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CBI Tournament - Illinois State Redbirds vs Texas A&M Aggies Betting Matchup Report

Texas A&M Aggies Illinois State Redbirds
18-15 March 24, 2014, 01:00 | Redbird Arena 17-15

A key college battle sees the visiting Texas A&M Aggies travelling to Illinois State Monday to take on the Redbirds in CBI Tournament betting odds action.

Texas A&M was an underdog of 2 points over at BookMaker with a small total of 126.5.

The Aggies will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 14-13 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Redbirds are 14-17 ATS. Texas A&M is 10-17 against the total, while Illinois State is 14-15-1 versus the number.

View Texas A&M Aggies vs Illinois State Redbirds Odds and Stats.

The Redbirds sit at No. 65 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Aggies sit at No. 153 on the same chart.

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Texas A&M won its last outing, a 59-43 result against Wyoming on March 19. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. Texas A&M earned a 59-43 victory over Wyoming on Wednesday, getting 14 points from Kourtney Roberson at Reed Arena.

In their last action, Illinois State was a 77-67 winner at home against Morehead State. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Illinois State got 18 points from Daishon Knight en route to a 77-67 victory over Morehead State on Wednesday at Redbird Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Illinois State has the nation's No. 169-rated offensive output, at 69.12 PPG. The visiting Aggies defense ranks No. 24 allowing on average 62.82 PPG. The Redbirds FG% has averaged 40.94% so far, less than the Aggies marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.76% per game.

A few Aggies at Redbirds trends to consider:
Texas A&M is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
Texas A&M is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Texas A&M is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Texas A&M is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Illinois State's last 7 games
Illinois State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Illinois State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Illinois State's last 12 games at home