores to shoot 52.9% FG and 50.0% from the rainbow territory leading to their 76-72 triumph. Lance Jones led Southern Illinois with 24 points, 4 rebounds, and an assist.


The Salukis posted an average of 63.7 PPG on 43.9% overall shooting and 35.2% from the rainbow territory while their defense allowed their rivals to shoot 60.9 PPG on 43.9% field-goal shooting.


Forward Marcus Domask powered the offense of Southern Illinois with an average of 14.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per match while Guard Lance Jones chipped in with an average of 14.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 2.0 steals per game.       


Illinois State Redbirds vs. Southern Illinois Salukis. The NCAAB Pick for this match is Southern Illinois -6.5. The Redbirds had issues on their defense that ranked 308th in scoring and 225th in FG percentage while their offense recorded an average of 74.8 PPG but also allowed 75.1 PPG.


The Salukis offense averages only 63.7 PPG but their defense held their rivals to just 60.9 PPG. Illinois State has a road record at 1-10 while Southern Illinois played well at home with a 10-4 record on the year. Prediction: The Southern Illinois Salukis will win at 70-61. 


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Illinois State Redbirds vs Southern Illinois Salukis 2/23/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 8:00 PM ET


Location: Banterra Center in Carbondale, IL


Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022




NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Southern Illinois Salukis -6.5      


NCAAB Totals: 131.5


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