Morgan State Bears vs Illinois State Redbirds Odds
The visiting Morgan State Bears hope to send their backers to the pay window on Sunday as they look to cover the spread at Redbird Arena against the Illinois State Redbirds.
The Redbirds sport records of 6-3 and 5-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bears have 3-3 and 0-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-1 for the Redbirds and 0-0 for the Bears.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Redbirds - Bears odds would favor the Redbirds if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Illinois State is rated No. 37 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Morgan State is at No. 260. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 86-71 win for the Redbirds.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Illinois State's No. 148-rated squad against Morgan State's No. 44-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Illinois State rates No. 30 in the country with 8.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 344 nationally with 3 per match.
Defensively, Morgan State features the nation's No. 251-rated defense on the road, allowing 75 points per game. Illinois State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 nationally in scoring at home.
Morgan State won its last outing, an 81-80 result against VMI on December 1. Morgan State earned an 81-80 victory over VMI on Saturday, getting 17 points from Shaquille Duncan at Cameron Hall.
Illinois State was an 85-63 winner in their most recent outing at home against Western Michigan. They covered the 14.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Redbirds and Broncos didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Western Michigan was handed an 85-63 defeat on Saturday at Redbird Arena.
Illinois State Redbirds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Dayton are 1-1
After playing Western Michigan are 3-0
After a win are 6-4
A few Bears at Redbirds trends to consider:
Illinois State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Illinois State is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Morgan State at Virginia, Wednesday, December 19
Illinois State at Dayton, Wednesday, December 19