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Illinois State Redbirds home to Indiana State Sycamores in NCAA Basketball betting action

Indiana State SycamoresIllinois State Redbirds
Jan 23, 8:05 PM | Redbird Arena

Indiana State Sycamores vs Illinois State Redbirds Odds

12-6TEAM RECORD10-9

The Illinois State Redbirds will try to cover the spread at Redbird Arena on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Indiana State Sycamores in NCAA basketball action.

This season, the Redbirds are 10-9 overall and 8-8 ATS ATS, while the Sycamores are 12-6 and 10-5 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Illinois State boasts a 7-7 on the OU, and Indiana State is 9-5.

View Indiana State vs Illinois State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 7.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 90-rated Indiana State taking on the No. 136-rated Redbirds in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 77-72 win for the Redbirds on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Sycamores rank No. 196 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.6 per game. That compares with Illinois State’s No. 160 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Illinois State is college basketball's No. 55-ranked team at 7.6 per game, while the Sycamores rate No. 235 with 5.6 per game.

Defensively, Indiana State features the nation's No. 108-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.6 points per game. Illinois State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 30 nationally in scoring at home.

Indiana State won its last outing, a 72-62 result against Evansville on January 19. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. The Sycamores got 19 points from Manny Arop as Indiana State ran past Evansville 72-62 on Saturday at Hulman Center.

Last time out for Illinois State, they were a 70-56 winner as they battled Southern Illinois on the road. They covered in the match as a 3-point favorite. Tyler Brown scored 22 points leading the Redbirds to a 70-56 victory over Southern Illinois at SIU Arena on Sunday.

Indiana State Sycamores Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Northern Iowa are 4-6
After playing Evansville are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Illinois State Redbirds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Evansville are 5-5
After playing Southern Illinois are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Sycamores at Redbirds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana State's last 7 games when playing on the road against Illinois State
Indiana State is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Illinois State
Indiana State is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Illinois State's last 6 games
Illinois State is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois State's last 7 games when playing at home against Indiana State
Illinois State is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Indiana State

Next up:
Indiana State home to Northern Iowa, Saturday, January 26
Illinois State home to Evansville, Saturday, January 26