Check out our free California Baptist vs. Southern Illinois pick and preview for this NCAA basketball game in San Juan Capistrano. See who we want to win and cover the spread in this college basketball matchup.
California Baptist vs Southern Illinois Pick & Preview: Thursday 24th November Betting Odds
Lancers vs. Salukis matchup at a glance
- Sports: NCAAB
- teams: California Baptist Lancers in southern Illinois Salukis
- Where: San Juan Capistrano in the JSerra Pavilion
- Date: Thursday, November 24th
- Betting Odds: California Baptist +3, CABAP +134 | SILL -164 O/U 120.5
California Baptist will look to get a win in tonight’s game against Southern Illinois to end their current 2-game losing streak. The Lancers are playing their third game of the season away from home after a 1:2 draw. So far, the Lancers have been the underdogs twice, taking a straight 1-1 lead. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3 underdogs on the spread.
California Baptist’s top scorer this season is Taran Armstrong, who is averaging 15.17 points per contest. So far, Armstrong has scored 23.27% of the team’s points. He contributes 5.5 rebounds per game and 4.17 assists. Joe Quintana is the Lancers’ second-best scorer, averaging 12.6 points per game. Together with him and Quintana, they account for 39.4% of the team’s points.
Offensive performance has been hard to come by for the California Baptist this season as they currently rank 196th in college basketball with 71.0 points per game. A major reason for low totals is the fact that they played at a below-average pace and struggled to hit outside shots. As a team, the Lancers’ 3-point shot percentage is just 33.2%, ranking them 312th in the NCAA.
In 6 games, the Southern Illinois Salukis are 4-2 overall. Currently the Salukis were the home team 3 times with a record of 3:0. The Salukis sit with a -3 bet line in their favor. For the season, Southern Illinois was favored to win in 4 games and sit by a score of 3-1.
Southern Illinois will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s top scorer, Marcus Domask, who is averaging 19.0 points per game for the Salukis. Domask is also important to the team’s ability to score at the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots. Another key to the Salukis’ offensive game plan is the play of Lance Jones, who has hit 35.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to an average of 11.17 points per game.
Offensive performance has been hard to come by for Southern Illinois this season as they currently rank 402 in college basketball with 64.0 points per game. A major reason for low totals is the fact that they played at a below-average pace and struggled to hit outside shots. As a team, the Salukis’ 3-point shot percentage is just 35.4%, ranking them 158th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: California Baptist Lancers +3
A key to this matchup will be 3 point shooting. Both Southern Illinois and California Baptist come into play and are excellent 3-point shooting teams, averaging 7.71 and 8.73 3s made per game, respectively. In terms of odds, we’d like to cover the California Baptist Lancers as +3 point dogs. Make sure their defenses are doing a good job of shutting down the Salukis’ outside shooters to give Southern Illinois a hard time. At +3, we like the chances of the California Baptist covering the spread as an underdog.