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Illinois State Redbirds take on Sycamores in NCAA basketball test

Illinois State RedbirdsIndiana State Sycamores
Dec 30, 1:05 PM | Hulman Center

Illinois State Redbirds vs Indiana State Sycamores Odds

9-3TEAM RECORD7-4

The Indiana State Sycamores will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Illinois State Redbirds at Hulman Center on Sunday in NCAA hoops play.

The Sycamores bring a 7-4 record (5-3 ATS) to this tilt against the 9-3 Redbirds, who are 7-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Indiana State go 4-3 so far and the Redbirds go 5-2.

View Illinois State vs Indiana State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Indiana State sat as 3-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 57-rated Illinois State taking on the No. 84-rated Sycamores in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 84-73 win for the Redbirds on Sunday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Redbirds rank No. 151 in NCAA Division 1 with 36 per game. That compares with Indiana State’s No. 169 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Indiana State is college basketball's No. 160-ranked team at 6.3 per game, while the Redbirds rate No. 66 with 7.6 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Illinois State owns the country's No. 251-rated mark, allowing 74.5 points per game on the highway. Indiana State, on the other hand, rates No. 151 in scoring at home.

Illinois State was an 83-57 winner in their most recent outing at home against Austin Peay. They covered the 25-point spread as favorites. The Redbirds blew out Austin Peay on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 83-57 win at Redbird Arena.

Last time out for Indiana State, they were a 57-55 winner as they battled Miami on the road. They covered in the match as an 8.5-point underdog. The Sycamores got 13 points from Manny Arop as Indiana State ran past Miami 57-55 on Tuesday at Stan Sheriff Center.

Illinois State Redbirds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Creighton are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Indiana State Sycamores Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Northern Iowa are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Redbirds at Sycamores trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Indiana State
Illinois State is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Illinois State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Indiana State
Illinois State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Indiana State
Indiana State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Illinois State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana State's last 5 games when playing at home against Illinois State
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Indiana State's last 12 games when playing Illinois State
Indiana State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Illinois State home to Creighton, Wednesday, January 2
Indiana State at Northern Iowa, Wednesday, January 2