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Drake Bulldogs vs Illinois State Redbirds Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Illinois State when they take on the Drake Bulldogs on Sunday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Illinois State Redbirds opened as 0-point in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Illinois State Redbirds vs Drake Bulldogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Illinois State Redbirds will look to cover the spread vs the Drake Bulldogs on Sunday, as the Redbirds are 5-7 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bulldogs are 5-5 ATS. Illinois State is 5-7 against the total, while Drake is 4-6 versus the total betting line.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 178-rated Illinois State Redbirds taking on the No. 209-rated Drake Bulldogs in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Drake's No. 163-ranked scoring average of 72.15 PPG, against a Illinois State Redbirds defense rated No. 100 and allowing 68 PPG. The Drake Bulldogs FG% has averaged 47.35% to date this season, more than the Illinois State Redbirds shooters have managed so far (41.12% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Illinois State got 17 points from Deontae Hawkins en route to a 74-61 victory over Missouri State on Wednesday at Redbird Arena.

Drake was run off the court by the Shockers on Thursday as Wichita State routed them 67-47 at Charles Koch Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Illinois State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Illinois State's last 7 games
  • Illinois State is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Illinois State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Drake is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Drake is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Drake is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Illinois State
  • Drake is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Illinois State

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois State home to Loyola of Chicago, Wednesday, January 6th
Drake at Indiana State, Wednesday, January 6th

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