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Illinois State Redbirds battle vs Austin Peay Governors highlights college basketball odds menu

Austin Peay GovernorsIllinois State Redbirds
Dec 22, 3:00 PM | Redbird Arena

Austin Peay Governors vs Illinois State Redbirds Odds

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The Illinois State Redbirds will hit the floor running against the visiting Austin Peay Governors Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Illinois State battles the Governors, currently sitting with a 4-7 mark (4-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 5-1 for the Redbirds and 1-2 for the Governors.

View Austin Peay vs Illinois State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Redbirds installed as 23-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 59-rated Redbirds and the No. 173-ranked Governors, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 86-72 result in favor of the Redbirds.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Illinois State's No. 15 nationally ranked offense (80.8 points per game) against a Governors defense that sits as the No. 293 at 73.5 PPG. The Redbirds have been averaging 50.9% from the field, more than the Governors have managed so far this season (46.2% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Austin Peay owns the country's No. 305-rated mark, allowing 79.2 points per game on the highway. Illinois State, on the other hand, rates No. 20 in scoring at home.

Austin Peay was an 87-84 loser in their most recent outing at home against Lipscomb. Austin Peay got 25 points from Anthony Campbell on the way to an 87-84 loss against Lipscomb on Tuesday at Winfield Dunn Center.

Illinois State won its last outing, a 74-73 result against Dayton on December 19. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog. Jackie Carmichael scored 25 points and helped out with 12 rebounds for Illinois State on Wednesday, leading the Redbirds to a 74-73 victory over Dayton at Dayton Arena.

Austin Peay Governors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Lipscomb are 1-2
After a loss are 4-6

Illinois State Redbirds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Indiana State are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few Governors at Redbirds trends to consider:
Austin Peay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Illinois State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Illinois State is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games

Next up:
Austin Peay at Utah Valley, Friday, December 28
Illinois State at Indiana State, Sunday, December 30