Creighton Bluejays vs Illinois State Redbirds Odds
Creighton travels to Illinois State on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 12-1 record with a victory over the Redbirds.
Illinois State will face the 12-1 Bluejays, who own a 9-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Redbirds are 6-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bluejays are 3-6 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 68-rated Redbirds and the No. 14-ranked Bluejays, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 91-85 result in favor of the Bluejays.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Illinois State's No. 154-rated squad against Creighton's No. 152-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Illinois State rates No. 43 in the country with 7.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 7 nationally with 9.2 per match.
Defensively, Creighton features the nation's No. 28-rated defense on the road, allowing 60 points per game. Illinois State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 nationally in scoring at home.
Creighton won its last outing, an 87-70 result against Evansville on December 29. They covered in that game as a 14.5-point favorite. Doug McDermott scored 29 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading Creighton over Evansville, 87-70, on Saturday at CenturyLink Center.
Illinois State was a 77-75 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Indiana State. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. Illinois State suffered a 77-75 loss against Indiana State on Sunday, getting 16 points from Jon Ekey in a losing effort at Hulman Center.
Creighton Bluejays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Indiana State are 4-6
After playing Evansville are 4-6
After a win are 9-1
Illinois State Redbirds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Northern Iowa are 8-2
After playing Indiana State are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
A few Bluejays at Redbirds trends to consider:
Creighton is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Creighton's last 8 games when playing on the road against Illinois State
Creighton is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Illinois State
Creighton is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Illinois State
Illinois State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Illinois State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois State's last 5 games when playing Creighton
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Illinois State's last 8 games when playing at home against Creighton
Creighton home to Indiana State, Saturday, January 5
Illinois State home to Northern Iowa, Saturday, January 5