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Creighton Bluejays home to Redbirds in NCAAB betting action

Illinois State RedbirdsCreighton Bluejays
March 4, 2:00 PM | Scottrade Center

Illinois State Redbirds vs Creighton Bluejays Odds

20-12TEAM RECORD27-5

The Creighton Bluejays will hit the floor running against the visiting Illinois State Redbirds Sunday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

This is a conference playoff game in the Missouri Valley Tournament. The game is being played at Scottrade Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

Creighton will face the 20-12 Redbirds, who own a 14-14 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bluejays are 14-13-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Redbirds are 14-13-1 favoring the OVER.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 91-rated Bluejays and the No. 153-ranked Redbirds, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 81-74 result in favor of the Bluejays.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Creighton's No. 6-ranked scoring average of 79.9 PPG, against a Redbirds defense rated No. 86 and allowing 63.8 PPG. The Bluejays FG% has averaged 51% to date this season, more than the Redbirds shooters have managed so far (43.4% per game).

Defensively, Illinois State features the nation's No. 236-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.2 points per game. Creighton, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Illinois State was a 65-64 winner on the road against Wichita State. They covered the 12-point spread as underdogs. Tyler Brown scored 25 points for Illinois State on Saturday, leading the Redbirds to a 65-64 win over Wichita State at Scottrade Center.

Last time out for Creighton, they were a 99-71 winner as they battled Evansville at home. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. Creighton cruised to victory on Saturday, running Evansville out of the gym and running up a 99-71 score at Scottrade Center.

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