(613) Southern Illinois vs. Indiana St. (614)
PICK: williamhill @ -1 INST (-110)
DATE: February 16, 2019 - 12:00 PM
STAR RATING: 9.0
EXPERT: Will Rogers
EVALUATION: Loss (-990) - Final Score SIU 79 at INST 57
The set-up: Southern Illinois comes in off a deflating 72-69 home loss to Drake on Tuesday, while Indiana State enters off a confidence building 87-82 OT road victory over Valparaiso on Wednesday. These teams are moving in opposite directions right now and I think that trend carries over. Also note that Indiana State plays with revenge here after it fell 88-73 on the road in the first match-up back on January 30th. From a “situational” stand point, this one sets up fantastically for Indiana State in my opinion.
The pick: Take it for what you will as well though, but Southern Illinois is just 6-7 ATS this season following a conference game, while Indiana State is 4-2 ATS as a favorite this season and 7-3 ATS in its last ten revenging a road loss vs. an opponent of ten points or more. Lay the short points.