College Basketball Betting Preview: Southern Illinois vs. Duke

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Nov/20/2008
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This College Basketball betting preview of Southern Illinois vs. Duke is brought to you by SBG Global where the line opened at Duke -13.  The total on this game was still to be determined at press time. 

This game goes off Thursday, 7:00 pm Eastern - ESPN 2

The Duke Blue Devils and Southern Illinois Salukis will meet in the semifinals of the 2008 2k Sports Classic on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden in New York in a game televised by ESPN 2.  Duke leads the all-time series against Southern Illinois 2-1 and has won the last two meetings in the series.  Duke comes into Thursday's game ranked 10th in the AP poll and fifth in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll. SBG Global reports that early College basketball line has the public taking Duke at Home.

Duke advanced into the semifinals of this tournament with a hard fought 82-79 win over Rhode Island on Sunday. Jon Scheyer and Kyle Singler combined for 44 points in the win over Rhode Island.  Southern Illinois has just two starters returning from last season but they were able to advance to the semifinals with wins over California (Pa.) and Massachusetts. The Salukis scored 52 points in the second half in their win over UMass. Carlton Fay led the Salukis in those victories, averaging 16.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. The Salukis are 4-1 all-time playing at Madison Square Garden.

Duke is 15-6 under Mike Krzyzewski at Madison Square Garden.  Duke is 106-16 all-time in the month of November, including a 92-10 mark under Coach K. The Blue Devils have won 12 straight games in November. Duke is 5-2 all-time against teams currently in the Missouri Valley Conference.

Here are more college basketball betting stats for Thursday's game. The Salukis are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games.

The Blue Devils are 7-20 ATS in their last 27 neutral site games. The Blue Devils are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. The Blue Devils are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.

SBG Global Current Line: Duke   - 12.5 , Total TBA

The Under is 19-7 in the Salukis last 26 neutral site games. The Under is 12-5-1 in the Salukis last 18 non-conference games. The Under is 7-0 in the Blue Devils last 7 neutral site games. The Under is 8-1 in the Blue Devils last 9 overall. The Under is 36-17 in the Blue Devils last 53 non-conference games.

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