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Illinois State Redbirds vs Indiana State Sycamores in college hoops odds

Indiana State SycamoresIllinois State Redbirds
Jan 18, 8:00 PM | Redbird Arena

Indiana State Sycamores vs Illinois State Redbirds Odds

11-7TEAM RECORD11-7

Illinois State looks to cover the Redbirds-Sycamores pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 11-7 mark when they host Indiana State in college basketball action.

The Redbirds bring a 11-7 record (7-7 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-7 Sycamores, who are 5-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Illinois State go 9-5 so far and the Sycamores go 10-7.

View Indiana State vs Illinois State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Illinois State sat as 5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Redbirds at No. 134 and the Sycamores at No. 257 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 71-66 result in favor of the Redbirds.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Sycamores is ranked No. 279 in NCAA hoops at 32.4 per game. Contrast that with Illinois State’s No. 222 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Illinois State is the No. 17-ranked team in the country at 8.6 per game, while Indiana State rates No. 177 at 6.2 per game.

Defensively, Indiana State features the nation's No. 124-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.7 points per game. Illinois State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 162 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Indiana State was a 75-65 loser at home against Wichita State. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Indiana State suffered a 75-65 loss against Wichita State on Sunday, getting 17 points from Dwayne Lathan in a losing effort at Hulman Center.

In their last action, Illinois State was a 77-60 loser on the road against Drake. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. The Redbirds endured a 77-60 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Sunday, despite a 12-point effort from Nic Moore at Knapp Center.

Indiana State Sycamores Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Creighton are 4-6
After playing Wichita State are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Illinois State Redbirds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Evansville are 5-5
After playing Drake are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Sycamores at Redbirds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Illinois State
Indiana State is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Illinois State
Indiana State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Indiana State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Illinois State's last 10 games when playing Indiana State
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Illinois State's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois State's last 6 games when playing at home against Indiana State
Illinois State is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Indiana State at Creighton, Saturday, January 21
Illinois State at Evansville, Saturday, January 21

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