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Illinois State Redbirds host Drake Bulldogs in college basketball action

Drake BulldogsIllinois State Redbirds
Feb 8, 8:05 PM | Redbird Arena

Drake Bulldogs vs Illinois State Redbirds Odds

13-11TEAM RECORD15-9

The Illinois State Redbirds host Drake on Wednesday, looking to build on their 15-9 mark against the 13-11 Bulldogs in college hoops action at Redbird Arena.

Illinois State will face the 13-11 Bulldogs, who own a 9-13 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Redbirds are 12-8 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bulldogs are 9-13 favoring the OVER.

View Drake vs Illinois State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Illinois State sat as 7.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 143-ranked Redbirds and the No. 242-rated Bulldogs in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 73-67 win for the Redbirds on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Illinois State's No. 149-ranked scoring average of 69.4 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense rated No. 201 and allowing 67.8 PPG. The Redbirds FG% has averaged 44.7% to date this season, less than the Bulldogs shooters have managed so far (44.8% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Drake owns the country's No. 211-rated mark, allowing 71.6 points per game on the highway. Illinois State, on the other hand, rates No. 162 in scoring at home.

Drake was a 57-39 loser in its last match at home against Missouri State. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. The Bulldogs endured a 57-39 loss at the hands of the Bears on Saturday, despite a 12-point effort from Aaron Hawley at Knapp Center.

Last time out for Illinois State, they were a 78-48 winner as they battled Bradley at home. They covered in the match as a 11.5-point favorite. Illinois State cruised to victory on Saturday, running Bradley out of the gym and running up a 78-48 score at Redbird Arena.

Drake Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Evansville are 7-3
After playing Missouri State are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Illinois State Redbirds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Northern Iowa are 8-2
After playing Bradley are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Bulldogs at Redbirds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Drake's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Drake's last 5 games when playing on the road against Illinois State
Drake is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Drake is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Illinois State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Illinois State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Drake
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois State's last 5 games when playing Drake
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois State's last 5 games when playing at home against Drake

Next up:
Drake home to Evansville, Sunday, February 12
Illinois State at Northern Iowa, Saturday, February 11

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